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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 928 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2018.Ten individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.New members will be welcomed into the Academy at invitation-only receptions in the fall. The 2018 invitees are:ActorsHiam...
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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced that Brendan Connell, Jr. has been named its new Chief Operating Officer.Beginning June 20, Connell’s duties will include oversight and management of operations, administration, and finance, among other areas. He will also serve as a core member of the Museum’s leadership team overseeing the construction of the new facility and is the key strategist in establishing operating procedures and processes for the museum.Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum, said, “The Academy Museum is thrilled to welcome Brendan...
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In Celebration, Collection Highlights Exhibited at Public Screening of “Alice Adams” on June 4 at the AcademyLOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a donation to the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive from George Stevens, Jr., the award-winning filmmaker and founder of the American Film Institute.  The acquisition of papers and films documenting his creative career and public service extends the coverage of the Stevens Family collection, which now spans five generations and is one of the most comprehensive family...
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Panel discussions with Academy members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers, and industry professionals live-streamed on Oscars.orgNew York, NY - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its inaugural Careers in Film Summit: New York on Saturday, April 14th at the Time Warner Center in New York City.  The half-day event will provide both high school and college students and educators the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry, as well as hear from Academy members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals...
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EMILY BLUNT, SANDRA BULLOCK,DAVE CHAPPELLE, EUGENIO DERBEZ, ANSEL ELGORT, JANE FONDA,JODIE FOSTER, EIZA GONZÁLEZ, ASHLEY JUDD, NICOLE KIDMAN,MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, HELEN MIRREN, RITA MORENO,LUPITA NYONG’O AND CHRISTOPHER WALKENProducers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced additional presenters for the 90th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network.The additional presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda,...
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GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL, MARY J. BLIGE, COMMON, ANDRA DAY, NATALIA LAFOURCADE, MIGUEL, KEALA SETTLE AND SUFJAN STEVENSGael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar® winner Common will perform this year's nominated songs at the 90th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network.“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” said De Luca...
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To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, and remain closed until 6 a.m. on Wednesday March 7.MTA subway trains...
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MAHERSHALA ALI, CHADWICK BOSEMAN, VIOLA DAVIS, LAURA DERN, JENNIFER GARNER, GRETA GERWIG, TIFFANY HADDISH,TOM HOLLAND, KUMAIL NANJIANI, MARGOT ROBBIE, EMMA STONE AND DANIELA VEGAProducers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the first slate of presenters for the 90th Oscars® telecast.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network.The presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail...
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The Academy will host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London for its members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, March 4. The Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.Oscar Night London will return to Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to view the 90th Oscars at a two-tier screening venue. Guests will enjoy a midnight feast, complete with espresso martinis, and will watch the Oscars telecast streamed live on the big screen, from red carpet arrivals through the announcement of the Best Picture award.The...
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Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced 10 key members of the production team for the 90th Oscars®, which will air live on Sunday, March 4, on ABC.“This team brings more than 90 years of combined Oscars telecast experience,” said De Luca and Todd. “Collaborating with them as we celebrate the 90th year of the Oscars is both fitting and thrilling.”Glenn Weiss is returning as director for his third consecutive year.  He has won 13 Primetime Emmy Awards,® including one for the 89th Oscars, for which he also won a DGA Award. Weiss has directed numerous televised events,...
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