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GLENN WEISS AND RICKY KIRSHNER TO PRODUCE THE 95TH OSCARS, SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 12, 2023, ON ABC.

OSCARS RED CARPET AND KEY ART CREATIVES NAMED: DAVID CHAMBERLIN, LISA LOVE, RAÚL ÀVILA AND KENNY GRAVILLISMISTY BUCKLEY AND ALANA BILLINGSLEY SIGN ON AS 
OSCARS PRODUCTION DESIGNERS.

Los Angeles, Calif. – With a focus on expertise in live television event production, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment have been named executive producers of the 95th Oscars®, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced today.  For the eighth consecutive year, Weiss also will direct the show, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  It will be Weiss’s second time and Kirshner’s first time producing the Oscars.

“We are thrilled to have Glenn and Ricky at the helm,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang.  “Their expertise in live television production is exactly what the Oscars needs.

A dynamic creative team has been assembled to work with Weiss and Kirshner to help shape the vision and direction of the Oscars, including the following:

  • red carpet show executive producer David Chamberlin, a veteran of live television production
  • red carpet creative consultants Lisa Love and Raúl Àvila, creative contributor and creative director for the Met Gala, respectively
  • creative director and Academy member Kenny Gravillis, who has developed iconic key art and campaigns for legions of movies
  • production designers Misty Buckley, production designer of world tours and televised music shows for artists Kacey Musgraves, Ariana Grande and Coldplay, and Alana Billingsley, art director on previous Oscars, Emmys® and GRAMMYS® broadcasts.

“We are thrilled to have Glenn and Ricky at the helm,” said Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang.  “Their expertise in live television production is exactly what the Oscars needs.  We look forward to working closely with them, our Board of Governors, and the Board’s Awards Committee to deliver an exciting and energized show.  Joining them is an incredible slate of creative partners – David Chamberlin, Lisa Love, Raúl Àvila, Kenny Gravillis, Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley – who will bring fresh ideas to the broadcast and the red carpet.”

“Bill made us ‘an offer we couldn’t refuse’ but he really ‘had us at hello’,” said Weiss and Kirshner.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have live event veterans Glenn and Ricky as executive producers of the 95th Oscars telecast on ABC.  Their experience and creativity are bar none, and we look forward to seeing their vision play out for Hollywood’s biggest night,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television.

Weiss has directed numerous live televised events, including seven previous Oscars shows, for which he won two Primetime Emmys, and 21 Tony Awards® shows, which earned him three directing and nine producing Primetime Emmys.  He also has won eight DGA Awards for his work on the Oscars and the Tonys.  Weiss’s additional directing credits include last year’s multi-network Inaugural Night special “Celebrating America,” “The Democratic National Convention,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Primetime Emmy® Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “BET Awards,” “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” “Academy of Country Music Awards” and many others.

Kirshner has more than 30 years of entertainment production experience and has produced shows for every major network.  He has received 26 Emmy nominations and has won nine Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.  Kirshner’s credits include many of the most watched and award-winning television specials, including the Tony Awards, 14 Super Bowl Halftime Shows, “Night of Too Many Stars,” “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The Democratic National Convention,” Presidential Inaugurals and many others.

Chamberlin will return for the fourth consecutive year to executive produce ABC’s “The Oscars Red Carpet Show,” the official live lead-in to the 95th Oscars broadcast.  Chamberlin leads Full Day Productions, with credits including the “Savage X Fenty Show,” “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” multiple “30 for 30” films, “Monday Night Football” with Peyton and Eli, NFL Honors and the ESPY Awards.

Love and Àvila will join the team for the first time to reimagine the Oscars red carpet aesthetic and guest experience.  Àvila is the creative director for the Met Gala, and Love is a creative contributor overseeing various aspects of the event.  They led the creative team for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ 2021 and 2022 galas.

Gravillis joins the team for the first time to conceptualize the key art for this year’s Oscars marketing campaign.  His design agency, Gravillis Inc., recently rebranded Orion Pictures and has developed iconic key art and campaigns for legions of movies, including “Dune,” “Summer of Soul,” “Birds of Prey,” “Queen & Slim,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Free Solo,” “Iris” and so many more.  A member of the Academy’s Marketing and Public Relations Branch, Gravillis also created posters and collateral materials for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ retail store.

Buckley and Billingsley join the team for the first time as production designers – and also the first women-led design team – for the 95th Oscars.  Buckley has designed world tours and productions for such artists as Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves and Coldplay, including the band’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.  She also designed the 2021 GRAMMYS, the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony, the 2015 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony, the 2022 Commonwealth Games ceremonies, the Brit Awards and numerous television productions for the BBC and ITV.  Buckley earned a BAFTA nomination for her work with Stormzy at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival and Emmy nominations for her production design of the 2021 GRAMMYS and Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Live!.”  Billingsley was an art director on six previous Oscars broadcasts, for which she earned five Emmy nominations and won two Emmys.  Additional credits include “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” “GRAMMYS,” “CMA Awards,” “BET Awards” and numerous other live television productions.

The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
 

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AWARDS RULES AND CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS APPROVED by Academy’s Board of Governors for the 95TH OSCARS®

AWARDS RULES AND CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS APPROVED FOR 95TH OSCARS®
Additional Submission Key Dates Announced.

Los Angeles, Calif. — The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved rules and campaign regulations for the 95th Academy Awards®.

The eligibility period for Academy Awards consideration will return to the full calendar year: a feature film must have a qualifying theatrical release date between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.  The Academy Screening Room will no longer be a method of qualification, as theaters have reopened; the six qualifying U.S. metropolitan areas continue to be Los Angeles County; the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, and apply to General Entry categories as well as the Documentary and Short Film categories. 

The Board of Governors approved other rules changes for the 95th Awards including:

  • In the Documentary categories, the two category names have been changed to:
    • Documentary Feature Film
    • Documentary Short Film
  • In the Music (Original Song) category, no more than three songs from any one film may be submitted.
  • In the Sound category, producers will be required to make their films available for viewing by Sound Branch members, particularly when the release date is after the preliminary voting cycle opens.  Any special circumstances requests regarding eligible nominees must be received by the General Entry deadline of November 15, 2022.  Additionally, clips for the nominating screening (bake-off) shall not exceed 10 minutes of running time per title.

Submission deadlines are as follows:

Documentary Feature Film – Monday, October 3, 2022
International Feature Film – Monday, October 3, 2022
Animated Short Film – Friday, October 14, 2022
Documentary Short Film – Friday, October 14, 2022
Live Action Short Film – Friday, October 14, 2022
Original Score – Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Original Song – Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Animated Feature Film – Tuesday, November 15, 2022
General Entry categories – Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Campaign regulations, which specify how companies and individuals may market to Academy members films and achievements eligible for the 95th Academy Awards, were also updated.  Access to the Academy Screening Room will continue to be made available for all eligible releases.  Digital links to materials will be permitted under certain circumstances.  Film synopses may no longer contain credits, as film companies will now have the option to include credits on the Academy Screening Room prior to Nominations. 

For the complete 95th Academy Awards rules, visit oscars.org/rules.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE SHOW DATE FOR 95TH OSCARS® KEY DATES ALSO ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 AWARDS SEASON

Los Angeles, Calif. — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 95th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  The show will air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Academy key dates for the 2022 Oscar® season are as follows:

  • General entry categories submission deadline Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Governors Awards     Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PT   Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PT   Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • Oscar Shortlists Announcement   Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Eligibility period ends     Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PT   Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT   Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Oscar Nominations Announcement   Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Oscar Nominees Luncheon    Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PT   Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PT    Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • 95th Oscars      Sunday, March 12, 2023

All dates for the 95th Academy Awards® are subject to change.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 95th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  The show will air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.