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Headline News Sci-Tech Applications for 2009 Academy Awards Due July 31

Press Release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA -- The submission deadline for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2009 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards is Friday, July 31. A completed entry form must be submitted to the Academy online by 5 p.m. PT.

In late May, the Academy mailed more than 850 "call for entries" letters to individuals and companies around the world specializing in motion picture science and technology.

Headline News Academy Tweaks Song and Honorary Award Rules

Press Release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved the rules for the 82nd Academy Awards at their meeting earlier this week (6/23). In addition to the previously announced change in the Best Picture category, a significant change was made in the Music -- Original Song category.

Headline News Dark Knight Receives Five Saturn Awards, WALL-E Wins for Animation

Press Release from the Saturn Awards

It was a stellar evening for "The Dark Knight" as the Christopher Nolan film garnered five Saturn Awards at the 35th Annual Saturn Awards. The film was named Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film. The Warner Bros. release also received awards for Best Writing: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, Best Music: Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, and Best Special Effects.

Headline News Animex Awards 2010 Call for Entries

Animex Awards Call for EntriesDeadline: October 1, 2009

Animex Awards is inviting entries from student animators, games designers and visual effects artists for 2010. Judging panels from previous Awards have included representatives from Pixar, ILM, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Imageworks, DreamWorks Animation and Electronic Arts, to name but a few.

There are two ways to enter:

Headline News Winners of the Golden Trailers for 2009

Press Release from the Golden Trailer Awards

Los Angeles, CA -- June 5, 2009 -- The best movie previews of 2009 were crowned last night at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, when the 10th Annual Golden Trailer Awards were conferred before a live audience. In a show hosted by comedian, writer and actor Dean Edwards ("Saturday Night Live,", with presenters culled from the ranks of today's top and up-and-coming comedians, statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. Additionally, one of these winners was also named Best in Show.

Headline News Half-Blood Prince, Transformers Footage to Debut at MTV Movie Awards

Press Release from MTV

NEW YORK, May 20 -- The wait is over! MTV will give movie fans an exclusive first look at two of this summer's hottest movie releases during the "2009 MTV Movie Awards." Viewers will be treated to scenes from the surefire blockbusters "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as stars from both casts will reveal the never-before-seen clips.

Headline News Sebastian's Voodoo Among Student Oscar Finalists

Nine films from seven universities will complete in the animation category at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 36th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view these films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories. Winning filmmakers will participate in a week of industry-related and social activities, culminating in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 13.

Headline News Handy Manny, Ni Hao Win NAMIC Awards

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has announced the winners of the 2009 NAMIC Vision Awards. Now in its fifteenth year, the NAMIC Vision Awards honor creators, networks and industry leaders for their commitment to producing multi-ethnic and culturally-relevant original television programming that reflects the rich diversity of our world's populace. ABC Studios, CNN and Time Warner Cable received two wins each to lead the 35 networks vying for honors in 16 award categories.

Headline News Splitting Adam will Perform at the ELAN Awards

Press Release from The 3rd ELAN Awards

Vancouver, BC April 13, 2009 - The 3rd ELAN Awards are super-excited to announce today that Splitting Adam, recently hand-picked to play at the groundbreaking 2009 Video Games Live tour, will be performing at their awards ceremony in Vancouver on Saturday, April 25th. The ELANS also went on to announce that, for the first year ever, the public can be there to see them.

Headline News Record Number of Entries for 2009 Student Academy Awards

A record 559 entries, from students representing 103 U.S. colleges and universities, are in competition for the 2009 Student Academy Awards. In addition, a record 57 entries from 39 countries have submitted in the Honorary Foreign Film award category; the pool includes first-ever entries from Egypt and Estonia. The competition -- now in its 36th year -- will culminate in the presentation of trophies and prize money on Saturday, June 13, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Headline News Humane Society Honors Bolt, Handy Manny

The 23rd annual Genesis Awards honored Disney's BOLT and HANDY MANNY on Saturday, March 28.

BIG LOVE's Ginnifer Goodwin presented the award for best feature film to the producers of BOLT, a charming animated tale of a movie star dog who discovers the pleasures of real dog life, along with the sad truth about unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs.

And Playhouse Disney's HANDY MANNY won a Children's Programming award for episode "Manny's Mouse Traps."

Headline News 82nd Academy Awards Moves to March

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, live at 8:30 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. The ceremony will once again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

Nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will take place Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m., PT from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles.

Other key dates announced by the Academy include:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009: Official Screen Credits forms due

Headline News LittleBigPlanet, Dead Space Win Six NAViGaTR Awards Each

The winners of the 2008 NAViGaTR Awards were announced Monday, revealing the winners in 44 categories. Multiple awards went to Andrew Lackey, Claire Boissiere, Dave Feise, David Smith, David Swenson, Luci Black, Mark Healey, Martin Lynagh, and Michelle Ducker, which are three more than last year.

Out of its ten nominations, LITTLEBIGPLANET won six awards: Game of the Year, Game Design, Graphics/Technical, Innovation in Game Play, Original Children's Game, and Supporting Performance in a Comedy for Stephen Fry.

Headline News Simpsons Keep on for Two Additional Seasons

FOX has ordered two additional seasons of THE SIMPSONS, which will bring the longest-running series in primetime television history through its 22nd season. The 44-episode pickup ensures the series will reach 493 episodes. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays (8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX.

Headline News Dark Knight, Benjamin Button Win Art Directors Guild Awards

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON won for Period Film, and THE DARK KNIGHT for Fantasy Film, at the 13th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards. The awards were held Saturday in Beverly Hills, and also honored George Lucas and Paul Sylbert.

At this Sunday's Academy Awards, CHANGELING, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE DARK KNIGHT, THE DUCHESS and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD will be up for the Oscar for Art Direction.

Period Films

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONProduction Designer: Donald Graham Burt

Headline News Jessica Biel to Host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards

Actress Jessica Biel will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

Among the six awards that Biel will present during the evening is the Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, which is being bestowed on Ed Catmull for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.

Headline News 2009 GDC Choice Awards Name Special Winners, Host

The 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards, the highest honors in game development acknowledging excellence in game creation, have named the recipients of two of its special awards, while also revealing that popular host of the 2007 Awards and Double Fine founder Tim Schafer is returning to present this year's Choice Awards.