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Director Christopher Nolan to Moderate Q&AThe Academy celebrates Michael Mann’s 1995 classic, “Heat,” on the big screen on Wednesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills with a new 4K DCP restoration.  Following the screening, Oscar® winners Pacino and De Niro, four-time Oscar nominee Mann and other cast and crew will reunite in a conversation moderated by Oscar nominee Christopher Nolan.   The crew of a fierce, professional thief (De Niro) and an obsessively driven LAPD detective (Pacino) are locked in deadly opposition as...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars.These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 30, at 5 p.m. PT.  The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas:●     High-resolution digital motion picture...
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“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “I was a member of the Board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness firsthand his dedication to the Academy and his lifelong passion for visual storytelling.  Our condolences go out to his loved ones.” A native of Canada, Hiller enjoyed a motion picture career that spanned five decades.  His credits include “The Americanization of Emily,” “Love Story” (for which he received an Oscar nomination), “The Hospital,” “The In-Laws,” “Silver...
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Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott have been named 2016 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Their respective book projects focus on female screenwriters in the early years of American cinema and the representation of slavery in Classical Hollywood films.  The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award Kornhaber and Scott the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals.“Both Kornhaber and Scott are brilliant scholars who will bring their expertise to these important but underserved topics,” said Academy...
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 2) by the organization’s Board of Governors.Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) John Bailey, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee) Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Oscar nominee Mark Goldblatt (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) has won the runoff election for the open Film Editors Branch seat on the 2016–17 Board of Governors.  Goldblatt, who is returning to the Board after a one-year hiatus, joins incumbents Carol Littleton and Michael Tronick in representing the branch.Goldblatt and Oscar nominee Maryann Brandon tied for the seat in the Board election last month, and Film Editors Branch members were asked to vote in the runoff via online or paper ballot.  This is the...
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Congratulations to our new Student Academy Awards finalists! See the full list below. Keep checking back to Oscars.org to find out the winners and get more information about our awards ceremony on September 22, 2016. Animation Pengpeng Du, “Cage,” Pratt InstituteAemilia Widodo, “Last Shot,”  Ringling College of Art and DesignAlicja Jasina, “Once Upon a Line,”  USCBob Yong and Kang Yung Ho, “The Controller,”  Ringling College of Art and DesignCarter Boyce, “Die Flucht ("The Escape"), DePaul UniversityHannah Roman, “The Moon is Essentially Gray,”  School of Visual...
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Special screenings of “Purple Rain” and “King of Jazz,” plus the return of The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl The Academy will highlight the art of film music with three programs in August: the West Coast restoration premiere of “King of Jazz,” a tribute screening of “Purple Rain” with members of the cast and crew, and a live concert celebration of The Black Movie Soundtrack, featuring Oscar®-winning recording artist Common and guests.  The events will take place at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and at the Hollywood Bowl.The schedule is as...
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Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch.  “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and taking another step toward inclusion, one that will bring new ideas and perspectives as we continue to expand our global outreach while leading our community forward.” Those elected to the...
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The Academy celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Academy Film Archive with the screening series “Archival Revival – 25 years of the Academy Film Archive,” curated from the extensive, diverse collection of motion pictures that the archive has restored and preserved. The series, which runs from July 18 through September 12, will showcase a broad range of titles – musicals, documentaries, silent films, Pre-Code comedies, experimental films and horror classics.In 1991 the Academy’s Board of Governors made a commitment to create a world-class archive for the preservation, restoration,...
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