Dec 142016
 

The Academy

91 ORIGINAL SONGS VIE FOR 2016 OSCAR®

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 91 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th Academy Awards®.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

“Just Like Fire” from “Alice through the Looking Glass”
“Rise” from “American Wrestler: The Wizard”
“Friends” from “The Angry Birds Movie”
“Flicker” from “Audrie & Daisy”
“Seconds” from “Autumn Lights”
“A Minute To Breathe” from “Before the Flood”
“Glory (Let There Be Peace)” from “Believe”
“Mother’s Theme” from “Believe”
“Somewhere” from “Believe”
“The Only Way Out” from “Ben-Hur”
“Still Falling For You” from “Bridget Jones’s Baby”
“F That” from “The Bronze”
“Torch Pt. 2” from “Citizen Soldier”
“Drift And Fall Again” from “Criminal”
“Take Me Down” from “Deepwater Horizon”
“Land Of All” from “Desierto”
“Sad But True (Dreamland Theme)” from “Dreamland”
“Angel By The Wings” from “The Eagle Huntress”
“Blind Pig” from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“One Frame At A Time” from “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life”
“I’m Crying” from “Free State of Jones”
“Gold” from “Gold”
“Champion” from “Hands of Stone”
“Dance Rascal, Dance” from “Hello, My Name Is Doris”
“I See A Victory” from “Hidden Figures”
“Runnin” from “Hidden Figures”
“Sixty Charisma Scented Blackbirds” from “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate
Can’t Change”
“My Superstar” from “Ice Age: Collision Course”
“Seeing You Around” from “Ithaca”
“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
“City Of Stars” from “La La Land”
“Start A Fire” from “La La Land”
“Cateura Vamos A Soñar (We Will Dream)” from “Landfill Harmonic”
“Better Love” from “The Legend of Tarzan”
“Never Give Up” from “Lion”
“Equation” from “The Little Prince”
“Turnaround” from “The Little Prince”
“Moonshine” from “Live By Night”
“Loving” from “Loving”
“Hurry Home” from “Max Rose”
“Gone 2015” from “Miles Ahead”
“Wish That You Were Here” from “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
“I’m Still Here” from “Miss Sharon Jones!”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
“We Know The Way” from “Moana”
“Even More Mine” from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”
“Waving Goodbye” from “The Neon Demon”
“I’m Back” from “Never Surrender”
“Find My Victory” from “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice”
“On Ghost Ridge” from “100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice”
“Ordinary World” from “Ordinary World”
“Devil’s Girl” from “Outlaws and Angels”
“Levitate” from “Passengers”
“Ginga” from “Pelé: Birth of a Legend”
“Nobody Knows” from “Pete’s Dragon”
“Something Wild” from “Pete’s Dragon”
“Dancing With Your Shadow” from “Po”
“I’m So Humble” from “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”
“Stay Here” from “Presenting Princess Shaw”
“Celebrate Life” from “Queen Mimi”
“Back To Life” from “Queen of Katwe”
“Let The Games Begin” from “Race”
“Think About It” from “The Red Pill”
“The Rules Don’t Apply” from “Rules Don’t Apply”
“The Great Beyond” from “Sausage Party”
“Faith” from “Sing”
“Set It All Free” from “Sing”
“Drive It Like You Stole It” from “Sing Street”
“Go Now” from “Sing Street”
“The Veil” from “Snowden”
“Hymn” from “Snowtime!”
“Kiss Me Goodnight” from “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four”
“Holdin’ Out” from “Storks”
“Heathens” from “Suicide Squad”
“Flying Home” from “Sully”
“Montage” from “Swiss Army Man”
“Petit Metier” from “They Will Have to Kill Us First – Malian Music in Exile”
“Letter To The Free” from “13th”
“Down With Mary” from “Too Late”
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
“Get Back Up Again” from “Trolls”
“Smile” from “The Uncondemned”
“We Will Rise” from “Veeram-Macbeth”
“LA Venus” from “We Are X”
“New Dogs, Old Tricks” from “What Happened Last Night”
“Runnin’ Runnin'” from “What Happened Last Night”
“What’s Happening Today” from “What Happened Last Night”
“Who I Am” from “What Happened Last Night”
“The Ballad Of Wiener-Dog” from “Wiener-Dog”
“Try Everything” from “Zootopia”

During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a compilation of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. A maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

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Dec 082016
 

The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

  • “Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions
  • “Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS
  • “The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions
  • “Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment
  • “Gleason,” Dear Rivers Productions, Exhibit A and IMG Films
  • “Hooligan Sparrow,” Little Horse Crossing the River
  • “I Am Not Your Negro,” Velvet Film
  • “The Ivory Game,” Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions
  • “Life, Animated,” Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms
  • “O.J.: Made in America,” Laylow Films and ESPN Films
  • “13th,” Forward Movement
  • “Tower,” Go-Valley
  • “Weiner,” Edgeline Films
  • “The Witness,” The Witnesses Film
  • “Zero Days,” Jigsaw Productions

The Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

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Dec 022016
 

The Academy

20 CONTENDERS ADVANCE IN VFX OSCAR® RACE

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • “Alice through the Looking Glass”
  • “Arrival”
  • “The BFG”
  • “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
  • “Captain America: Civil War”
  • “Deadpool”
  • “Deepwater Horizon”
  • “Doctor Strange”
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • “Independence Day: Resurgence”
  • “The Jungle Book”
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
  • “Passengers”
  • “Rogue One”
  • “Star Trek Beyond”
  • “Suicide Squad”
  • “Sully”
  • “Warcraft”
  • “X-Men: Apocalypse”

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary shortlist. Later this month, the committee will select the 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Nov 012016
 

The Academy

One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®.

The submitted films, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • “The Abolitionists”
  • “Abortion: Stories Women Tell”
  • “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone”
  • “Almost Holy”
  • “Amanda Knox”
  • “Among the Believers”
  • “Anne Frank Then and Now”
  • “The Anthropologist”
  • “Apparition Hill”
  • “Art Bastard”
  • “The Ataxian”
  • “Audrie & Daisy”
  • “Author: The JT Leroy Story”
  • “The Bad Kids”
  • “Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story)”
  • “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”
  • “A Beautiful Planet”
  • “Beauty Bites Beast”
  • “Becoming Mike Nichols”
  • “Before the Flood”
  • “Behind Bayonets and Barbed Wire”
  • “Behind the Cove – The Quiet Japanese Speak Out!”
  • “Best and Most Beautiful Things”
  • “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits”
  • “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened”
  • “A Billion Lives”
  • “Black Women in Medicine”
  • “Blood on the Mountain”
  • “Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil”
  • “The Brainwashing of My Dad”
  • “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”
  • “By Sidney Lumet”
  • “The C Word”
  • “Cameraperson”
  • “Citizen Soldier”
  • “City of Gold”
  • “Class Divide”
  • “Colliding Dreams”
  • “Command and Control”
  • “Dancer”
  • “Danny Says”
  • “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”
  • “Disturbing the Peace”
  • “Do Not Resist”
  • “Don’t Blink – Robert Frank”
  • “The Eagle Huntress”
  • “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words”
  • “Eating You Alive”
  • “Equal Means Equal”
  • “Eva Hesse”
  • “Everything Is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted”
  • “A Family Affair”
  • “Finding Babel”
  • “Fire at Sea”
  • “The First Monday in May”
  • “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life”
  • “Francofonia”
  • “Generation Startup”
  • “Gimme Danger”
  • “Gleason”
  • “Harry & Snowman”
  • “Hate Rising with Jorge Ramos”
  • “Holy Hell”
  • “Hooligan Sparrow”
  • “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change”
  • “Huntwatch”
  • “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • “Indian Point”
  • “Into the Inferno”
  • “Iron Moon”
  • “Ivory. A Crime Story”
  • “The Ivory Game”
  • “Jim: The James Foley Story”
  • “Kate Plays Christine”
  • “Keepers of the Game”
  • “Landfill Harmonic”
  • “The Last Man on the Moon”
  • “Life, Animated”
  • “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World”
  • “Look at Us Now, Mother!”
  • “The Lovers and the Despot”
  • “Magnus”
  • “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA”
  • “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures”
  • “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing”
  • “Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame”
  • “Mavis!”
  • “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”
  • “Mifune: The Last Samurai”
  • “Miss Sharon Jones!”
  • “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble”
  • “My Love, Don’t Cross That River”
  • “National Bird”
  • “National Parks Adventure”
  • “Never Surrender”
  • “Newtown”
  • “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You”
  • “Notes on Blindness”
  • “Nuts!”
  • “O.J.: Made in America”
  • “Off the Rails”
  • “Older than Ireland”
  • “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice”
  • “On the Map”
  • “100 Years, One Woman’s Fight for Justice”
  • “Our Last Tango”
  • “Presenting Princess Shaw”
  • “The Red Pill”
  • “Rigged 2016”
  • “The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip across Latin America”
  • “Rooted in Peace”
  • “The Ruins of Lifta”
  • “Seasons”
  • “The Seventh Fire”
  • “Shadow World”
  • “Silicon Cowboys”
  • “Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang”
  • “Solitary”
  • “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four”
  • “Starving the Beast”
  • “The Syndrome”
  • “Thank You for Your Service”
  • “Theo Who Lived”
  • “They Will Have to Kill Us First – Malian Music in Exile”
  • “13th”
  • “This Is Life”
  • “Tickled”
  • “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru”
  • “Tower”
  • “The Trans List”
  • “Trapped”
  • “Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria”
  • “USS Indianapolis The Legacy”
  • “The Uncondemned”
  • “Under the Gun”
  • “Under the Sun”
  • “Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro”
  • “Unlocking the Cage”
  • “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe”
  • “Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience”
  • “We Are X”
  • “Weiner”
  • “When Two Worlds Collide”
  • “The Witness”
  • “Zero Days”

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced in December.

Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.