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Academy dates Oscars through 2018

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The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences and ABC Television Network have revealed dates for the next three Oscars shows.

Distributors play on Oscar success at box office

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There were several noticeable bumps in evidence at the weekend as distributors expanded their theatrical footprints in the wake of last Sunday’s (February 22) Academy Awards.

KEY DATES 2015/16

  • Nov 14 The Governors Awards
  • Dec 30 Nominations voting opens
  • Jan 8 Nominations voting closes
  • Jan 14 Oscar nominations
  • Feb 8 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
  • Feb 12 Final voting begins
  • Feb 13 Scientific Technical Awards
  • Feb 23 Final voting closes
  • Feb 28 88th Academy Awards

AWARDS FEATURES

Birdman

Oscars 2015: Acting nominations in pictures

Slideshow of actors up for leading and supporting Academy Awards.

American Sniper

Oscars 2015: Best Film nominations in pictures

Slideshow of Best Film nominations at the 87th Academy Awards.

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The hunt for Best Picture

The best picture nominations race is on the final lap. Jeremy Kay analyses the contenders.

Boyhood

The making of Boyhood

The team behind Richard Linklater’s Boyhood talks to Jeremy Kay about the challenges and rewards of bringing to life this extraordinary 12-year project

The Lego Movie behind the scenes

Phil Lord & Chris Miller, The Lego Movie

Phil Lord and Chris Miller talk to Michael Rosser about their animated hit, The Lego Movie, which far exceeds its commercial spin-off roots to become an emotional story that celebrates human creativity

Big Hero 6

Don Hall & Chris Williams, Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams tell Jean Noh about building the world of San Fransokyo for their Marvel comic superhero adaptation

The Book of Life

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book of Life

Despite a disastrous first pitch to Guillermo del Toro, Jorge Gutierrez succeeded in making a unique animated feature inspired by Greek mythology and Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Dean DeBlois & Bonnie Arnold, How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold talk to John Hazelton about the film’s more mature themes and making the most of the latest animation technology

Leviathan

Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film

Details on all 83 submissions for the foreign language Oscar race including contact details.

Rocks in my Pockets

Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film interviews

Directors of foreign language Oscar submissions talk to Screen about the thinking behind their films. Interviews by Laurence Boyce, Sarah Cooper, Melanie Goodfellow, Wendy Mitchell and Juan Sarda

COMMENT

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Oscars 2015: As it happened

Jeremy Kay’s live blog of the 87th Academy Awards from Los Angeles.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

Life Itself

Steve James, Life Itself

Documentarian Steve James talks to John Hazelton about capturing the career and spirit of Roger Ebert while avoiding the pitfalls of hagiography.

Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield, Tales Of The Grim Sleeper

Nick Broomfield tells Wendy Mitchell why his doc Tales Of The Grim Sleeper is about a whole neighbourhood, not just one killer.

Academy Museum

AMPAS’s global reach

AMPAS boss Dawn Hudson talks to Wendy Mitchell about advancing the Academy’s influence across the world and its efforts to protect film’s legacy

Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras, Citizenfour

Film-maker Laura Poitras becomes part of the story with her history-in-the-making documentary, Citizenfour, about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.