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Congrats to Lupita Nyong’o on her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress! Here she is at this year’s AFI Awards.

1 DAY UNTIL AFI FEST 2013!
On August 27, 1964, MARY POPPINS debuted at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and exploded into the national consciousness. Though Walt Disney had been making live-action motion pictures for over a decade, director Robert Stevenson’s sumptuous musical became one of Disney’s major contributions to American cinema. Initial attempts to adapt the book were met with resistance from its author, P. L. Travers, but the story dramatized in AFI FEST’s Opening Night Gala, SAVING MR. BANKS, shows that the resulting film spawned some of the most memorable songs in movie history and was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning five – most notably a Best Actress Oscar  for breakout star Julie Andrews. Now, nearly 50 years later, this triumph of imagination and ingenuity is still, as Miss Poppins would have it, “practically perfect in every way.”

1 DAY UNTIL AFI FEST 2013!

On August 27, 1964, MARY POPPINS debuted at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and exploded into the national consciousness. Though Walt Disney had been making live-action motion pictures for over a decade, director Robert Stevenson’s sumptuous musical became one of Disney’s major contributions to American cinema. Initial attempts to adapt the book were met with resistance from its author, P. L. Travers, but the story dramatized in AFI FEST’s Opening Night Gala, SAVING MR. BANKS, shows that the resulting film spawned some of the most memorable songs in movie history and was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning five – most notably a Best Actress Oscar  for breakout star Julie Andrews. Now, nearly 50 years later, this triumph of imagination and ingenuity is still, as Miss Poppins would have it, “practically perfect in every way.”

The Oscar at the AFI Conservatory Library

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This weekend will bring us the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

The AFI Conservatory library currently has an Oscar on display in its reading room. The award was presented to Warren Newcombe for his work on GREEN DOLPHIN STREET in 1947. We thought that we should share a picture of it in honor of the event, and we wish all the nominees and participants good luck.

Foreign Language Film Oscar® Submissions at AFI FEST


KON-TIKI

Each year, countries around the world submit their choice of best film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration of the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film.

At AFI FEST this year, we’ve included a number of these titles:

A ROYAL AFFAIR (Denmark)

AFTER LUCIA (Mexico)

AMOUR (Austria)

BARBARA (Germany)

BEYOND THE HILLS (Romania)

BLOOD OF MY BLOOD (Portugal)

CAESAR MUST DIE (Italy)

KON-TIKI (Norway)

NAIROBIA HALF LIFE (Kenya)

OUR CHILDREN (Belgium)

PIETA (South Korea)

WAR WITCH (Canada)

AFI Alumni Robert Richardson Wins Academy Award

Congratulations to AFI Conservatory alum Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979) for his Oscar win in Cinematography for HUGO.  
Last year, AFI Conservatory alum Wally Pfister (AFI Class of 1988) took home the award for INCEPTION.

AFI Alumni Nominated for the 84th Academy Awards

We are very proud to congratulate our AFI Alumni that have been nominated for the 84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS!

THE TREE OF LIFE
Terrence Malick (D ‘69), Director/Writer
Best Director (Nominee)
HUGO
Robert Richardson (C ‘79), Cinematographer
Cinematography (Nominee)
WAR HORSE
Janusz Kaminski (C ‘87), Director of Photography
Cinematography (Nominee)
GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS
Rebecca Cammisa (DWW ‘03), Producer/Director
Documentary Short (Nominee)

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