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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces eight scientific and technical achievements to be honored with Academy Awards® Iain Neil to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that eight scientific and technical achievements represented by 19 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Friday, February 24, 2023, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, marking its return to an in-person event for the first time since 2019. 

In addition, Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette) for his extraordinary technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.

“Since 1931, the Academy has recognized the most important innovations in filmmaking; inventors and engineers have been advancing the art and science of motion pictures ever since,” said Barbara Ford Grant, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee.  “Their efforts have not only served to enrich the art form but inspire a global industry to engineer, create, change, and push the boundaries of our craft.  This year we honor achievements spanning accomplishments from pioneering methods in practical rain effects to career-long contributions in optical design for cinematography to humanistic-driven AI techniques.  This outstanding work has enabled new and exciting ways of creating and further expanding how we experience motion pictures.”

Unlike other Academy Awards® to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during a specified period of time.  Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures. 

The Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievements are: 
 

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (ACADEMY CERTIFICATES)

To Howard Jensen and Danny Cangemi for the concept and creation, and to John Frazier for the development of the 60- and 100-foot Rain Bars.

The Rain Bars provide a portable system for the creation of realistic, large-scale, adjustable, practical rain for motion pictures. Their rapid setup and relocation capabilities enable the efficient production of effects ranging from misting drizzles to torrential downpours.

To Mark Hills and Jim Vanns for the design and engineering of the FQ render farm management system.

FQ’s highly efficient scheduler and sophisticated prioritization algorithms reflect a deep understanding of render farm management. With an architecture that has remained largely unchanged for more than a decade, FQ continues to support substantial growth in computational complexity at Framestore.

To Matt Chambers for his contributions to modern render farm management system design as exemplified in the scheduling architectures of Cue3 and Plow.

These design contributions have resulted in robust, versatile, extensible and highly scalable render farm management systems that have supported substantial growth in computational complexity at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Weta Digital.

To Sébastien Deguy and Christophe Soum for the concept and original implementation of Substance Engine, and to Sylvain Paris and Nicolas Wirrmann for the design and engineering of Substance Designer.

Adobe Substance 3D Designer provides artists with a flexible and efficient procedural workflow for designing complex textures. Its sophisticated and art-directable pattern generators, intuitive design, and renderer-agnostic architecture have led to widespread adoption in motion picture visual effects and animation.

To David EberleTheodore KimFernando de Goes and Audrey Wong for the design and development of the Fizt2 elastic simulation system.

Fizt2 provides a high-performance solver with novel and stable implicit physics and robust collision detection. The design of this system enables artist workflows to easily apply soft-body dynamics to a broad range of interacting animated characters and objects.

SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING AWARDS (ACADEMY PLAQUES)

To Larry Barton for the pioneering design, development and engineering, and to Ben Wilcox for the electronic engineering and software development, of the Cinematography Electronics CineTape. 

The CineTape distance measurement system provides focus-pullers with continuous, accurate, real-time distance information to the subject, either at the camera or remotely. This high resolution distance data has enabled the reliable execution of shots that previously were impossible to judge accurately or had required multiple takes to achieve.

To Howard Preston for the concept, design and engineering, and to Bernie Butler-Smith for the design and implementation of electronic circuitry and software, of the Preston Cinema Systems Light Ranger 2.

The Light Ranger 2 provides precise real-time focus distance information by continuously tracking subjects in sixteen discrete zones. The distance and depth of field indicators are superimposed on the camera image, enabling the focus-puller to intuitively judge focus, even in formerly impossible and extremely challenging situations.

AWARD OF COMMENDATION (SPECIAL PLAQUE)

To Ryan Laney for his innovative adaptation and deployment of AI-driven facial veiling technology used to protect the identities while preserving the visual relatability of subjects in documentary filmmaking as exemplified in Welcome to Chechnya (2020).

GORDON E. SAWYER AWARD (OSCAR STATUETTE)

To Iain Neil for his substantial, extensive and innovative lens designs which have had lasting impact in motion picture cinematography.


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.

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 arts and sciences of the movies, including public programming, screenings, publications, educational outreach, exhibitions, and more.

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The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood is Now Open.

Innovative Restaurant, Fueled by a Fantastical Imagination of Victorian Steampunk, Anchors Universal CityWalk as Destination Prepares for Milestone 30th Anniversary.

Universal City, CA, January 27, 2023 – The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk is now open. The innovative, original concept restaurant serves an extensive menu of brunch, lunch and dinner items along with sumptuous milkshakes, desserts and delectable confectionary treats, and is hosted by character ambassadors and world travelers Penelope and Jacques, to deliver an entirely new take on culinary inspirations for the entire family.

This uniquely inspirational restaurant is reminiscent of a Victorian steampunk chocolate emporium. Its interior is adorned with a collection from Penelope’s archives of chocolate research and various steampunk gadgetry and inventions complete with L.A.-based artisans’ paintings of steampunk airships journeying through the sky atop the interior dome. The dynamic exterior façade features a giant clockwork marquee and towering 97-foot smokestacks.

Within the eclectic space, guests can enjoy a full-service restaurant, a Dessert Foundry for grab-n-go over-the-top milkshakes and a Candy Smith counter to experience a cornucopia of sweet treats, including 30 different flavors of macarons, truffles and an expansive offering of deliciousness, along with unique apparel and themed collectibles.

Executive Chef Carlos Garcia sits at the helm of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen orchestrating a symphony of exquisite meals and desserts, prepared fresh to order within its two behemoth kitchens under the watchful eye of the restaurant’s skilled Sous Chefs.

From crisp salads and hearty soups to tasty burgers, flatbreads and steaks, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen caters inspirational fare to every member of the family.

Sample tempting menus items include signature Chocolate Almond Bread, Avocado Bruschetta, Truffle Fries, Pork Belly Sliders, Coffee and Chocolate Stout Wings, Waldorf Chicken Salad, Toothsome Niçoise, French Onion Soup, Forest Mushroom Flatbread, Classic Margherita Flatbread, Southern Fried Chicken BLT, Chicken Cordon Blue sandwich, Red Ruben sandwich, Fork & Knife Ribeye Steak Sandwich, Croque Monsieur, Tour de France Burger, May Contain Bacon Burger, Brisket Burger, Teriyaki Burger, Wild Mushroom Chicken Risotto, Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese, Grilled Teriyaki Salmon, Brisket & Wild Mushroom Meatloaf and Toothsome Signature Beef Tenderloin…to name but a few.

Brunch features such mouth-watering options as: Nutella & Banana Crepes, Apple Pie Crepes, Beef & Mushroom Crepes, Berries and Cream Waffles, Banana Foster Waffles, Chocolate Brioche S’mores French Toast and several quiches.

Jacques Specialty Milkshakes include Red Velvet, Brownie, Cookie Jar, Espresso Buzzzz, Key Lime Pie, Heavenly Hazelnut, Marshmallow Crisp, Strawberry Cheesecake, That’s Mint and Pineapple Upside Down.

Sweet Sundaes and Desserts include Brookies, Cookies & Cream, Apple Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Chocolate Brownie Bark, Chocolate Crème Brulee, Classic French Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Potted Cream, Flourless Chocolate Gooey Cake, and Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding.

A kid’s menu and vegan Beyond Burger® options are available.

Hand-crafted libations include a Chocolate Old Fashioned, Spresso ‘tini, Cacao Nut Margarita and more are available for diners 21 years or older with valid photo ID.

Reservations can be made by visiting the website, and valet parking validation is available for diners.

More than just an eclectic restaurant, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen features an entertaining backstory whose origins are as enticing as the food. Unlike most dining establishments, the eatery is hosted by two highly regarded steampunk ambassadors, Penelope and Jacques.

As the story goes…the love of chocolate is at the core of Penelope’s family. Penelope, an innovator at heart, created Jacques, her trusty robot and confidant, to travel and explore the world. Upon returning to her small cottage home in London, England, after an extended trip abroad, Penelope discovered that her parents ventured out on a quest to find her, leaving a simple message – “We have set out to join you in your adventures. Surely the world isn’t so big that we can’t find you. We shall look for you wherever chocolate can be found.”

Thus, Penelope knew what she had to do. Armed with the insight she had on all things chocolate, Penelope created The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. Her mission to share her passion and love of the sweet treat with the world was also grounded in the hope that one day her parents would find her.

Spectacularly dressed in Steampunk attire, Penelope and Jacques frequent The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen to await her parents’ arrival and to share their adventures and innovations with guests.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is exclusive to Universal Parks & Resorts and is one of three worldwide locations, including Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Beijing Resort. The arrival of the restaurant coincides with the 30th anniversary of Universal CityWalk and is located adjacent to the popular Universal Cinema, an AMC® theater.

More information about Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s social channels InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences partners with Letterboxd to create exclusive 95TH OSCARS® content, with Oscars-themed series of Showdowns, including the Best Picture Showdown, launched today.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces a partnership with Letterboxd, a global social network for film discussion and discovery.  The Academy and Letterboxd will collaborate on exclusive digital content connected to the Oscars®, starting with the Nominees Luncheon and featuring nominees reading the best Letterboxd reviews of their films.  Letterboxd also will host nominees on “The Letterboxd Show” podcast throughout the awards season and present an Oscars-themed series of Showdowns, including the Best Picture Showdown, launched today.

The partnership also kicks off with the creation of the Academy’s HQ account, which features complete lists of 95th Oscar® nominees in all categories, with more lists to come, along with editorial content highlighting Oscars history and Oscar-winning filmmakers, and content curated from the Academy Film Archive and Margaret Herrick Library’s vast collections.

“The Academy is thrilled to partner with Letterboxd, which is home to millions of passionate and engaged film fans around the world.  As the Academy looks to reach a more global and diverse audience of movie lovers, Letterboxd is a perfect partner.  We look forward to being a part of this dynamic community,” said Academy Senior Director, Digital Marketing Courtney Rodriguez.

“It’s incredibly validating to be able to work with the most iconic organization in the motion picture industry, a team who sees the value in the community of film lovers we’ve assembled and nurtured over the past decade,” said Letterboxd cofounder Matthew Buchanan.  “Oscar-nominated films form the backbone of so many Letterboxd lists, and the annual ceremony is so often the starting point for many a cinephile’s journey, that it feels completely natural to welcome the Academy into the fold.  A thrilling moment for the whole team at Letterboxd HQ.”

Launched in late 2011, Letterboxd is a network of eight million members in more than 200 countries who rate, review and share their movie-watching activities. Letterboxd showcases film and filmmaking talent through its media arm, which includes the online magazine Journal and multiple podcasts.

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.

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 arts and sciences of the movies, including public programming, screenings, publications, educational outreach, exhibitions, and more.

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The 95TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED. THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 12, ON ABC.  

LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscar®-winning actor-producer Riz Ahmed and actor Allison Williams announced the 95th Oscars® nominations today (January 24), live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on Oscar.comOscars.org and the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media.

Ahmed and Williams announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by the remaining 14 categories at 5:41 a.m. PT, at the live event attended by international media and industry guests.  For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com.


Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc.  In the Animated Feature Film and International Feature Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees.  All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.  This year, the Academy saw its highest ever voter participation in the organization’s history, with members submitting ballots from 80 countries.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 23 categories beginning Thursday, March 2, through Tuesday, March 7.

To access the complete nominations press kit, visit press.oscars.org.

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.


Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Austin Butler in “Elvis”
  • Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Brendan Fraser in “The Whale”
  • Paul Mescal in “Aftersun”
  • Bill Nighy in “Living”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Brendan Gleeson in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Brian Tyree Henry in “Causeway”
  • Judd Hirsch in “The Fabelmans”
  • Barry Keoghan in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Ke Huy Quan in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Cate Blanchett in “Tár”
  • Ana de Armas in “Blonde”
  • Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie”
  • Michelle Williams in “The Fabelmans”
  • Michelle Yeoh in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Angela Bassett in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • Hong Chau in “The Whale”
  • Kerry Condon in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Jamie Lee Curtis in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Stephanie Hsu in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley
  • “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey
  • “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
  • “The Sea Beast” Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
  • “Turning Red” Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Achievement in cinematography

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” James Friend
  • “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” Darius Khondji
  • “Elvis” Mandy Walker
  • “Empire of Light” Roger Deakins
  • “Tár” Florian Hoffmeister

Achievement in costume design

  • “Babylon” Mary Zophres
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Ruth Carter
  • “Elvis” Catherine Martin
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Shirley Kurata
  • “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” Jenny Beavan

Achievement in directing

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” Martin McDonagh
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  • “The Fabelmans” Steven Spielberg
  • “Tár” Todd Field
  • “Triangle of Sadness” Ruben Östlund

Best documentary feature

  • “All That Breathes” Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer
  • “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov
  • “Fire of Love” Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman
  • “A House Made of Splinters” Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström
  • “Navalny” Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

Best documentary short subject

  • “The Elephant Whisperers” Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga
  • “Haulout” Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
  • “How Do You Measure a Year?” Jay Rosenblatt
  • “The Martha Mitchell Effect” Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison
  • “Stranger at the Gate” Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

Achievement in film editing

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
  • “Elvis” Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Paul Rogers
  • “Tár” Monika Willi
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” Eddie Hamilton

Best international feature film of the year

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Germany
  • “Argentina, 1985” Argentina
  • “Close” Belgium
  • “EO” Poland
  • “The Quiet Girl” Ireland

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová
  • “The Batman” Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Camille Friend and Joel Harlow
  • “Elvis” Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti
  • “The Whale” Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Volker Bertelmann
  • “Babylon” Justin Hurwitz
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” Carter Burwell
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Son Lux
  • “The Fabelmans” John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Applause” from “Tell It like a Woman”
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”
    Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
    Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
  • “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”
    Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose
  • “This Is A Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
    Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne

Best motion picture of the year

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Malte Grunert, Producer
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers
  • “Elvis” Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers
  • “The Fabelmans” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers
  • “Tár” Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers
  • “Triangle of Sadness” Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers
  • “Women Talking” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

Achievement in production design

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole
  • “Babylon” Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino
  • “Elvis” Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn
  • “The Fabelmans” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Best animated short film

  • “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud
  • “The Flying Sailor” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
  • “Ice Merchants” João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano
  • “My Year of Dicks” Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon
  • “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It” Lachlan Pendragon

Best live action short film

  • “An Irish Goodbye” Tom Berkeley and Ross White
  • “Ivalu” Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan
  • “Le Pupille” Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón
  • “Night Ride” Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen
  • “The Red Suitcase” Cyrus Neshvad

Achievement in sound

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges
  • “The Batman” Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson
  • “Elvis” David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

Achievement in visual effects

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett
  • “The Batman” Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

Adapted screenplay

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” Written by Rian Johnson
  • “Living” Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
  • “Women Talking” Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Original screenplay

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” Written by Martin McDonagh
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
  • “The Fabelmans” Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner
  • “Tár” Written by Todd Field
  • “Triangle of Sadness” Written by Ruben Östlund

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 arts and sciences of the movies, including public programming, screenings, publications, educational outreach, exhibitions, and more.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy
www.instagram.com/theacademy/
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Academy’s Oscar® week events will be held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for the first time, March 8-12.

WEEK OF PROGRAMS FEATURES FILM SCREENINGS, PANEL CONVERSATIONS,
AND OSCARS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM.

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 23, 2023—The Academy Museum of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce programming plans during the week leading up to the 95th Oscars® on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Oscar® Week events will debut at the Academy Museum and be open to the public with purchase of same-day general admission. Film screenings will feature all nominated shorts, and panel conversations will feature Academy Award®– nominated filmmakers celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Animated Short Film, Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Live Action Short Film, and Makeup and Hairstyling categories. All programs will take place in the museum’s David Geffen Theater.

Purchase of general admission to the museum grants access to all same-day Oscar Week screenings and panels. In addition, the Academy Museum will host its second annual Oscars Night at the Museum on March 12 from 3pm to 10pm. Guests, encouraged to dress in their best Hollywood glam looks, will be treated to a one-of-a-kind event at which they will walk the red carpet, savor food by Wolfgang Puck Catering plus a hosted bar, pose for photos, enjoy a 15% discount at the Academy Museum Store, and watch the Oscars ceremony livestream on ABC in the David Geffen Theater. Ticketing information is below.

The schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
Animation Short Film and Animated Feature Film
Animated short films will screen twice at 11am and 3pm. Nominees in the Animated Short Film and Animated Feature Film categories will be in conversation in the David Geffen Theater. 

11am | Screening: Animated Short Films
1pm | Panel: Animated Short Film Nominees
3pm | Screening: Animated Short Films (encore)
6pm | Panel: Animated Feature Film Nominees

THURSDAY, MARCH 9
Documentary Short Film and Documentary Feature Film
Documentary short films will screen twice at 11am and 3pm. Nominees in the Documentary Short Film and Documentary Feature Film categories will be in conversation in the David Geffen Theater.

11am | Screening: Documentary Short Films
1pm | Panel: Documentary Short Film Nominees
3pm | Screening: Documentary Short Films (encore)
6pm | Panel: Documentary Feature Film Nominees

FRIDAY, MARCH 10
Live Action Short Film and International Feature Film
Live action short films will screen twice at 11am and 3pm. Nominees in the Live Action Short Film and International Feature Film categories will be in conversation in the David Geffen Theater.

11am | Screening: Live Action Short Films
1pm | Panel: Live Action Short Film Nominees
3pm | Screening: Live Action Short Films (encore)
6pm | Panel: International Feature Film Nominees

SATURDAY, MARCH 11
Makeup and Hairstyling

The artists nominated for Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling will be in conversation in the David Geffen Theater.

1pm | Panel: Makeup and Hairstyling Nominees

Access to all Oscar Week programs will be first come, first served. The purchase of a general admission ticket does not guarantee entry to programs if theater capacity is reached.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12
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.

Join the Academy Museum for its second annual Oscars Night at the Museum on Sunday, March 12, from 3pm to 10pm, to celebrate the 95th Academy Awards®. Individual tickets are $250. Academy Museum Members receive access to an exclusive Oscars Night at the Museum member presale, among other exciting member benefits throughout the year.

  • An exclusive presale for Contributor-level Members and above starts on
    January 23
  • All-Member presale starts on January 26
  • General admission tickets will be on sale starting February 3

ACADEMY MUSEUM TICKETING
Tickets to the Academy Museum are available only through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website and mobile app.

Film screening tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), and $5 for students (age 18+ with valid ID) and children (age 17-). Matinees are $5 for all. Ticket prices for Academy Museum Members are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students, children, and matinee-goers.

General admission tickets for the museum’s exhibitions are $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for students (age 18+ with valid ID). Admission for Academy Museum Members, visitors ages 17 and younger, and for California residents with an EBT card is free.

Image:Academy Museum’s first annual Oscars Night at the Museum, 2022, photo by Betsy Youree, ©Academy Museum Foundation

Credit: Public programming for 2023 Oscar Week is made possible in part by the Ruderman Family Foundation, which promotes authentic representation in the entertainment industry and full inclusion of people with disabilities throughout all sectors of society.

Oscars Night at the Museum is made possible by generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Oscars Night is also supported by Domaine Clarence Dillon, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ official wine partner.

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, screenings, publications, educational outreach, and more.

About the Academy Museum
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show coming to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, April 18 – April 28 2023. Tickets on Sale beginning January 26.

Hollywood, Calif. – Riverdance as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award‐winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again. For over 25 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven‐minute dance piece was then developed into a full‐length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan.

With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold‐out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed
theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.

Nominations Announced for the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023. Winners will be announced at the EE BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday February 19, 2023 at 7pm on BBC1 and iPlayer, and @BAFTA.

London, 19 January 2023, 12.20pm GMT –  BAFTA today announces the nominations for the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards, celebrating the very best in film over the past year. A total of 45 feature films received nominations today. View the full list of nominations HERE.

Highlights include:

  • 14 nominations for All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Ten nominations for The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Nine nominations for Elvis
  • Five nominations for Tár
  • Four nominations for Aftersun; The Batman; Good Luck to You, Leo Grande; Top Gun: Maverick and The Whale
  • Three nominations for Babylon; Empire of Light; Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio; Living and Triangle of Sadness
  • Two nominations for Avatar: The Way of Water; Decision to Leave; The Quiet Girl; Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical; She Said and The Woman King
  • One nomination for each of the following: All That Breathes; All The Beauty and the Bloodshed; Amsterdam; Argentina, 1985; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Blonde; Blue Jean; Brian and Charles; Corsage; Electric Malady; The Fabelmans; Fire of Love; The Good Nurse; Marcel the Shell with Shoes On; Moonage Daydream; Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris; Navalny; Puss in Boots: The Last Wish; Rebellion; See How They Run; The Swimmers; Till; Turning Red and The Wonder
  • The following British shorts were nominated: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse; Middle Watch; Your Mountain Is Waiting; The Ballad of Olive Morris; Bazigaga; Bus Girl; A Drifting Up and An Irish Goodbye

Actors Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh announced the nominations via a live broadcast from BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London.

First time nominees feature heavily this year, with 14 of the 24 nominees in the performance categories receiving their first BAFTA Film nomination. They include Ana De Armas (Blonde); Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) Austin Butler (Elvis), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin); Brendan Fraser (The Whale); Paul Mescal (Aftersun), and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once).

Alongside this year’s EE Rising Star nominee Daryl McCormack, four former EE Rising Stars are nominated: Carey Mulligan (2010); Eddie Redmayne (2012); Barry Keoghan (2019) and Micheal Ward (2020).

In the Best Director category, four of the six are first time Director nominees: Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King); Todd Field (Tár), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All At Once) and Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front).

The film with most nominations, All Quiet on the Western Front (14) equals Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2001) as the film not the English language with the most nominations in BAFTA’s history.

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “The EE BAFTA Film Awards are a celebration of the full spectrum of craft and creativity that go into filmmaking. We extend our warmest congratulations to the 215 people nominated today who represent 45 extraordinary films, spanning a vast range of narrative styles, genres and perspectives. We are proud of the role our Awards play in inspiring the public and future filmmakers around the world, and we look forward to celebrating all the nominees and their films at the ceremony next month.”

Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of BAFTA, said: “The EE BAFTA Film Awards are at the heart of our mission to recognise exceptional storytelling and the immensely talented people who bring those stories to the big screen, inspiring both audiences and future filmmakers alike. The range of films recognised by our 7500 voters, spanning blockbusters to independent debuts, offers a uniquely British perspective on this year’s best films from around the world. It is a huge achievement to reach this final stage – congratulations to today’s nominees.”

Anna Higgs, Chair of BAFTA Film Committee: “It is heartening to see that BAFTA’s ongoing work to level the playing field continues to have a positive impact on the diversity and scope of talent and titles nominated today. I’m delighted to see an all-women list in our Outstanding Debut category, as well as so many first-time nominees across the board. Today is about celebrating the phenomenal success of this year’s nominees, who together with their fellow filmmakers and crews, have created a truly remarkable year of films.”

The EE BAFTA Film Awards will take place on Sunday 19 February at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and will be broadcast in the UK from 19:00 – 21:00 on BBC1 and iPlayer, and syndicated globally. Award-winning actor, presenter and author Richard E. Grant will host the ceremony, with presenter Alison Hammond hosting a new BAFTA Studio – to give viewers at home an Access-All-Areas experience of one of the biggest nights in film. Film critic Ali Plumb and presenter Vick Hope will host the red carpet pre show on @BAFTA. For the first time, the ceremony will reveal the final four category winners live on the show, enabling audiences at home to be part of the excitement as it happens.

The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award were announced on 17 January as Aimee Lou Wood, Daryl McCormack, Emma Mackey, Naomi Ackie and Sheila Atim. It is the only award voted for by the British public and it is presented annually to a performer who has demonstrated exceptional talent early in their careers.  Voting is now open at ee.co.uk/bafta.

The final, third round of voting opens tomorrow (Friday, 20 January) to determine the winners. Round Three is voted for by the full film voting BAFTA membership, and its opt-in chapters or juries. More information can be found here on BAFTA’s voting processes.

Nominations are correct at the time of going to print. BAFTA reserves the right to make changes to the names listed at any time up until 19 February 2023.

 

About BAFTA

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

About EE

EE runs the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012 and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK’s no.1 5G network by RootMetrics® in 2020 and being named the UK’s best network every year since 2014 for the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile Industry Awards and by RootMetrics®.

As well as offering mobile services to consumers and small and medium businesses, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.

EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry and has nearly 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards.

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Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams Are Announcing the 95th Oscar Nominations.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams have been tapped to host the Academy’s nominations presentation and announce the nominees for the 95th Oscars.

Last year, Ahmed won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film as the co-writer, producer, and star of The Long Goodbye. In 2021, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Sound of Metal. After breaking out in the Oscar-nominated thriller Nightcrawler, Ahmed starred in the HBO limited series The Night Of,for which he won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Up next, he will star opposite Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley in the sci-fi drama Fingernails, and is set to reteam with The Long Goodbye director, Aneil Karia, for a modern feature adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Williams is best known for starring as Marnie for six seasons in the Emmy-winning HBO series Girls, and the Oscar-winning Jordan Peele horror film Get Out. She can currently be seen starring in this year’s hit Universal/Blumhouse sci-fi horror thriller M3GAN, a film which she also executive produced. Later this year, Williams will appear alongside Matt Bomer in Showtime’s Fellow Travelers, based on the Thomas Mallon novel of the same name.

Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The presentation kicks off at 5:30 a.m. PST / 8:30 a.m. EST, so set your alarm and tune in to the live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, or on the Academy’s YouTubeFacebookInstagramTikTokTwitter, and for the first time in Virtual Reality via Metaverse’s Horizon Worlds.

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

Level Up with A Power-Up Band as SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Prepares to Open at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, February 17, 2023.

As Universal Studios Hollywood counts down the days until SUPER NINTENDO WORLD opens on Friday, February 17, find a deeper dive into the interactive Power-Up Bands that level up one’s experience in this exciting and immersive new land.

Universal City, California, January 18, 2023 – SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, February 17, so let’s take a closer look at the land’s exciting Power-Up Band™, a fun interactive component designed to help guests level up their experience during their visits within the land.

As Universal Studios Hollywood counts down the days until SUPER NINTENDO WORLD opens on Friday, February 17, find a deeper dive into the interactive Power-Up Bands that level up one’s experience in this exciting and immersive new land.

With the grand opening date quickly approaching, here’s a topline overview of the Power-Up Band and its functionality.

These wearable wristbands sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s official free downloadable app and function as a complement to the land’s many interactive elements. The Power-Up Band is available for purchase in six design options with character themes, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad and Princess Daisy; choosing a particular character also defines which Team guests will be a part of.

With the use of a Power-Up Band, guests can elevate the overall experience by competing against other teams to achieve the highest score throughout the day by collecting the most digital coins. To see who’s in the lead, guests can check their personal and team scores by linking the Power-Up Band to the app or by referring to the Checkpoint Screens located within the land.

When riding “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge,” guests are encouraged to tap their Power-Up Band on the ride vehicle’s steering wheel. By doing so, they can track digital coins collected as well as gauge their ranking against friends and family, when synced to the official Universal Studios Hollywood app. The Power-Up Band will enable guests to enjoy “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” over and over again in an attempt to beat their best scores.

The Power-Up Band also unlocks additional gameplay activities and experiences, such as collecting digital coins and stamps when completing milestones within the land. Checkpoints positioned within SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will enable guests to track their status against others. Guests can also amass keys after winning Key Challenges from Goomba Crazy Crank, Koopa Troopa POWer Punch, Piranha Plant Nap Mishap and Thwomp Panel Panic – collecting at least three of them will ultimately allow access to the final boss battle with Bowser Jr.

While meet and greet interactions with Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach are accessible to guests visiting the land, the Power-Up Band may provide an enhanced experience with the characters. The Power-Up Band, however, isn’t a required purchase to enable guests to enjoy SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.

The Power-Up Band will be available for purchase within SUPER NINTENDO WORLD and guests are welcome to download the official Universal Studios Hollywood app prior to visiting so the fun can start from the moment they warp into the land via the giant green pipe. The Power-Up Band will be available for purchase, beginning February 17, at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD retail shops located in the theme park and on CityWalk.

The February 17 grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD marks its official arrival to the United States. The all-new, innovative, immersive and highly-themed land debuts as a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will feature the groundbreaking “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, as well as many thrilling and interactive activities designed to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom. Along with themed dining at the Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be an inspiring addition to the world-famous Universal Studios Hollywood theme park.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is conceived in partnership with Nintendo® and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to Nintendo fans for generations.

For more information, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Los Angeles Kings to visit the The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center in coordination with the 2023 ‘We Are All Kings Rink Tour practice on January 15 in Valencia.

VALENCIA, CA – Calling all Los Angeles Kings fans – in coordination with the 2023 We Are All Kings Rink Tour, The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center | Powered by FivePoint Valencia is excited to host 3-4 current Kings players this Sunday, January 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local ice athletes who are members of the Special Needs Athletes and Peers (SNAP) Hockey Club will get a unique opportunity to work one-one-one with players from the LA Kings. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out to The Cube and watch this practice.

The “2023 We Are All Kings Rink Tour” showcases the wide range of opportunities within the sport of ice hockey in the Los Angeles area, including for disabled, special needs, female, underserved athletes as well as affordable entry hockey. As partners with the LA Kings, the City of Santa Clarita is proud to offer inclusive and dynamic programming for all residents and visitors at The Cube and honored to provide opportunities like this for our ice athletes.

As a reminder, this practice is for spectators only, there will not be an opportunity for attendees to interact with the athletes. For more information about the practice, or about the SNAP Hockey Club, please visit TheCubeSantaClarita.com or call (661) 257-2823.