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Alejandro Iñárritu’s VR Exhibit Wins an Oscar

Acclaimed director of ‘The Revanant’ will receive honor Nov. 11 at the Academy’s 9th annual Governors Awards.

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Academy Announces Submission Deadlines for 2017 Oscars

Deadline for submissions of animated short films to the 90th Academy Awards is October 2; submissions of Animated Features are due November 1.

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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.

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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.’

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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.

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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.

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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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Backstage at the 89th Academy Awards

AWN celebrates Hollywood’s biggest night out backstage at the 89th Academy Awards, gathering remarks from the Oscar-winning teams behind best animated feature ‘Zootopia,’ best animated short ‘Piper,’ and best visual effects for ‘The Jungle Book.’

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‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper’ & ‘The Jungle Book’ Win Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ wins Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s ‘Piper’ wins Best Animated Short, and Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Jungle Book’ wins Best Visual Effects at the 89th Academy Awards.

Sci-Tech Awards Headline News

John Cho and Leslie Mann Hosting Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

Actors John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

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Tim Miller, Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera to Host Oscar Week Events

‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller to present short film program; Pixar director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera to present animated features program.

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89th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:42am

Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’

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Watch the 89th Oscars Nominations Livestream on AWN!

Guillermo del Toro among 11 Academy Award-winning and nominated Academy members to share personal anecdotes about their Oscars experience.

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Chaos Group’s V-Ray Wins Academy Award

Photorealistic production renderer used on more than 150 feature films since 2002, including recent hits like ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Deadpool,’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ to be honored for advancing the use of fully ray-traced rendering in motion pictures.

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Academy Announces 18 Sci-Tech Awards

Blue Sky, Chaos Group, ILM, ImageMovers, Solid Angle, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and more to be recognized at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11.

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‘Life, Animated,’ ‘Tower’ Documentaries Shortlisted in Oscar Race

Inspirational story of a young man who learned how to communicate by immersing himself in the world of classic Disney animated films and a recreation of the terrifying events surrounding America’s first mass school shooting, in 1966, at the University of Texas Tower among 15 documentary features to advance in the 2016 Oscar race.

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Academy Tech Council Adds New Member Annie Chang

Returning Council co-chairs for 2016-2017 are two members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch: Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor and Academy governor Craig Barron, and USC adjunct professor and Google VR senior staff engineer Paul Debevec.

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Joel Edgerton, Lucy Liu, Daisy Ridley & Parker Sawyers to Present at 2016 Student Academy Awards

Awards ceremony held on Thursday, September 22 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills caps a week of industry activities for the 17 winning student filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad.

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Richard Williams Presenting Restored Work Print of ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ at MoMA

The Academy teams up with New York’s Museum of Modern Art to present a restoration of Richard Williams’s ‘The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time. 1992.’ with special appearances by the director and a discussion with animation historian John Canemaker.

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