April 20, 2014

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Feature Films on Kodak Dominate Academy Awards®

Argo’s best picture win topped off a successful night at the Academy Awards® for movies originating on Kodak film. In the 85-year history of the awards, no Oscar®-winning best picture has ever been made without motion picture film technology.
In addition to best picture, films on Kodak also won Oscars® in all four acting categories, as well as adapted and original screenplay, among others. In all, movies produced on Kodak stock took home the gold statue in 12 of the 19 narrative feature categories (non-animated). Six of the nine best picture nominees told their memorable stories on celluloid (Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Les Miserables).
“We take great pride in our rich history with the Academy Awards®, and this year is no exception,” says Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. “You can listen to all the hype, but the truth is that motion picture film continues to be the gold standard, and last night was certainly proof of that.”
Earlier in the weekend, Film Independent’s Spirit Awards also named a best picture winner, Silver Linings Playbook, which originated on Kodak film. Four of the five nominees in that category also chose Kodak emulsions (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Keep the Lights On, Moonrise Kingdom, and Silver Linings Playbook).
Silver Linings Playbook also won in the directing, adapted screenplay, and best actress categories at the Spirit Awards, while best cinematography honors went to Ben Richardson for Beasts of the Southern Wild. Richardson’s palette was Kodak Super 16 mm film.
Evenski notes that the company is committed to providing filmmakers a range of products. “Filmmakers want creative options. We are as committed as ever to providing them with a choice for telling stories. We are currently making billions of feet of film and, who knows, maybe next year’s best winner is already being shot on Kodak film.”
Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion.
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Wally Pfister To Headline Kodak Focus at Los Angeles Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Director-cinematographer Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC will headline the annual Kodak Focus program at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. The intimate conversation will spotlight Pfister’s artistic and technical accomplishments by screening scenes from three of his films – Insomnia, Laurel Canyon and Inception. Kodak Focus takes place on June 23 at 1 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. The seminar is free with a festival ticket.
Pfister won an Oscar® for his cinematography on Inception, and is currently prepping for his feature film directorial debut. His work on the highly anticipated summer movie The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters in July. Pfister’s long-time collaborations with director Christopher Nolan has garnered him an additional three Oscar nominations for The Dark Knight, The Prestige and Batman Begins. His notable film credits also include Moneyball, The Italian Job and Memento, in addition to shooting and directing many prominent commercials.
“Wally Pfister’s stunning and innovative cinematography on so many iconic films thrills audiences and inspires filmmakers,” says Kodak’s Judy Doherty. “We are excited to have him share his inspirations and visionary approach to his work with LAFF filmmakers and cinephiles.”
Kodak will also sponsor LAFF’s Fast Track – an intensive film financing market that connects filmmakers seeking funding with financiers, production companies and other high-level industry professionals who can provide assistance. This highly selective program is open to established as well as up-and-coming filmmakers with exceptional projects still seeking funding. Previous Fast Track projects include Amreeka, Frozen River, Kabluey, Four Sheets to the Wind, Ira and Abby and After Innocence.
The LAFF festival, which runs June 14-24, celebrates independent and international cinema. This year’s festival in downtown Los Angeles will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with such signature programs as Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, music events and more. There will also be a number of free community screenings. Tickets may be requested in person only at the Festival Ticket Center or at the door while supplies last.
Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services and technology for the entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion, or follow Kodak on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm.
For more information on LAFF, visit www.lafilmfest.com.
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Oscars: Emma Stone to present at the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony

HollywoodNews.com: Emma Stone will present at the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. It will be her first time presenting on the show.
Stone appears in the Best Picture nominee “The Help.” Her other film credits include “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Easy A” and “Superbad.” She will be seen next in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Gangster Squad.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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Oscars®: “Bridesmaids” cast will present at the 84th Academy Awards®

HollywoodNews.com: Six actresses – Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig – from the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” will be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. McCarthy received her first Oscar® nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film’s original screenplay. All six will be making their first Oscar show appearances.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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Oscars unveil official Academy Awards poster – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The theme for next’s year’s Academy Awards telecast will be “Celebrate the Movies In All of Us,” a fitting motif as many of the films expected to compete celebrate the legacy that Hollywood has had on all of our lives.
“The Artist,” “My Week With Marilyn” and “Hugo” are just three of the films that throw parties for the art and craft of moviemaking, and so the tagline for the Oscars – revealed this morning on the evening’s official poster – of “Life. Camera. Action” fits like a glove.
One month from now, we’ll know with certainty which films will compete for Oscar’s top prize. Several pundits still have Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” as the film to beat, though a few movies have climbed the ranks as of late to make it a legitimate competition.
Gold Derby, which diligently tracks the competition, has Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” and Tate Taylor’s “The Help” near the top of their expert list. “Hugo,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “Moneyball” remain in the running for an undetermined number of Best Picture nominations.
Here’s the poster for the Oscars, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Thoughts?

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
- Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
- Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
- Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
- Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs.”
- Seth Rogen and Will Reiser for “50/50.”
For complete Oscar and Film Festival coverage, visit our Awards Alley for the latest news items, reviews and interviews all season long.
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Oscars: Eddie Murphy is out. He withdraws as host of the 84th Academy Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,” said Sherak.
Commented Murphy, “First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem name son

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Here are a few notes from last night’s Oscars. More will be coming this afternoon. Exclusive: Penelope Cruz says that her baby son with husband Javier Bardem is named Leonardo.
I don’t think it’s for DiCaprio. “He is so beautiful,” Penelope told just as the Oscar show ended; she and Javier were among those meeting and greeting after the show, in the Kodak Theater just below the stage. Penelope says she’s not going back to work any time soon…James Franco was back in NY and heading for New Haven by 7am eastern time. He took the 10:40pm flight from LA, right from the Kodak Theater. He had to get back to class…Michelle Williams did battle a cold or virus all day yesterday. “I’ve been in bed five days and all I feel like doing is sleeping,” she told me. “I did everything to make this day good.” Her bff Busy Phillips was one of her guests…Sandra Bullock, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Kevin Huvane hung out in the little bar by the stage, where everyone complained that there was no TV. (There used to be.)
Ruffalo also got into a big talk with “Animal Kingdom” nominee Jacki Weaver… “Inception” director Chris Nolan got a Champagne toast from his friends and family…”Restrepo” filmmaker Sebastian Junger also hung out…so did Wendi Murdoch…Anne Hathaway sang with the deejay at the Chateau Marmont for the Weinstein Company after party…
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Oscars 2011: Behind the Scenes Setting Up The Red Carpet

By Tom O’Neil
HollywoodNews.com: Here’s how the red carpet area looked outside the Kodak Theater on Friday as the threat of rain loomed. Tents were hoisted over the red carpets that were covered in plastic.
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Oscars: Scarlett Johansson and Russell Brand will present

HollywoodNews.com: Scarlett Johansson and Russell Brand will be presenters for the 83rd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today.

Johansson, who is currently filming “We Bought a Zoo,” was most recently seen in “Iron Man 2.” Her other film credits include “The Horse Whisperer,” “Lost in Translation,” “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” “The Black Dahlia,” “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
Brand will next lend his voice to the animated feature “Hop,” and he will be seen next in the remake of “Arthur,” both out in April. His other film credits include “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Bedtime Stories,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Despicable Me” and “The Tempest.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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“Road to Oscars” online series launches with “Black Swan”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: There are nine days left until the 83rd Annual Academy Awards are held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and the Academy is ramping up its publicity push to make sure America’s tuning in to see rookie hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
To kick start the countdown, the Academy has launched the “Road to the Oscars” video series, which will take viewers behind the scenes of the films involved in this year’s awards race (and provide insight into the race, itself).
The first segment, hosted by Chris Harrison and featuring by EW.com’s Dave Karger, is up now at http://oscar.go.com, and new segments will be posted daily.
As a reminder, the 10 films nominated for Best Picture this year are:
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3”
“True Grit”
“Winter’s Bone”
Which film will prevail? Tune in one week from Sunday and find out.
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