ACADEMY INVITES 271 TO MEMBERSHIP
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.
“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”
Each year Academy members may sponsor one candidate for membership within their branch. New member application reviews take place in the spring. Applications for the coming year must be received by March 19, 2015.
New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September.
CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 87TH OSCARS
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 87th Academy Awards® to Academy members. The most significant changes affect the Music category.
Music Branch members may not contact other Music Branch members to promote the nomination of their own song in any way, including via mail, email, telephone or social media. Additionally, Music Branch members may not attend any special live performances of eligible songs unless attached to a screening.
For the complete award campaign regulations, visit oscars.org/regulations.
Congratulations to 12 Years a Slave
Best Picture Winner for 2013
Award Presentations Leading Up to the Oscars
The Oscars are the last stop in a season of celebrations of cinematic excellence.
- The National Board of Review
- Best Film of the Year - Her
- The Golden Globe Awards
- Best Picture: Drma - 12 Years a Slave
- Best Picture: Comedy/Musical - American Hustle
- Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient: Woody Allen
- Screen Actor's Guild Awards
- Best Ensemble Cast: American Hustle
- Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
- Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
- Producer's Guild Awards
- Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Picture: TIE Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, 12 Years a Slave and Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Gravity
- Director's Guild Awards
- Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
- Writer's Guild Awards
- Best Original Screenplay: Her written by Spike Jonze
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Captain Phillips screenplay by Billy Ray; based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
- Best Documentary Screenplay: Stories We Tell written by Sarah Polley
- BAFTA Awards (British Oscars)
- Best Film in 2014: 12 Years a Slave