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Special Event: Academy Awards

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.

Headline News Amazing Kids!, Perry’s Previews Launch Perrific Oscar Picks! Contest

Amazing Kids! (www.amazing-kids.org) and Perry’s Previews (www.perryspreviews.com) announced that entries are now being accepted for their first-ever “Amazing Kids!’ Perrific Oscar Picks!” Contest.

Headline News 10 Scientific and Technical Achievements To Be Honored with Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 22 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

Headline News Animated Feature Entries Due November 1 for 2010 Oscar Race

To qualify in the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards, filmmakers must submit entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT on Monday, November 1.

Headline News 15 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

Headline News 15 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards® Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2010 at 12:43pm

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

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