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Sesame Workshop Expands Autism Initiative, Releases ‘Backyard Camping’ Video with Exceptional Minds

‘See Amazing in All Children’ effort helps families build new routines, increase flexibility, and cope with the challenges of change during turbulent times; new animated short features Julia, Sesame Street’s 4-year-old Muppet with autism, written, produced and animated by artists on the spectrum.

The Academy Awards Get Pushed Headline News

Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

Oscar Shortlists Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 9 Categories for 93rd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:58pm

VFX and animated short categories narrowed down to 10 films each; voting for nominations runs March 5-10.

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.  

Animation Festivals Headline News

15th International Summit Animayo Virtual Edition Coming May 15 -17

Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists for Nine Categories for 92nd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:35pm

Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.

People Headline News

Academy Adds 7 Members to Science and Technology Council

New members Bill Baggelaar, Brooke Breton, Buzz Hays, Arjun Ramamurthy, Rachel Rose, Dave Schnuelle and Mandy Walker the council’s 2019–2020 membership roster to 25.

call for entries Headline News

The Academy Launches 2019 Student Academy Awards Competition

Student Academy Award winners eligible for Oscars consideration; deadline for entries is June 1, 2019.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

Computer Graphics in the Spotlight at 2019 Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, the Medusa Performance Capture System, and -- for the first time -- Maxon Cinema 4D among nine scientific & technical achievements to be honored at this year’s annual presentation.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in Nine Categories for 91st Oscars

With 10 films each remaining in the running in the Visual Effects and Animated Short Film categories, voting for Oscar nominations closes January 14.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

9 Scientific & Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Consolidating Oscar Shortlist Procedure

Shortlist voting in nine categories including animated short films and visual effects to take place during the first two weeks of December; announcement to be made on Monday, December 17.

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The Academy Presents ‘Women in Indie Animation’ at New York City’s Metrograph Theater

By Joe Strike | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 12:11pm

AWN’s resident Miscweant attends The Academy’s September New York City event honoring celebrated New York animators Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel and Debra Solomon.

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The Academy To Present ‘Women in Indie Animation’ September 21

Monthly Academy at Metrograph residency program in New York City to present groundbreaking independent filmmakers Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel and Debra Solomon.

AMPAS Headline News

2017 Student Academy Awards Finalists Unveiled

CalArts, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Filmakademie, Kingston University, Ringling, SVU and USC represented in U.S and international animation categories.

AMPAS Headline News

Cinematographer John Bailey Elected Academy President

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient’s cinematography credits include ‘Ordinary People,’ ‘American Gigolo,’ ‘The Big Chill,’ ‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘As Good as It Gets,’ ‘The Anniversary Party,’ ‘The Way Way Back’ and ‘A Walk in the Woods.’

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

The Academy Elects 2017-18 Board of Governors

Animation historian Tom Sito elected to represent the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; VFX veteran Richard Edlund re-elected to head the Visual Effects Branch.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Academy Invites 774 New Members

Ninety-five new members are invited to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch; 63 new member are invited to the Visual Effects branch.

Disney Headline News

The Academy Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Walt Disney’s ‘Bambi’

May 15 event hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin will feature a panel discussion with voice actors Donnie Dunagan and Peter Behn, animator Andreas Deja and production designer Paul Felix.

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2017 Academy VFX Bake-Off: Finding the Five Motion Picture Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:40pm

From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.

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