Category Archives: Oscars

86TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards® today (January 16).

Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website, http://www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 25, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards

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BARBRA STREISAND TO PERFORM ON THE OSCARS® FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 36 YEARS

header_awardsBEVERLY HILLS, CA – Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen” that same night.

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year’s Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years.”

Streisand won her first Oscar for Best Actress in “Funny Girl” (1968), and was nominated again in 1973 for her lead performance in “The Way We Were.” She was also nominated for producing the Best Picture nominee “The Prince of Tides” (1991), which she also directed, and for co-writing the original song “I Finally Found Someone” from “The Mirror Has Two Faces” (1996).

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84th Academy Awards® Winners

Congratulations To the Nominees and Winners!
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Best Picture Oscar Goes To: “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer

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BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW SNIPPETS

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BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW SNIPPETS

CATEGORY: Costume Design – INTERVIEW WITH: Mark Bridges
Q. Is Jean as great a guy as we think he is?
A. Yes, and then some. He’s an extraordinary person, yes.

CATEGORY: Art Direction – INTERVIEW WITH: Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo – FILM: “Hugo”
Q. When you were on stage you mentioned the fact that this was for Italy, and I was wondering for you, do you feel like this award is for your country?
A. (FRANCESCA LO SCHIAVO) Yeah.

CATEGORY: Cinematography – INTERVIEW WITH: Robert Richardson – FILM: “Hugo”
Q. You did make a comment on stage about the cinematography award being first. Were you serious? Is that something that’s bothering you or do you have strong feelings about that?
A. No. It’s a fear factor. Yeah, of course. Cinematography. We are behind the lens. We are not in front of the lens. So, it made it a little complex for me to walk up there.

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84th Academy Awards OnStage Quotes

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ONSTAGE SPEECH – BREIF QUOTES:

CATEGORY: Cinematography – SPEECH BY: Robert Richardson – FILM: “Hugo”
“I can’t believe somebody put cinematography up first because it can only go up from this point.”

CATEGORY: Art Direction – SPEECH BY: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo – FILM: “Hugo”
Dante Ferretti: “Thank you to the Academy for this prestigious award.”

CATEGORY: Costume Design – SPEECH BY: Mark Bridges – FILM: “The Artist”
“I was just a kid from Niagara Falls who dreamed, ate, and slept movies and so I want to thank the Academy for this honor and for making a lifelong dream come true.”

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KERMIT THE FROG AND MISS PIGGY TO PRESENT AT THE 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

20120217-142305.jpg Hollywood icons Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will present at the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. This is the Muppets fifth appearance at the Academy Awards.

They are fresh off their triumphant critical and box office success in Disney’s “The Muppets,” which is Oscar nominated for Best Song, “Man or Muppet.”

HOLLYWOOD STREET CLOSURES FOR 2012 OSCAR® WEEK

To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.
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OSCAR® NOMINEES TO BE HONORED AT AWARDS LUNCHEON

Eighteen of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among more than 150 Oscar nominees who will gather at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon. Additional confirmations are expected to come in over the weekend.
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CAMERON DIAZ TO PRESENT AT 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

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Cameron Diaz will present at the 84th Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 26th.

Diaz will be seen next in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Gambit.” Her film credits include “Bad Teacher,” “The Green Hornet,” “Knight and Day,” “My Sister’s Keeper,” “What Happens in Vegas,” “The Holiday,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Gangs of New York,” “Any Given Sunday” and the four animated “Shrek” films.

HALLE BERRY TO PRESENT AT 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

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Academy Award®-winning actress Halle Berry will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.

Berry won an Oscar® in 2001 for her lead performance in “Monster’s Ball.” She was recently seen in “New Year’s Eve” and will be seen next opposite Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant in “Cloud Atlas.” Berry’s other film credits include “Frankie & Alice,” “Things We Lost in the Fire,” “Die Another Day,” “Swordfish,” and the first three “X-Men” films.