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Backstage at the 2016 Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:12pm

AWN editor-in-chief Dan Sarto reports on the backstage antics at the 88th Academy Awards, talking to Oscar winners Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala, ‘Inside Out’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, and ‘Ex Machina’ VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst.

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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Bear Story’ Win Big at the 88th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature and Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala’s ‘Bear Story’ wins best animated short; ‘Ex Machina’ wins VFX prize.

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Autodesk Technologies Play Supporting Role in Oscar-Nominated Films

Autodesk and Shotgun Software play a supporting role in the creation of some of the year’s most lauded films and TV series.

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Academy Announces Oscar Week 2016 Events

‘Kung Fu Panda’ 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to host shorts program; ‘Big Hero 6’ producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams to host feature animation program.

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Olivia Munn and Jason Segel to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards will present 11 awards to 33 individual recipients on Saturday, February 13 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

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GKIDS to Present ‘Animated 8’ Retrospective Series

‘Boy and the World,’ ‘When Marnie Was There,’ ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ ‘A Cat in Paris,’ ‘Chico & Rita’ and ‘The Secret of Kells’ begin screening at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills on Friday, Feb 12.

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ShortsHD Sends 2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films to Theaters on January 29

World’s only short movie channel to showcase famed Oscar shorts release with theatrical premieres of live-action, animated and documentary short categories.

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Cinesite Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘The Revenant’

Under the lead of VFX supervisor Nicolas Chevallier, Cinesite provides digital matte paintings and set extensions, fluid and particle simulations, character animation, lighting, compositing and more for director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant.’

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GKIDS Scores Two Oscar Noms for Best Animated Feature at 2016 Academy Awards

Independent animation distributor garners double Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature with Alê Abreu’s ‘Boy and the World’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There.’

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Nominations for 88th Academy Awards Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:32am

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

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Guillermo Del Toro, Ang Lee to Announce Oscar Nominations

Filmmakers join John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscar Nominations in 24 Categories, including short animation, feature animation and visual effects.

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Academy Announces 10 Contenders in 2015 VFX Oscar Race

‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘The Walk’ to compete at the Academy VFX bakeoff on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

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‘He Named Me Malala’ Shortlisted for Documentary Oscar

Led by Animation Supervisor Jason Carpenter and Animation Producer Irene Kotlarz, a team of CalArts alumni created the lyrical, painterly scenes for the film that evoke the history and landscape of Malala’s Swat Valley homeland.

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Academy Unveils 2015 Student Medalists

Alyce Tzue of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco wins gold medal for ‘Soar’; CalArts student Seth Boyden takes the silver for ‘An Object at Rest,’ and SVA students Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero take the bronze for ‘Taking the Plunge.’

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Academy Unveils 2015 Student Academy Award Winners

Winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition in the animation category are ‘An Object at Rest’ by Seth Boyden ‘Soar’ by Alyce Tzue, and ‘Taking the Plunge’ by Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

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