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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 18 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, as well as five organizations, will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.“This year we are particularly pleased to be able to honor not only a wide range of new technologies, but also the pioneering digital cinema cameras that helped facilitate the widespread conversion to electronic image capture for motion picture production,” said...
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Three hundred thirty-six feature films are eligible for the 2016 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.To be eligible for 89th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format. Feature films that receive their...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 89th Academy Awards®.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:“Deadpool”“The Dressmaker”“Florence Foster Jenkins”“Hail, Caesar!”“A Man Called Ove”“Star Trek Beyond”“Suicide Squad”On Saturday, January 7, 2017, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films.  Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards®.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:“Arrival”“The BFG”“Captain America: Civil War”“Deepwater Horizon”“Doctor Strange”“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”“The Jungle Book”“Kubo and the Two Strings”“Passengers”“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards®.The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:"The Abolitionists," Tim Jones, composer"Absolutely Fabulous The Movie," Jake Monaco, composer"The Accountant," Mark Isham, composer"Alice through the Looking Glass," Danny Elfman, composer"Allied," Alan Silvestri, composer"Almost Christmas," John Paesano,...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 91 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th Academy Awards®.The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:"Just Like Fire" from "Alice through the Looking Glass""Rise" from "American Wrestler: The Wizard""Friends" from "The Angry Birds Movie""Flicker" from "Audrie & Daisy""Seconds" from "Autumn Lights""A Minute To...
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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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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 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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