Seven of the world’s most talented social media artists invited
to creatively explore Oscar® Week as part of the
“Imagine What’s Possible” campaign

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy today announced a unique Oscars social media campaign where seven artists from platforms including Instagram, Tumblr and Vine will cover the excitement of Oscar Week events through their own creative perspective.  The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

Throughout Oscar Week and on Oscar Sunday, the artists will create and share their work with fans through their personal social media accounts.  The Academy will share each individual piece through its social channels as well.

“There are amazing artists working on social media platforms and we’re creating an opportunity for them to experience the Oscars and share their perspective on this incredible event with the world,” said Josh Spector, the Academy’s Managing Director of Digital Media & Marketing. “Instagram, Tumblr and Vine are home to so much creative talent and they were the perfect partners to help bring this to life.”

The Oscars Creators include:

  • Kyle Huber – An Instagram graphic designer and photographer who explores beautiful landscapes and remarkable exteriors.
  • Zach King – A Vine filmmaker known for his “magic Vines” and digital sleight of hand.
  • Paul Octavious – An Instagram photographer, artist and dynamic visual storyteller.
  • Sarah Palmer – A one-of-a-kind Instagram photographer who composes her own unique world.
  • Lauren Randolph – A portrait photographer from Tumblr with an eye for capturing the human spirit.
  • Anthony Samaniego – A photographer and GIF artist from Tumblr known for his dazzling cityscapes and other unique perspectives.
  • Blake Wilson – A Vine filmmaker better known as “BatDad,” who captures his superhero moments with his suburban family.

Follow along with the campaign throughout Oscar Week through the Academy’s social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
Instagram: http://instagram.com/theacademy
Tumblr: http://theacademy.tumblr.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/theacademy

Hashtag: #OscarsCreators

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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87th Oscars Social Media Guide
Follow the Academy, Oscars producers and host Neil Patrick Harris for the latest updates throughout Oscar season.
Host
Neil Patrick Harris: http://twitter.com/ActuallyNPH
Oscars Producers
Neil Meron: http://twitter.com/neilmeron
Craig Zadan: http://twitter.com/craigzadan
Hashtags
#Oscars
Academy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
Twitter: http://twitter.com/theacademy
Instagram: http://instagram.com/theacademy
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/oscars
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Oscars

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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