Resources & Databases

Academy Awards Database

A comprehensive record of Academy Award winners and nominees

The Academy Awards Database contains the record of past Academy Award winners and nominees, including Scientific and Technical Award winners. Basic and advanced search options are available as well as an option to browse statistics. Search nominees & winners

Digital Collections

View items from the Academy's collections

This database provides public access to a selection of digitized materials from the holdings of the Margaret Herrick Library. Currently the database includes correspondence, photographs, early release fliers, full issues of rare periodicals, sheet music and movie star ephemera.
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Academy Awards Acceptance Speech Database

Transcripts of speeches by Academy Award winners

This searchable database contains hundreds of onstage acceptance speeches given by Academy Award winners and acceptors. Some records include links to video clips. Search speeches

Margaret Herrick Library Catalog

Explore the library's holdings

The catalog includes bibliographic records for the library's holdings of books, pamphlets, periodicals, scripts and posters, as well as information about archival collections. Search catalog

 

 

Margaret Herrick Library Databases

Special collections inventories

This database includes records for the library's special collections holdings. It allows users to search across the library's collections for original materials like correspondence, production materials, screenplays, and studio records. Search manuscript inventories

Photograph inventories

This database is a finding aid to photographs in the library. It enables users to search across the library's photograph collections, which include film stills, off-camera photographs, publicity shots, portraits and research photographs. Note that this is an inventory database and does not include images. Search photograph inventories

Production art holdings

This database is a guide to original artwork in the library's collection, including costume design and production design drawings, animation art, storyboards and paintings.
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Index to periodical articles

This database contains in-house indexing to selected journals in the library's periodical collection. Journals indexed here can be requested at the library's Reference Desk. Search index to periodical articles

 

 

Motion Picture Credits Database

The most reliable credits data anywhere

Every year the Academy gathers credits from films hoping to qualify for the Academy Awards. Compiled and verified by the film’s producer or distributor, these credits also include production and releasing companies, MPAA ratings, running times, Los Angeles release dates, color, language, song titles, source authors and source material. Search credits

 

 

Motion Picture Scripts Database

An inventory of motion picture script holdings

This database is an inventory of the motion picture script holdings of six Los Angeles-area libraries. It is limited almost exclusively to the screenplays of produced films; that is, films which were actually made. The only exception is the inclusion of a few published scripts of unproduced films.
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