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Special Event: Academy Awards

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Academy Announces U.S. Student Finalists

Thirty-five students from 20 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition, including nine animated shorts.

Film Headline News

Foreign Finalists Selected For 2012 Student Academy Awards

Five finalists, selected from 51 entries representing 29 countries, will advance in the Foreign Film category in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Music Headline News

Composer John Hunter Scores Oscar Winning Short

John Hunter, composer and partner at Breed Music, scores the Academy Award winning animated short “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg of Moonbot Studios.

Headline News

Tool’s Richardson Wins Third Oscar for 'Hugo'

Tool Director/DP Robert Richardson took home the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Martin Scorsese's 3-D film “Hugo” at last night's 84th annual Academy Awards.

Effects Headline News

Pixomondo Congratulates ‘Hugo’ Team on Oscar Win

Pixomondo VFX Supervisor Ben Grossmann and Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor Alex Henning – along with Hugo’s Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and Special Effects Supervisor Joss Williams – earned the Best Visual Effects Oscar for work on Martin Scorsese’s 3D epic adventure, “Hugo.”

Books Headline News

‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the award for Best Animated Short at the 84th Academy Awards.

Film 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.”

Autodesk 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.

Effects 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.

Effects 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.

Digital 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.

Film 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.

Motion 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.

Films 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:

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