• Feb

    10

    More than 150 Oscar® nominees were honored at the Beverly Hilton at our annual Nominees Luncheon.

    From left: Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, Jared Leto, Martin Scorsese, Julie Delpy, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and Pharrell Williams.

  • Feb

    27

    The Academy presents its first-ever “Oscar Concert” featuring an 80-piece orchestra performing the year’s nominated scores and songs.

    In this photo: Thomas Newman

  • Mar

    02

    The 86th Annual Oscars telecast is TV’s most watched entertainment event in 10 years, attracting the largest viewership since 2000 with more than 45 million viewers.

  • Mar

    02

    The show results in dramatic gains in younger demos and social media conversation, with more than one billion impressions generated on Twitter and 25 million interactions happening on Facebook on Oscar Sunday. And the star-studded “selfie” becomes the most retweeted photo of all time with 32.8 million views.

  • Apr

    17

    Spark @ the Academy is an educational and mentoring initiative for students to work with Academy members. Students learn all about the art and science of film & filmmaking, create documentaries, write screenplays, produce animated shorts, make public service announcements and much more.  

    Apr

    28

    The Academy premieres the restored cinéma vérité classic Grey Gardens (1975). The film is part of the Maysles Collection at the Academy which includes a treasure trove of more than 1800 other original materials from the considerable body of work of acclaimed documentarians Albert (pictured above in conversation with Morgan Neville at the premiere) and David Maysles. Restoration on Grey Gardens was done by the Criterion Collection and the Academy Film Archive.
  • May

    12

    The Science and Technology Council hosts Deconstructing Gravity, an in-depth look at the groundbreaking technology 
    behind the Oscar-winning film.
  • Jun

    06

    The Academy honors 15 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony.
     
    Front row, from left: Teng Cheng, Zijian Mu, J. Christian Jensen, Wesley Tippetts, Lennart Ruff, Daniel Sierra, Peter Baumann and Drew Brown. 
    Back Row, from left: Helen Hood Scheer, Hayley Foster, Camille Stochitch, Daniel Clark, Keola Racela, Yulin Liu and Hadas Ayalon.
  • Jul

    01

    Kerry Brougher is appointed director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Brougher brings three decades of experience from his work at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, England; and MOCA in Los Angeles.

  • Jul

    11

    As part of a continuing retrospective on the films of Spike Lee, the Academy celebrates the director’s first film She’s Gotta Have It (1986), along with his satire, Bamboozled (2000). 
    The retrospective kicked off in May with the 
    25th anniversary of Do The Right Thing (1989). 
     
    Top left: Spike Lee.
    Bottom left: Joie Lee and Bill Nunn.
    Center image, from left: Robi Reed, Preston Holmes, Richard Epson, Roger Guenveur Smith, Tom Pollock and Spike Lee.
  • Jul

    15

    The Academy receives a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum’s movie theaters. Additionally, the Dolby family made a $5 million gift to the Museum’s capital campaign. In recognition of their generous contribution the Museum’s rooftop terrace will be named the Dolby Family Terrace.

  • Aug

    04

    The Academy celebrates Jeff and Beau Bridges at the Bing Theater. The theater’s robust public programming slate this year included an Orson Welles series, Polish cinema screenings, The Spike Lee retrospective and the 20th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption (1994) with special guests Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.
  • Sep

    17

    The Academy invites 271 new members and welcomes them with events in Los Angeles, 
    New York and London.
     
    From left to right: Dawn Hudson and Jake Gyllenhaal; 
    David Rubin and Jay Duplass.
  • Sep

    06

    This highly stylized Czech version of the movie poster for the classic 
    French film ZouZou (1934) starring Josephine Baker – pictured above
    middle – is a new acquisition to the Edward Mapp Collection documenting African Americans in cinema from 1921 thru 2004 at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.  New holdings from additional collections include this sketch of John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler from the 1989 teen romantic comedy-drama Say Anything and art from The Wizard of Oz (1939).
     
    Say Anything (1989); production art. Robert Turturice, Illustrator. Jane Ruhm, 
    Credited Costume Designer.
    The Wizard of Oz (1939); production art. Cedric Gibbons, Art Director.
  • Oct

    09

    The Academy introduces the newly redesigned Oscars.org website, featuring unprecedented access to its members, collections and exclusive content including the definitive Oscars timeline. 2014 also marked the launch of Academy Originals—a documentary-style web-series examining the creative process, moments that changed the course of filmmaking and the artists charting its future.
     
    Musician and DJ Moby screened the David Lynch film Inland Empire (2006) for his fans (whom he invited via Twitter) as part of the Academy Originals web-series “Let’s Go To The Movies” segment.
     
  • “COSTUMES ARE 
    SO MUCH MORE 
    THAN CLOTHES—
    COSTUMES 
    EMBODY THE 
    PSYCHOLOGICAL, 
    SOCIAL AND 
    EMOTIONAL 
    CONDITION OF 
    THE CHARACTER.”
     
    DEBORAH NADOOLMAN LANDIS / 
    CURATOR OF THE HOLLYWOOD COSTUME 
    EXHIBITION AND MEMBER OF 
    THE ACADEMY BOARD OF GOVERNORS

    Oct

    02

    Hollywood Costume explores the central role of costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. The exhibition features more than 150 costumes spanning a century of filmmaking, including Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp (1915) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).    
     
    From top to bottom: Deborah Nadoolman Landis; Jeffrey Kurland; Judianna Makovsky.
  • Nov

    08

    In November, the Board of Governors honors Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara at the Governors Awards ceremony. 

  • Nov

    13

    Actors Jack O’Connell, Tessa Thompson, Ansel Elgort and Clancy Brown perform a live reading of selected scenes from the four winning scripts at the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read.

  • Motion picture, television and theater producing team Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will return in 2015 to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, with first-time host Neil Patrick Harris