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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category.The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:“Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions“Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS“The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions“Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment“Gleason,” Dear Rivers Productions,...
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Late-night talk show host, producer and comedian Jimmy Kimmel confirmed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that he will host the 89th Oscars® to be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. This is Kimmel’s first time hosting the global telecast. “Mike and Jennifer have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious,” said Kimmel. “I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars.” “Jimmy’s ability to connect with people is what makes him a singular choice for this job,” said producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “His...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:      “Alice through the Looking Glass”      “Arrival”      “The BFG”      “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”      “Captain America: Civil War”      “Deadpool”      “Deepwater Horizon”      “Doctor Strange”      “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.  One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category.The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:"Bon Voyage," Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction)"Ennemis Intérieurs," Sélim Azzazi, director (Qualia Films)"Graffiti," Lluis Quilez, director (Participant Media, Euphoria Productions and Ainur Films)"La Femme et le...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category.The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:"Blind Vaysha," Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)"Borrowed Time," Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films)"Happy End," Jan Saska, director (FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)"The Head Vanishes," Franck...
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Thursday, December 1, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 89th Academy Awards consideration. For a feature film to be considered for the 2016 Awards, the film’s distributor or producer must either send a scanned, signed copy of the OSC form and legal billing (complete onscreen credits) via the Dropbox link associated with the film’s online submission, or deliver a signed OSC form and legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire Boulevard office.  The deadline for submission by either method is 5 p....
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A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards.The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:“The Angry Birds Movie”“April and the Extraordinary World”“Bilal”“Finding Dory”“Ice Age: Collision Course”“Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV”“Kubo and the Two Strings”“Kung Fu Panda 3”“The Little Prince”“Long Way North”“Miss Hokusai”“Moana”“Monkey King: Hero Is Back”“Mune”“Mustafa & the Magician”“My Life as a Zucchini”“Phantom Boy”“The Red Turtle”“Sausage Party”“The Secret Life of Pets”“Sing”“Snowtime!”“Storks”“...
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced a three-year partnership where the two organizations will collaborate on programming beginning in the 2016/17 season with the presentation of three classic films with orchestra live-to-picture at Walt Disney Concert Hall: Rebel Without a Cause (world premiere of film with live orchestra), On the Waterfront, and Casablanca. Additional co-curated presentations for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons to be announced. “Los Angeles plays a unique role in the history of symphonic music thanks, in large...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the appointment of Edgar Aguirre as its Director, Talent Development and Inclusion.Beginning November 21, Aguirre will become an integral member of the Academy’s education and outreach team and play a critical role in driving diversity awareness, inclusion and outreach efforts with stakeholders in the film community, as well as fundraising for key educational initiatives.  He will report to Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs.“By bringing in Edgar we’ve found the experience and...
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Three-time Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Oscars telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Academy Awards, which will air live on the ABC Television Network, and broadcast worldwide, on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017.“What a talented team,” said Boone Isaacs.  “Mike and Jennifer have a great working relationship and a tremendous love and respect of film, and will surely draw from their vast experience to create an exceptional and...
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