Rumors have begun swirling about a massive “Harry Potter” Oscar party, except that Harry won’t be fighting dark wizards at this event: he’ll be fighting illiteracy, and his fans will be with him. FilmJerk has been able to confirm, via multiple sources, that this event is in development and slated for the evening of the 2006 Academy Awards.
Ten films will compete in the Best Animated Feature Film category in the 2005 Academy Awards competition.
The 10 films have been accepted as eligible to compete by the executive committee of the short films and feature animation branch of the Academy, which has recommended to the Academy’s Board of Governors that the category be activated and the Award be given for this year. The board has approved that recommendation.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the list of films that will continue on in the voting process in the category of Best Documentary Feature for the 78th Academy Awards. Eighty-two films had been eligible in the category.
A record fifty-eight countries from four continents, including new entrants Costa Rica, Fiji and Iraq, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film Award category, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today.
Today, the Motion Picture Academy announced the timeline for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006, beginning at 5 PM Pacific Time/8 PM Eastern.
The traditional red carpet arrivals pre-show that precedes the Oscar telecast will start at 4:30 PM Pacific/7:30 PM Easten on Oscar Sunday 2006, and the telecast will again originate from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.
Can the outcome of the Oscars be predicted by looking at a statistical breakdown of certain factors relating to the major categories? How important is it to have the most nominations? Are films released before September really ignored? Can one win an Oscar, even though they appear in the lowest-grossing film nominated in that category? We’ve looked at the ten major categories over the past 26 ceremonies (for the film years 1978 to 2003), plus the recently added Best Animated Feature category, and found some surprising mathematical data which may give some pause about who might win next Sunday night.