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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.

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.

2017 Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

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.’

2017 Oscars Headline News

‘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.

Oscars Headline News

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.

Awards Headline News

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.’

Academy Awards Headline News

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.

ASIFA-Hollywood Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Donates $20K to Help Fund Academy’s Richard Williams Collection

Collection of art for Richard Williams’ ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ covers the course of more than 20 years of work, consisting of thousands of hand-painted cels, pencil animation and watercolor backgrounds.

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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.

2016 Oscars Headline News

Academy Investigating 12 Scientific and Technical Areas for 2016 Oscars

Scientific and technical investigations include high-resolution digital motion picture cameras, motion control software, production ray-tracing & rendering technologies, real-time vector-based drawing tools, and animatronics.

Richard Williams Headline News

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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2016 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

Students from DePaul University, Pratt Institute, Ringling, SVU and USC are selected as finalists in the animation category of the 2016 Student Academy Awards; winners to be honored on September 22.

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The Academy Announces New Rules, Key Dates for 89th Oscars

Los Angeles qualifying runs for feature films taking place after July 31, must consist of at least seven consecutive days, with three screenings daily and at least one screening beginning between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily.

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The Academy Extends Invitations to 683 New Members

List of new members invited to join the Academy includes 28 previous Oscar recipients and 98 nominees, as well as 283 new international members from 60 countries.

Films Headline News

WATCH: Academy Celebrates Disney’s Classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Watch supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn and director Gary Trousdale at the Academy’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

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Academy Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn and director Gary Trousdale to participate in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ event on Monday, May 9.

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