Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has
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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Hart, Emma Stone and 319 others invited to vote for Oscar
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club.
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Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity

Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.

Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.

Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically
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Oscars 2015: Full list of winners

Oscars 2015: Full list of winners
The 87th Academy Awards full list of winners (and nominees).Oscars 2015Birdman wins best film, directorREACTION: What the winners saidCOMMENT: Birdman claws victory from BoyhoodBLOG: As it happened

By The Numbers

4 - Birdman4 - The Grand Budapest Hotel3 - Whiplash1 - American Sniper, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Selma, Still Alice, The Theory of EverythingBEST Motion Picture Of The Year

Birdman: Alejandro G Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, producers

BoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplashPERFORMANCE By An Actor In A Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Steve Carell, FoxcatcherBradley Cooper, American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation GameMichael Keaton, BirdmanPERFORMANCE By An Actress In A Leading Role

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones, The Theory Of EverythingRosamund Pike, Gone GirlReese Witherspoon, WildPERFORMANCE By An Actor In A Supporting Role

Jk Simmons, Whiplash

Robert Duvall, The JudgeEthan Hawke, BoyhoodEdward Norton, BirdmanMark Ruffalo
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And the winners of the 87th Academy Awards are…

The 87th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night, with Birdman named Best Picture, as well as taking home a further three awards – Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel also managed a haul of four Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

In the acting categories, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Eddie Redymayne (The Theory of Everything) were honoured with Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) received Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

You can check out a full list of the nominations below, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Picture

American Sniper



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything


Achievement in directing

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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'Birdman' Wins Best Picture at '87th Academy Awards'

'Birdman' Wins Best Picture at '87th Academy Awards'
Birdman was honored with Best Picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards, which took place tonight at the Dolby Theater in the Hollywood and Highland Center, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Birdman took home four Oscars tonight in total, winning for Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu), Best Original Screenplay (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicol&#225s Giacobone) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki). The film also tied for the most wins of the night with The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

All eight of the Best Picture nominees walked home with at least one award. American Sniper won for Best Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman), Boyhood won for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), The Imitation Game won for Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore), Selma won
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Birdman wins best film, director

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Birdman wins best film, director
A memorable 87th annual Academy Awards for Fox Searchlight saw Birdman claim best film, director and two other statuettes to tie with The Grand Budapest Hotel’s four-strong haul.

Boyhood, which entered the evening on six nominations and had been expected to push Birdman in several of the senior categories on Sunday night, won a sole best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.

The film’s time in the Oscar ceremony spotlight will not be forgotten, however, as Arquette paid tribute to her “Boyhood family” and made an impassioned plea for wage equality that spread like wildfire across social media.

Eddie Redmayne from The Theory Of Everything prevailed in a tight best actor contest to deny Michael Keaton another success for Birdman. The popular victory had the British actor jumping with excitement on stage at the Dolby Theatre.

Julianne Moore finally converted her fifth Academy Award nomination into a win for her performance in Still Alice in what
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Oscar Winners 2015: Updated List

Oscar Winners 2015: Updated List
See below a full list of winners from the 87th Academy Awards, announced Sunday at the Dolby Theater. The show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, aired live on ABC. “Birdman,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” came out of the event as big winners.

Best Picture “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers (Winner)


Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Winner)

BoyhoodRichard Linklater

FoxcatcherBennett Miller

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson

The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum

Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash” (Winner)

Robert Duvall in “The Judge

Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood

Edward Norton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood” (Winner)

Laura Dern in “Wild

Keira Knightley in
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The 2015 Oscars: Winners

The Oscars are over and so here is the full list of winners from The 87th Oscars.

Best Supporting Actor

Robert DuvallThe Judge

Ethan HawkeBoyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark RuffaloFoxcatcher

J.K. SimmonsWhiplash

Costume Design

Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Mark BridgesInherent Vice

Colleen AtwoodInto The Woods

Anna B. Sheppard and Jane CliveMaleficent

Jacqueline DurranMr. Turner

Makeup and Hairstyling

FoxcatcherBill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

Guardians Of The GalaxyElizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

Foreign Language Film

Ida – Poland; Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Leviathan – Russia; Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Tangerines – Estonia; Directed by Zaza Urushadze

Timbuktu – Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Wild Tales – Argentina; Directed by Damián Szifron

Short Film (Live Action)

AyaOded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

Boogaloo And GrahamMichael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak
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87th Academy Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete List

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87th Academy Awards Winners and Nominees - Complete List
The 87th Academy Awards were handed out Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  Here is a complete list of all the nominees and the winners as they were announced. Best Picture "American Sniper" (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan) "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole)***Winner*** "Boyhood" (Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland) "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson) "The Imitation Game" (Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman) "Selma" (Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner) "The Theory of Everything" (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten) "Whiplash" (Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster) Directing "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)***Winner*** "Boyhood" (Richard Linklater) "Foxcatcher" (Bennett Miller) "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson) "The Imitation Game
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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan
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Oscars 2015: Live Blog

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Oscars 2015: Live Blog
All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”

Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.

And now Matthew McConaughey saunters on stage to announce best actress. Julianne Moore, five times a nominee at the Oscars is the favourite. Will she get it this time for Still Alice? Yes she’s got
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Oscars 2015 Winners List!

Oscars 2015 Winners List!
The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be handed out tonight at the Dolby Theater in the Hollywood and Highland Center. Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the ceremony, which airs tonight at 7 Pm Et/4 Pm Pt on ABC today. We'll be updating this story live as they are announced, so stay tuned to find out who takes home all the big awards at tonight's star-studded ceremony.

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Best Picture

BirdmanAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Julianne Moore - Still AliceMarion Cotillard - Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones - The Theory of EverythingRosamund Pike - Gone GirlReese Witherspoon - Wild

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of EverythingSteve Carell - FoxcatcherBradley Cooper - American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation GameMichael Keaton - Birdman

Best Director

Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu - BirdmanWes Anderson
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Oscars Predictions 2015 According To Wamg

When the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16, 1929, at an Academy banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, movies had just begun to talk. The attendance was 270 and guest tickets cost $5. It was a long banquet, filled with speeches, but presentation of the statuettes was handled expeditiously by Academy President Douglas Fairbanks.

The suspense that now touches most of the world at Oscar time was not always a characteristic of the Awards presentation. That first year, the award recipients were announced to the public three months ahead of the ceremony.

Today, Oscar pundits and fans alike avidly watch the precursor and guild awards to ultimately make their predictions in the 24 categories. Academy members have cast their ballots, so now it’s our turn for our Oscar picks.

Need some help in that office Oscar pool or at the party you’re throwing at home? Wamg is here to help.
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Predicting The 87th Annual Academy Awards

With the Oscars just around the corner, it’s time to lay down my predictions for all 24 categories. While, as usual, most categories seem like a pretty solid lock, there’s always the possibility of a surprise or two, so let’s get right to it.

Best Animated Short Film

The Bigger PictureDaisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

The Dam KeeperRobert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

FeastPatrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Me and My MoultonTorill Kove

A Single LifeJoris Oprins

Best Live Action Short Film

AyaOded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

Boogaloo and GrahamMichael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

“Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)” Hu Wei and Julien Féret

ParvanehTalkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger

The Phone CallMat Kirkby and James Lucas

Best Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

JoannaAneta Kopacz

“Our Curse” Tomasz Sliwinski
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From BAFTA to DGA and Everything in Between, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

From BAFTA to DGA, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

With the Oscars upon us, the awards season is almost over! But the last trek to the Academy Awards include many guild awards and of course, BAFTA! So here.s the latest congratulatory awards list of the winners from BAFTA to DGA, from Annie to Ace and everything in between!

Your full BAFTA winners (winners are highlighted):

Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten


Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood Richard Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

The Theory Of Everything James Marsh

Whiplash Damien Chazelle

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
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Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore & “Boyhood” Score Big at 2015 BAFTA Film Awards!

The Royal Opera House in London was the place to be on Sunday (February 8) as the 2015 BAFTA Film Awards took over with a host of huge stars.

While there were many deserving hopefuls in each and every category, only one lucky winner got to take home the hardware and thereby claim BAFTA prominence.

The night’s big victories included Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor for “The Theory of Everything”), Julianne Moore (Best Actress for “Still Alice”) and “Boyhood” (Best Film). “The Theory of Everything” also won Best British Film, while “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took home a total of five awards including Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

The complete list of 2015 BAFTA Film Awards winners is:

Best film


Boyhood - Winner

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

Outstanding British film


The Imitation Game



The Theory of Everything - Winner

Under The Skin
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Winners of Ee BAFTA Awards 2015 – Boyhood Wins Best Film

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Known as the British Oscars, the Ee British Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday.

Boyhood was the big winner at the BAFTAs with wins for Best Film, Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette).

The Theory Of Everything took Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actor – Eddie Redmayne. Julianne Moore won Leading Actress for Still Alice.

Three wins went to Whiplash for Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Editing and Sound.

The Grand Budapest Hotel won five awards for Costume Design, Production Design, Make Up & Hair and Original Music, with Wes Anderson winning his first BAFTA for Original Screenplay.

Emmanuel Lubezki received the BAFTA for Cinematography for Birdman, having won this category twice previously, most recently in 2014. On Saturday, Inarritu took home the top prize at the Directors’ Guild of America Awards for Birdman.

The Lego Movie received the BAFTA for Animated Film, and
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BAFTA 2015 Winners

America might have the Grammy‘s happening today but us Brits are having a far more important awards ceremony as the winners of this year’s Ee BAFTAs are finally announced. The awards are being broadcasted, as always, over on BBC1 and are for a tenth time being presented by the super intelligent being that is Mr Stephen Fry.

Don’t panic if you’re away from your television screen though as we have everything you need right here. Here are the winners in full:

Animated Film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie – Winner

Outstanding British Film



The Theory Of Everything – Winner


Under The Skin

The Imitation Game

Best Film


Boyhood – Winner

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory Of Everything

Supporting Actor

J.K Simmons Whiplash – Winner

Steve Carrell Foxcatcher

Mark Ruffalo Foxcatcher

Ethan Hawke Boyhood

Edward Norton Birdman

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette
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