Beverly Hills, CA(RUSHPRNEWS) 22, 2008— The 2007 Best Picture nominee “There Will Be Blood” will screen on Monday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the final feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. Daniel Day-Lewis’s powerful, OscarÂ®-winning performance as a misanthropic oil man in the early years of the 20th century dominates Paul Thomas Anderson’s unsettling adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil!.
“There Will Be Blood” earned a total of eight Academy AwardÂ® nominations and won OscarsÂ® for Actor in a Leading Role (Day-Lewis) and Cinematography (Robert Elswit). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (JoAnne Sellar, Anderson and Daniel Lupi, producers), Art Direction (Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson), Directing (Anderson), Film Editing (Dylan Tichenor), Sound Editing (Christopher Scarabosio and Matthew Wood) and Writing – Adapted Screenplay (Anderson).Â The Oscar-nominated animated short “I Met the Walrus” will be screened prior to the feature.
“There Will Be Blood” is the final film in the five-year series. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Curtain time for the feature is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
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