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Academy Pulls Back Curtain On 12 Focus Areas For Sci-Tech Oscars

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Sci-Tech Oscars, which will be held February 11. They are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is 5 PM PT August 30. The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards… Read

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The Academy Movie Museum That Time Forgot Digs Toward 2018, Or Beyond

Los Angeles City Council Approves Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Project.

As we enter the waning part of 2016 (yes, really), 2018 suddenly doesn't seem so far away. For half the country, give or take, that might be a scary thought; by 2018, we'll be well into the presidency of a Trump or a Clinton II, either of whom is going to make someone unhappy. At least we can look forward to the Film Academy's new movie museum, which is set to open late that year. Of course, we've been looking forward for a while. "An academy museum has long been an… Read

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Will ‘Hidden Figures’ Factor In Oscar Race? Fox Eyes Qualifying Run & Toronto Event With Pharrell Performance

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Following strong social media reaction to the first trailer shown during the Olympics, and huge scores in a first test screening, the Ted Melfi-directed Hidden Figures is looking like it might figure heavily in the upcoming awards-season race for Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment. Fox is finalizing plans to bring scenes of the movie to the Toronto Film Festival on September 10, where tastemakers will get a preview, and an outdoor performance by Pharrell Williams, who… Read

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Fox Searchlight, Nate Parker Confront Old Sex Case That Could Tarnish ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

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Since it swept the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prizes and sold in a stunning $17.5 million worldwide rights deal to Fox Searchlight at January's Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation has been considered a front-runner film in the Oscar race. The wrenching, brutal depiction of the Nat Turner-led slave uprising in 1831 Virginia was a welcome respite from the outcry over a lack of diversity in Oscar nominees the past two years that haunted the Academy… Read

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Oscar Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs As President

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected to a fourth and final one-year term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She ran unopposed. The vote came from the Academy’s Board of Directors, which recently added seven new members including Steven Spielberg and Laura Dern as well as three governors-at-large appointed in January by Boone Isaacs: Reginald Hudlin, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Gregory Nava. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Jeffrey… Read

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Academy Poised To Re-Elect Its “Reluctant Revolutionary” Cheryl Boone Isaacs

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If ever there was a reluctant revolutionary, it is Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Asked lately what she expected from a fourth year as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — if she is indeed re-elected by the group's board of governors tonight — Boone Isaacs said she was mostly looking at the same challenges she faced when her tenure began in 2013. "There are a lot of things on the table, but in some ways they haven't changed," she insisted, during an… Read

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Academy Directors Branch Was Most Aggressive On Diversity: Here’s How

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EXCLUSIVE: The long-overdue broadening of the Academy membership’s diversity covered every branch, but none reshaped its membership as strongly as did the Directors Branch. The executive committee, chaired by Michael Mann and also headed by Kathryn Bigelow and Ed Zwick, made real strides, according to a memo Deadline got hold of that was sent to Directors Branch members today. The Directors Branch invited the highest percentage of women and minorities into its fold of any… Read

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Academy OKs New Rules On Oscar Qualifying Runs, Campaigning

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The Academy certainly has been busy this pre-holiday week admitting a record number of new members , setting dates for the Oscar season  and now updating  guidelines for eligibility and campaign practices. In regard to the latter the Academy's Board of Governors has approved rules and campaign regulations for the 89th Oscars.  According to the Academy the most significant changes adopted at Tuesday night’s board meeting affect the Los Angeles qualifying run required in… Read

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Oscars: Academy Reveals Dates For Nominations & Voting On 89th Annual Awards Show

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A day after it unveiled nearly 700 new invitees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has the schedule of key dates leading up the 2017 Oscars: Saturday, November 12: Governors Awards Thursday, January 5: Nominations voting opens Friday, January 13: Nominations voting closes Tuesday, January 24: Oscar Nominations Announcement Monday, February 6: Oscar Nominees Luncheon Saturday, February 11: Scientific and Technical Awards Monday, February 13: Finals voting… Read

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Academy President On Diversity Of New Oscar Voters: “This Is A Change I Truly Believe People In Our Industry Are Ready For And Want”

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Last night, the Board Of Governors of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a record-shattering 683 new members, more that double last year’s 322, which had been the most given keys to Oscar’s kingdom previously. Beyond that though there was tremendous pressure to come up with a list that goes a long way in diversifying the membership, especially to meet the Academy’s goal stated on January 22 to “double the number of diverse members” in the… Read

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Movie Academy Stresses Diversity As It Invites Record 683 For Membership Including Nate Parker, Freida Pinto & the Wachowskis

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today invited a record 683 people to joins its ranks, and was careful to include a breakdown by gender and race. That’s more than double last year’s 322 invitees. The new list comprises 46% women, including Rachel McAdams and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and 41% people of color, including Idris Elba, James Hong and rising stars Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman and The Force Awakens‘ John Boyega. Lana and Lilly… Read

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Cannes Vs Oscar: Why The Palme d’Or And Best Picture Academy Award Don’t Make A Perfect Match

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As we embark on 69th Cannes Film Festival, the eternal question returns: Why is it that the two most prestigious and glamorous events in cinema — the Riviera festival and the Academy Awards — never seem to agree on what a Best Picture should be? Since 1955, when Cannes began handing out the Palme d'Or — a top prize equivalent to Oscar's Best Picture — the two have been in agreement just once. That was right at the start, when the Ernest Borgnine starrer Marty picked up… Read