The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 10 films remain in the running in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. The executive committee of the Academy came out with the shortlist. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: Alien: Covenant Blade Runner 2049 Dunkirk Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Kong: Skull Island Okja The Shape of Water Star Wars: The Last Jedi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets War for the Planet of the Apes All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be asked to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on January 6. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration. Nominations f
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed down the visual effects Oscar shortlist from twenty films to ten. The shortlisted films chosen by the Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee are: Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Okja, The Shape of Water, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and War for the Planet of the Apes. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now gather to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on January 6. Following this view, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration. The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on January 23, next year.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed on the contenders of the Visual Effects Oscar nominations to 20. They range from blockbusters and would-be blockbusters to specialty fare and two films that haven’t released yet. The list includes seven of the year’s 10 biggest domestic grossers including the top four Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man Homecoming. Then the list is peppered with others such huge-grossing films as Thor: Ragnarok and Logan besides big-budget underperformers Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Alien: Covenant, Ghost in the Shell and specialty pics The Shape of Water and Okja. The shortlist also features a pair of films that have yet to be released: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 18) and
The Academy’s (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Board of Governors has, by way of a vote, decided to present a special award, an Oscar statuette to virtual reality (VR) installation CARNE y ARENA by groundbreaking Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu known for films like The Revenant, Birdman, Amores Perros. The installation is a collaboration between Iñárritu, Lubezki, producer Mary Parent, Legendary Entertainment, Fondazione Prada, ILMxLAB, and Emerson Collective. Katie Calhoon executive produced. This latest honour for the four-time Oscar-winning filmmaker is being given to him in recognition of a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling. Academy President John Bailey said in the announcement: “The Governors of the Academy are proud to presen
John Bailey, known for films like How to Be a Latin Lover – 2017, Burn Your Maps – 2016, A Walk in the Woods – 2015, The Forger – 2014, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn – 2014 and Snake and Mongoose – 2013 among many others has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organisation’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board are: Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee), Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee), Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee), Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee), Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee), David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration Committee
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2017 Oscars. These investigations have been made public so that individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is August 15 at 5 p.m. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas: Systems using multiple, stabilized, synced cameras to capture background footage with integrated playback for simulating movement in static vehicles. Submersible, telescoping camera cranes. Automated systems for cinema auditorium quality control. S
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that hosts the annual Oscars ceremony, will be participating in a keynote interview at FMX 2017. FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business. Her participation in FMX is of great importance since the lady has been instrumental in moving the Academy, as well as the movie industry at large, in the direction of greater inclusion. Isaacs, who was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013, is a longtime film marketing and public relations executive with a history of successful publicity campaigns for award-winning film classics. Cheryl started her career on the Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Thi