News

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will continue its year-long residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City with upcoming programming in September and October showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world.  The monthly series features onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and...
Comments
Read More
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®."This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work...
Comments
Read More
The Academy established the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting in 1986 to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters from around the world. Since the program’s creation, the Academy has awarded 147 fellowships.This year’s finalists include nine individual screenwriters and one writing team. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, chaired by writer Robin Swicord, will meet in October to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships. A total of 7,102 scripts were submitted.The finalists are (listed alphabetically):Vigil Chime (New York, NY)“Bring Back Girl”SJ...
Comments
Read More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 90th Academy Awards® consideration.Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) form are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates:Documentary Short Subject -  Friday, September 1Documentary Feature - Wednesday, September 20Animated Short Film -  Monday, October 2Live Action Short Film - Monday, October 2Foreign Language Film - Monday, October 2Animated Feature Film - Wednesday, November 1Original Score - Friday,...
Comments
Read More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host James Naremore for its 15th Film Scholars Lecture on Thursday, September 7, at 7:30 pm, at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Naremore will discuss his forthcoming book focused on Charles Burnett, a renowned African-American filmmaker and key figure in the "L.A. Rebellion," titled, Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge. The lecture will bring attention to Burnett’s accomplished and significant career through analysis of his films including "Killer of Sheep" and "The Glass Shield," followed by a screening of Burnett’s "To...
Comments
Read More
Screening Series in Conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LASpecial guests include Lourdes Portillo, Cheech Marinand Edward James OlmosThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017, a series of film screenings, live conversations, oral histories, publications and a dedicated website exploring the shared influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and the work they created or presented in Los Angeles during the past half-century.  The screening series, which runs from September 16,...
Comments
Read More
See our the full list of the 2017 Student Academy Awards finalists below and learn more about our program at http://oscars.org/saa.Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)Zhaoyu Zhou, "Last Dance," USC Amanda Tasse, "Mira," USCMax R. A Fedore, "Opera of Cruelty," New York UniversityTerrance Daye, "The Colored Hospital: A Visual Poem," Morehouse CollegeAnimation (Domestic Film Schools)Devon Manney, "Cradle," USCYoung Gul Cho, "E-delivery," School of Visual ArtsAshley Anderson and Jacob Mann, "Extinguished," Ringling College of Art and DesignBeth David and Esteban Bravo, "In a...
Comments
Read More
John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 8) by the organization’s Board of Governors.Also elected to officer positions by the Board:• Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)• Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)• Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)• Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)• Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)• David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration...
Comments
Read More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2017 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 15, at 5 p.m. PT.  The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas:Systems using multiple, stabilized, synced cameras to capture...
Comments
Read More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the women who have been at the forefront of film animation with "An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation," on Monday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by author and historian Mindy Johnson, the evening will feature panelists Gretchen Albrecht ("Robin Hood"); Jane Baer ("Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"); Lorna Cook, the lead character animator on "The Lion King;" Eleanor Dahlen ("Sleeping Beauty"); Jun Falkenstein ("Despicable Me"); Virginia Fleener, animator at Disney Studios...
Comments
Read More