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Academy Awards

William Joyce and co-director, Brandon Oldenburg, at the 84th Academy Awards. Photo courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ever wonder what it's like to win an Oscar? Well, here's author, illustrator, and director, William Joyce (of Moonbot Studios), the driving force...
Then-NEA Chairman Frank Hodsoll shows the NEA's Oscar--in celebration of the agency's 20th annivesary-- to President Ronald Reagan, spring 1985. Photo courtesy of Mr. Hodsoll Former NEA Chairman Frank Hodsoll shares the NEA's Oscar to President Ronald Reagan, spring 1985. Photo courtesy...
This week’s podcast features a conversation with David Seidler, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The King’s Speech . The film also received the much-coveted best picture nod, as well as an Oscar for Colin Firth’s portrayal of England’s George VI, who was determined...
Rita Moreno, 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient, has received just about every performance award available -- Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe. In this week's NEA podcast, she talks with Josephine Reed about her life on stage and screen and the memorable roles she played. In this brief...
March 10, 2010 Washington, DC In 1976 Kathryn Bigelow was a 26-year-old abstract painter with an interest in film. She applied for and won a grant for $2,000 from the Arts Endowment to make a short film, The Set-Up . The 17-minute film featured two men (one was a young Gary Busey) beating up on...