ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2016 OSCARS® GOVERNORS BALL CREATIVE TEAM

LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 88th Oscars® ceremony on Sunday, February 28.  The Ball’s 1,500 invited guests include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters…

THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES SECOND SLATE OF PRESENTERS FOR 88TH OSCARS

LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscars® producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC. The presenters, including Oscar winners and nominees, are:      Steve Carell      Priyanka Chopra      Quincy Jones      Byung-hun Lee      Jared…

ACADEMY REVEALS WINNING NICHOLL SCREENWRITERS

Scripts to be performed at live read in November LOS ANGELES, CA – Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The Academy is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the global competition which aims to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.  Each winner will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of…

THE ACADEMY CELEBRATES GAME-CHANGING “TOY STORY” 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH JOHN LASSETER AND ED CATMULL

Jon Favreau to moderate panel discussion Oscar® winners John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and Ed Catmull, the studios’ President, will take the stage in a live panel discussion celebrating “Toy Story,” the world’s first entirely computer-animated feature film, on Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…

THE ACADEMY OF HONOR AWARD, QUALITY OF LIFE & STEM SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON STAGE DURING PRELIMINARY COMPETITION

The enthusiasm and excitement filled Boardwalk Hall this week as the Miss America Organization proudly presented the Academy of Honor Award to Chet Welch, President and State Executive Director of the Miss Pennsylvania Organization. Chet began volunteering for the Miss America Organization more than 35 years ago. Throughout this time he has served in varying roles, including Local Director for…

LORENZA MUÑOZ NAMED ACADEMY MANAGING DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP AND AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Lorenza Muñoz as its Managing Director, Membership and Awards. Beginning September 3, Muñoz will oversee the numerous activities and initiatives involving the organization’s nearly 7,000 filmmakers and artists, including global membership outreach and engagement events, and Academy Awards® submissions, rules and voting. She will report to Academy CEO Dawn Hudson….

AARDMAN ANIMATIONS COMING TO THE ACADEMY AND SIGGRAPH

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the work of Aardman Animations with three programs featuring the studio’s Oscar®-winning and nominated Wallace and Gromit shorts on Friday, August 7, and Sunday, August 9. Wallace and Gromit Restored – The Marc Davis Celebration of AnimationFriday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. │Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly HillsAs part…

THE ACADEMY SETS THE STAGE FOR “THE NEW AUDIENCE: MOVIEGOING IN A CONNECTED WORLD”

COMPLEMENTS 8-WEEK SCREENING SERIES “THIS IS WIDESCREEN” BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore the past, present and especially the future of moviegoing, as the availability of a wide variety of platforms for viewing films alters the habits of today’s audiences. “The New Audience: Moviegoing in a Connected World,” a live panel presentation…

THE ACADEMY & MoMI TO HOST SPECIAL ARCHIVAL SCREENINGS OF “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”

NEW 70MM PRINT FROM ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE &20TH CENTURY FOX TO BE SHOWN New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) will host two special archival screenings in celebration of the  50th anniversary of the film “The Sound of Music “on Saturday, May 2 at Museum of the…

THE ACADEMY EXPLORES ROBOTS, SCIENCE AND SUPERHEROES WITH “DECONSTRUCTING BIG HERO 6”

THE ACADEMY EXPLORES ROBOTS, SCIENCE AND SUPERHEROES WITH “DECONSTRUCTING BIG HERO 6” LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will examine the creative leaps and technical innovations that went into crafting “Big Hero 6,” this year’s Oscar® winner for Best Animated Feature Film, on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater…