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Encyclopedia > Academy Award for Visual Effects


The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Visual effects (or VFX for short) is the term given in which images or film frames are created and manipulated for film and video. ...


The category was called Best Special Effects when it was created in 1939. In 1963, the category was split into two: Best Special Visual Effects and Best Sound Effects. In 1972, the Academy stopped giving out awards for Visual Effects and instead gave Special Achievement Awards. However, this only happened for a handful of years; the category soon became an annual competitive award. The category was changed again in 1996 when it became simply Best Visual Effects. In 2007, it was decided that 15 films would be chosen, to get a wider range, and then break it down into 7, and then vote for the final three nominees. The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. ... The Special Achievement Award is an Academy Award given for an achievement which makes an exceptional contribution to the motion picture for which it was created, but for which there is no annual award category. ...


For a film to be nominated for this award, the effects artist must have created something not available for filming. For example, an entirely digital Empire State Building could not make a movie eligible, since one can easily film the building; on the other hand, a recreation of ancient Rome could, since it is impossible to film. However, movies are judged on the quality of all of their effects shots, not just one scene. The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


According to the official Academy Award rules, the criteria are:


"(a) consideration of the contribution the visual effects make to the overall production and


(b) the artistry, skill and fidelity with which the visual illusions are achieved."


Below is a list of films that have received an Oscar for Visual Effects (in bold typeface) and the other nominees of the same year.

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1930s

The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... The 12th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1939, were held on February 29, 1940 at a banquet in the Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles. ... The Rains Came is the title of novel by Louis Bromfield, published in 1937, as well as the 1939 20th Century Fox film version which followed it. ... Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel of the same name. ... Only Angels Have Wings is also a song by Renaissance Only Angels Have Wings (1939) is a movie directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. ... The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), is a romantic drama film based on the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I (played by Bette Davis) and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (played by Errol Flynn). ... Topper (1937) is a comedy film which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving married couple. ... Union Pacific is a 1939 film about the building of the railroad across the American West. ... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ...

1940s

The year 1940 in film involved some significant events. ... The accounting firm of Price Waterhouse was hired to count the ballots, after the fiasco of leaked voting results in 1939 by the Los Angeles Times. ... This is about the 1940 film starring Sabu. ... The Blue Bird is a 1940 film starring Shirley Temple. ... Boom Town (1940) was a Hollywood film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr, and Frank Morgan. ... The Boys from Syracuse is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, based on William Shakespeares play, The Comedy of Errors, as adapted by librettist George Abbott, who also directed. ... Dr. Cyclops (1940) is a horror film directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Thomas Coley, Victor Kilian, Janice Logan, Charles Halton, and Albert Dekker. ... Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 film which tells the story of an American reporter who becomes involved in espionage in England during the onset of World War II. It stars Joel McCrea, George Sanders, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, Albert Bassermann and Robert Benchley. ... The Invisible Man Returns was a 1940 horror, science fiction film from New Universal. ... The Long Voyage Home is a 1940 film which tells the story of the crew and passengers aboard a doomed freighter. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Rebecca is an Academy Award–winning 1940 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project. ... Movie poster for The Sea Hawk The Sea Hawk is a 1940 adventure film about an English privateer set in the Elizabethan era, loosely based on the historical figure Sir Francis Drake. ... Swiss Family Robinson is a 1940 film directed by Edward Ludwig and based on the novel The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. ... The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... The 14th Academy Awards may be most famous as the year Citizen Kane did not win Best Picture. ... The Invisible Woman was a science fiction, comedy film that was released near the end of 1940 by Universal. ... The Sea Wolf is a 1941 black-and-white film adaptation of Jack Londons novel The Sea Wolf with Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, and John Garfield. ... That Hamilton Woman is a 1941 historical film drama, directed by Alexander Korda, for Alexander Korda Films. ... Topper (1937) is a comedy film which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving married couple. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... The film Mrs. ... Reap the Wild Wind is a serialized story written by Thelma Strabel in 1940 for The Saturday Evening Post. ... The Black Swan is a 1942 film by Henry King, starring Tyrone Power and Maureen OHara. ... Desperate Journey is a 1942 World War II aviation film starring Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan. ... Flying Tigers is a 1942 black-and-white war film, starring John Wayne and John Carroll as mercenary fighter pilots fighting the Japanese in China prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. The film was nominated for three Oscars: Best Effects, Special Effects for Howard Lydecker (photographic... Invisible Agent was a 1942 science fiction film from Universal. ... For other uses, see The Jungle Book (disambiguation). ... Mrs. ... One of our Aircraft is Missing (1942) is a film by the British-based director-writer team of Powell & Pressburger. ... ya ya baby ya you rock my world uh huh oh ya the yankees sometin of that sort well goodbye i got to go suck some pussy. ... The year 1943 in film involved some significant events. ... This was the first Oscar ceremony held at a large public venue, Grauman’s Chinese Theater. ... Crash Dive was a 1943 movie starring Tyrone Power, Dana Andrews, and Anne Baxter. ... Air Force is a 1943 Academy-Award-winning movie directed by Howard Hawks. ... The North Star is a 1943 film produced and distributed by RKO Pictures in 1943. ... So Proudly We Hail! is a 1943 film with Paulette Goddard. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... This is the first Academy Awards ceremony broadcast nationally, on the ABC network. ... The Ruptured Duck, which was the bomber depicted in the movie Nose-art of the Ruptured Duck Thirty Seconds over Tokyo is a 1944 film based on a 1943 book by Ted W. Lawson. ... Superb example of claymation. ... Days of Glory is a 1944 film which tells the story of a group of guerillas fighting back against impossible odds during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia. ... Since You Went Away is a 1944 film which tells the story of how a woman copes at home while her husband has gone off to fight World War II. It stars Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Joseph Cotten, Monty Woolley, Robert Walker, Lionel Barrymore, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead... The Story of Dr. Wassel is a World War II film set in the Dutch East Indies, directed by Cecil B. DeMille in 1944. ... Wilson is a 1944 biographical film about President Woodrow Wilson. ... // Paramount Studios releases theatrical short cartoon titled The Friendly Ghost, featuring ghost named Casper With Rossellinis Roma Città aperta, Italian neorealist cinema begins. ... This is the first Academy Awards ceremony after World War II. As a result, the ceremony featured more glamour than had been present during the war. ... Wonder Man is a 1945 movie starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. ... Spellbound is a 1945 psychological thriller and mystery film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... They Were Expendable is a war film released in 1945. ... The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (كتاب ألف ليلة و ليلة in Arabic or هزار و یک شب in Persian), also known as The book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, 1001 Arabian Nights, or simply the Arabian Nights, is a piece of classic Arabic literature in... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... The 19th Academy Awards continues a trend through the late-1940s of the Oscar voters honoring films about contemporary social issues. ... The film Blithe Spirit is a 1945 British comedy film of the popular Noel Coward play. ... A Stolen Life is a 1946 drama film, directed by Curtis Bernhardt. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... The 20th Academy Awards spread awards around, with no film receiving more than 3 awards, the last time this would happen until the 78th Academy Awards. ... Unconquered (1947) was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and released by Paramount. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... The 21st Academy Awards features numerous firsts. ... Portrait of Jennie movie poster Portrait of Jennie is a 1948 fantasy film based on the novella by Robert Nathan. ... Deep Waters is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United States in the March 25, 1910 issue of Colliers Weekly, and in the United Kingdom in the June 1910 issue of the Strand. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... The 22nd Academy Awards Ceremony awarded Oscars for the best in films in 1949. ... Tulsa was a film made in 1949 by Eagle-Lion Studios, directed by Stuart Heisler, starring Robert Preston and Susan Hayward. ...

1950s

The year 1950 in film involved some significant events. ... The 23rd Academy Awards Ceremony awarded oscars for the best in films in 1950. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1950 films | Science fiction films ... Movie poster for Samson and Delilah Samson and Delilah is a 1949 film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr as the title characters. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... The Oscars, awarding Academy Awards for the best films of 1951. ... When Worlds Collide DVD cover This article is about the 1951 film. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... The 25th Academy Awards, the first televised one, honoring the best movies of 1952, was held on March 19, 1953, from the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Calif and the NBC International Theatre, New York, N.Y. Best Motion Picture The Greatest Show on Earth Best Actor Gary Cooper, High Noon... Plymouth Adventure is a motion picture drama released in 1952. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Date: 25 March Host: Donald OConnor; Fredric March (New York City) Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA NBC Century Theatre, New York, USA Notes: The second national telecast draws an estimated 43,000,000 viewers. ... The War of the Worlds (also sometimes known as H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 science fiction film produced by George Pál and directed by Byron Haskin from a script by Barré Lyndon based on the H. G. Wells novel of the same name. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Date: 30 March Host: Bob Hope; Thelma Ritter (New York City) Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA NBC Century Theatre, New York, USA The Best Picture winner (of producer Sam Spiegel), director Elia Kazans semi-documentary, expose, and thriller, On The Waterfront (with twelve nominations and eight...  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas as Professor Aronnax and Peter Lorre as Conseil. ... Hell and High Water 1954 is Nuclear war drama; before the credits, an off-screen, voice-over narrates: In 1953, the worldwide scientific community is stunned when French scientist Professor Montel goes missing, and after four weeks, the authorities believe he voluntarily travelled behind the Iron Curtain, as did four... Categories: Movie stubs | 1954 films | Science fiction films ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... The 28th Academy Awards were presented at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angelos, California. ... The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a 1953 novel by James Michener, about a Korean War pilot charged with bombing a group of extremely-well-defended bridges. ... The Dam Busters is a 1954 British war film, set during the Second World War, and documenting the true story of the RAFs 617 Squadron, the development of the bouncing bomb, and Operation Chastise - the attack on the Ruhr dams in Germany. ... The Rains of Ranchipur is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... Date: 21 March Host: Jerry Lewis (I); Claudette Colbert (New York City); Joseph L. Mankiewicz (New York City) Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA NBC Century Theatre, New York, USA 1955 was a major turning point and milestone in Oscar history, since United Artists came up with... The Ten Commandments is a 1956 motion picture dramatizing the Biblical story of Moses, an Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. ... This article is about the 1956 film. ... The year 1957 in film involved some significant events. ... The 30th Academy Awards was the first time the entire ceremony was broadcast live. ... The Enemy Below is a 1957 film which tells the story of battle between the captain of an American destroyer escort and the commander of a German submarine during World War II. It stars Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison and Theodore Bikel. ... The Spirit of St. ... The year 1958 in film involved some significant events. ... The telecast of the 31st Academy Awards is among the most infamous. ... tom thumb is a 1958 US-made fantasy-musical film directed by George Pal. ... Torpedo Run 1958 MGM 1hour 36minutes starring Glenn Ford,Ernest Borgnine (Oscar winner-Marty) also starring Diane Brewster and Dean Jones Directed by Joseph Pevney Produced by Edmund Grainger Category: ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Date: 4 April Host: Bob Hope Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA MGMs (producer Sam Zimbalist) and director William Wylers three and a half-hour long epic drama Ben-Hur (with a spectacular sea battle and eleven minute chariot race choreographed by Yakima Canutt) broke the... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1959 adventure film adapted by Charles Brackett from the novel by Jules Verne. ...

1960s

See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... The 33rd Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1960, were held on April 17, 1961 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... The Time Machine (sometimes known as H.G. Wells The Time Machine) is a 1960 science fiction film based on The Time Machine, an 1895 novel by H. G. Wells about a man from Victorian England who travels far into the future. ... The Last Voyage (1960) tells the story of an aged ocean liner, SS Claridon that meets destruction in the Pacific Ocean. ... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... The 34th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1961, were held on April 9, 1962 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... This article is about the film, for the novel see The Guns of Navarone (novel) The Guns of Navarone is a 1961 film based on a well-known 1957 novel about World War II by Scottish thriller writer Alistair MacLean. ... The Absent Minded Professor is a 1961 Disney film starring Fred MacMurray as title character Ned Brainard and Nancy Olson as Betsy Carlisle. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... The 35th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1962, were held on April 8, 1963 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... Mutiny on the Bounty, based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff, is a 1962 film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... The 36th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1963, were held on April 13, 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... This article is about the 1963 film. ... The Birds is a 1963 horror film by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the short story The Birds by Daphne du Maurier. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Date: 5 April Host: Bob Hope Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA Notes: For the first time, the Academy presents an award in the field of makeup. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... In 1935, Charles G. Finney, a newspaperman of Arizona, published his novel, The Circus of Dr. Lao. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... The Sound of Music (DVD cover) Date: 18 April Host: Bob Hope Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA Notes: The ceremony is telecasted in color for the first time. ... For other topics with this name, see Thunderball. ... This article is about the film. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The 39th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1966, were held on April 10, 1967 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hawaii is a 1966 American motion picture based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... Date: 10 April Host: Bob Hope Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA Notes: The ceremony is postponed from Monday, 8th, because of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. ... Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 musical film which tells the story of a doctor who learns from his pet parrot to talk to animals. ... Tobruk is a 2nd World War film shot in Spain and the United States starring Rock Hudson and George Peppard. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... The 41st Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1969 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... This article is about the film. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... The 42nd Academy Awards were presented April 7, 1970 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Marooned is a 1969 movie directed by John Sturges and starring Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna and Gene Hackman. ... Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) is a movie filmed in Ultra Panavision 70 and starring Maximilian Schell and Brian Keith. ...

1970s

// Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... The 43rd Academy Awards were presented April 15, 1971 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... For the Melvinss album, see Tora Tora Tora (album) Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 American-Japanese film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that unintentionally improved its effectiveness. ... Patton (UK: Patton: Lust for Glory) is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... The 44th Academy Awards were presented April 10, 1972 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions, which combines live action and animation; it premiered on October 7, 1971. ... When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth is a 1970 movie starring Victoria Vetri, set in the time of cavemen. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... The 45th Academy Awards were presented March 27, 1973 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 action adventure/disaster film based on a novel by Paul Gallico. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... The 46th Academy Awards were presented April 2, 1974 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The 47th Academy Awards were presented April 8, 1975 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Earthquake is a 1974 action adventure/disaster/thriller film that achieved huge box-office success, inspiring the Disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. ... The year 1975 in film involved some significant events. ... The 48th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1976 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... The Hindenburg (1975) is a movie based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... The 49th Academy Awards were presented March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... King Kong (also known as King Kong: The Legend Reborn) is a 1976 American motion picture produced by Dino de Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. ... Logans Run is a 1976 science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... The 50th Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on April 3, 1978. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... The 51st Academy Awards were presented April 9, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... For the franchise, see Superman film series. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... The 52nd Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1980 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... This article is about the first film in a series. ... 1941 is Steven Spielbergs fourth theatrical film, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. ... The Black Hole is a 1979 science fiction movie directed for Walt Disney Productions by Gary Nelson. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ...

1980s

The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... The 52nd Academy Awards were presented March 31, 1980 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... The 54th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1982 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... This article is about the film. ... Dragonslayer is a 1981 live action fantasy movie set in medieval Britain. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... The 55th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1983 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... For the Atari 2600 video game based on the movie, see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600). ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... Poltergeist is the first and most successful Poltergeist film, released on June 4, 1982 and nominated for three Oscars. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... The 56th Academy Awards were presented April 9, 1984 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... The 57th Academy Awards were presented March 25, 1985 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is an 1984 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. ... (Redirected from 2010: The Year We Make Contact) 2010: Odyssey Two, is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke (January 1982) and also a motion picture (1984) by Peter Hyams entitled simply 2010, or sometimes 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ... For other uses, see Ghostbusters (disambiguation). ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... 76th Academy Awards Sunday, February 29, 2004 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California Hosts Preshow: Show: Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams Crew Producer: Stanley Donen Supervising Producer: Director: Marty Pasetta Duration Network // Winners See also 58th Academy Awards nominees Feature Films Directing Acting Writing Music Technical... Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film about a group of elderly humans who were rejuvenated by aliens. ... For other uses, including the 1964 film of the same name, see Return to Oz (disambiguation). ... Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus, depicts a young Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meeting and solving a mystery together at a boarding school. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... The 59th Academy Awards were presented March 30, 1987 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 screen adaptation of the off-Broadway stage musical of the same name. ... Laserdisc cover of the first Poltergeist film. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... 60th Academy Awards Hosts Preshow: Show: Crew Producer: Director: Duration Network The 60th Academy Awards were presented April 29, 1989 at the Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles. ... Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Steven Spielberg. ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and horror film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... The 61st Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... This article is about the 1988 action film. ... Willow is a 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, based on a story by George Lucas. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... 62nd Academy Awards Hosts Preshow: Show: Crew Producer: Director: Duration Network The 62nd Academy Awards were presented March 26, 1990 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... The Abyss is a 1989 science fiction film which was written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. ... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ... Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and the first sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future. ...

1990s

The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... The 63rd Academy Awards were presented March 25, 1991 at the Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles. ... Total Recall is an American science fiction film released on June 1, 1990 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan OBannon, Jon Povill and Gary Goldman. ... For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ... Dick Tracy is a 1990 film based upon the Dick Tracy comic strip character created by Chester Gould. ... For other uses, see Ghost (disambiguation). ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... 64th Academy Awards Hosts Preshow: Show: Crew Producer: Director: Duration Network The 64th Academy Awards were presented March 30, 1992 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... Backdraft is an American movie released in 1991, directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... 65th Academy Awards Hosts Preshow: Show: Crew Producer: Director: Duration Network The 65th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1993 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Death Becomes Her is a 1992 black comedy fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. ... Alien³ is a science fiction/horror film that opened May 22, 1992. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... 66th Academy Awards Hosts Preshow: Show: Crew Producer: Director: Duration Network The 66th Academy Awards were presented March 21, 1994 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... Jurassic Park is a 1993 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. ... For other uses, see Cliffhanger (disambiguation). ... The Nightmare Before Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... The 67th Academy Awards, honoring the best movies of 1994, were held on March 27, 1995 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. ... For other uses, see Forrest Gump (disambiguation). ... The Mask is an Oscar-nominated action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. ... True Lies is a 1994 action/comedy remake of the 1991 French film La Totale!. It was directed by James Cameron, and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Charlton Heston and Art Malik. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... 68th Academy Awards Monday, March 25, 1996 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California Host Whoopi Goldberg Crew Producer: Gil Cates Director: Louis J. Horvitz Duration X hours, XX minutes The 68th Academy Awards was held on March 25, 1996 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles... Babe is an Academy Award-winning 1995 Australian film that tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheep dog. ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... The 69th Academy Awards were dominated by movies produced by independent studios, financed outside of mainstream Hollywood, leading to 1997 being dubbed The Year of the Independents. All but one of the nominees for Best Picture were low-budget independent movies (the next ceremony dominated by indie fims would be... Independence Day (also known as its promotional abbreviation ID4) is an Academy Award winning science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. ... For the Brazilian power metal band, see Dragonheart (band). ... Twister is a 1996 disaster film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching tornadoes. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The 70th Academy Awards were noted for their high ratings and the 11 wins racked up by the Best Picture, Titanic. ... Titanic is a 1997 American romance film directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 movie which is a sequel to the blockbuster Jurassic Park. ... Starship Troopers is a 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... The 71st Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at Los Angeles County Music Center, and was Whoopi Goldbergs third time hosting the Awards. ... This article is about the film. ... For other films with this name, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ... Mighty Joe Young is a 1998 family film, and loose remake starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and directed by Ron Underwood. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony (also known as Oscars 2000) took place at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, and was Billy Crystals seventh time hosting the Awards. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Stuart Little is a 1999 live-action film, very loosely based on the novel of the same name (few of the events in the movie actually occurred in the book). ...

2000s

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...

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