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    Academy Names Film Scholars

    Who has the Academy's Educational Grants Committee picked this year as an Academy Scholar to receive $25,000 to write a book? Past awardees include writers Cari Beauchamp, Richard B. Jewell, and Donald Crafton. The Academy doles out the first portion of the grants at a ceremony on Monday March 17.

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    Oscar Selfie Crashes Twitter, Breaks Retweet Record

    One of the genius moments from the 86th Oscars was Ellen DeGeneres collecting multiple attendees into an impromptu Oscar selfie with herself, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Juia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, and Lupita Nyong'o and her brother Junior.

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    Inside the Academy Nominees Luncheon, from Pharrell's Hat to the Applause Meter

    Oscar nominees gathered together at the Academy's annual luncheon at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate their inclusion in an elite and rarified club--and to wish each other well. Who got the most applause as they were called up for the group picture?

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    Awards Campaigns Continue with Santa Barbara Festival and Academy Nominees Luncheon

    Oscar season continues with more campaigning. Things can change during Phase Two: last year when Ben Affleck didn't score a directors nomination, he worked ceaselessly, turning on his underdog charm, to pull out an "Argo" big Best Picture win.

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    Attention, Screenwriters: 2014 Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition is Now Underway

    Are you an aspiring screenwriter? Well, there's some good news: the Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition for 2014 has begun.

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    WATCH: Academy Presents Song-and-Dance Oscars Trailer Starring Host Ellen DeGeneres

    The Academy has launched a new song-and-dance Oscars trailer directed by Paul Feig. In the clip, host Ellen DeGeneres leads a pack of 250 tuxedo-clad men and women set to the tune of "The Walker" by indie pop band Fitz and The Tantrums. Also check out a making-of feature, and the Academy's new logo.

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    Ann Arbor, Big Sky, New Orleans, Seattle, Frameline, and True/False Among Academy Film Festival Grant Recipients

    Totaling $5.3 million dollars since 1999, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Festival Grants Program has always been designed to encourage film festivals to bring audiences together with films and filmmakers that they might not otherwise encounter.

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    Awards Circuit: Things I Learned at the Governors Awards and Other Weekend Parties

    "This is what the Oscars should be like," said Warren Beatty after the fifth non-televised Academy Governors Awards Saturday night at Hollywood & Highland. The night was happy/sad. One minute the dinner guests were erupting in laughter, the next choking back tears.

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    Academy Names 2013 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Winners, with Live Read Directed by Rodrigo Garcia on November 7

    The Academy has announced the winners of its 2013 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. The winning four individual writers and one writing team, listed below, will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment to be distributed at an awards presentation featuring live reads directed by Rodrigo...

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    A Guide to the Oscar Short List of Eight Documentary Shorts (TRAILERS)

    The documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders to eight films from 40 eligible entries for the 86th Academy Awards. Three to five will earn Oscar nominations.

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