Friday, December 2, 2016

Academy Awards

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016
In an underdog win for a movie about an underdog profession, the newspaper drama "Spotlight" took best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards driven by protest and outrage, and electrified by an unflinching Chris Rock.
 
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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.
 
The strong showing for "The Revenant,"
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Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 88th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

    “Ant-Man”
    “Avengers...

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards.  One hundred twenty-four films were originally submitted in the category.

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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while “Boyhood” remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.
 
The three films were nominated for best picture on
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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the...

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.  Eighty-three films had originally been considered in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:...

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

A record 83 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.  Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania and Panama are first-time entrants.

The 2014 submissions are:

Afghanistan, "A Few Cubic...

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"?
 
We'll never know which film might have been the 10th best picture nominee at this year's Oscars.
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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
When Bette Davis became the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1941, it's believed she was met with such opposition by the predominantly male organization that she resigned after two months.
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