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Special Event: Academy Awards

Headline News ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ Featurette Parodies ‘The Artist’

20th Century Fox has released this new promotional video featurette for their fourth Ice Age film, “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” and it's a parody of the Academy Award Nominated film “The Artist.”

Headline News Autodesk Tools Used on 14 Oscar-Nominated Films

Digital artists worldwide used Autodesk digital entertainment creation software to create 2011's most celebrated movies.

Headline News Double Negative VFX Supervisor Nominated for VFX Oscar

Following on Double Negative's Oscar win for Inception in 2011, Dneg's work has again been nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar, this year for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Headline News Pixomondo Recognized with Academy, BAFTA & VES Award Noms

Artists from international VFX company Pixomondo have earned the company's first-ever Academy Award nomination garnered for work on Martin Scorsese's 3D epic adventure, Hugo.

Headline News Digital Domain Features Nominated for Two Academy Awards

Digital Domain had two of the feature films it worked on nominated for the visual effects Academy Award: Real Steel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Headline News And the Race is On! 2012 Oscar Nominees Announced

3D animated feature Hugo leads the field with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and Writing.

Headline News VFX Master Douglas Trumbull to Receive Special Oscar

The AMPAS Board of Governors has voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Douglas Trumbull, a visionary filmmaker who has worked as a designer, director, inventor and entrepreneur, for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the motion picture industry.

Headline News 10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar Race

From the AMPAS press release:

Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Headline News Wrinkles Starts Oscar Qualifying Run Tomorrow

The Feature Animated Film Arrugas (Wrinkles) nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2012 ANNIE Awards will be screened at the LAEMMLE FALBROOK 7 from Dec 9th to Dec 15th at 1.20PM daily.

Headline News Spanish Animation Chico & Rita Goes After Oscars & Int'l Market

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 9:19am

The recent pre-selection of two Spanish feature-length films for the 2011 Oscars, set for February, is yet more confirmation of the sweet moment the Spanish animation sector is currently enjoying. “Chico & Rita” and “Arrugas” are thus repeating the pre-selection success of “Planet 51” and “El Lince Perdido” (The Lost Lynx) two years ago.

Headline News The Academy Screens the Next Oscar-Winning Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:41am

Yesterday, the Motion Picture Academy screened 45 qualified animated short films for short list voting in a program from which the eventual 2011 Oscar winner will be chosen.

Headline News Academy Changes Oscars Rules for Animated/VFX Categories & More

The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday (6/14) to add a new twist to the 2011 Best Picture competition, and a new element of surprise to its annual nominations announcement.

Headline News Academy Announces Winners For 2011 Student Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:58pm

12 students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

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