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Special Event: Academy Awards

Business Headline News

HBO Max Greenlights Oscar-Winner Mathew A. Cherry’s ‘Young Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:21am

New 2D animated series, based on characters from director’s Academy Award-winning short, ‘Hair Love,’ to be produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures Animation.

Business Headline News

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine ‘Clone High’ with MTV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:32am

Oscar-winning pair reuniting with series co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer Erica Rivinoja to develop new episodes based on iconic animated emo culture satire that originally aired in 2002.

Events Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Jorge Gutierrez to Host Academy’s Virtual ‘Art of Animation’ Workshop

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:46am

July 6 family-friendly online event includes special guests Pete Docter, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Peter Ramsey, Pierre Coffin and Hyun-min Lee.

Books Headline News

New Book Chronicles Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of Chris Buck’s Son Ryder

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:25pm

‘Leave Your Light On,’ by Shelley Buck, artist and wife of the Oscar-winning Frozen and Frozen 2 director, shares the story of her son’s valiant battle against an unrelenting illness, the rich life he lived, and the love he shared with his family and friends.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Oscars Pushed to April 25, 2021

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:46pm

Film eligibility window extended for 93rd Academy Award consideration; museum opening postponed to coincide with new awards telecast date. 

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Shares His Favorite Films

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:39pm

Famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s producing partner reveals the studio’s future plans as well as his most memorable Ghibli film moments.

Awards Headline News

Oscars Amid COVID-19: Streamed Films Eligible This Year

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:21pm

Films initially streamed commercially after theatrical release was postponed or canceled can be submitted for Academy Awards consideration; sound mixing and sound editing awards being combined into one category.

Business Headline News

Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Sign Co-Production Deal

Companies enter into multi-year/multi-project joint venture to bring both existing and new IP projects to the Chinese market.

SVOD Headline News

Taika Waititi Taking on Two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Series at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:32am

Academy Award-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director will write, direct and executive product two original animated series based on the world and characters of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book.

Awards Headline News

92nd Oscars: ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Hair Love’ and ‘1917’ Win Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 9:34pm

‘1917’ also takes home Oscars for Best Cinematography and Sound Mixing in the final ceremony of the 2020 awards season.

nvidia Headline News

‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘The Irishman’: AI-Powered Visual Effects Come of Age

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:39pm

VFX studios on both films, Oscar nominees for Best Visual Effects, successfully used artificial intelligence in GPU-accelerated effects: ILM for character de-aging and Digital Domain for digital humans.  

Awards VFXWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Visual Effects.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Feature Film Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The Magic Behind the Magic of 'Star Wars: Episode IX’

Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Short Film Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Animated Short Film.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The Triumph of Invisibility: The Spectacular Non-Spectacular Effects of ‘1917’

Production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron discusses the special challenges involved in creating the illusion of grim reality in Sam Mendes’ Oscar-nominated epic World War I drama.  

Oscars Headline News

Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:05pm

Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

MPC Braves the Front Lines to Deliver VFX for Same Mendes’ ‘1917’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:58pm

Studio’s digital skills are put to the test as they stitch the Oscar-nominated film’s lengthy, uninterrupted takes together into one long seemingly real-time sequence.

Diversity Headline News

Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

Oscars Headline News

WATCH: 3 New ‘1917’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:55am

Sam Mendes’ BAFTA, PGA and Golden Globe Award-winning World War I epic heads into Oscar Sunday with 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects.

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