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Backstage at the Oscars

Pete Docter positively beamed about winning his Best Animated Feature Oscar for UP, and discussed the advantage of animation over live-action, the significance of AVATAR and what 3-D offers...

Film Headline News

Up, Avatar & Logorama Win Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences handed out the Oscars on Sunday, March 7th. In the world of animation, Pete Docter won the Best Animated Feature Film for Pixar's UP. In addition to Best Animated Feature, Michael Giacchino won the Oscar for UP's original score.

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NVIDIA GPUs Power All 2010 Best Visual Effects Academy Award Nominees

Each of the films nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects in this year's competition depended on NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics to power their stunning special effects.

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Kodak Partners up for 82nd Academy Awards

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 9:47am

Kodak and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship as Kodak becomes the sponsor of several events surrounding the 82nd Academy Awards.

Production Headline News

82nd Academy Awards Nominations Announced

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 9:58am

Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced today (Tuesday, February 2) by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway.

Shorts Headline News

Oscar Shorts Coming to 100 Theaters

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 1, 2010 at 9:18am

Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are once again planning to bring the Oscar-nominated short film program (Live-Action and Animation) to theaters starting Feb. 19, COMINGSOON.NET reports.

Awards Headline News

Anne Hathaway to Lend Talent to Oscar Nominations

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7:31am

Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Oscar-nominated actress and Academy member Anne Hathaway.

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Oscar Nomination Ballots Due January 23

The 5,777 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23.

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80 Best Picture Posters to Premiere at the Academy

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 8:31am

“The Wizard of Oz,” “Citizen Kane” and “Casablanca” will be among the 80 Best Picture nominees represented in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new exhibition “The More the Merrier: Posters from the Ten Best Picture Nominees, 1936 – 1943,” opening on Saturday, January 23, in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

Digital Headline News

Academy Hands Out Sci-Tech Honors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

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Oscar Night America 2010 to be Celebrated in 50 Cities Nationwide

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 10:27am

Oscar Night America (ONA), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grassroots program that enables local charities to host glamorous Oscar viewing parties and raise money for their organizations, kicks off its 17th year in 2010.

Films Headline News

10 Live Action Shorts Alive in 2009 Oscar Race

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:44am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards. Seventy-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

Motion Headline News

An Animated Academy Salute to UPA

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:42am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar” series will present eight rarely seen United Productions of America (UPA) shorts, including Academy Award winners “Gerald McBoing-Boing” (1950) and “Mister Magoo’s Puddle Jumper” (1956) on Monday, December 14, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The program has been selected by and will be hosted by Oscar-winning animator, animation historian and author John Canemaker.

Animation Headline News

Alligator Planet Supplies Animation to Two Oscar Shortlist Documentaries

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 30, 2009 at 9:26am

Animation producer Alligator Planet is proud to have contributed animated sequences in two of this year’s contenders for the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary.

Awards Headline News

Marc Shaiman Named Music Director for 82nd Academy Awards

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:39pm

Oscar-nominated composer Marc Shaiman will serve as music director for the 82nd Academy Awards, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.

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