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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the 2024 Academy Gold Rising talent development program, an eight-week summer educational and networking initiative that helps college seniors, recent graduates and young professionals acquire the knowledge, skills and connections to achieve careers in the film industry. 

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2024-2025 Board of Governors. The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today a series of strategic executive promotions as part of an organization-wide effort to unite teams.

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Nicholl Fellowship Live Read

Actors Mamoudou Athie, Thora Birch, Jon Huertas and Q’orianka Kilcher will appear in a live reading of selected scenes from 2023’s five winning scripts at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read on April 25 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.  The program will be hosted and directed by 2008 Nicholl fellow Eric Nazarian.

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The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved awards rules and campaign promotional regulations for the 97th Academy Awards®.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 97th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2025.  The show will air live at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Bridgette Wilder as its first Chief People and Culture Officer (CPCO), Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart announced today. Wilder will report directly to Kramer and Stewart.

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Actor and entrepreneur Vanessa Hudgens and multi-hyphenate Julianne Hough will host “The Oscars® Red Carpet Show,” the official lead-in to the 96th Oscars on Sunday, March 10, airing at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT on ABC. This marks Julianne Hough’s inaugural year and Hudgens’s third consecutive year hosting the official pre-show. The 30-minute special will highlight Oscar® nominees, performers and presenters, and provide a multiview experience of the red carpet arrivals, giving the audience every can’t-miss moment from Hollywood’s biggest celebration. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 96th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the new time of 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

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Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  Each individual will receive a $35,000 prize and mentorship from an Academy member throughout their fellowship year.  They also will be featured at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read on April 25 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the 2023 winning scripts.  The Nicholl Fellowships were established in 1985 through the support of Gee Nicholl in memory of her husband Don Nicholl.

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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted today to make the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch two distinct branches, the Animation Branch and the Short Films Branch.