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‘THE OSCARS®’ SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10, FOR THE FIRST TIME BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. EDT/4:00 P.M. PDT ON ABC.

Pre-Show Festivities To Kick Off at 6:30 P.M. Episode of ‘Abbott Elementary’ To Follow Live Telecast.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, ABC announced that “The Oscars®” will air live coast to coast on SUNDAY, MARCH 10, in a new earlier timeslot (7:00-10:30 p.m. EDT/4:00-7:30 p.m. PDT). A 30-minute pre-show will lead into the live show (6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT/3:30-4:00 p.m. PDT), and immediately following, ABC will air an original episode of the Emmy® Award-winning comedy series “Abbott Elementary.” The telecast will also be rebroadcast in the Pacific Time zone in primetime after the live presentation.

As previously announced, Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the live show for the fourth time. Raj Kapoor will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan serving as executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is set to direct the telecast.

The 96th Oscars will be held 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 home to a global membership of more than 10,500 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.

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JIMMY KIMMEL BACK TO HOST 96TH OSCARS FOR THE FOURTH TIME.

MOLLY MCNEARNEY RETURNS AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE SHOW THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10, 2024, ON ABC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 96th Oscars®, and Emmy-nominated Molly McNearney will return for a second consecutive year to serve as an executive producer for the show, Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang announced today. It will be Kimmel’s fourth turn hosting the broadcast. The 96th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

“We are thrilled about Jimmy returning to host and Molly returning as executive producer for the Oscars. They share our love of movies and our commitment to producing a dynamic and entertaining show for our global audience,” said Kramer and Yang. “We are deeply grateful to Jimmy, Molly and their teams for their incredible creativity and partnership and for going on this ride with us again.”

“I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times,” said Kimmel.

“Jimmy has cemented himself as one of the all-time great Oscars hosts with his perfect blend of humanity and humor, and Molly is one of the best live TV producers around. We are delighted to be working with them and their teams on the show,” said Oscars executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor and executive producer Katy Mullan.

“After his triumphant return to the Oscars stage last year, we are honored to have Jimmy back to guide us through one of the most beloved celebrations in entertainment. He is such a valuable member of our Disney family, and we could not be more appreciative of him and his entire team,” said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “We are also grateful to have the multitalented Molly back on the producing team, and we have no doubt that this year will be a spectacular night celebrating the biggest films of the year.”


“I’m especially honored to be part of the Oscars team this year, when we are all eager to be back together and back to work,” said McNearney.

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and is one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history. He hosted the 95th Oscars, which earned him an Emmy nomination and hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards).

McNearney serves as executive producer and co-head writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  She also earned an Emmy nomination for her work on the 95th Oscars.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, 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 home to a global membership of more than 10,500 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.

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JIMMY KIMMEL RETURNS TO HOST 95TH OSCARS® THE OSCARS IS SET TO AIR LIVE ON MARCH 12, 2023, ON ABC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 95th Oscars®, executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner announced today. Kimmel hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards). Molly McNearney will also serve as an executive producer. The 95th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 12, 2023. 

“We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage. We know he will be funny and ready for anything!” said Weiss and Kirshner.

“Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars. His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang. “With Kimmel, Weiss and Kirshner’s fresh perspective and masterful guidance, the Oscars will celebrate its rich 95-year history, the collaborative nature of moviemaking, and our diverse, dynamic and deeply creative community of filmmakers.”

“Having Jimmy Kimmel return to host ‘The Oscars’ is a dream come true. As we see every night on his own show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor, and we know that he will deliver the laughs and celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “We love being the home of Hollywood’s biggest night and can’t wait to toast the success of this year’s cinema and storytelling.”

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap.  Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no,” said Kimmel.  

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live! ” and recently signed a three-year contract extension, making him one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history.

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 OSCARS IS SET TO AIR LIVE ON MARCH 12, 2023, ON ABC

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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94TH OSCARS® GOVERNORS BALL BRINGS SOMETHING NEW TO THE TABLE WITH CHEF WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING COLLABORATION.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Chef Wolfgang Puck and Wolfgang Puck Catering will return to create the menu for this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscars® celebration, which will immediately follow the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27.  The team will collaborate on menu items with Bronx-based  Ghetto Gastro,  merging food, fashion, music, art and design.

“Chef Wolfgang Puck and his masterful team raise the bar with each Governors Ball, and this year will be no different,” said Academy governor and Awards Committee chair Jennifer Todd.  “We’re thrilled to welcome the extraordinary talents of Ghetto Gastro to the table.  Together, Wolfgang and the Ghetto Gastro collective will create an inspired culinary experience for our Oscars guests.” 

“Every year we look to find ways to keep things new, fresh and fun,” said Wolfgang Puck.  “The Oscars Governors Ball is an event where food, fashion, culture, cinema and music collide.  To celebrate this convergence, we couldn’t think of a better partner than Ghetto Gastro.”

The menu will feature new, imaginative dishes from Wolfgang Puck Catering alongside such guest favorites as smoked salmon Oscars and spicy tuna cones.  Ghetto Gastro’s Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao and Lester Walker will complement the offerings with their own action station in addition to several passed menu items throughout the night. 

“At Ghetto Gastro, we have a saying, ‘WE ONLY LAYER FLAVORS’ (W.O.L.F.) – so we feel it’s only right that we collaborate with the great Wolfgang Puck to create an Oscars Governors Ball unlike any before,” said Gray, co-founder of Ghetto Gastro. 

To complement the food, the Governors Ball also will feature a variety of beverages. Champagne Fleur de MIRAVAL—the only Champagne house exclusively devoted to Rosé Champagne—will be poured along with two limited-edition Francis Ford Coppola Wines in honor of the 94th Oscars. Acclaimed mixologist Charles Joly will again curate a selection of Tequila Don Julio specialty cocktails.

The Governors Ball will take place in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of Hollywood & Highland® immediately following the Oscars broadcast.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT 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 art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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COMEDIANS REGINA HALL, AMY SCHUMER AND WANDA SYKES TO HOST 94TH OSCARS.

THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, ON ABC Watch the Newest ABC Oscars Promo HERE

“Imagine having one of the funniest women in comedy today hosting the Oscars… Now, multiply that by three,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. 

Los Angeles, Calif. – Comedians Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the 94th Oscars®, show producer Will Packer announced today.  This will be the first time hosting the ceremony for each of them.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and in more than 200 territories worldwide. Watch the Newest ABC Oscars Promo HERE

“This year’s show is all about uniting movie lovers.  It’s apropos that we’ve lined up three of the most dynamic, hilarious women with very different comedic styles,” said Packer.  “I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will be having will translate to our audience as well.  Many surprises in store!  Expect the unexpected!”

“We want people to get ready to have a good time.  It’s been a while,” said Hall, Schumer and Sykes.

“We’re invigorated by Will’s vision for this year’s Oscars: celebrating movie lovers alongside moviemakers and spotlighting fan favorites that prove how cinema can unite us all,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.  “Hosting this star-studded party are three powerful, funny women inviting us to laugh and cheer for the year’s best and brightest in film.”

“Imagine having one of the funniest women in comedy today hosting the Oscars… Now, multiply that by three,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment.  “Regina, Amy and Wanda are comedy powerhouses who will make history as the first female trio to host the biggest night in entertainment, and we’re thrilled to have them at the helm to deliver an incredible show full of unforgettable moments and laughter.”

Award-nominated actor and producer Hall will star in the upcoming “Master,” on which she also served as executive producer, and is a producer and star of “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul.”  She recently appeared in the series “Nine Perfect Strangers” and starred in the feature film “Girls Trip.”

Schumer is an Emmy®, Peabody and Critics Choice Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.  She is a writer, director, executive producer and star of the upcoming comedy series “Life and Beth,” and starred in such features as “The Humans,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Trainwreck,” which she also wrote.

Sykes is an Emmy-winning writer, comedian, actor and producer.  She is a creator, executive producer, writer and star of the comedy series “The Upshaws” and can be seen in the upcoming series “History of the World; Part II.”  Her credits also include the stand-up special “Wanda Sykes: Not Normal,” “The Other Two” and “Monster-in-Law.”

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT 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 art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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2022 Oscars: Here Are All the Films Eligible for Oscars at the 94th Academy Awards, Jan 20, 2022.

Los Angeles, Calif. – This year’s Oscars race just got a little tighter. Ahead of the nominations announcement on Feb. 8, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a not-so-shortlist of all the films in contention for Oscars at the 94th Academy Awards.

Two hundred seventy-six (276!) movies have met the Academy’s eligibility requirements, which require a 7-day qualifying run in at least one of six U.S. metropolitan areas. Rule provisions this year allow for drive-in theaters, as well as stipulations for films intended for a theatrical release but forced to pivot to streaming.

Here is every film in the running:

The Addams Family 2

Ageless Love

Ailey

All Light, Everywhere

American Night

American Underdog

Annette

Antlers

The Ape Star

Army of the Dead

Ascension

Attica

Back to the Outback

Becoming Cousteau

Being the Ricardos

Belfast

Belle

Benedetta

Berman Island

Best Sellers

The Beta Test

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Black Widow

Blue Bayou

Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People

Boogie

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Bring Your Own Brigade

Bruised

Candyman

The Card Counter

Censor

Cinderella

Clifford the Big Red Dog

C’mon C’mon

Coda

Coming 2 America

Compartment No. 6

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Convergence: Courage in a Crisis

A Cop Movie

The Courier

A Crime on the Bayou

Cruella

Cry Macho

Cryptozoo

Cusp

Cyrano

Dear Evan Hansen

Don’t Look Up

Dream Horse

Drive My Car

The Dry

The Duke

Dune

East of the Mountains

El Planeta

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Encanto

Encounter

Eternals

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

F9: The Fast Saga

Fathom

Faya Dayi

Ferguson Rises

Fever Dream

Final Account

Finch

Finding You

First Date

The First Wave

Fix

Flag Day

Flee

The Forever Purge

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Found

Four Good Days

Franceso

Free Guy

The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Godzilla vs. Kong

The Good Boss

The Grave

The Green Knight

The Guilty

Halloween Kills

The Hand of God

Hard Luck Love Song

The Harder They Fall

Harper

Here Today

A Hero

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Holler

Homeroom

House of Gucci

The Humans

I’m Your Man

In the Earth

In the Heights

In the Same Breath

India Sweets and Spices

Introducing, Selma Blair

Jai Bhim

Jockey

Joe Bell

John and the Hole

Josee, The Tiger and the Fish

A Journal for Jordan

Julia

Jungle Cruise

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

The Killing of Two Lovers

King Richard

The King’s Man

Lamb

Language Lessons

Lansky

Last and First Men

The Last Duel

Last Night in Soho

The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim

Les Nôtres

Licorice Pizza

Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres

Lily Topples the World

Limbo

The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

The Lost Daughter

The Lost Leonardo

Love Is Love Is Love

Luca

Malignant

The Many Saints of Newark

Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham

Mass

The Matrix Resurrections

Mayday

Memoria

Minamata

Misha and the Wolves

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Moffie

Mogul Mowgli

Mortal Kombat

Mother/Android

Mothering Sunday

Munich – The Edge of War

The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses

My Name Is Pauli Murray

My Sunny Maad

Naked Singularity

National Champions

The Night House

Nightmare Alley

Nine Days

No Man of God

No Ordinary Man

No Sudden Move

No Time to Die

Nobody

The Novice

The Nowhere Inn

Old

Old Henry

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Varsity Blues

Paper Spiders

Parallel Mothers

Passing

Paw Patrol The Movie

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Petite Maman

Pig

Plan B

Pompo the Cinephile

Poupelle of Chimney Town

The Power of the Dog

Pray Away

Prayers for the Stolen

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Procession

Profile

The Protégé

Qazaq History of the Golden Man

Queenpins

Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain

A Quiet Place Part II

The Race to Save the World

Raya and the Last Dragon

The Real Charlie Chaplin

Rebel Hearts

Red Notice

Red Rocket

Reminiscence

The Rescue

Respect

Riders of Justice

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Ron’s Gone Wrong

Sabaya

Senior Moment

7 Prisoners

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shiva Baby

Silencio

Silent Night

Silo

Silver Carnation

Sing 2

Sisters on Track

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

So Late So Soon

Son of Monarchs

Sophie Jones

The Souvenir Part II

Space Jam: A New Legacy

The Sparks Brothers

Spencer

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The Spine of Night

Spiral

Spirit Untamed

The Starling

Stillwater

Sugar Daddy

The Suicide Squad

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The Summit of the Gods

Swan Song (Apple Original Films)

Swan Song (Magnolia Pictures)

Tango Shalom

The Tender Bar

Test Pattern

This Is the Night

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Tick, Tick…Boom!

Titane

Together

Together Together

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse

The Tomorrow War

Torn

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Triumph

Truth to Power

12 Mighty Orphans

The Unforgivable

The Unholy

Val

The Velvet Queen

The Velvet Underground

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Violet

Vivo

The Wake of Light

The Water Man

The Way

Werewolves Within

West Side Story

Whirlybird

The White Line

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Wish Dragon

Wolf

Women Is Losers

The Worst Person in the World

Worth

Wrath of Man

Zola

Nominations voting begins on Jan. 27 and concludes on Feb. 1, with nominations to be announced on Feb. 8. The 94th Academy Awards will be held on March 27 and air live on ABC.

ACADEMY CEO DAWN HUDSON CHARTS NEXT STEPS FOLLOWING THE BUILDING OF AN INNOVATIVE ACADEMY AND THE SUCCESS OF MUSEUM OPENING.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Dawn Hudson, chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced today that, after a successful and transformational tenure, this current term will be her last as Academy CEO.

“After more than ten years and the incredibly successful opening of our new museum, I’ve decided, when this term concludes, it will be time for me to explore other opportunities and adventures as this can hardly be topped,” said Hudson. “We’ve achieved so much together that’s been most important to me — our ongoing commitment to representation and inclusion; adapting the Academy into a digitally sophisticated global institution; and creating the world’s premier movie museum that will be the destination of film fans for decades. The Board of Governors and I are mutually committed to a seamless transition to new leadership. I’m excited for what the future holds, for both the Academy and for me.”

“Dawn has been, and continues to be, a groundbreaking leader for the Academy. Advancements in the diversity and gender parity of our membership, our increased international presence, and the successful opening of a world-class Academy Museum — a project she revived, guided and championed — are already part of her legacy. I know the Board of Governors joins me in looking forward to our collaboration with Dawn in the many months ahead, as we map out a plan for succession,” said Academy President David Rubin.

Hudson joined the Academy as CEO in 2011.  In her role, she oversees the Academy’s 450-person staff in Los Angeles, New York and London; operations and outreach, including awards, membership, marketing, communications, finance and technology; the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and the Academy Foundation. The Foundation includes educational initiatives, fellowships and grants, the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive. 

With Hudson at the helm building and overseeing its financial assets, including the Oscars®, the Academy has become more accessible to its members and people around the world. The institution has achieved advances in technology and the modernization of its infrastructure, which have enabled greater global outreach, member communications and events, online voting and streaming on the Academy Screening Room, and a significantly expanded social media presence.

Under her leadership, Hudson has driven significant diversity, inclusion and representation initiatives across the Academy membership, governance and staff. As a result, the Academy more than doubled the number of women and underrepresented ethnic/racial communities within its membership through the A2020 initiative, bringing in the most diverse class in the organization’s history at that time. Hudson also oversaw the creation of Aperture 2025, establishing inclusion standards for Oscars eligibility, to further the Academy’s efforts to advance representation in the entertainment industry. 

Hudson was integral to the development of the Academy Museum, which opened to the public in September and is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts and sciences of moviemaking. 

A search for Hudson’s successor will soon be underway, and she will have a vital role in the transition.

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.

“After more than ten years and the incredibly successful opening of our new museum, I’ve decided, when this term concludes, it will be time for me to explore other opportunities and adventures as this can hardly be topped,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. 

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Laura Dern and Tom Hanks to Host Star-Studded Special, ‘A Night in the Academy Museum,’ Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 on ABC.

Annette Bening, Cher, Jon M. Chu, Geena Davis, Danny Glover, Eiza González, Emily V. Gordon, Aldis Hodge, Marsai Martin, Marlee Matlin, Kumail Nanjiani, Michelle Rodriguez, Jurnee Smollett, and Diane Warren among the stars set to Appear in Special Celebrating Launch of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Oscar®-winning actors Laura Dern and Tom Hanks are inviting a few of their friends and colleagues to spend a night in the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures when “A Night in the Academy Museum” airs Tuesday, Oct. 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

The special will give fans an exclusive look at the amazing history, exhibitions and insight into the art of filmmaking that awaits when they visit the largest institution in the United States dedicated to the arts, sciences and artists of moviemaking. Annette BeningCherJon M. ChuGeena DavisDanny GloverEiza GonzálezEmily V. GordonAldis HodgeMarsai MartinMarlee MatlinMelissa McCarthyKumail NanjianiMichelle RodriguezJurnee Smollett and Diane Warren will guide viewers through the halls of the institution as they explore the magic and artistry that has enlightened, enchanted and entertained movie fans for more than 120 years.

“A Night in the Academy Museum” is produced by Herzog & Company in association with Show Shop and directed by Linda Mendoza. Mark Herzog and Frank Garritano serve as executive producers.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “Station 19” and fall’s groundbreaking No. 1 new series, “Big Sky”; trailblazing comedy favorites “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs” and “Home Economics”; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley,” “Match Game,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as two critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum is the largest institution 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, an education studio, restaurant, retail store, and beautiful public spaces. The museum opens to the public on September 30, 2021.

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 upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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THE ACADEMY AND ABC SET MARCH 27, 2022 AS NEW SHOW DATE FOR 94TH OSCARS.

Los Angeles, Calif. — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 94th Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, March 27, 2022.  The show, which will air live on ABC from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, was originally scheduled for February 27, 2022.

The eligibility period for Academy Awards® consideration will return to the standard December 31 deadline: a feature film must have a qualifying release date between March 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.  This year, which is still impacted by the pandemic, eligibility requirements for the 94th Academy Awards will be consistent with the addendums made for the 93rd Awards season and can be found here.  Complete 94th Awards rules and specialty category submission deadlines will be announced in June.  Following this year, the Academy intends to expand the qualifying requirements for the 95th Awards.

Academy key dates for the 2021 Oscar® season are as follows:

General entry categories submission deadlineMonday, November 15, 2021
Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PTFriday, December 10, 2021
Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PTWednesday, December 15, 2021
Oscar Shortlists Announcement Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Eligibility period ends Friday, December 31, 2021
Governors AwardsSaturday, January 15, 2022
Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PTThursday, January 27, 2022
Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Oscar Nominations Announcement Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Oscar Nominees LuncheonMonday, March 7, 2022
Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PTThursday, March 17, 2022
Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, March 22, 2022
94th OscarsSunday, March 27, 2022

All dates for the 94th Academy Awards® are subject to change.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in 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 art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy
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