What’s New

Our site is constantly growing and developing. This section alerts you to recent additions and improvements. Check back frequently to see what has been added since your last visit. They are listed with the most recent additions at the top.

March, 2017

  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Academy Award ceremony program added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Academy Award overview added.

February, 2017

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 89th (2016) Academy Award Nominations & Winners updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 89th (2016) Academy Award Nominations by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 89th (2016) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: All Academy Award Nominations & Winners by Category listings updated to include 89th (2016) nominations and winners.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Academy Award ceremony poster added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Best Picture poster added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Best Picture home page background added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Best Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Best Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Best Supporting Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Best Supporting Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 89th (2016) Best Song sheet music (and lyrics) added.
  • Gallery: 2016 Academy Governors Ball menu added.

January, 2016

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 89th (2016) Academy Award Nominations added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 89th (2016) Academy Award Nominations by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 89th (2016) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: All Academy Award Nominations & Winners by Category listings updated to include 89th (2016) nominations.
  • Ask Oscar/Gallery: 89th (2016) Academy Award Reminder List added.
  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for the 89th (2016) Academy Awards added.
  • Gallery: One existing Rule Book cover upgraded.
  • Short Subjects: 2016 “National Film Registry” inductees added.
  • Conversion of site files to HTML5/CSS3 standards (nearly) completed.
    Note: As part of the conversion process, virtually every one of several thousand image and program files has been modified or renamed. If you have bookmarked any individual pages on the site, some of these links may no longer work due to the file name changes. [It is usually better to bookmark the home page or section pages because these links will remain constant.]

December, 2016

  • Six year anniversary of this website.

May, 2016

  • Gallery: Two Best Actress portraits upgraded.
  • Gallery: One new Academy Award Nominee composite photograph added.
  • Short Subjects: One new photograph added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Film in Photographs section).

April, 2016

  • Short Subjects: Three new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).
  • Gallery: One Best Actress portrait upgraded.

March, 2016

  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Academy Award ceremony program added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Academy Award overview added.
  • Gallery: 2015 Academy Governors Ball menu added.

February, 2016

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 88th (2015) Academy Award Nominations & Winners updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 88th (2015) Academy Award Nominations by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 88th (2015) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: All Academy Award Nominations & Winners by Category listings updated to include 88th (2015) nominations and winners.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Academy Award ceremony poster added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Best Picture poster added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Best Picture home page background added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Best Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Best Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Best Supporting Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Best Supporting Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 88th (2015) Best Song sheet music (and lyrics) added.

January, 2016

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 88th (2015) Academy Award Nominations added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 88th (2015) Academy Award Nominations by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 88th (2015) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Gallery: 88th (2015) Academy Award Reminder List updated with nominated films.

December, 2015

  • Short Subjects: 2015 “National Film Registry” inductees added.
  • Ask Oscar/Gallery: 88th (2015) Academy Award Reminder List added.
  • Gallery: One new Academy Award Nominee composite photograph added.
  • Short Subjects: Four new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).
  • Five year anniversary of this website.

November, 2015

  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for the 88th (2015) Academy Awards added.
  • Gallery: All Best Picture poster images rescanned and reprocessed; 24 images upgraded.
  • Continued conversion of site files to HTML5/CSS3 standards.

October, 2015

  • Gallery: One Academy Award ceremony program image upgraded.
  • Gallery: Two missing Academy Award Rule book images added.
  • Gallery: One new Academy Award Nominee composite photograph added.
  • Began conversion of site files to HTML5/CSS3 standards.

September, 2015

  • Gallery: “In memory of a cat named Oscar . . .” added.

August, 2015

  • Gallery: One Best Actor portrait upgraded.
  • Gallery: One Best Actress portrait upgraded.
  • Gallery: Two Best Supporting Actor portraits upgraded.
  • Gallery: One Best Supporting Actress portrait upgraded.
  • Gallery: Two new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.
  • Short Subjects: One new photograph added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Film in Photographs section).

May, 2015

  • Short Subjects: Fall 2015 “Sundown Cinema” films added.

April, 2015

  • Gallery: Five new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.
  • Short Subjects: Four new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).

March, 2015

  • Gallery: Missing Academy Award ceremony poster added.
  • Gallery: 2014 Academy Governors Ball menu added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Academy Award Overview added.

February, 2015

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 87th (2014) Academy Award Nominations & Winners updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 87th (2014) Academy Award Nominations by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 87th (2014) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: All Nominations & Winners by Category listings updated to include 87th (2014) nominations and winners.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Academy Award ceremony poster added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Academy Award ceremony program added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Best Picture poster added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Best Picture home page background added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Best Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Best Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Best Supporting Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Best Supporting Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 87th (2014) Best Song sheet music (and lyrics) added.

January, 2015

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 87th (2014) Academy Award Nominations added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 87th (2014) Academy Award Nominations by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 87th (2014) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Gallery: 87th (2014) Academy Award Reminder List added.
  • Short Subjects: Two new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Film in Photographs section).

December, 2014

  • Short Subjects: 2014 “National Film Registry” inductees added.
  • Short Subjects: Spring 2015 “Sundown Cinema” films added.
  • Four year anniversary of this website.

November, 2014

  • Gallery: Five new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.
  • Short Subjects: Two new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).

October, 2014

  • Short Subjects: Updated schedule/program changes for current semester of Sundown Cinema.

September, 2014

  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for the 87th (2014) Academy Awards added.
  • Gallery: One new Academy Award Nominee composite photograph added.

August, 2014

  • Gallery: One Best Supporting Actress portrait upgraded.
  • Short Subjects: Six new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).

July, 2014

  • Gallery: Academy Award Overviews, showing all available images for a given year, added for all years.
  • (Boring tech stuff: A major overhaul of the website’s structure was undertaken, including changing or updating thousands of image and program file names.
    Note: If you have bookmarked any individual pages on the site, some of these links may no longer work due to the file name changes. [It is usually better to bookmark the home page or section pages because these links will remain constant.]
    Also, “conditional” navigation was added to the right-hand column for nearly all image and text display pages, based upon which page called the current page.)

June, 2014

  • Gallery: Three Best Actress portraits upgraded.
  • Short Subjects: Three new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).

May, 2014

  • Short Subjects: Seven new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).
  • Gallery: One new Academy Award Nominee composite photograph added.
  • Gallery: One Best Supporting Actor portrait upgraded.
  • Short Subjects: Fall 2014 “Sundown Cinema” films added.

April, 2014

  • Gallery: Fifty-five Academy Award ceremony posters added.
“Best Actress: Dive da Oscar®” poster

Special Announcement: If you happen to be in Turin, Italy, between April 3 and August 31, 2014, stop by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (www.museocinema.it) which is curating an exhibit called “Best Actress: Dive da Oscar®” (loosely translated, “Oscar® Divas”).

Several items from the WebMaster’s Academy Award collection will be on display.

Click on the image at the left to see a larger version of the exhibit’s poster.

March, 2014

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 86th (2013) Academy Award Nominations & Winners updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 86th (2013) Academy Award Nominations by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 86th (2013) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: All Nominations & Winners by Category listings updated to include 86th (2013) nominations and winners.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Academy Award ceremony program added.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Best Picture poster added.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Best Picture home page background added.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Best Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Best Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Best Supporting Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Best Supporting Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 86th (2013) Best Song sheet music (and lyrics) added.
  • Gallery: 2013 Academy Governors Ball menu added.
  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for all remaining years added.
  • Ask Oscar: Basic and Advanced search requests divided into separate input forms.

February, 2014

  • Gallery: Four new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.
  • Short Subjects: One new photograph added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Film in Photographs section).

January, 2014

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 86th (2013) Academy Award Nominations added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 86th (2013) Academy Award Nominations by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 86th (2013) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar: 86th (2013) Academy Award Reminder List updated with nominations.
  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for years through 2000 added.

December, 2013

  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for years through 1990 added.
  • Short Subjects: 2013 “National Film Registry” inductees added.
  • Ask Oscar/Gallery: 86th (2013) Academy Award Reminder List added.
  • Three year anniversary of this website.

November, 2013

  • Short Subjects: Spring 2014 “Sundown Cinema” films added.
  • Short Subjects: Three new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).
  • Gallery: One Best Supporting Actor portrait upgraded.

October, 2013

  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for years through 1970 added.

September, 2013

  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for years through 1960 added.

August, 2013

  • Gallery: All images from missing Academy Award Rule Books added.
  • Gallery: The exact Rules text for all missing years through 1950 added (more to come soon).

July, 2013

  • (Boring tech stuff: Substantial work completed on structural and cosmetic changes to improve the consistency of content display and simplify future updating.)

June, 2013

  • Short Subjects: Twelve new photographs added to Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (in The Screenplay and The Film in Photographs sections).
  • Gallery: One new Academy Award Nominee composite photograph added.
  • Gallery: One Best Actor portrait upgraded.

May, 2013

  • Gallery: Academy Board of Governors Ball program images added, along with the full dinner menu for each event.

April, 2013

  • Gallery: Five new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.
  • Short Subjects: Fall 2013 “Sundown Cinema” films added.

March, 2013

  • Gallery: Five new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.

February, 2013

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 85th (2012) Academy Award Nominations & Winners updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 85th (2012) Academy Award Nominations by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 85th (2012) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: All Nominations & Winners by Category listings updated to include 85th (2012) nominations and winners.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Academy Award ceremony program added.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Best Picture poster added.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Best Picture home page background added.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Best Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Best Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Best Supporting Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Best Supporting Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 85th (2012) Best Song sheet music (and lyrics) added.

January, 2013

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 85th (2012) Academy Award Nominations added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 85th (2012) Academy Award Nominations by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 85th (2012) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar: 85th (2011) Academy Award Reminder List added.

December, 2012

  • Short Subjects: Anatomy of a movie: “The Oscar” (The Presskit) section added.
  • Short Subjects: Spring 2013 “Sundown Cinema” films added.
  • Short Subjects: 2012 “National Film Registry” inductees added.
  • Ask Oscar/Gallery: 85th (2012) Academy Award Reminder List added.
  • Gallery: Five new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.
  • Two year anniversary of this website.

November, 2012

  • Short Subjects: Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (The Screenplay) section added.
  • Short Subjects: Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (The Lobby Cards) section added.
  • Gallery: Three new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.

October, 2012

  • Short Subjects: Anatomy of a Movie: “The Oscar” (The Film in Photographs) section added.

September, 2012

  • Gallery: Two new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.

August, 2012

  • Gallery: Academy Award Rule Book images added, along with the exact Rules text for available years through 1950 (more to come soon).

July, 2012

  • Trivia Machine: The Trivia Machine section is now functional, and trivia quizzes for five years of Academy Award winning films have been added.

June, 2012

  • Gallery: Three new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.

May, 2012

  • (Boring tech stuff: Substantial work completed on the underlying database which will become evident later.)

April, 2012

  • Gallery: Best Picture theatrical trailers added for first 25 years.
  • Short Subjects: Fall 2012 “Sundown Cinema” films added.
  • New Coming Attractions section added.

March, 2012

  • Gallery: Two new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.

February, 2012

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 84th (2011) Academy Award Nominations & Winners updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 84th (2011) Academy Award Nominations by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 84th (2011) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film updated with winners.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: All Nominations & Winners by Category listings updated to include 84th (2011) nominations and winners.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Academy Award ceremony program added.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Best Picture poster added.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Best Picture home page background added.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Best Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Best Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Best Supporting Actor portrait added.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Best Supporting Actress portrait added.
  • Gallery: 84th (2011) Best Song sheet music (and lyrics) added.

January, 2012

  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 84th (2011) Academy Award Nominations added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 84th (2011) Academy Award Nominations by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Quick Search: 84th (2011) Academy Award Nomination Statistics by Film added.
  • Ask Oscar/Gallery: 84th (2011) Academy Award Reminder List added.
  • Gallery: Eight new Academy Award Nominee composite photographs added.

December, 2011

  • Short Subjects: 2011 “National Film Registry” inductees added.
  • Short Subjects: The Webmaster’s Wish List added.
  • One year anniversary of this website.

November, 2011

  • Intermission: “Best Actor Concentration” game added.

October, 2011

  • Short Subjects: American Film Institute (AFI) 100 Greatest Movies added.
  • Short Subjects: The Films of “Sundown Cinema” added.

September, 2011

  • Gallery: Academy Award Nominee composite photographs are accessible on demand.

August, 2011

  • Gallery: Academy Award ceremony programs are accessible on demand.
  • Easter Egg: Hidden somewhere in the website is a photo of the Webmaster. HINT: Once you find its location, you’ll have to click on something in order to display it.
  • Gallery: Thirteen additional Best Actor charcoal sketches by Nicholas Volpe are accessible on demand.
  • Gallery: Fourteen additional Best Actress charcoal sketches by Nicholas Volpe are accessible on demand.

July, 2011

  • Gallery: Twenty-seven new Best Song sheet music covers (with lyrics) are accessible on demand (all 77 total).
  • Gallery: Best Actor portraits (for all 83 years) are accessible on demand.
  • Gallery: Best Actress portraits (for all 83 years) are accessible on demand.
  • Gallery: Best Supporting Actor portraits (for all 75 years) are accessible on demand.
  • Gallery: Best Supporting Actress portraits (for all 75 years) are accessible on demand.
  • Gallery: Best Actor charcoal sketches by Nicholas Volpe are accessible on demand.
  • Gallery: Best Actress charcoal sketches by Nicholas Volpe are accessible on demand.
  • All home page background images reprocessed in sepiatone.

June, 2011

  • Gallery: Thirty-three new Best Picture posters (all 83 total) are accessible on demand.
  • Twenty-eight new randomly alternating backgrounds (all 83 Best Pictures total) added to home page.
  • Gallery: Fifty Best Song sheet music covers (with lyrics) are accessible on demand.

May, 2011

  • Gallery: Fifty Best Picture posters are accessible on demand.
  • Thirty new randomly alternating backgrounds (first 55 Best Pictures total) added to home page.

April, 2011

  • Short Subjects: Library of Congress National Film Registry section added.
  • Gallery: Reminder List covers are accessible on demand.
  • Reminder List cover images added to Reminder List content displays.

March, 2011

  • Ask Oscar: Reminder List of Eligible Films by Award Year is functional.
  • Ask Oscar: Nomination Statistics by Film is functional.
  • Ask Oscar: Winners Only by Award Year is functional.
  • Ask Oscar: Winners Only by Award Category is functional.
  • Ask Oscar: Nominations by Film is functional.
  • “See Also” cross-references added to all results display pages.
  • Thirteen new randomly alternating backgrounds (first 25 Best Pictures total) added to home page.
  • Gallery: Best Picture home page backgrounds are accessible on demand.

February, 2011

  • Quick Search: Nominations & Winners by Award Category is functional.
  • New style sheet for formatting printed output is installed.
  • Randomly alternating backgrounds (first 12 Best Pictures) added to home page.
  • Prototype query interface added to Ask Oscar section.
  • Ask Oscar: Nominations & Winners by Award Year is functional.
  • Ask Oscar: Nominations & Winners by Award Category is functional.

January, 2011

  • Directory structure installed and all navigation is functional.
  • Initial content for Site Tour, What’s New, FAQ, Contact Us, Copyright Notice, Privacy Policy, Site Map, and Links sections is installed.
  • Initial content for Short Subjects, Trivia Machine, Intermission, and Gallery sections is installed.
  • Quick Search: Nominations & Winners by Award Year is functional.

December 29, 2010

  • Site is live! (OK, it’s only a “placeholder” page and nothing works, but at least it completes a New Year’s resolution to have the site up by 12/31/2010!)