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    Lupita Nyong'o, Eugene Jarecki and David Gordon Green Among the 271 Invited to Join Academy

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited two-hundred and seventy-one artists and executives to join the organisation this year. Each year Academy members may sponsor one candidate for membership within their branch. New member application reviews take place in the spring. Applicat...

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    Why Academy Governors Changed Music Campaign Rules

    At Tuesday's meeting of the Motion Picture Academy board of governors, they changed campaign rules for the music branch. They are reacting to this year's revocation of music branch member Bruce Broughton's original song Oscar nomination. He had e-mailed some 70 music branch members calling their att...

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    Watch: 'Middle of Nowhere's' Ava DuVernay On Her Creative Process

    Director and writer Ava DuVernay, most known for her acclaimed 2012 feature "Middle of Nowhere," lends some unique insight on her creative process in this Academy Originals short video.

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    Kerry Brougher Opens Up About Academy Museum, Challenges Ahead

    What exactly is a film museum? It's a question without a clear answer, but one upon which some $300 million is riding as the Academy Museum lopes towards the goal of a 2017 opening.

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    Watch: Here's How 'Jurassic Park' Made History by Changing the Course of Filmmaking

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences have released a nine-minute video that breaks down just how revolutionary the effects in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" were.

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    AMPAS Partners with Dubai International Film Festival to Show the Best in Arab Film

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has partnered up with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) to bring "Arab Cinema Classics," a two-day screening event that will showcase some of the best Arab films.

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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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