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'Lincoln': Daniel Day-Lewis' Third Best Actor Oscar? + Golden Globes Skirt Academy Regulations

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln: Daniel Day-Lewis for Oscar 2013? Ever since it was announced that Steven Spielberg was going to direct an Abraham Lincoln biopic, film pundits, bloggers, lovers, and gossipers immediately began predicting Oscar nominations – and/or victories – for the film, its director, its crew, and […]


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'Lincoln': Daniel Day-Lewis' Third Best Actor Oscar? + Golden Globes Skirt Academy Regulations



'House at the End of the Street' Trailer + First (Openly) Gay Hollywood Studio Chairman Resigns

Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street Jennifer Lawrence stars in House at the End of the Street, Mark Tonderai's horror / thriller to be released by Relativity Media on Sept. 21. The video below makes House at the End of the Street's house at the end of […]


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'House at the End of the Street' Trailer + First (Openly) Gay Hollywood Studio Chairman Resigns



'Star Trek' & 'Previs' at the Academy

“Visualize This: Previs in the Making of Star Trek,” will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council on Thursday, November 18, at 8 p.m. at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The program will explore the previsualization (previs) process in the […]


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'Star Trek' & 'Previs' at the Academy



Caleb Deschanel, Craig Barron, Randal Kleiser Join Academy's Science and Technology Council

Craig Barron, Lisa Zeno Churgin (right), Caleb Deschanel (above), Randal Kleiser and Alex McDowell have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The information below is from the Academy's press release: Lisa Zeno Churgin, an Academy Award-nominated editor for […]


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Caleb Deschanel, Craig Barron, Randal Kleiser Join Academy's Science and Technology Council



3D Movie Technology at the Academy: “Getting Perspective III” Panel Series

Movies in 3D were a sensation back in the early 1950s: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder (1954); Bwana Devil (1952) with Robert Stack; and House of Wax (1953) with Vincent Price under the direction of Andre De Toth, who had only one eye and thus could not get the […]


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3D Movie Technology at the Academy: “Getting Perspective III” Panel Series



Oscar Scientific and Technical Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a list of 15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients to be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. As per the Academy's press release, […]


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Oscar Scientific and Technical Awards



Academy's Science and Technology Council Gets New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Thad Beier, Elizabeth Cohen, Don Hall and Jim Houston have accepted invitations to join the Academy's Science and Technology Council. From the Academy's press release: Beier, the head of CG at Digital Domain, was awarded an Academy Technical Achievement […]


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Academy's Science and Technology Council Gets New Members



Caleb Deschanel, Allen Daviau: Academy's 'Behind the Motion Picture Canvas' Presentation

Pictured above are (left to right): host and council member Rob Hummel, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Stephen Burum (The Untouchables, Mission Impossible), Oscar-nominated cinematographer Allen Daviau (


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Caleb Deschanel, Allen Daviau: Academy's 'Behind the Motion Picture Canvas' Presentation



Milos Forman & Peter Shaffer Attend 'Amadeus' Screening + 'Manhattan' & 'The Black Stallion' Return

Peter Shaffer and Milos Forman. Milos Forman and Peter Shaffer: 'Amadeus' 25th anniversary screening Pictured above are playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Peter Shaffer and two-time Oscar-winning director Milos Forman at the reception preceding the 25th anniversary screening of the 1984 classic Amadeus. Hosted by author and interviewer Christopher Frayling, the […]


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Milos Forman & Peter Shaffer Attend 'Amadeus' Screening + 'Manhattan' & 'The Black Stallion' Return



When Worlds Collide: The Science of Movies

Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (top); Tobey Maguire in Spider Man 3 (bottom) “When Worlds Collide: The Science of Movies” is the title of the Academy's Science and Technology Council's program about the physics behind some of Hollywood's best-known action and science-fiction scenes. “When Worlds Collide” will be presented […]


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When Worlds Collide: The Science of Movies



'The Abyss' Screening: James Cameron Underwater Sci-Fier

The Abyss, the costly, special-effect-laden, deep-sea adventure drama about underwater aliens and a bickering married couple, will be screened at a special 20th anniversary event by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. This Academy […]


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'The Abyss' Screening: James Cameron Underwater Sci-Fier



Jessica Biel Photos: Oscars' Scientific and Technical Achievement Ceremony

Jessica Biel. Actress Jessica Biel at Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards Pictured above is Jessica Biel, host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards ceremony, which was held on Feb. 7, '09, in Beverly Hills. Past Scientific and Technical Awards presenters include the […]


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Jessica Biel Photos: Oscars' Scientific and Technical Achievement Ceremony



Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists: Oscar Winners at Academy Seminar

'Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists': Academy seminar series featuring several Oscar-winning panelists The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' three-evening seminar series “Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists: A Forum on Contemporary Technique” will be held on Thursdays, October 16, 23, and 30, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Academy's Linwood […]


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Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists: Oscar Winners at Academy Seminar



Gene Allen Tribute: 'Heller in Pink Tights' Screening

The Art Directors Guild Film Society will be screening George Cukor's extravagant 1960 Western Heller in Pink Tights, starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn, in tribute to production designer Gene Allen. The screening will take place on Sunday, August 24 at 5:30 pm at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in […]


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Gene Allen Tribute: 'Heller in Pink Tights' Screening



George Pal Centennial at the Academy

“George Pal: Discovering the Fantastic,” a centennial celebration hosted by director Joe Dante, will take place on Wednesday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event will feature a panel discussion with several Pal collaborators, as […]


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George Pal Centennial at the Academy



Charles Chaplin 'Modern Times': Techno Chaplin Evening

The screening of a digitally restored 35mm print of Charles Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) and a look at rare behind-the-scenes photographs revealing the techniques used in creating the film's special effects will be the focus of “Techno Chaplin,” an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' program hosted by visual […]


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Charles Chaplin 'Modern Times': Techno Chaplin Evening



Japanese Magic Lantern Show at the Academy

In addition to a screening of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will have another East Asian cinematic event in the upcoming weeks: an evening dedicated to the Japanese magic lantern tradition of Utsushi-e, described as “a blend of moving images, light, color, music, […]


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Japanese Magic Lantern Show at the Academy



“The Art of Sound” Moderated by the Academy's Sound Branch Governor Kevin O'Connell

Transformers by Michael Bay (Paramount) “The Art of Sound,” an evening celebrating the 2007 Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Oscar nominees and winners, will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. […]


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“The Art of Sound” Moderated by the Academy's Sound Branch Governor Kevin O'Connell



James McAvoy Among BAFTA Scotland Winners + David A. Grafton Academy Honor

David A. Grafton. David A. Grafton: Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award Recipient The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected David A. Grafton as the next recipient of the Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award. According to the Academy's press release, Grafton is “a […]


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James McAvoy Among BAFTA Scotland Winners + David A. Grafton Academy Honor



Academy Sound Effects Film Series

On Saturday, April 28, the Academy's Science and Technology Council will launch its “Sound, Camera, Action!” series at the Linwood Dunn Theater with a screening of John Frankenheimer's 1966 all-star racing-car melodrama Grand Prix. “Sound, Camera, Action!” will highlight eight commercially successful films from the past four decades that have […]


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Academy Sound Effects Film Series