OSCAR® NOMINEES COMMON AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM TOGETHER AT THE OSCARS®

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January 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OSCAR® NOMINEES COMMON AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM
TOGETHER AT THE OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA – Musical artists Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar®-nominated song “Glory” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

“Common and John Legend are artists who have always lifted our spirits and made us think,” said Zadan and Meron. “The Oscar stage is that much more profound because of their presence and we welcome them.”

“Glory,” written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common) for the film “Selma,” is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again.”

Common won a Grammy® in 2002 for Best R&B Song for “Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop),” and in 2007 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Southside,” with Kanye West. His many acting credits include the films “American Gangster,” “Wanted,” “Date Night” and “Selma,” in which he plays the role of Civil Rights leader James Bevel.

Legend is a nine time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter.  His critically acclaimed debut album, “Get Lifted,”scored multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.  The follow up was the platinum-selling “Once Again,” which garnered a Best Male R&B Performance nod.  Legend’s most recent highly acclaimed fourth studio album, “Love in the Future,” scored two Grammy  nominations and features his break out hit, “All of Me,” which is his highest selling and charting song to date and also earned a 2015 Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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MUSIC SUPERSTAR ADAM LEVINE TO PERFORM AT THE OSCARS

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January 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MUSIC SUPERSTAR ADAM LEVINE TO PERFORM
AT THE OSCARS

LOS ANGELES, CA — Grammy®-winning  singer, songwriter and actor Adam Levine will perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Lost Stars” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

“Adam Levine is an exceptional and dynamic artist. We’re thrilled to have him make his Oscars stage debut this year,” said Zadan and Meron.

“Lost Stars,” written by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois for the film “Begin Again,” is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Glory” from “Selma,” “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights” and
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me.”

Levine is the lead singer for the group Maroon 5, which has received three Grammy® Awards, two for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (2005 and 2007) and one for Best New Artist (2004). Levine made his feature film acting debut in “Begin Again,” which is directed by John Carney and also stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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CHANNING TATUM REVEALS “TEAM OSCAR®” WINNERS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”

unnamedJanuary 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHANNING TATUM REVEALS “TEAM OSCAR®” WINNERS
ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”
Winners to Appear on Oscars® Telecast

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor Channing Tatum today announced the winners of “Team Oscar” during his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  The winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Oscars on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.  Team Oscar winners were selected by Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Tatum, and the Academy, based on a creative 60-second video on the subject, “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.”

“Now in its third year, our Team Oscar program has become a real tradition for The Academy.  We love giving these incredibly talented young filmmakers the experience of what it’s like to be on the Oscars stage, and making sure that everyone on that stage is connected to the future of film,” says Zadan and Meron.

The Team Oscar winners are:

  • Chris Carmona – Hometown: Bell, CA
  • Justin Craig – Hometown: Ballston Spa, NY
  • Kelly FitzGerald – Hometown: Geneva, NY
  • Justin Floyd – Hometown: Compton, CA
  • Rhianna Shaheen – Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Patrick Walker – Hometown: Atlanta, GA

The winners’ videos can be viewed here.

“I’m so impressed by the creativity, passion and hard work that went into this year’s Team Oscar submissions,” said Tatum.  “It was difficult to pick just six winners, but I’ll be proud to share the Oscars stage with these talented, young filmmakers in a few weeks.”

Team Oscar was open to U.S. citizens, ages 18 to 30.  Filmmakers submitted, through the Academy’s Facebook page, a creative 60-second video on the subject “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.”

United Airlines, the official airline sponsor of the Academy and of the Oscars telecast, will roll out the red carpet to fly the winners to Los Angeles to participate in Team Oscar.

In addition to their appearance on the Oscars, the winners will have a chance to explore the renowned collections at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, tour motion picture studios, and participate in meet-and greets-with filmmakers at Oscar Week events.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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ACADEMY’S FEBRUARY SCREENINGS TO FEATURE “BACK TO THE FUTURE,” “BLADE RUNNER,” “THE GOONIES” AND “THE DEPARTED”

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January 20, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACADEMY’S FEBRUARY SCREENINGS TO FEATURE
“BACK TO THE FUTURE,” “BLADE RUNNER,” “THE GOONIES”
AND “THE DEPARTED”
Double features presented in conjunction with Hollywood Costume exhibition

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launches in February a new screening series, Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985, and continues the series Two Sides of a Costume Designer, both in conjunction with the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition now on view.  All screenings will be held at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.

Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985

As rapidly advancing visual effects technology became a key driver of fantasy-adventure films of the 1980s, imaginative costume designs played a more subtle but equally important role in their creative and commercial success.  To celebrate the 30th anniversary of a memorable year in American popular filmmaking, the Academy presents two fantasy-adventure double features spotlighting costumes designers Richard La Motte (“The Goonies”), Aggie Guerard Rodgers (“Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”), Deborah L. Scott (“Back to the Future”) and Raymond Hughes (“Return to Oz”).

February 13
The Goonies – 7:30 p.m.
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – 9:40 p.m.
February 20
Back to the Future – 7:30 p.m.
Return to Oz – 9:40 p.m.

Two Sides of a Costume Designer

The Academy’s Saturday evening series continues with three pairings of impressive and varied achievements by costume designers working in multiple genres.  The designers highlighted include Charles Knode (“Blade Runner”), Michael Kaplan (“Blade Runner,” “Fight Club”), Sandy Powell (“Wittgenstein,” “The Departed”) and Irene Sharaff (“Meet Me in St. Louis,” “West Side Story”).

February 14
Blade Runner – 5 p.m.
Fight Club – 7:30 p.m.

February 28
Meet Me in St. Louis – 5 p.m.
West Side Story – 7:30 p.m.

February 21
Wittgenstein – 5 p.m.
The Departed – 7:30 p.m.

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