Thursday, January 17, 2008

Official Posters for 80th Academy Awards

The Official Poster of the 80th Annual Academy Awards®

Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences® (AMPAS®) unveiled the 80th Academy Awards poster for the Oscars®, 24 February.

This year's official Academy Awards' poster was originally conceived by Drew Struzan. For more than 30 years Struzan created some of cinema’s most memorable advertising posters, including the one-sheets for all six of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” films and, most recently, the key art for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming feature, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

The Academy's 80th Anniversary poster was executed by Struzan's son Christian, who with his creative team at XL Laboratories, Inc., designed and produced the poster for the Academy. The company has created poster art for such films as SWEET HOME ALABAMA, HELLBOY, and SIDEWAYS.

AMPAS President Sid Ganis with the original of the Struzans' poster.

Starting today, more than 50,000 posters will be distributed worldwide. The 27 x 40-inch poster is printed on premium quality, Forest Stewardship Certified paper. It is available for purchase on the Academy’s Web site (link on right sidebar), this link, or by calling 1-800-554-1814.

There will be another official poster for this historic 80th anniversary, "80 Years of Best Picture Winners," shipped in March 2008. The cost is also $25.00, and Pre-publication orders are accepted now on the same page.

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced this coming Tuesday, 22 January 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, 24 February 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, Hollywood, CA, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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