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 Jeff Reichert, from left, Julia Reichert, and Steven Bognar, winners of the award for best documentary feature for "American Factory", pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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The Netflix film about the Dayton auto glass plant run by a Chinese company was honored with The Oscar for best feature-length documentary.

The latest documentary from Yellow Springs filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar has been nominated for an Academy Award.

The film American Factory follows the rebirth and transformation of the former General Motors Assembly plant in Moraine into Chinese-owned Fuyao Glass America.

Hannah Beachler attends the 10th Annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards at Exchange LA on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles.
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An Ohio native who designed the “Black Panther" movie set is a nominee in the 91st Academy Awards ceremony that takes place Sunday in Los Angeles.

Memorable Music in Old Movies: More Oscars and Korngold

Feb 25, 2017
color photo of Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian and Errol Flynn as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood
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The first Academy Awards given for music in films, a practice that began in 1934, named only the head of the music department of the studio instead of the individual composer.

Max Steiner (see the first in this pair of blog posts), who wrote the music for King Kong (1933), was the head of the music department for RKO Pictures when his score for the 1935 film The Informer won that year, so technically he may have been the first composer to be named for the awards.

black-and-white photo of Fay Wray as Ann Darrow in 1933 King Kong film
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With the Academy Awards coming up this Sunday, I got to thinking about music in movies. This first of two blog posts offers a few personal—and maybe quirky—reflections on music from the early days of sound movies and a few old classic films that made innovative use of sound, especially symphonic music from three very talented composers.

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When the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced this morning, La La Land racked up 14 nods, tying records held by Titanic and All About Eve.

Academy Awards Preview

Feb 22, 2013

11:00 On Sunday millions of Americans will tune in to watch the 85th annual Academy Awards. This year some big budget features like "Life of Pi" go head-to-head with smaller films like "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Amour" in the Best Picture category. In this hour of All Sides Weekend, WOSU Midday host, Amy Juravich, and a panel of Columbus movie buffs predict the winners, and drop some hints about the city's hottest Oscar parties. Guests

11:00 It's Oscar season! The 84th annual Academy Awards are this weekend... On this segment of "All Sides Weekend," WOSU Midday Host Amy Juravich will talk about the Oscars which will be awarded this Sunday, every category from the guaranteed winners to the long shots. Guests