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Academy to Honor VFX Supe Bill Taylor

Visual effects supervisor and director of photography Bill Taylor will be awarded the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Board ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces 9 Science/Tech Honorees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 25 individual award recipients will be honored at its ... Continue Reading →
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Scores from 7 Animated Pics Enter Oscar Race

One hundred and four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards, ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg Receives Academy’s Humanitarian Prize

DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for his humanitarian efforts on Saturday (Dec. 1). The much-admired studio head ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar VFX Race Narrows Down to 10 Movies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards. The films are listed ... Continue Reading →
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10 Animated Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey and the Academy

One of the best things about having 25 years’ worth of interview transcripts in one’s garage is that it allows you to look back and see peoples’ assessments of and predictions ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Receive Academy’s Humanitarian Honor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors voted this week to present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Other honorary ... Continue Reading →
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7 Scientific Achievements Considered for Oscars

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that seven scientific and technical achievements have been selected ... Continue Reading →
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Best of the Brief-Attention-Span Theater

An overview of the key award-winning shorts screening at the 2012 edition of SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival. During the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles this summer, ... Continue Reading →