‘Rogers: The Musical’ Live Theater Show Premieres at Disneyland Resort June 30, 2023, running through August 31, 2023.

‘Rogers: The Musical’ Live Theater Show Premieres at Disneyland Resort June 30, 2023

  • All-new, one-act musical performs at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure Park for a limited time, June 30-Aug. 31, 2023
  • Classic tale for Super Hero fans and guests of all ages follows the journey of Steve Rogers – Captain America
  • Themed food, beverages and merchandise salute the show

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 29, 2023) – As part of the Disney100 celebration, Disneyland Resort presents “Rogers: The Musical” – an all-new, one-act musical theater production – at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure Park for a limited time, June 30 through Aug. 31, 2023. A classic tale of heroes, time travel and romance, the approximately 30-minute show features a talented cast of singers and dancers telling the story of Steve Rogers – Captain America, joined by Peggy Carter, Nick Fury and select members of the Avengers.

The real-life production of “Rogers: The Musical” draws inspiration from the fictional Broadway musical theater sequence featured in the first episode of the Disney+ series “Hawkeye.” This new musical project will come to life through the creativity of Disney Live Entertainment in partnership with book writer Hunter Bell, star and book writer of the Tony Award-nominated “[title of show],” and will feature five all-new songs with music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Lennertz and lyrics by Jordan Peterson, Christopher Lennertz and Alex Karukas. The show will also include fan-favorite songs “Save The City” from the Disney+ series “Hawkeye” (written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman) and “Star Spangled Man” from the film “Captain America: The First Avenger” (written by Alan Menken and David Zippel).

“Rogers: The Musical” is scheduled to perform several times per day, Tuesday through Saturday most weeks during its limited-time engagement. Guests can check Disneyland.com and the Disneyland app* for show times.

A timeless story of a timeless hero

Exploring universal themes of heroism, romance and self-discovery, “Rogers: The Musical” is an exhilarating and heartfelt experience for Super Hero fans, theater enthusiasts and families alike. As the story follows Steve’s journey becoming Captain America and his relationship with Peggy Carter, Avengers aficionados will appreciate creative interpretations of iconic objects and moments, such as Steve’s notebook and the use of the Time Stone to revisit his past.

“Rogers: The Musical” will be super powered by an eclectic array of musical styles, including five new original songs written for the Disneyland Resort production and unique arrangements of “Star Spangled Man” and “Save the City.” Covering genres such as big band jazz, modern funk, classic orchestra and more, instrumental recordings heard throughout the show were brought to life by a 60-piece orchestra. From a romantic ballad to an action-packed battle song, the emotional music is complemented by original choreography that incorporates dance styles from across the decades.

Developed by an expert team at Disney Live Entertainment, the creative direction for “Rogers: The Musical” at Disney California Adventure Park transforms the Hyperion Theater stage for each scene through a combination of layered two-dimensional scenery, physical set pieces and the theater’s 2,200-square-foot video screen. The Avengers and other characters are portrayed in representational costumes that offer a fun, more casual take on their iconic looks.

Guests will be able to access viewing areas for “Rogers: The Musical” through a virtual queue system available only via the Disneyland app.* Each day that “Rogers: The Musical” is scheduled to perform, distribution for the complimentary virtual queue will begin at 10:30 a.m. PT for the first two show times of the day and 2 p.m. PT for the remaining show times of the day.** How-to details on the virtual queue system are available at Disneyland.com. Joining the virtual queue is not required to view “Rogers: The Musical,” but it is highly recommended. If the virtual queue reaches capacity, guests can check in at the Hyperion Theater before “Rogers: The Musical” begins for any walk-up viewing options.

Supporting cast of limited-time offerings

During the limited-time run of “Rogers: The Musical,” select locations across Disney California Adventure Park will serve patriotic and heroically themed food and beverages fit for a Super-Soldier, such as a cherry, vanilla and blue raspberry shake; sausage and pepperoni wrap; and pastrami pretzel dog. Vending carts outside the Hyperion Theater will also offer a “Rogers: The Musical” popcorn bucket that comes with red, white and blue kettle corn at the time of purchase.

Available in limited quantities per performance, guests may choose to purchase a “Rogers: The Musical” Premium Viewing Experience package from the Studio Catering Co. Truck in Hollywood Land. The package includes access to lounge seating before the show, priority choice of seating in the theater, a “Rogers: The Musical” popcorn bucket with kettle corn, choice of bottled beverage, souvenir lanyard and access to a unique photo opportunity.

The new musical is also commemorated by collectible merchandise items available near the Hyperion Theater, including a tee, magnet and ornament. At the Super Store Featuring Avengers Campus shop in Hollywood Land, guests can gear up with a wide assortment of Avengers merchandise and apparel.

Available for a limited time, two special Magic Shots from Disney PhotoPass service offer guests the opportunity to capture a unique photo memory with Captain America’s shield in front of the Hyperion Theater marquee.


Entertainment, experiences, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both valid Theme Park reservation and admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort. Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and conditions.

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply for the use of the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

**Please note, in order to enter the virtual queue, you must have entered Disney California Adventure park with a valid admission media or Disneyland park with admission media that includes Park Hopper privileges. The virtual queue is only accessible beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. via the Disneyland app, and is subject to availability. Guests who begin their day at Disneyland may then enter Disney California Adventure park with their Park Hopper ticket after 11 a.m. for their designated entrance and show time. Joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to view “Rogers: The Musical,” and show times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

Santa Clarita Celebrates The Fourth of July 2023 with Fireworks show at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Happy Fourth of July Santa Clarita! There are three celebratory events happening on Tuesday, including the annual Independence Day Classic 5k and 10K, a Fourth of July Parade and the Spirit of America Fireworks Spectacular.

Fourth of July festivities will begin with the annual Independence Day Classic 5K and 10K. The energizing run is a fast, flat, paved out-and-back on the City of Santa Clarita parade route, leading to one of the best cheering sections in Southern California. The 10K starts at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. Residents can register by visiting scrunners.org. A Fourth of July Parade will take place in Old Town Newhall with the theme, “Celebrating America’s Independence the SCV Way Live, Work, Play!”

The Spirit of America Fireworks Spectacular will illuminate the City’s night sky over Westfield Valencia Town Center. This dazzling display will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Make sure to tune in to KHTS AM 1220 and FM 98.1 as they will be broadcasting live music to compliment the show.

Residents should be aware that Citrus Street will be closed beginning at 4:00 a.m. on the morning of July 4. In addition, a portion of the Westfield Valencia Town Center parking lot will be blocked off to the public for the firework fall zone. Valencia Boulevard and Magic Mountain Parkway will have lane closures to reduce traffic speed around the Town Center Mall Entrance at Valencia Boulevard. Lanes will be closed at 9:00 p.m. and will reopen at approximately 10:30 p.m. All other roads in the area will remain open to vehicle traffic and existing “no parking” zones will remain in effect and be enforced by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.



SANTA MONICA, CALIF.  — The Recording Academy® has announced its key dates and deadlines ahead of Music’s Biggest Night®, taking place on Sun, Feb. 4, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. This year’s GRAMMY® nominees will be announced on Fri, Nov. 10, 2023. The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will air live (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network and will stream on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)*.

Key dates for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards season are as follows:

Oct. 1, 2022 – Sept. 15, 2023
Product Eligibility Period

July 17, 2023 – Aug. 31, 2023
Online Entry Period

Oct. 11, 2023 – Oct. 20, 2023
First Round Voting

Nov. 10, 2023
Nominees Announced for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Dec. 14, 2023 – Jan. 4, 2024
Final Round Voting

Feb. 4, 2024
66th Annual GRAMMY Awards

For more information regarding the upcoming awards season, visit here. To access the Rules and Guidelines for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards, visit here.

*Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to steam live, but will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.

The Recording Academy® represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the GRAMMY Awards and the Recording Academy, please visit grammy.com and recordingacademy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on InstagramYouTubeTikTok, and LinkedIn.


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 398 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to motion pictures.

“The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership. They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang.

Eight individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.

The 2023 invitees are:

Zar Amir-Ebrahimi – “Holy Spider,” “Bride Price vs. Democracy”
Sakura Ando – “A Man,” “Shoplifters”
Selma Blair – “Hellboy,” “Legally Blonde”
Marsha Stephanie Blake – “I’m Your Woman,” “Luce”
Austin Butler – “Elvis,” “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood”
Raúl Castillo – “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” “The Inspection”
Chang Chen – “The Soul,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
Ram Charan – “RRR,” “Magadheera”
Kerry Condon – “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Gold”
Robert John Davi – “Licence to Kill,” “The Goonies”
Dolly De Leon – “Triangle of Sadness,” “Verdict”
Martina Gedeck – “The Lives of Others,” “Mostly Martha”
Bill Hader – “Trainwreck,” “The Skeleton Twins”
Nicholas Hoult – “The Favourite,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Stephanie Hsu – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Tin Lok Koo – “A Witness out of the Blue,” “Paradox”
Vicky Krieps – “Corsage,” “Phantom Thread”
Joanna Kulig – “Cold War,” “Elles”
Lashana Lynch – “The Woman King,” “No Time to Die”
A Martinez – “Ambulance,” “Powwow Highway”
Noémie Merlant – “Tár,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
Paul Mescal – “Aftersun,” “The Lost Daughter”
Richard Mofe-Damijo – “Oloibiri,” “30 Days in Atlanta”
Keke Palmer – “Nope,” “Hustlers”
Park Hae-il – “Decision to Leave,” “Memories of Murder”
Ke Huy Quan – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
NT Rama Rao Jr. – “RRR,” “Nannaku Prematho”
Paul Reiser – “Whiplash,” “Aliens”
Rosa Salazar – “Alita: Battle Angel,” “The Kindergarten Teacher”

Casting Directors
John Buchan – “Women Talking,” “Georgetown”
Pauline Hansson – “Triangle of Sadness,” “Bergman Island”
Nina Haun – “The School of Magical Animals,” “One for the Road”
Lissy Holm – “The Lost King,” “Victoria & Abdul”
Jeanette Klintberg – “Midsommar,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Jason Knight – “Women Talking,” “Georgetown”
Alexandra Montag – “Tár,” “Charlie’s Angels”
Pat Moran – “Union Bridge,” “Ping Pong Summer”
Mathilde Snodgrass – “Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom,” “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”
Rachel G. Tenner – “Spirited,” “F9: The Fast Saga”

Jolanta Dylewska – “Ayka,” “In Darkness”
James Friend – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Breakdown”
Martin Gschlacht – “Goodnight Mommy,” “The Wall”
Florian Hoffmeister – “Tár,” “Antlers”
Benjamin Kracun – “Promising Young Woman,” “Beast”
K.K. Senthil Kumar – “RRR,” “Baahubali: The Beginning”
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw – “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu”
Kate McCullough – “The Quiet Girl,” “Arracht”
Andrij Parekh – “The Catcher Was a Spy,” “The Zookeeper’s Wife”
Christopher Ross – “The Swimmers,” “Yesterday”
María Secco – “Sorcery,” “The Empty Box”
Virginie Surdej – “The Blue Caftan,” “Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel”

Costume Designers
Trisha Biggar – “The Wife,” “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”
Alex Bovaird – “Nope,” “The Unforgivable”
Bob Buck – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Monika Buttinger – “Corsage,” “Rubikon”
Pam Downe – “Mr. Malcolm’s List,” “The Vanishing”
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan – “The Sun Is Also a Star,” “Sorry to Bother You”
Shirley Kurata – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Seoul Searching”
Linda Muir – “The Northman,” “The Witch”
Annie Symons – “My Policeman,” “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

Colm Bairéad* – “The Quiet Girl,” “Finding the Footprints: A Look Back at Mise Éire”
Abner Benaim – “Plaza Catedral,” “Ruben Blades Is Not My Name”
Edward Berger* – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Jack”
Antonio Campos* – “The Devil All the Time,” “Simon Killer”
Anthony Chen – “Wet Season,” “Ilo Ilo”
Lukas Dhont* – “Close,” “Girl”
Andreas Dresen – “Stopped on Track,” “Cloud 9”
Nils Gaup – “Head above Water,” “Pathfinder”
Rashaad Ernesto Green – “Premature,” “Gun Hill Road”
Ana Katz* – “The Dog Who Wouldn’t be Quiet,” “Florianópolis Dream”
Joseph Kosinski – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Oblivion”
Daniel Kwan* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Francisco Lombardi – “No Mercy,” “The City and the Dogs”
Carlos López Estrada – “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Blindspotting”
Mounia Meddour – “Houria,” “Papicha”
Santiago Mitre* – “Argentina, 1985,” “Paulina”
C.J. “Fiery” Obasi – “Mami Wata,” “Ojuju”
Mani Ratnam – “Kannathil Muthamittal,” “Iruvar”
Anita Rocha da Silveira – “Medusa,” “Kill Me Please”
Hiner Saleem – “Goodnight, Soldier,” “Lady Winsley”
Daniel Scheinert* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Maria Schrader – “She Said,” “Love Life”
Michael Showalter – “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “The Big Sick”
Agnieszka Smoczyńska – “The Silent Twins,” “The Lure”
Chaitanya Tamhane – “The Disciple,” “Court”

Maxim Arbugaev – “Haulout,” “Voy”
Evgenia Arbugaeva – “Haulout,” “A Hawk as Big as a Horse”
Paul Barnes – “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson,” “The Thin Blue Line”
Mark Becker – “Art and Craft,” “Romántico”
Alan Berliner – “First Cousin Once Removed,” “Wide Awake”
Tze Woon Chan – “Blue Island,” “Yellowing”
Sonya Childress – “Strong Island,” “The Interrupters”
Lauren Cioffi – “Civil,” “Becoming”
Erika Cohn – “Belly of the Beast,” “The Judge”
Patrick Creadon – “I.O.U.S.A.,” “Wordplay”
Daniel Cross – “I Am the Blues,” “Last Train Home”
Ally Derks
Andrés Di Tella – “Private Fiction,” “327 Notebooks”
Lauren Domino – “Time,” “Alone”
Lindsey Dryden – “Unrest,” “Lost and Sound”
Katja Esson – “Poetry of Resilience,” “Ferry Tales”
Violet Du Feng – “Hidden Letters,” “Maineland”
Jennifer Fox – “My Reincarnation,” “Beirut: The Last Home Movie”
Sonia Kennebeck – “Enemies of the State,” “National Bird”
Teddy Leifer – “All That Breathes,” “Rough Aunties”
Simon Lereng Wilmont – “A House Made of Splinters,” “The Distant Barking of Dogs”
Petr Lom – “Myanmar Diaries,” “Angels on Diamond Street”
Melanie Miller – “Navalny,” “Stutz”
Julia Nottingham – “Be Water,” “Trophy”
Ilja Roomans – “Master of Light,” “Turn Your Body to the Sun”
Nancy Schwartzman – “Victim/Suspect,” “Roll Red Roll”
Joshua Seftel – “Stranger at the Gate,” “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano”
Shaunak Sen – “All That Breathes,” “Cities of Sleep”
Daniel Sivan – “Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis,” “The Oslo Diaries”
Chris Smith – “Sr.,” “American Movie”
Corinne van Egeraat – “Myanmar Diaries,” “Burma Storybook”
Tyler H. Walk – “Welcome to Chechnya,” “How to Survive a Plague”
Eden Wurmfeld – “The Big Scary “S” Word,” “Sunset Story”
Debra Zimmerman – “    Why Women Stay”

Craig Alexander
Bela Bajaria
Stephen Basil-Jones
Racheline Benveniste
Sean Berney
Efe Egemen Cakarel
Peter Dodd
Tara Duncan
Zev Foreman
Jeffrey Goore
Amelia Louise Granger
Daniel Guando
Jessie Henderson
Ynon Kreiz
Ollie Madden
Shivani Pandya Malhotra
Janet Pierson
Shivani Rawat
Kent Sanderson
Guy Shani
Sarah Elizabeth Shepard
Jesse Sisgold
Jonathan Turell
Joana Vicente
Brian Stuart Weinstein
Paul Wiegard
Rob Williams
Tamara Y. Woolfork
Miri Yoon
David Zaslav

Film Editors
Michael Aaglund – “A House Made of Splinters,” “What Walaa Wants”
Joyce Arrastia – “The Sea Beast,” “Rise of the Guardians”
Melissa Bretherton – “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” “Long Shot”
Sarah Broshar – “The Fabelmans,” “West Side Story”
Sven Budelmann – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Physician”
Alain Dessauvage – “Close,” “Girl”
Christopher Donaldson – “Women Talking,” “Crimes of the Future”
Agnieszka Glińska – “EO,” “Lamb”
Craig Hayes – “Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World,” “The Hate U Give”
Charlotte Munch Bengtsen – “All That Breathes,” “The Truffle Hunters”
Langdon Page – “Navalny,” “Mary”
Paul Rogers – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Death of Dick Long”
Ken Schretzmann – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” “Toy Story 3”
Matt Villa – “Elvis,” “The Great Gatsby”

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Jason Baird – “Elvis,” “Aquaman”
Annemarie Bradley – “The Whale,” “A Quiet Place”
Anne Carroll – “Deadpool 2,” “Star Trek Beyond”
Linda Eisenhamerová – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Anthropoid”
Kimberly Felix – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Richard Jewell”
Thomas Foldberg – “Everybody Hates Johan,” “War Sailor”
Erzsébet Forgács – “Son of Saul,” “Being Julia”
Jules Holdren – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Free State of Jones”
Jaime Leigh McIntosh – “Babylon,” “Blonde”
Alfredo Mora – “Dance of the 41,” “Nora’s Will”
Nathalie Tissier – “Chocolat,” “Amélie”
Luca Vannella – “The Last Duel,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”
Angie Wells – “Promising Young Woman,” “Harriet”

Marketing and Public Relations
David Burke
Sungmi Choi
Kelly Dalton
Marian Lee Dicus
Sarah Eaton
Emily Feingold
Kimberly Flaster
Stephanie Frederic
Antonio Gimenez-Palazon
Patricia Gonzalez
Mindy Hamilton
Claire A. Heath Nobel
Danielle Kupchak
Julie Roberta La’Bassiere
Christopher Miller
Scott Mitsui
Keri Lynn Moore
Stefanie Marie Napoli
Jeremy Radisich
Jim R. Rodriguez
Tammie Rosen
Julie Siegel
Melissa Stone
Renee Tsao
Kelly Turner

Jean Michel Bernard – “Ballad for a Pierced Heart,” “One Role for Two”
Rafiq Bhatia – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Paper Towns”
Alain Boublil – “Killing Me Softly with His Songs,” “Les Misérables”
David Buckley – “Unhinged,” “From Paris with Love”
David Byrne – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Last Emperor”
Dominick George Certo – “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,”     “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
Chandrabose – “RRR,” “Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1”
Ian Chang – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Paper Towns”
Anne-Kathrin Elisabeth Dern – “The Devil Conspiracy,” “Help, I Shrunk My Friends”
Anna Drubich – “Barbarian,” “Werewolves Within”
M.M. Keeravaani – “RRR,” “Konda Polam”
Penka Kouneva – “Ága,” “In Search of the American Dream”
Ryan Lott – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Paper Towns”
Zeltia Montes – “I’m Going to Have a Good Time,” “The Good Boss”
Starr Parodi – “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,” “Bert Stern: Original Mad Man”
Taylor Swift – “Where the Crawdads Sing,” “Cats”
Dara Taylor – “The Tender Bar,” “Echo Boomers”
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye “The Weeknd” – “Avatar: Way of Water,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Desray Armstrong – “Juniper,” “Coming Home in the Dark”
Daniel Birman Ripstein – “Daniel & Ana,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”
Philippe Bober – “Triangle of Sadness,” “The Square”
Keith Calder – “One Night in Miami…,” “Blindspotting”
Allison Rose Carter – “The Sky Is Everywhere,” “The Mountain”
Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly – “Ammonite,” “Lady Macbeth”
Jonas Dornbach – “Western,” “Toni Erdmann”
Andrew Goldman – “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” “After Yang”
Malte Grunert – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Land of Mine”
Karan Johar – “Kesari,” “The Lunchbox”
Axel Vladimir Kuschevatzky – “Argentina, 1985,” “El Ángel”
Daniel Kwan* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Karen Lunder – “Thirteen Lives,” “Hillbilly Elegy”
Kyle Martin – “Descendant,” “Tiny Furniture”
Patrick McCormick – “Elvis,” “Black Mass”
Jordana Mollick – “Spoiler Alert,” “Hello, My Name Is Doris”
Giancarlo Nasi – “Blanquita,” “White on White”
Jadesola Osiberu – “Brotherhood,” “Isoken”
Mark A. Radcliffe – “Stepmom,” “Mrs. Doubtfire”
Thomas Robsahm – “The Worst Person in the World,” “Thelma”
Siddharth Roy Kapur – “Last Film Show,” “Dangal”
Daniel Scheinert* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Death of Dick Long”
Jonathan Wang – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Lila Yacoub – “C’mon C’mon,” “Eighth Grade”

Production Design
David Allday – “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” “Holmes & Watson”
Samantha Avila – “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Lucy in the Sky”
Tom Brown – “Dune,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Richard Buoen – “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Black Panther”
Diana Burton – “West Side Story,” “The Goldfinch”
Barry Michael Chusid – “Rampage,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”
Dylan Cole – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Maleficent”
Sabu Cyril – “RRR,” “Runway 34”
Bill Darby – “Enola Holmes,” “The Mummy”
Klaus Darrelmann – “Tenet,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”
Darrin Denlinger – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Doctor Strange”
Raffaella Giovannetti – “Roald Dahl’s The Witches,” “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle”
Christian M. Goldbeck – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Exile”
Ernestine Hipper – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Tár”
Andrew H. Leung – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Mulan”
Karen Murphy – “Elvis,” “A Star Is Born”
Ben Procter – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Ender’s Game”
Kave Quinn – “Catherine Called Birdy,” “The Brothers Grimsby”
Dean Sherriff – “Emancipation,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Laura Sode-Matteson – “Jungle Cruise,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
Amy Gail Wells – “Inherent Vice,” “The Master”

Production and Technology 
Girish Balakrishnan
David Barrett
Allegra Anne Clegg
Celia D. Costas
Fernando de Goes
Daphne Dentz
Peter Doyle
Sara Duran-Singer
Gian Luca Farinelli
Dominic Glynn
Fritz Heinzle
Lin Oeding
Fatima Robinson
Kranti Sarma
Cynthia Slavens
Joachim Zell

Short Films and Feature Animation
Mahyar Abousaeedi – “Turning Red,” “Incredibles 2”
Tom Berkeley – “An Irish Goodbye,” “Roy”
Toni Bestard –     “Background,” “Foley Artist”
Kimberley Browning – “Certified,” “Waiting for Ronald”
Alex Bulkley – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” “Hell and Back”
Bruno Caetano – “Ice Merchants,” “The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr. Jay”
Dean Fleischer Camp – “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” “Catherine”
Kenneth A. Carlson – “Diner Formal,” “Dating Avi”
Trent Correy – “The Godfather of the Bride,” “Drop”
Joel Bryan Crawford – “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” “The Croods: A New Age”
Claire Dodgson – “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” “Despicable Me 3”
Fabian Driehorst – “Night,” “The Chimney Swift”
David DuLac – “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” “Happy Feet Two”
Maureen Fan – “Namoo,” “Crow: The Legend”
Tiffany Frances – “Dot,” “Hello from Taiwan”
João Gonzalez – “Ice Merchants,” “Nestor”
Sara Gunnarsdóttir – “My Year of Dicks,” “The Pirate of Love”
Mark Gustafson – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
Travis Hathaway – “Incredibles 2,” “Brave”
David Jesteadt – “Inu-oh,” “Belle”
Daniel Mark Jeup – “Finding Nemo,” “Toy Story 2”
Thomas Jordan – “Lightyear,” “Up”
Charlie Mackesy – “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
Ian Megibben – “Lightyear,” “Soul”
Cyrus Neshvad – “The Red Suitcase,” “The Orchid”
Jaime Ray Newman – “Skin,” “Life, Unexpected.”
Richard O’Connor – “My Friend Nearly Killed Patti Smith,” “Marianne”
Lachlan Pendragon – “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,” “The Toll”
Jesús Pimentel Melo – “Miramelinda,” “Un Bel Morir”
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal – “Steakhouse,” “Easter Eggs”
David Ryu – “Luca,” “Coco”
Nidia Santiago – “Negative Space,” “Oh Willy…”
Mónica Santos – “Between the Shadows,” “Amélia & Duarte”
Nelson Shin – “Empress Chung,” “The Transformers: The Movie”
Eirik Tveiten – “Night Ride,” “Other Lives”
Nathan Warner – “Encanto,” “Zootopia”
Ross White – “An Irish Goodbye,” “Roy”

Orin Junior Beaton – “Locked Down,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
Guido Berenblum – “Noise,” “Zama”
Andrew Bock – “Smile,” “Dark Phoenix”
Stéphane Bucher – “House of Gucci,” “Ford v Ferrari”
Paul Timothy Carden – “Smile,” “There’s Someone inside Your House”
Lena Esquenazi – “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” “Prayers for the Stolen”
Arthur Fenn – “No Time to Die,” “Aladdin”
Tracie Gallo
Lars Ginzel – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Matrix Resurrections”
Galen Goodpaster – “Where the Crawdads Sing,” “Dark Phoenix”
Julian Howarth – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Encounter”
Randall Lee Johnson – “White Noise,” “Vice”
Leah Katz – “Mortal Kombat,” “The Power of the Dog”
Stefan Korte – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Mad Heidi”
Martin Wallis Kwok – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Mortal Engines”
Ensieh Maleki – “Banu,” “Popular”
Sean McCormack – “Moonfall,” “Apocalypto”
Douglas Murray – “The Batman,” “Ad Astra”
Anthony Ortiz – “The Harder They Fall,” “Second Act”
Wayne Pashley – “Elvis,” “A Stitch in Time”
Mélissa Petitjean – “The Super 8 Years,” “Honey Cigar”
Viktor Prášil – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Medieval”
Lynn Sable – “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
David Stanke – “Spirited,” “The Woman King”
Markus Stemler – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The King’s Man”
Duu-chih Tu – “Stay with Me,” “Terrorizers”
Javier Angel Umpierrez – “Un Retrato de Familia,” “Memoria”
Eliza Pollack Zebert – “Devotion, “A Dog’s Journey”

Visual Effects
Gino Acevedo – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
James Lee Baker – “Eternals,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
A.J. Briones – “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Tomorrowland”
Nick Crew – “The Adam Project,” “Captain Marvel”
Jubin Dave – “Zootopia,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
Pete Dionne – “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” “A Wrinkle in Time”
Arslan Elver – “Peter Pan & Wendy,” “Christopher Robin”
Markus Frank – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The School of Magical Animals”
Brian Gazdik – “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” “Ready Player One”
Seth Hill – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Welcome to Marwen”
Haresh Hingorani – “Laal Singh Chaddha,” “Zero”
Kamil Jafar – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Never Look Away”
Arek Komorowski – “Terminator: Dark Fate,” “Captain America: Civil War”
Lana Lan – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Woei Lee – “Ad Astra,” “Blade Runner 2049”
Bryan Litson – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
Scott Macintyre – “Saint Maud,” “Fighting with My Family”
Alexandre Julien Millet – “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Beauty and the Beast”
Marla Inez Newall – “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among Thieves,” “Black Widow”
Jenni O’Byrne – “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” “The Irishman”
Cristin Pescosolido – “Master,” “Old”
Frank Petzold – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Legend of Tarzan”
Adriano Rinaldi – “The Rescue,” “The Finest Hours”
P.C. Sanath – “5 Rupees,” “Baahubali: The Beginning”
Robert Winter – “Moonfall,” “Army of the Dead”
Florian Witzel – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Doctor Strange”

Kunle Afolayan – “Anikulapo,” “Swallow”
Colm Bairéad* – “The Quiet Girl,” “Finding the Footprints: A Look Back at Mise Éire”
Nikole Beckwith – “Together Together,” “3 Generations”
Edward Berger* – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Jack”
Antonio Campos* – “The Devil All the Time,” “Simon Killer”
Chung Seo-kyung – “Decision to Leave,” “The Handmaiden”
Marie Clements – “Bones of Crows,” “Red Snow”
Peter Craig – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Batman”
Shola Dada – “Anikulapo,” “Man of God”
Lukas Dhont* – “Close,” “Girl”
Alejandro Fernández Almendras – “Mi Amigo Alexis,” “To Kill a Man”
Josh Friedman – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “War of the Worlds”
Kazuo Ishiguro – “Living,” “The White Countess”
Shunji Iwai – “Vampire,” “Swallowtail Butterfly”
Ana Katz* – “The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet,” “Florianópolis Dream”
Todd Komarnicki – “The Professor and the Madman,” “Sully”
Ehren Kruger – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Ring”
Daniel Kwan* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Mariano Llinás – “Argentina, 1985,” “Paulina”
Justin Marks – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Jungle Book”
Santiago Mitre* – “Argentina, 1985,” “Paulina”
Craig Pearce – “Elvis,” “Moulin Rouge”
Ewa Piaskowska – “EO,” “Essential Killing”
Daniel Scheinert* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Jack Thorne – “The Swimmers,” “Enola Holmes 2”
Angelo Tijssens – “Close,” “Girl”
Charlotte Wells – “Aftersun”

Members-at-Large (Artists’ Representatives)
Tracy Brennan
Rob Carlson
Sarah Clossey
Eric Garfinkel
John Garvey
Steven Gersh
Franklin Latt
Christian Muirhead
Richard Weitz
Ida Giovanna Ziniti

Membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority. Of the 2023 class, 40% identify as women, 34% belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 52% are from 50 countries and territories outside the United States. There are 76 Oscar® nominees, including 22 winners, among the invitees. 

Demographic information is provided by the candidate when possible or projected through research and will be confirmed by members upon acceptance. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2023.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.


Academy Museum Hosts an Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger.


LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – On June 28, 2023 the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures hosted An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger, celebrating the release of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s limited edition two-volume book, ARNOLD, published by TASCHEN at the David Geffen Theater at the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum. Nearly 1000 guests joined Schwarzenegger and the museum to celebrate his life, accomplishments, and history of unforgettable performances. 

The evening began with introductions by Doris Berger, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the Academy Museum, and Benedikt Taschen, Publisher and Founder of TASCHEN. Schwarzenegger then joined ARNOLD editor Dian Hanson, Senior Editor and Writer at TASCHEN, in the museum’s David Geffen Theater for an on-stage conversation followed by a 3D screening of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The two provided an inside look at the decade-long collaborative process of making the one-of-a-kind book with personal stories and anecdotes shared along the way. During the conversation, Schwarzenegger and Hanson touched upon his upbringing in Austria, becoming the Terminator, working with James Cameron, and housebreaking donkeys. 

An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger was livestreamed on the Academy Museum’s YouTube channel and will remain online until next week.  

The limited edition publication ARNOLD is available to order via the Academy Museum Store.


Oscar® statuettes to be presented at the Governors Awards on November 18, 2023.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Academy Honorary Awards to Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks and editor Carol Littleton and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to the Sundance Institute’s Michelle Satter.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 14th Governors Awards event on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“The Academy’s Board of Governors is thrilled to honor four trailblazers who have transformed the film industry and inspired generations of filmmakers and movie fans,” said Academy President Janet Yang.  “Across her decades-long career, Angela Bassett has continued to deliver transcendent performances that set new standards in acting.  Mel Brooks lights up our hearts with his humor, and his legacy has made a lasting impact on every facet of entertainment.  Carol Littleton’s career in film editing serves as a model for those who come after her.  A pillar of the independent film community, Michelle Satter has played a vital role in the careers of countless filmmakers around the world.”

Bassett’s career has established her as one of the most esteemed actors of her time.  Her breakthrough role as Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do with It” earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.  Her film credits include “Boyz N the Hood,” “Malcolm X,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Music of the Heart,” “Sunshine State,” “Black Panther,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Soul” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” in which her supporting performance earned her a second Oscar nomination.  Her television credits include “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” “The Rosa Parks Story,” “American Horror Story” and “9-1-1.”

Director, producer, writer and actor Mel Brooks began his career writing comedy routines for Sid Caesar’s television shows and co-created the television series “Get Smart.”  In 1967, he wrote and directed his first film, “The Producers,” which earned him an Oscar for Original Screenplay and which he later adapted into a hit Broadway musical.  His films include “The Twelve Chairs,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Silent Movie,” “High Anxiety,” “History of the World – Part I,” “Spaceballs,” “Life Stinks,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Dracula: Dead and Loving It.”

Littleton’s career as a film editor spans nearly five decades.  In 1982, she earned an Oscar nomination for Film Editing for her work on “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”  Her other notable credits include “Body Heat,” “The Big Chill,” “Places in the Heart” and “The Manchurian Candidate.”  She has served as governor of the Academy’s Film Editors Branch, president and vice president of the Motion Picture Editors Guild and on the Board of Directors of American Cinema Editors.

Satter is the founding senior director of the Sundance Institute’s Artist Programs, focused on the cultural impact of supporting independent storytellers.  In her more than 40 years in this role at the nonprofit, she has discovered and fostered the careers of hundreds of notable and award-winning filmmakers, many from underrepresented communities.  She has also led the Sundance Institute’s international initiatives in Asia, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East.  She founded and oversees the vision and content of Sundance Collab, a global digital storytelling community and learning platform.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

The 14th Governors Awards is proudly supported by Rolex, the Exclusive Watch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

For many decades, Rolex has maintained close ties with the world of cinema. Its watches have played a role in numerous films, including Oscar®-winning masterpieces. The company promotes excellence, encourages the preservation and transmission of the cinematic arts and celebrates progress by accompanying cinema legends and budding talents: through its Testimonees such as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, its partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, with its mentorships for talented young filmmakers. Rolex has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017, serving as Proud Sponsor of the Oscars®, hosting the event’s Greenroom, while also supporting the Governors Awards. To assist in the preservation of film history for future generations, Rolex became a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Through its support of the film industry, Rolex champions excellence, the perpetuation of knowledge, the conservation of the art of filmmaking and the rise of new talent.


Celebrate July 4th Weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain, July 1 – July 4, 2023.

VALENCIA, CA – Celebrate summer nights with dazzling fireworks. Catch thrills, then chill watching the night sky light up with our spectacular firework show.

Let freedom ring on July 1 – 4 during our July 4th Fireworks Celebration.

Our coasters will light up like never before with fireworks behind them, creating the perfect end to your Six Flags day. Plan your visit today and see the sparks this 4th of July weekend!


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2023–2024 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term.

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board:Rob Bredow, Visual Effects Branch 
Ava DuVernay, Directors Branch
Linda Flowers, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers Branch
Stephen Rivkin, Film Editors Branch
Debra Zane, Casting Directors BranchElected to the Board for the first time:Wendy Aylsworth, Production and Technology Branch
David I. Dinerstein, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
Richard Gibbs, Music Branch
Jinko Gotoh, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
Kalina Ivanov, Production Design Branch
Simon Kilmurry, Documentary Branch
Hannah Minghella, Executives Branch
Daniel Orlandi, Costume Designers Branch
Lou Diamond Phillips, Actors Branch
Dana Stevens, Writers Branch
Mark P. Stoeckinger, Sound BranchReturning to the Board after a hiatus:Ellen Kuras, Cinematographers BranchThey will join returning governors Pam Abdy, Bonnie Arnold, Lesley Barber, Dion Beebe, Howard Berger, Susanne Bier, Jason Blum, Gary C. Bourgeois, Brooke Breton, Paul Cameron, Ruth E. Carter, Eduardo Castro, Megan Colligan, Bill Corso, Paul Debevec, Peter Devlin, Tom Duffield, Charles Fox, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García, Donna Gigliotti, Chris Hegedus, Richard Hicks, Laura C. Kim, Marlee Matlin, Missy Parker, Jason Reitman, Nancy Richardson, Howard A. Rodman, Eric Roth, Terilyn A. Shropshire, Kim Taylor-Coleman, Jennifer Todd, Jean Tsien, Marlon West, Rita Wilson and Janet Yang.

As a result of this election, the Board comprises 53% women and 25% belonging to an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.

The Academy’s 18 branches are each represented by three governors, except for the recently established Production and Technology Branch, represented by a single governor.  Governors and the board-appointed governors-at-large may serve up to two three-year terms (consecutive or non-consecutive), followed by a two-year hiatus, after which eligibility renews for up to two additional three-year terms for a lifetime maximum of 12 years.  The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

For the current 2022-2023 Academy governors, click here.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.


Universal Studios Hollywood Salutes the Stars and Stripes with 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular included with the Theme Park Admission.

Celebrate July 4th with a day of fun at the theme park capped off with fireworks at night! Included in admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. Universal Studios Hollywood Salutes the Stars and Stripes with 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, Live Music and Themed Décor, All Included with Theme Park Admission

Universal City, California – June 21, 2023 – Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Independence Day with its annual dazzling display of 4th of July fireworks, live music, themed décor and more. All festivities are included in the price of theme park admission.

Throughout the day, guests can experience Universal Studios Hollywood’s slate of award-winning rides and attractions while enjoying the rhythmic beats of a fife and drum band along with festive décor throughout the theme park.

At 9:00 p.m., the festivities will ramp up as colorful fireworks illuminate the nighttime sky to the tune of familiar Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites.

            July 4th 2023 Celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood, for information about Universal Studios Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s social channels InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.


LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved new requirements to broaden the public theatrical exhibition criteria for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category starting with the 97th Academy Awards®, for films released in 2024.
Upon completion of an initial qualifying run, currently defined as a one-week theatrical release in one of the six U.S. qualifying cities, a film must meet the following additional theatrical standards for Best Picture eligibility:

  • Expanded theatrical run of seven days, consecutive or non-consecutive, in 10 of the top 50 U.S. markets, no later than 45 days after the initial release in 2024.
  • For late-in-the-year films with expansions after January 10, 2025, distributors must submit release plans to the Academy for verification.
  • Release plans for late-in-the-year films must include a planned expanded theatrical run, as described above, to be completed no later than January 24, 2025.
  • Non-U.S. territory releases can count towards two of the 10 markets.
  • Qualifying non-U.S. markets include the top 15 international theatrical markets plus the home territory for the film.

“As we do every year, we have been reviewing and assessing our theatrical eligibility requirements for the Oscars,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang.  “In support of our mission to celebrate and honor the arts and sciences of moviemaking, it is our hope that this expanded theatrical footprint will increase the visibility of films worldwide and encourage audiences to experience our artform in a theatrical setting.  Based on many conversations with industry partners, we feel that this evolution benefits film artists and movie lovers alike.”

Eligibility for achievements in the various discipline categories will not be impacted by this requirement.
For information on awards rules, visit oscars.org/rules.  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.