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Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

22 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara.

Belafonte, Carriere, Miyazaki and O'Hara to Receive Academy's Governors Awards

22 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. Show More Summary

Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards: Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O’Hara

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. Show More Summary

Neuroscience proves nobody likes CGI

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Cinema screens are huge, which is odd, because the eye can only focus on a small portion of what's in front of it at any one time. That's what prompted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to team up with eye-tracking firm Tobii and...

John Canemaker Celebrates Winsor McCay and Walt Disney at the Academy

Oscar and Annie winning animator, John Canemaker, will be at the Motion Picture Academy on September 13th hosting a not-to-be-missed presentation, that examines some of the art form’s most remarkable early achievements. “Animation Masters: John Canemaker Celebrates Winsor McCay and Walt Disney” will feature rare footage and art. The presentation will be in three parts: [...]

How Movies Manipulate Your Brain to Keep You Entertained

At a recent event hosted by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with film makers to discuss what both groups have learned---the scientists through painstaking experiments and analysis, and the film makers by intuition and experience---about the mechanisms of attention and perception.

Should Hollywood Do More for Troubled Stars Like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams

On March 2, on the Red Carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood where the Oscars were about to begin, I asked the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences if the community could do anything to help tortured souls like Philip Seymour Hoffman who had died a month earlier. Show More Summary

The Problem with ‘Genie, You’re Free’

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

In tribute to Robin Williams, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted a still from ‘Aladdin’ with the quote, “Genie, you’re free.” But suicide isn’t freedom, and it isn’t the message we should send to the depressed.

The Academy Shares Touching Tribute To Robin Williams

The death of Robin Williams is being felt around the world. As we mourn the loss of a great talent, The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences took a moment to remember one of the very best with a touching tribute on its Facebook...Show More Summary

Cheryl Boone Isaacs Re-Elected President Of Motion Picture Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as president, making her eligible to serve two additional one-year terms. The news broke via Twitter. MORE

Film academy reelects Cheryl Boone Isaacs as president

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will remain in her position for another year.

James Garner: An Appreciation Of A Great Acting Legend Who Never Looked Like He Was Acting

James Garner just made it all look too easy. That’s the only explanation I can give for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences failing to vote him an Honorary Oscar over these last few years of Governors Awards.  More than once...Show More Summary

Motion Picture Academy elects theme park designer Bob Rogers to its Board of Governors

By Robert Niles: The people who bring you the Oscars each year, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, today elected theme park industry veteran Bob Rogers to its Board of Governors. Bob Rogers, left, with director Rick Harper in front of the storyboard for "Impressions de France" at Walt Disney Imagineering in 1980. Show More Summary

Motion picture academy names its new board of governors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named its new board of governors Friday, a list that includes current academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, key Academy Museum fundraiser Annette Bening and five first-time governors.

The Academy announces major gifts from Dolby Laboratories and the Dolby family

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters. Additionally, the Dolby family has made a $5 million gift to the Academy Museum's capital campaign. Show More Summary

Academy Museum Receives $12 Million In Gifts From Dolby

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ movie theaters. Show More Summary

'Milk' Writer Dustin Lance Black Explains How to Write a Screenplay

We've featured some cool shorts from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that have gone behind the scenes of the special effects behind Jurassic Park and also showed comedian Patton Oswalt unleashed on their film archives so he could choose a movie to watch at the New Beverly in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

'Manuscripts Don't Burn'

By Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA and Gregory Nava, Writer-Director, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- International Outreach Committee Freedom of expression is both an essential human right and a foundational requirement for art. Show More Summary

'Hollywood Costume' exhibit coming to future site of Academy Museum

Dorothy's ruby slippers are coming home -- to Hollywood, that is. Cinema's most famous shoes, which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acquired in 2012 for its future museum, have been on loan to London's Victoria and Albert Museum for the London institution's touring "Hollywood...

Oscars: Controversy Erupts Over New Rules In Documentary Branch – Are Smaller, More Serious Films Being Pushed Out Of The Race?

The June 27th announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences regarding new and tweaked rules for the 87th Academy Awards seemed pretty much by-the-numbers at the time but in the days since has engendered some controversy...Show More Summary

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