Sunday, January 21, 2007


Dozens of the most memorable and quotable lines from motion pictures will share the 79th Academy Awards® poster canvas with Oscar. The commemorative poster features words and phrases that have become part of society’s colloquial speech.

All of the lines showcased in the poster except one are from films that have received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Picture, Writing, or both, between 1936 and 2005. (Finding the exception should be the first of many trivia contests that the Academy expects the poster to generate.)

The concept and design for the poster was created for the Academy by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles. Photographer Albert Watson captured the Oscar statuette featured on the poster. You can read the lines, and order the poster until 12 March, by clicking the link below, or the link for the Academy (AMPAS®) on the right sidebar.

The 27x40 poster, printed on premium recycled paper, uses a black canvas and highlights the quotes in gold metallic ink, each in a distinctive typeface to reflect the movie it represents.

The poster will be available for purchase only through March 12, 2007, on the Academy’s Web site at or by calling 1-800-554-1814. The price is $25 per poster, which includes tax and shipping within the U.S. for up to five posters. Shipping and handling for international orders is an additional $15 for each five posters.

Nominations for the 79th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and Academy member, plus past Oscar® nominee, Salma Hayek will preside.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST, beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment.

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