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The Favourite and Roma Lead the 91st Academy Awards Nominations

By Maria Esteves – January 22, 2019 The 91st Academy Awards (91st Oscars) Nominations were announced by actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani and actress/producer/director Tracee Ellis Ross, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 5:20 AM PT at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, California and global live streamed online and social media. Ten Oscar nominations went to ROMA, directed by Alfonso Cuarón; and THE FAVOURITE, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. VICE, directed by Adam McKay received 8 ...

The 88th Academy Awards

By Maria Esteves – March 2, 2016 The 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock commenced Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, Hollywood, C.A. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the Oscars honor outstanding film achievements of 2015. Mad Max: Fury Road was top winner with six Oscars including Best Film Editing MARGARET SIXEL and Best Production Design COLIN GIBSON. Three Oscars went to The Revenant including Best Dire...

112 Original Scores In 2015 Oscar® Race, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   112 Original Scores In 2015 Oscar® Race   By Adrienne Papp The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on December 18th that 112 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in al...

David Hill and Reginald Hudlin Tapped to Produce 88th Oscars®, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   David Hill and Reginald Hudlin Tapped to Produce 88th Oscars®, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp    Emmy®-winning live television producer David Hill and Oscar®-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.  It will be their...

CHERYL BOONE ISAACS was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science

By Adrienne Papp   Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 4) by the organization’s Board of Governors. In addition, Jeffrey Kurland was elected first vice president; John Bailey, Kathleen Kennedy and Bill Kroyer were elected to vice president posts; Jim Gianopulos was elected treasurer; and Phil Robinson was elected secretary. Boone Isaacs is beginning her third term as pres...

The 87th OSCAR® Nominees to be Honored at Academy Luncheon, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   The 87th OSCAR® Nominees to be Honored at Academy Luncheon, By Adrienne Papp   By Adrienne Papp         More than 150 Oscar nominees, along with 87th Oscars® host Neil Patrick Harris, will come together at noon on Monday, February 2, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year&r...

10 CONTENDERS REMAIN IN VFX OSCAR® RACE, By Adrienne Papp

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   10 CONTENDERS REMAIN IN VFX OSCAR® RACE, By Adrienne Papp By Adrienne Papp November 6, 2014   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences yesterday announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order:                     ...

23rd Annual 2012 NY Oscar Night Viewing Party Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 23rd Annual NY Oscar Night Viewing Party in celebration of the 84th Annual Academy Awards was held at the elegant 21 Club townhouse, New York, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:30pm. Hosted by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), this year’s Oscar Night Party will benefit FilmAid International. East Coast Academy members, prior Oscar winners and nominees privately celebrated the evening with a superb cocktail reception in the legendary ...

Murray Lerner at the Academy’s Monday Nights with Oscar NYC

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By Maria Esteves - July 19, 2011   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) “Monday Nights with Oscar” 1967 Academy Award nominated documentary FESTIVAL (1967), produced/directed by Murray Lerner commenced at The Academy Theater (Lighthouse International), New York, Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm. A special onstage discussion with Academy Award winning documentarian Murray Lerner and legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary moderated by AMPAS...

AMPAS Monday Nights with Oscar NYC Screening of Festival (1967) Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - July 19, 2011 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) “Monday Nights with Oscar” 1967 Academy Award nominated for best documentary FESTIVAL (1967), produced/directed by Murray Lerner commenced at The Academy Theater (Lighthouse International), New York, Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm. A special onstage discussion with Academy Award winning documentarian Murray Lerner and legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary moderated by ...

An Interview with Award Winning Actress Celia Weston

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By Maria Esteves – March 12, 2011 Actress in film, television, and theatre Celia Weston (CW) is known as the Southern type character. CW began performing on stage at the age of four in South Carolina. She has performed in numerous on and off Broadway productions including Loose Ends (1979), The Lady from Dubuque (1980), Garden District (1995), and True West (2000). She appeared as cast member of the CBS television sitcom “Alice.” She has starred in countless feature films such as Honky ...

The 2011 Academy Award Nominated Shorts New York Presentation

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By Maria Esteves – February 22, 2011 Oscar Week in New York kicked off with the 2011 Academy Award Nominated Shorts Presentation at the Academy Theater International Lighthouse, New York, on Saturday, February 19, 12:00pm. Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), produced by New York program director Patrick Harrison, AMPAS, A Weekend With Oscar annually showcase the Academy’s short film nominees for best short film in the category of Live Action, Animated, a...

The Global Film Village: ACADEMY PRESENTS RAY HARRYHAUSEN DOUBLE FEATURE

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The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen: Images courtesy of The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation  by Marc HalperinRay Harryhausen is a national treasure with his groundbreaking work with stop motion animation he has changed the world of filmmaking. He has inspired everyone working in special effects today and his pioneering work ushered in the world of digital effects. It is only fitting that the Academy present this special summer tribute to him as Ray was responsible for so many summ...

AMPAS Official 2010 New York Oscar Evening Gala Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - March 14, 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 New York Oscar Night Party commenced Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the GILT Restaurant, in the luxurious New York Palace Hotel. Academy members, past Oscar winners and nominees privately celebrated the evening with a cocktail reception, an elegant multi-course dinner, and live broadcast coverage of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, co-hosted by actors Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin at the Kodak Theatre, in Hollywood, California. T...

The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party

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By Maria Esteves - March 3, 2010 The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party has over thirty two celebrations sponsored by various organizations (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Women in Film, The German Consulate, et al.) and brands (BMW, Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Moet Chandon, et al.). Invited filmmakers, actors and celebrity guests from around the world will attend an average of six events each night.  The 82nd Academy Awards presented by A.M.P.A.S. for outstanding film achieve...

AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER Lead the 82nd Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - February 2, 2010 The 82nd Academy Awards nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. AVATAR, directed by James Cameron and THE HURT LOCKER, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Cameron's ex-wife) picked up nine Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony presented by AMPAS for outstanding film achieve...

The Global Film Village: Oscar nominations ballots due Saturday January 23

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  by Marla Lewin The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting members must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23. Ballots received after that deadline will not be counted. There are 5,777  voting members. PricewaterhouseCoopers will tabulate the ballots using the preferential voting system. This system is so convoluted that it makes Florida’s 2000 Butterfly ballot look simple. ...

82nd Academy Awards announced Scientific and Technical Recipients

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By Maria Esteves - January 10, 2010 The 82nd Academy Awards (2010 Oscar Ceremony) presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2009 nominees will be announced in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 5:30 AM (PST). The 2010 Oscars co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will commence on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA, and televised live by the ABC Television...

AMPAS Monday Nights with Oscar Monthly Film Series "FAME" with Special Guests Michael Gore, Kristi Zea, and Margery Simkin

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By Maria Esteves - July 23, 2008   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (A.M.P.A.S.) "Monday Nights with Oscar" musical film screening FAME, directed by Alan Parker (from a screenplay by Christopher Gore), commenced in the Directors Guild of America Theatre, New York, Monday, July 21, 7:00 pm.  An onstage discussion with two-time Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Gore, costume designer Kristi Zea, and special casting Margery Simkin moderated by A.M.P.A.S. N...

80TH ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS LIST

By Maria Esteves - March 6, 2008 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2007, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and hosted by Jon Stewart was held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. The Oscars were televised live by ABC Television Network, Sunday, February 24, 8:00 PM EST, and in more than 200 countries worldwide. This year's Oscar winners by category are: Best Picture NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, (Miramax and Paramount Vant...

2008 OSCAR SHORT FILM NOMINEES SOLD OUT PRESENTATION AT THE DIRECTORS GUILD THEATER

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By Maria Esteves - February 23, 2008 The ten Animated and Live Action Short Film Oscar Nominees sold out screenings was held at the Directors Guild Theater, New York, Saturday, February 16, 12:00 PM. Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), produced by New York Program Director Patrick Harrison, AMPAS, and hosted by film historian, television host and Hollywood Reporter columnist Robert Osborne. Crowds of people began forming outside the entrance door of the ...

THE 80TH ACADEMY AWARDS DELIVERY OF OSCAR STATUES FOR NEW YORK OSCAR NIGHT CELEBRATION, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - February 22, 2008 The astonishing 8-foot golden Oscar statues arrived at The Carlyle Hotel, Thursday, February 21, 11:30 AM in preparation for the Official 80th Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) New York Oscar Night Celebration, Sunday, February 24, 2008. The colossal pair paraded in a lovely decorated steep-back vehicle through Times Square and Columbus Circle prior to its arrival at The Carlyle. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film ac...

MEET THE OSCARS NEW YORK EXHIBITION AT TIME SQUARE STUDIOS

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Maria Esteves - February 22, 2008 MEET THE OSCARS presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) held at Times Square Studios, New York, February 15 - 23, 2008 is an outstanding extraordinary historical free exhibition displaying 50 new Oscar statuettes, 14th Academy Award Oscar won by Gary Cooper (on loan from his daughter Maria Cooper Janis) for Lead Actor in SERGEANT YORK (1941), 79th Academy Award Oscar won by Thelma Schoonmaker for Best Film Editing in DEPARTED (200...

80TH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES BY CATEGORY

80TH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES BY CATEGORY By Maria Esteves - February 10, 2008 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2007, hosted by Jon Stewart will be held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California, and televised live by ABC Television Network on Sunday, February 24, 8:00 PM EST. The Oscars will also be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide. The 80th Academy Award Nominees was announced by President Sid Ganis, Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Fifteen Documentaries Make The Short List For Oscar Gold

 Tuesday, November 20---------Fifteen documentary films have been selected for the "short list" of titles competing in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 80th Academy Awards. The Documentary Branch Screening Committee of the Academy of Television Arts And Sciences have viewed the eligible documentaries and branch members will now select the five 2007 nominees from this short list. Many of the films have been featured at leading film festivals around the world and some ...

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