Chances are you didn’t know that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the annual Oscars celebrations, sold anything to commemorate the awards ceremonies other than a poster. That’s because they didn’t. Until now. This year they are offering an official Oscars notebook filled with insights and anecdotes from Oscar-winning members.
The Oscars Notebook
Last fall, the Academy asked Oscar-winning members from every branch of the Academy family an important question:
What do you wish someone had told you before you started working in movies?
Their answers have been reproduced, in a snapshot of their own handwriting, printed in a white hardcover Moleskine notebook providing a unique look into the Academy community.
This is the first-ever Oscar Notebook and it’s a great gift for any film buff, aspiring actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, make-up artist, producer or any movie-related career.
Besides sharing insights from well-known leading actors and directors to make-up artists and set designers, the classic Moleskine hardcover notebook also has space for you to record notes about your favorite movies or movie-related fodder.
Rick Baker is a seven-time Academy Award-winning makeup artist, receiving Oscars for The Wolfman (2010), Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Men in Black (1997), The Nutty Professor (1996), Ed Wood (1994), Harry and the Hendersons (1987) and An American Werewolf in London (1981). He also has earned four additional Makeup nominations, for Norbit (2007), Life (1999), Coming to America (1988) and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), as well as a Visual Effects nomination for Mighty Joe Young (1998).
Screenwriter Armando Bo received an Original Screenplay Oscar for his work on the 2014 Best Picture winner Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
Mark Bridges earned an Oscar for Costume Design for the 2011 Best Picture winner The Artist. He received a second nomination in that category for Inherent Vice (2014).
Makeup artist Lois Burwell received an Oscar for her work on Braveheart in 1995 and a second Makeup nomination for Saving Private Ryan in 1998. She currently serves on the Academy Board of Governors, representing the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch.
Rick Carter won Oscars for his production designs for Lincoln (2012) and Avatar (2009), and earned additional nominations for his work on War Horse (2011) and Forrest Gump (1994). He is currently an Academy governor representing the Designers Branch.
Lonnie Lynn, better known as Common, is a music artist and actor who won an Oscar for the original song Glory from the film Selma (2014).
Makeup artist Bill Corso won an Oscar for his work on Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). He earned additional Makeup nominations for Foxcatcher (2014) and Click (2006).
Visual effects artist Richard Edlund has won four Oscars, for Return of the Jedi (1984), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars (1977). He has received six additional Visual Effects nominations, for Alien 3 (1992), Die Hard (1988), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), 2010 (1984), Ghostbusters (1984) and Poltergeist (1980). His accolades also include three Scientific and Engineering awards and the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation. Edlund is currently an Academy governor representing the Visual Effects Branch.
William Goldenberg received an Oscar for Film Editing for his work on the 2012 Best Picture winner Argo. He has four additional nominations in that category, for The Imitation Game (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Seabiscuit (2003) and The Insider (1999).
Marcus Hu is the co-founder and co-president of Strand Releasing. He is a member of the Academys Executives Branch.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a member of the Academys Public Relations Branch, is the head of CBI Enterprises, Inc., a film marketing consultancy. She also teaches at Chapman Universitys Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Boone Isaacs has previously held executive positions at New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures.
Producer Mark Johnson received a Best Picture Oscar for Rain Man (1988) and a second nomination in the category for Bugsy (1991). He currently serves on the Academy Board of Governors, representing the Producers Branch.
Lora Kennedy is a casting director whose credits include such features as Man of Steel (2013), Argo (2012), The Town (2010) and Syriana (2005). She is currently an Academy governor representing the Casting Directors Branch.
Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. She received Oscars for her documentary features American Dream (1990) and Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976).
Jennifer Lee received an Oscar as a co-writer and co-director of the 2013 Animated Feature Film winner Frozen.
Catherine Martin is a four-time Academy Award-winning designer. She received Oscars for both Costume Design and Production Design for The Great Gatsby (2013), repeating a feat that she accomplished in 2001 with Moulin Rouge. Martin also has received nominations for Costume Design for Australia (2008) and for Art Direction for William Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet (1996).
Filmmaker Steve McQueen earned a Best Picture Oscar as a producer on 12 Years a Slave (2013). He received a second nomination as the films director.
Sound mixer Scott Millan has won four Oscars, for his work on The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Ray (2004), Gladiator (2000) and Apollo 13 (1995). He also has received nominations for Skyfall (2012), Salt (2010), Road to Perdition (2002), Braveheart (1995) and Schindlers List (1993). Millan is currently an Academy governor representing the Sound Branch.
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris received an Oscar for the documentary feature The Fog of War (2003), which he directed and produced.
Director of photography Guillermo Navarro received an Oscar for Cinematography for Pans Labyrinth (2006).
Lupita Nyongo received an Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the 2013 Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave.
Set decorator Anna Pinnock won a Production Design Oscar for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. She also has received nominations for her work on Into the Woods (2014), Life of Pi (2012), The Golden Compass (2007) and Gosford Park (2001).
Composer and music producer Atticus Ross received an Oscar for Original Score for his work on The Social Network (2010).
Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman is a nine-time Academy Award-nominated composer and two-time winner. He received an Oscar for the original score of Mary Poppins (1964) and the original song Chim Chim Cher-ee from the same film. He has earned additional nominations for songs from The Magic of Lassie (1978), The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1977), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), as well as the scores for The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella, Tom Sawyer (1973) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin won an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network (2010). He received a second nomination in the category for Moneyball (2011).
Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg earned Directing Oscars for Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Schindlers List (1993), and a Best Picture Oscar as a producer on Schindlers List. Spielberg has received additional nominations in the Directing category for Lincoln (2012), Munich (2005), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), and in the Best Picture category for Lincoln, War Horse (2011), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Munich, Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple (1985) and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. In 1986 the Academy honored Spielberg with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
Roger Ross Williams
Documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams received an Oscar for Documentary Short Subject for Music by Prudence (2009), which he directed and produced.
Kate Winslet won an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Reader (2008). She has earned three additional nominations in that category, for Little Children (2006), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Titanic (1997). She also has received nominations for her supporting performances in Iris (2001) and Sense and Sensibility (1995).
Composer A.R. Rahman earned two Oscars for his work on the 2008 Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire one for his original score and another for the original song Jai Ho. He also has received nominations for the original song O Saya from Slumdog Millionaire, for the original song If I Rise from 127 Hours (2010), and for the original score for 127 Hours.
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The 88th Oscars® will air live on Sunday, February 28, on ABC.