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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.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

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Academy Announces Submission Deadlines for 88th Oscars

Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Approves Changes in VFX, Short Film Eligibility Rules

The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.

ILM Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Russell Earl

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2015 at 3:03pm

Russell Earl, a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, discusses the extensive previs and visual effects work done on Marvel’s 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Big Hero 6’ Wins Best Animated Feature

Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli take home the award for best animated feature at the 87th annual Oscars.

Oscars Blogs

Perry’s Previews: 2015 Oscar Animation Shorts Review, Director Interviews & Prediction

By Perry Chen | Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:46pm

2014 brings us another year of great variety in animation style and storytelling, though my pick for Oscar winner and my favorite short are not the same this year.