Monday, January 17, 2011

'Alice in Wonderland,' 'The Fighter' on Oscar Shortlist for Makeup Nominations

Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says seven films remain in competition in the Makeup category for the 83rd Academy Awards.

The films eligible for Oscar nomination in the category are "Alice in Wonderland," "Barney's Version," "The Fighter," "Jonah Hex," "True Grit," "The Way Back" and "The Wolfman."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mo'Nique to announce Oscar nominations

Last year's Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique will announce the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards later this month along with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

Mo'Nique won her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 2009 film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

She will appear alongside Sherak Jan. 25 to announce the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards - the pair are to unveil the nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world are expected to gather.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

248 Feature Films Eligible for Best Picture Oscar®

Two hundred forty-eight feature films are eligible for the 2010 Academy Award® for Best Picture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 83rd Academy Awards® consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This Years Academy Awards Schedule

As of March 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010Official Screen Credits forms due
Monday, December 27, 2010Nominations ballots mailed
Friday, January 14, 2011Nominations polls closed at 5:00 p.m. PST (01:00, 15 Jan. UTC) (8:00 p.m. EST)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011Nominations announced at 5:38 a.m. PST (13:38 UTC) (8:38 a.m. EST) at Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Wednesday, February 2, 2011Final ballots mailed
Monday, February 7, 2011Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, February 12, 2011Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation
Tuesday, February 22, 2011Final polls closed at 5:00 p.m. PST (01:00, 23 Feb. UTC) (8:00 p.m. EST)
Sunday, February 27, 201183rd Annual Academy Awards presentation

Academy Awards Presenters

Currently (as of December 29, 2010), they are the presenters:

Halle Berry, an American actress, former fashion model, and beauty queen. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was also nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2010, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress.

Jeff Bridges, American actor and musician. His most notable films include The Big Lebowski, King Kong, The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Tron, Starman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Fisher King, Fearless, The Contender, Iron Man, Tron: Legacy, True Grit and Crazy Heart, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Sandra Bullock, American actress who rose to fame in the 1990s, after roles in successful films such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping. She has since established her career with films such as Miss Congeniality and Crash, which received critical acclaim. In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of $85 million. In 2009, Bullock starred in the most financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.

Marisa Tomei, an American stage, film and television actress. Tomei first came to prominence as a supporting cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987.
She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in My Cousin Vinny (1992). She received subsequent nominations for her performances in In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler (2008).

Oprah Winfrey, American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was once the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.

Basic Info

The 83rd Academy Awards ceremony will honor the best in film of 2010. It will take place on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. The ceremony will be televised in the United States on ABC. Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be co-hosting the ceremony for their first time.

The Academy Awards have been presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since 1929.