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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - Ready For Its Close-Up

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The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences, which is creator of the biggest and most prestigious awards show in the world; The Academy Awards, has been busier than usual lately, announcing the new creation of the exciting, upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (pictured here). They have also recently announced their new logo (also pictured here), which replaces the earlier logo of the image of Oscar with the spotlight from behind him, to now having the spotlight shine from the top, in the shape of an "A," in order to place equal emphasis on the Academy, as well as on The Oscars.

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Christina Kounelias, Chief Marketing Officer of The Academy states, "Two years ago we began a thoughtful internal dialogue regarding the visual identity of the Academy, and found a need for a new design system that reflects the creativity of our organization. We set out to build something that accurately reflects our community of artists, their diverse talents, and the creative process they employ to bring disparate ideas together into a single vision." Ms. Kounelias continues, "The new logo spotlights the Oscar from above creating a triangular shape and uniting the 'A' of the Academy with our iconic statuette. This design gives the Academy a presence in its own logo for the first time and underscores our efforts to support creative arts and sciences year-round."

Motion Picture Museum

The video found on The Hollywood Sentinel in the site's new issue at the link at the bottom of this story below shows some exciting details of the upcoming new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is scheduled to open in 2017. The impressive looking building will connect to the old May Department store which will be turned into this grand museum, that will sit next to one of our other favorites, LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art). The great image of the talented, beautiful, and forever famous icon Marilyn Monroe on the front page of this issue of The Hollywood Sentinel is from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This will be one of the many great images available for the public to see on view in their original version, large, up close, and personal at the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

9 Foreign Language Films Advance In Oscar Race

Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards]. Seventy-six films had originally been considered in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Belgium, "The Broken Circle Breakdown," Felix van Groeningen, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker," Danis Tanovic, director;

Cambodia, "The Missing Picture," Rithy Panh, director;

Denmark, "The Hunt," Thomas Vinterberg, director;

Germany, "Two Lives," Georg Maas, director;

Hong Kong, "The Grandmaster," Wong Kar-wai, director;

Hungary, "The Notebook," Janos Szasz, director;

Italy, "The Great Beauty," Paolo Sorrentino, director;

Palestine, "Omar," Hany Abu-Assad, director.

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Foreign Language Film nominations for 2013 are being determined in two phases. The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based Academy members, screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 16. The group's top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.

The shortlist will be winnowed down to the five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles. They will spend Friday, January 10, through Sunday, January 12, viewing three films each day and then casting their ballots.

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. The Hollywood Sentinel will feature special coverage of the Academy Awards before and the day after the special ceremony.

This content is 2014, AMPAS, The Hollywood Sentinel, all rights reserved. The office of The Hollywood Sentinel, The Academy, and affiliates do not endorse any advertising that may appear on or in connection with this story.

Bruce Edwin is editor of The Hollywood Sentinel and President of Starpower Management, the celebrity model and talent firm. Read more and contact Bruce at www.TheHollywoodSentinel.com. Read more stories by Bruce Edwin.

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