The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Announces “Oscars(R) Spotlight: Documentaries” National Theatrical Screening Dates Of 2019 Shortlisted Documentary Feature Contenders
Following the recent announcement of the shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards®, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced details for its upcoming“Oscars® Spotlight: Documentaries” Screening Initiative leading up to the 92nd Oscars. The program, which debuted last year, highlights the Oscar® shortlisted Documentary Feature films by holding screenings at theaters across the country and offering moviegoers a chance to see these documentaries on the big screen. The films will screen theatrically in 20 cities nationwide starting December 25, 2019. Participating theaters include AMC Theatres®, Alamo Drafthouse, Harkins, IFC Center, Landmark Theatres, Laemmle Theatres and the Smithsonian.
“We are so happy to be able to bring the Academy’s Oscars Spotlight series back for another year,” said Rory Kennedy, Academy Documentary Branch Governor. “By working together with theaters across the country, we will bring greater visibility to these exceptional shortlisted films, reach new audiences and help further the Academy’s mission to support all forms of filmmaking.”
The full list of participating theaters and corresponding locations are below. Please check local listings for show times. Theaters and show times are subject to change:
Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline
AMC Boston Common 19
AMC River East 21
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westminster
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles AMC Burbank 16 AMC Sunset 5 Laemmle Monica Film Center Laemmle Playhouse 7
AMC Aventura 24
Landmark’s Edina Cinema
AMC Empire 25 IFC Center
AMC Neshaminy 24 Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse
Harkins Valley Art
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City Film Society’s Broadway Centre Cinemas
SBIFF Riviera Theatre
AMC Bay Street 16 – Emeryville Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema
AMC Pacific Place 11
Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre
Tampa-St Pete (Sarasota)
AMC Veterans Expressway 24
AMC Tysons Corner Center 16
Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards® will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars will also be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. One hundred fifty-nine films were submitted in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:
features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated
Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. The submitted
features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Angry Birds Movie 2”
Day of Life”
in the Labyrinth of the Turtles”
of the Sea”
Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of Savagery”
to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
Lost My Body”
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
Secret Life of Pets 2”
Swallows of Kabul”
& Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris”
of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles seven-day
qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical
release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other
qualifying rules before they can advance in the nominations voting
process. To determine the five nominees, members of the Short
Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to
vote in the category. Academy members outside of the Short Films and
Feature Animation Branch are invited to opt-in to participate and
must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the
category. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category
also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best
for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday,
January 13, 2020.
92nd Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the
Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in
Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television
Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225
countries and territories worldwide.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
Annual Series of Italian Film Screenings Will Begin with Centennial Tribute to Federico Fellini
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced Istituto
Luce – Cinecittà as a Founding Supporter with a
five-year agreement in support of an annual series of Italian films
and accompanying public programs. The museum will be the world’s
premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and
moviemaking. Over the course of the five-year agreement, the Academy
Museum team will curate an annual series of Italian masterpiece film
screenings and programs in consultation with Istituto Luce –
Cinecittà. The first will be a centennial tribute to the
legendary writer-director Federico Fellini (1920–1993),
which will travel to major museums and film institutes in Europe,
Asia, South America, and the United States.
films directed by Federico Fellini won Academy Awards® for Best
Foreign Language Film. He was nominated 12 times for directing
and writing and, in 1992, received an Academy Honorary Award
in recognition of his place as one of the screen’s master
Luce – Cinecittà is the state-owned company for the
preservation, restoration, and promotion of Italian cinema worldwide,
from a merger of Istituto Luce (founded 1924) and Cinecittà
(founded 1937). Since July 2017, Istituto Luce – Cinecittà has
taken back the legendary Cinecittà Studios and
post-production labs, as well as Cinecittà Digital Factory,
the Studios’ digital center: which is responsible for
post-production to restoration. It also houses the renowned Archivio
Luce, (part of the Unesco’s Memory of the World Register), one
of the largest European documentary and photographic archive; it is
responsible for the distribution of European films and documentaries,
and the promotion of Italian cinema domestically and abroad.
collaboration between Istituto Luce – Cinecittà and the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences dates back to the
1990s. The two organizations have presented many great exhibitions
and tributes together, honoring Federico Fellini, Roberto
Rossellini, Dante Ferretti, and Sophia Loren to name but a
partnership was announced today on the occasion of the first Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member event in Italy,
co-hosted by Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, with the support of
Mastercard. At the reception and dinner to be held at Palazzo
Barberni in Rome this evening, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and
Academy President David Rubin will welcome nearly 200 Academy
members, filmmakers, artists, and dignitaries, and celebrate the
great achievements of Italian cinema.
Academy Museum will be the world’s premier institution
dedicated to the art and science of movies. The Museum will be
simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and
entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer
unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.
Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano,
the Museum is restoring and revitalizing the historic Saban
Building—formerly known as the May Company building
(1939)—at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax
Avenue. The Saban Building will feature six floors, including
exhibition spaces, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, an education
studio, special event spaces, conservation areas, a café, and store.
The new spherical addition will connect to the Saban Building via
glass bridges and will feature the state-of-the-art 1,000-seat David
Geffen Theater and the rooftop Dolby Family Terrace with
sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills.
are pleased to partner with Istituto Luce – Cinecittà to bring
iconic Italian cinema to movie fans visiting the Academy Museum from
around the world,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.
“Federico Fellini was my first love in international film—his
work defines the art of cinema. And through the years, many more of
Italy’s great films and directors will be featured.”
and CEO of Istituto Luce – Cinecittà Roberto Cicutto said,
“We are proud of our friendship with the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, which shares our deep commitment to
preserving films and film heritage, and we are delighted to align
ourselves with the Academy Museum. This new, Renzo Piano-designed,
institution is certain to become one of the great international
beacons for everyone who loves film. We look forward to launching the
series in Los Angeles next year.”
Rondeau, Head of Film Programming at the Academy Museum, said,
“The Academy Museum is committed to celebrating the highest
achievements in global cinema. We are excited to collaborate with
Istituto Luce – Cinecittà for this five-year series of Italian
cinema. We will provide an Academy experience to present each of the
films in this series.
Campaign for the Academy Museum is headed by chair Bob Iger and
co-chairs Annette Bening and Tom Hanks. These industry leaders join
other generous philanthropists who have named spaces, including
Cheryl and Haim Saban (The Saban Building), The David Geffen
Foundation (The David Geffen Theater), Dalian Wanda Group (The Wanda
Gallery), Rolex (Rolex Gallery), Dolby Laboratories/Family of Ray
Dolby (The Dolby Family Terrace), The Walt Disney Company (The Walt
Disney Company Piazza), Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg (The Marilyn
and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery), Steven Spielberg (The Spielberg
Family Gallery), Shirley Temple Black and Family (Shirley Temple
Education Studio), Cecilia DeMille Presley (Founders Room), Gale Anne
Hurd (Hurd Gallery), NBCUniversal, Netflix (Netflix Terrace),
Participant Media, Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman (Gerry Schwartz
and Heather Reisman Mezzanine), The Simms/Mann Family Foundation (Ted
Mann Theater), Jeff Skoll, The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, Warner
Bros. Entertainment (The Warner Bros. Entertainment Gallery),
Wasserman Foundation (Wasserman Bridge), and Wolfgang Puck Catering
and Events LLC/Compass Group USA, Inc. The Academy Museum’s Digital
Engagement Platform is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
luncheon at the Rainbow
brought together women from all facets of the filmmaking community,
Attanasio, Cynthia Erivo, Julie Hagerty, Alma Har’el, Laura
Karpman, Barbara Kopple, Jodi Long, Jennifer Nettles, Katherine
Oliver, Laura Poitras, Andrea Riseborough, Jane Rosenthal, Meg Ryan,
Mary Stuart Masterson
The afternoon featured an onstage conversation with writer-director
and producer Amy
moderated by actress Laura
Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen
whose work highlights inequality and human rights abuses of women
around the world, delivered the keynote presentation.
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women,
a $35,000 grant, was awarded to filmmaker Eliana
Pipes, an alumna of the inaugural class of the Academy Gold diversity
internship enhancement program, is a graduate of Columbia University
and has written her first feature film, a comedy entitled
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women is a one-year fellowship
designed for female filmmakers or executives. The fellowship combines
direct financial support with personalized mentorship and networking
opportunities, creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an
emerging female filmmaker or industry executive. The US recipient is
selected from the alumnae of one of the Academy Foundation’s
key educational initiatives: Academy Gold Talent Development and
Inclusion program, Student Academy Awards and the Academy
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. The fellowship in the UK is
awarded to an emerging female talent working on either their first or
second feature film or short film.
Academy will also hold a similar luncheon in London on October 4. The
London event will mark the third year the Academy
have hosted a gathering of female filmmakers in the UK. As a global
multi-year partner of the initiative, Swarovski’s support extends
across both the New York and London events, as well as a luncheon in
Paris earlier this year, and makes possible the Gold Fellowship
grants presented. Northern Ireland-based filmmaker
will receive the Academy
Gold Fellowship for Women.
Clarke wrote and directed her first feature, a horror film entitled
fellowship program is a global effort, part of Action:
The Academy Women’s Initiative,
designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers and executives
to connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. To date five
fellowships have been awarded.
The Academy Women’s Initiative is intended to make Hollywood a
more inclusive place by empowering women in the film community. The
initiative includes the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women,
Academy Directory, and global events designed to connect women
across all corners of the filmmaking industry and enable them to
share their stories and celebrate inclusion.
just two years, the Academy Women’s Initiative has granted five
fellowships to aspiring female filmmakers in NY, LA, London and
said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “With
the support of our partners E! Entertainment and Swarovski, we will
continue to expand this program globally, empowering more women in
film, and creating a more inclusive industry.”
is proud to once again partner with the Academy for this powerful
initiative that brings women together, celebrates inclusion, and
supports female filmmakers,”
said Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events and Lifestyle
Digital, NBCUniversal. “It
is exciting to join so many creative, inspiring and courageous women
at today’s event as we unite in our commitment to driving positive
has a long history of partnership with the Academy, having
illuminated the Academy Awards® stage with more than 45 million
crystals over the past twelve years. As part of Swarovski’s drive
to promote women’s empowerment, it is proud to support the Academy
in celebrating women in film and encouraging gender equality across
the industry. Swarovski has played a supporting role in the
entertainment industry for nearly 100 years, having collaborated with
Hollywood’s finest costume and set designers, most recently for
Rocketman and The Greatest Showman..
is delighted to partner with the Academy on the 2019 Gold Fellowship
for Women as part its Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative. As a
company we are committed to empowering women and to providing
emerging creative talent with the support it needs to develop and
thrive, so we are pleased to congratulate Eliana Pipes and Aislinn
Clarke and we look forward to watching all the young Academy Gold
Fellowship award winners share their work with the world.”
creates a more sparkling world and delivers a diverse portfolio
of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895
in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and sells the world’s
highest quality crystal, genuine gemstones, Swarovski Created
Diamonds and zirconia, finished products such as jewelry and
accessories, as well as interior design and lighting solutions. The
Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family
members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in
around 170 countries, more than 29,000 employees, and revenue of
about 2.7 billion euros in 2018.
is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop
culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and
satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E!
programming includes popular series “Keeping Up with the
Kardashians,” “Very Cavallari,” “Total
Divas,” “Total Bellas,” “Botched,”
and “Dating #NoFilter;” topical series “Nightly Pop,”
and the return of the “E! True Hollywood Story.” “E!
News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading
multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and
pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com
and all digital and social media. The brand’s robust digital
programming slate includes “E! News’ The Rundown,” “Face
Forward” and “What The Fashion” on Snapchat. E!’s
“Live from the Red Carpet” signature events keep fans
connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights and
E! is also home to the “E! People’s Choice Awards,” the
only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of
NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division
of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and
entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing
of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more
corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today a $250,000 gift from Walmart to the Academy Foundation in support of the organization’s educational and outreach initiatives. Walmart, a Proud Sponsor of the 89th Oscars®, continues its commitment to encourage and support emerging talent in the film community.
Walmart’s gift will allow the Academy to meaningfully advance its ongoing efforts to reach out and build a more diverse and inclusive talent pool of participants in all Academy programs, and begin to position promising young people for success in their respective fields.
The Academy Foundation manages two of the most prestigious competitions for emerging talent in the motion picture industry—the Student Academy Awards, an international film competition for university students, and the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, an international writing competition for aspiring screenwriters. Past Student Academy Award winners include acclaimed filmmakers Pete Docter (“Inside Out“), Cary Fukunaga (“Beasts of No Nation“), John Lasseter (“Toy Story“), Spike Lee (“Do the Right Thing“), Trey Parker (“South Park“) and Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump“).
Altogether, Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive eight Oscars and 51 Oscar® nominations. Past Nicholl Fellows include Destin Cretton (“Short Term 12“), Jeffrey Eugenides (“The Virgin Suicides“), Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich“), Ehren Kruger (“Transformers: Age of Extinction“) and Andrew Marlowe (“Air Force One“).
This summer, the Academy will also launch a groundbreaking entertainment industry-wide summer intern and mentoring program that will expand opportunities for young professionals from under-represented communities.
“We would like to thank Walmart for this generous gift, and are grateful for their support of our educational initiatives and shared commitment to mentor the next generation of storytellers,” said Academy CEO, Dawn Hudson.
“Our Oscars campaign celebrates creativity and storytelling, and we felt it was important to not only support filmmaking on the industry’s biggest night, but to lend support to future filmmakers,” said Tony Rogers, chief marketing officer, Walmart U.S. “Every day our customers are telling stories with their receipts. We are proud to support the Academy’s educational programs to further empower film students from diverse backgrounds to tell their stories.”
As a Proud Sponsor of the 89th Oscars®, Walmart will unveil its new campaign, “Behind Every Receipt, There’s a Great Story,” during the retailer’s first-ever sponsorship of the Oscars. The concept for the campaign is based on a single six-item receipt—when seen through an artistic lens—can tell an infinite number of stories. Walmart teamed with directors Antoine Fuqua, Marc Forster, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to create three short films, each with their own unique spin, that will premiere during the telecast’s commercials on Oscars® Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.
For decades, Rolex has been linked to the magical and wondrous world of cinema: from its presence in legendary films to its support for young film-makers through its philanthropic program, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
Rolex will be a Proud Sponsor of the 89th Academy Awards® broadcast live on Oscars Sunday®, 26 February 2017 on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars® ceremony has honored excellence in cinema since 1929; and for the second consecutive year, Rolex will also be the Exclusive Sponsor of the Oscars Greenroom.
Rolex Partners with the Academy Awards
The history of Rolex is intertwined with that of cinema. Rolex watches have spontaneously featured in many iconic films and have become part of storytelling as an essential element of a film’s plot. Each Rolex watch symbolizes a personality and carries its own story, bringing to life a character and their journey on screen. Rolex is maintaining its ties with exceptional individuals and organizations and, in the case of the art of film-making, the extraordinary accomplishments of those who are capable of challenging the world by pushing the boundaries of their art.
“Rolex supports inspiring individuals and organizations who achieve great heights in both the sporting world and the arts, and the Academy exemplifies this pursuit of defying the odds to reach unimaginable goals. The Academy Awards and Rolex recognize and uphold excellence,” says Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex Director of Communication & Image.
Rolex Testimonee and Academy Award-winning director James Cameron represents the pinnacle of film-making, with a boldness of vision and focus on technical innovation dominant throughout his many movies. Titanic, which won 11 Oscars, is tied for the most awards ever, and Avatar holds the record as the highest-grossing film in history.
Cameron exemplifies the power of details in making stories come alive on screen. Says Cameron: “Great movies are made in details, and not just a few details – every detail. Every character, every prop, and every sequence. A Rolex is not only a beautiful watch and a masterpiece of engineering, it’s very tough. It’s a watch that you can take into any environment and which can stand up to the pressure. So, what you’re saying subliminally to the audience is: that character can take the pressure, too; he or she has what it takes.“
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizers of the Academy Awards, which promote excellence and great talent, offered Rolex the opportunity to host the Greenroom during the ceremony in February 2016 – literally “behind the scenes“. This space was designed by the Rolex Interior Design teams in Geneva, who brought to the Greenroom a combination of classic style and superlative quality that is the hallmark of both the Oscars and Rolex. The 2017 Greenroom will feature a new design and concept.
Furthermore, Rolex is a part of shaping future generations of film-makers and inspiring existing ones with the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, its philanthropic program, set up in 2002 to make a contribution to global culture. The program seeks out gifted young artists from all over the world and brings them together with artistic masters for a year of creative collaboration in a one-to-one mentoring relationship. The Initiative’s film mentors include Academy Award-winning directors Martin Scorsese, Alejandro González Iñárritu and 2016 mentor, Alfonso Cuarón.
Rolex is headquartered in Geneva and enjoys an unrivaled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance, and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance, and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces all the essential components of its watches in-house, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial, and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programs.