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The Academy Invites 176 To Membership

29 June 2012 1:34 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy.s roster of members.

.These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,. said Academy President Tom Sherak. .I.m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member..

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

The 2012 invitees are:

Actors

Simon Baker . .Margin Call,. .L.A. Confidential.

Sean Bean . .Flightplan,. .The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Bérénice Bejo . .The Artist,. .Oss 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies.

Tom Berenger . .Inception,. .Platoon.

Demián Bichir . .A Better Life,. .Che.

Jessica Chastain . .The Help,. .The Tree of Life.

Clifton Collins, »

- Michelle McCue

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Jonah Hill, Terrence Malick, Melissa McCarthy and 173 others invited to join Academy

29 June 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended their 2012 membership invitations today to 176 lucky actors, directors, cinematographers, and other members of the filmmaking industry.

Terrence Malick, who somehow wasn’t already a member, received an invitation, as did fellow directors Rodrigo Garcia and Asghar Farhadi.

For actors, Melissa McCarthy’s invitation continues her incredible post-Bridesmaids rise. In addition, actors Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Andy Serkis, Jessica Chastain, and Octavia Spencer were all invited to be members, among others.

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003, according to the Academy’s website. »

- Erin Strecker

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Oscar invites 176 artists and executives

29 June 2012 1:19 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.

“These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

The 2012 invitees are:

Actors

Simon Baker – “Margin Call,” “L.A. Confidential”

Sean Bean – “Flightplan,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Bérénice Bejo – “The Artist,” “Oss 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies”

Tom Berenger – “Inception,” “Platoon

Demián Bichir – “A Better Life,” “Che

Jessica Chastain – “The Help,” “The Tree of Life

Clifton Collins, »

- Josh Abraham

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"The Artist" Wins Big at the Oscars

27 February 2012 12:28 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Artist tops off its triumphant run throughout this awards season with a big night at the Oscars. And the winners are... in bold:

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help

Hugo

Midnight in Paris

Moneyball

The Tree of Life

War Horse

Directing

The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants, Alexander Payne

Hugo, Martin Scorsese

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

Actor In A Leading Role

Demián Bichir in A Better Life

George Clooney in The Descendants

Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Actor In A Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill in Moneyball

Nick Nolte in Warrior

Christopher Plummer in Beginners

Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Actress In A Leading Role

Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis in The Help »

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84th Academy Awards Winners – The Artist Takes Best Picture

27 February 2012 1:26 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Crowded House said it best in the lyrics “Hey now, hey now, don’t dream its over.” Yes, the awards season officialy came to an end tonight at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, CA. Tears, jubilation, substance and style were all memorable moments at the 84th Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal. With Sacha Baron Cohen’s shenanigans earlier on the red carpet and no huge upsets, Cirque du Soleil’s performance was the highlight of the evening.

The Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year went to “The Artist” produced by Thomas Langmann and Michel Hazanavicius won for Achievement in Directing. The movie becomes the first silent film to take the gold since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago when Wings won.

Christopher Plummer was the winner for a Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in “Beginners”; Octavia Spencer, was the »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar 2012 Winners: Woody Allen, The Descendants

26 February 2012 8:59 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Owen Wilson in Woody Allen's Midngiht in Paris Best adapted screenplay * The Descendants (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Hugo (Paramount) Screenplay by John Logan The Ides of March (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon Moneyball (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Focus Features) Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan Best original screenplay The Artist (The Weinstein Company) Written by Michel Hazanavicius Bridesmaids (Universal) Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig Margin Call (Roadside Attractions) Written by J.C. Chandor * Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Woody Allen A Separation (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Asghar Farhadi Best art direction The Artist (The Weinstein Company) Production Design: Laurence Bennett, Set Decoration: Robert Gould Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Stuart Craig, »

- Steve Montgomery

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2012 Academy Awards Winners!

26 February 2012 8:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 84th Annual Academy Awards winners are here. Take a look below to see who took home the Oscars.

Best Picture:

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help

Hugo

Midnight in Paris

Moneyball

The Tree of Life

War Horse

Directing:

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life

Alexander Payne - The Descendants

Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Actor In A Leading Role:

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Demi&#225n Bichir - A Better Life

George Clooney - The Descendants

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Gary Oldman - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Actress In A Leading Role:

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis - The Help

Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Actor In A Supporting Role:

Christopher Plummer - Beginners »

- MovieWeb

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Oscars 2012 winners list: 'The Artist,' 'Hugo' are the big winners

26 February 2012 8:42 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Hugo" took home the most awards with five, but it didn't earn any of the big awards. "The Artist" took home Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, while Best Actress (in a bit of a surprise, considering Viola Davis' previous wins) went to Meryl Streep, and the Supporting awards went to Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, both of which have won all awards season.

The full list of movies:

Best Picture

"War Horse"

"The Artist"

"Moneyball"

"The Descendants"

"The Tree of Life"

"Midnight in Paris"

"The Help"

"Hugo"

"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"

Viola Davis, "The Help"

Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"

Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"

George Clooney, "The Descendants"

Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"

Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Brad Pitt, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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"The Artist," "Hugo" Win Big at the 2012 Oscars! See Complete List of Winners of the 84th Annual Academy Awards aka Tribute to French Cinema!

26 February 2012 5:51 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The 84th Annual Academy Awards became a rightful homage to French cinema! "The Artist," distributed by The Weinstein company but the creative team is composed mostly of French folks, took home the big prize, the Best Picture award! "The Artist" won a total of 5 Oscars including Jean Dujardin for Best Actor, Michel Hazanavicius for Best Director, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.

But "Hugo" also won 5 Oscars, mostly technical and artistic merits, such as Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.

"Hugo," of course, was itself an homage to George Melies, the French illusionist who gave us the trippy "A Trip to the Moon."

Both "The Artist" and "Hugo" led the Oscar nominations with 10 and 11 nods respectively.

There was really no "oh gosh what a surprise" moment of the evening except for Meryl Streep taking home the Best Actress Oscar from the perceived surefire winner Viola Davis of "The Help. »

- Manny

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84th Academy Awards Predictions

25 February 2012 8:24 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tomorrow is the day where the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates the movies. We’ve waited all year and its finally here. By the time host Billy Crystal delivers his last punchline and concludes the 84th Academy Awards, the evening will have seen many celebrity-presenters appear on the Oscar stage at the Kodak Theatre.

Here’s my predictions for Hollywood’s big night.

Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir in .A Better Life.

George Clooney in .The Descendants.

Jean Dujardin in .The Artist.

Gary Oldman in .Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Brad Pitt in .Moneyball.

Clooney’s performance was like none other he’s given before and with Slumdog MillionaireNatalie Portman (Black Swan) and Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Fox Searchlight is on a roll. However, The Artist’s Dujardin will take home his first Academy Award.

Possible upset – Brad Pitt is an all around good guy »

- Michelle McCue

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Streep, Pitt, Spielberg, Dujardin: Huge Oscar 2012 Group Picture

22 February 2012 8:04 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2012 group photo The nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards pose for a (very, very, very large) group photo at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon, held in Beverly Hills on Monday, February 6, 2012. Here's the link to the full-size Oscar 2012 group photo. Seated (left to right): Matthew Butler, Julie Anderson, Kira Carstensen Tsunami, Mark Bridges, Demián Bichir, Lon Bender, Michael De Luca, Danfung Dennis, Rebecca Cammisa, Joe Berlinger, Bérénice Bejo, Letty Aronson, Max von Sydow, Kirk Baxter and J.C. Chandor. (Photo: Greg Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.) 2nd row (left to right): Erik Aadahl, Ron Bochar, Deb Adair with guest, Amanda Forbis, Stan Chervin, Glenn Close, Jean Dujardin, George Clooney, Chris Columbus, Marshall Curry, Ludovic Bource, Terry George, Patrick Doyon, Gigi Causey, Erik Nash, Jeff Cronenweth, Viola Davis, Siedah Garrett, Dave Giammarco, Lisy Christl, Nick Dudman, Enrico Casarosa, Sam Cullman, Kenneth Branagh, and Scott Benza. »

- D. Zhea

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Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing

21 February 2012 9:54 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

On Saturday, "Hugo" won top award from the Cinema Audio Society. While the winner of this award has gone on to claim the Best Sound Mixing Oscar only three times in the past decade, two of those instances were in the last three years. The other Oscar champs had at least been nominated by the Cas.  "Hugo" marks the third nomination for John Midgley and the fifth for Tom Fleischman. Neither has won as of yet. "Moneyball" was the only other Oscar nominee to contend at the Cas. This is the fourth Oscar bid by  Ed Novick, who won this category last year for "Inception," the second for David Giammarco and the first for both Deb Adair and Ron Bochar. Make Your Oscar Predictions: What Will Win Best Sound Mixing? 
Forecast all races. Compete against experts! Make Your Predictions!   Prior to this, the four nominees for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" -- Peter J. Devlin, »

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'The Descendants' Wins the USC Scripters Award and Ace Editing with 'The Artist' and 'Rango'

19 February 2012 8:27 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I guess I could look at the win last night from the American Cinema Editors (Ace) for The Descendants for Best Editing in a dramatic feature as a sign we may still have an upset at the Oscars, but I think that would be overstepping my bounds. I will, however, say I think it shows The Descendants is a stronger #2 candidate for Best Picture than Hugo is as The Artist remains the clear front-runner in the Best Picture category as it also won last night for Best Editing in a comedy or musical. In the lackluster animation category Rango took the win over Puss in Boots and The Adventures of Tintin where, I guess, we could have seen Tintin win, but I'm having a hard time mustering up any kind of passion one way or another to really care. The Ace winners are listed below along with the other nominees. »

- Brad Brevet

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My Complete, Fearless 2012 Oscar Predictions! Who Will Win? Who Should Win?

17 February 2012 3:12 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The 84th Academy Awards will pay homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. The perceived Oscar frontrunner, .The Artist,. is a black-and-white silent movie, while one of the Oscar Best Picture contenders, .Hugo,. touches upon the life of Georges Méliès and his magical .Trip to the Moon. (1902). Even Marilyn Monroe is being honored via a Best Actress nomination for Michelle Williams who played the icon in .My Week with Marilyn..

Amidst the glamour and the spectacle, this is one of the most unpredictable Oscars in recent memory. There is no clear-cut favorite. Even the awards darling .The Artist. may lose its voice on Oscar night. But I am marching forward to reveal my fearless 2012 Oscar predictions. (Read after the jump for my complete predictions on 24 categories, watch the video for the majors!)

Best Picture

*** "The Artist"

"The Descendants"

"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

"The Help"

"Hugo"

"Midnight in Paris"

"Moneyball"

"The Tree of Life »

- Manny

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Viola Davis, Siedah Garrett, Max von Sydow

16 February 2012 8:34 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jeff Cronenweth, Viola Davis, Siedah Garrett, Dave Giammarco; sitting: Letty Aronson, Max von Sydow, Kirk Baxter Oscar nominees (left to right) Jeff Cronenweth, Viola Davis, Siedah Garrett, and Dave Giammarco at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon 2012. Sitting in front of them are (left to right) Letty Aronson, Max von Sydow, and Kirk Baxter. The Oscar Luncheon was held in Beverly Hills on Monday, February 6, 2012. (Photo: Greg Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.) Jeff Cronenweth is a Best Cinematography nominee for his work on David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Siedah Garrett is in the running as the lyricist for Best Original Song nominee "Real in Rio," from the animated feature Rio. Dave Giammarco, alongside Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, and Ed Novick, is a nominee for Best Sound Mixing for Bennett Miller's Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt. Letty Aronson, along with Stephen Tenenbaum, »

- D. Zhea

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The Oscar-Nominated Sound Mixers: Deb Adair of 'Moneyball'

13 February 2012 9:24 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Moneyball” is by far the quietest movie currently up for an Oscar for best achievement in sound mixing -- notwithstanding a few crowd eruptions and literally game-changing cracks of the bat. Previously an Emmy and Golden Reel winner, Deb Adair picked up her first Oscar nod for her work on the film (along with colleagues Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, and Ed Novick). TheWrap talked with her about how a sports film that is light on sports -- and consists largely of debates in stadium caverns -- found its place as a »

- Chris Willman

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Exclusive Video Interview: Brad Pitt and Oakland A's Billy Beane Talk 'Moneyball'

7 February 2012 3:32 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Oscar Q & As are happening all over Hollywood this week' the Best Actor race, especially, continues to be a close one. Monday night Brad Pitt and Oakland As general manager Billy Beane, the man he plays in "Moneyball," joined moderator Elvis Mitchell at Lacma for an Oscar nominees panel including Jonah Hill, editor Christopher Tellefsen and lead sound mixer Deb Adair. Afterwards, Pitt and Beane followed me down into the basement for an exclusive talk. "This is our last interview, Anne," Pitt declared jubilantly as he headed for the airport to fly with Angelina Jolie to Berlin and Kosovo with "In the Land of Blood and Honey." As a fan of baseball, »

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84th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon

6 February 2012 6:20 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a glimpse inside the Oscar Nominees Luncheon for the 84th Academy Awards which took place in Beverly Hills, California, Monday, February 6, 2012. The 84th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. On the menu was chopped vegetable salad, roasted Asian barbecued duck, soy-mirin seared Atlantic Salmon and a trio of sorbets in a chocolate cup.

Anne Thompson reported, “Oscarcast co-producer Brian Grazer promised a classy show. Filming of the Billy Crystal intro skit is under way (along with interviews with many of the nominees) — “everyone is in the film,” he said. The Kodak Theatre stage will be dressed like an old-time movie palace to sell the theme of going out to the movies. “Seeing films in that environment is a magnifier of how you feel emotionally,” he said. “You’ll feel like »

- Michelle McCue

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Updated: Nominations announced for 84th Academy Awards

24 January 2012 2:31 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Update (January 30, 2012): Australian producer Grant Hill is one of four producers that will accept the Oscar should Terence Malick's Tree of Life win Best Picture. The film's nominees were originally listed as 'to be determined', following the Academy's decision that only a maximum of three producers would be recognised per best picture contender.

It was decided on Friday that Tree of Life represented 'extraordinary circumstances' and the rule was waived. Should the film upset popular contenders Hugo and The Artist, the Oscar will be accepted by Hill alongside fellow producers Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad and Dede Gardner.

Correction: Sound re-recording mixer Andy Nelson, who received his thirteen nomination for best achievement in sound for Steven Spielberg's War Horse, is in fact British. In 2001, Nelson received an Australian Centenary Medal for his services to Australian film production for his work on Moulin Rouge.

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January 25, 2012: The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced overnight, »

- Amanda Diaz

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84th Academy Awards. Nominations

24 January 2012 1:11 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

First the nominations, then a few notes after the list.

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help

Hugo

Midnight in Paris

Moneyball

The Tree of Life

War Horse

Directing

The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants, Alexander Payne

Hugo, Martin Scorsese

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

Actor In A Leading Role

Demián Bichir in A Better Life

George Clooney in The Descendants

Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Actor In A Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill in Moneyball

Nick Nolte in Warrior

Christopher Plummer in Beginners

Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Actress In A Leading Role

Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis in The Help

Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady »

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