Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
Parachute
Brittany Snow on Making Her Directorial Debut and Destigmatizing Mental Health (Exclusive)
Apr 2, 2024
Brittany Snow opens up about her directorial debut 'Parachute,' a personal story about a twentysomething who struggles with an eating disorder and body image issues.
Girls State
'What 17-Year-Old Girl Says That?': Behind the Scenes of the Documentary 'Girls State' (Exclusive)
Apr 2, 2024
Directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss discuss their all-girls follow-up to the Emmy-winning documentary 'Boys State.'
La Chimera
'La Chimera' Director Alice Rohrwacher and Isabella Rossellini on Excavating Italian Cinema (Exclusive)
Mar 28, 2024
The Oscar-nominated writer-director on spearheading the revival of Italian neorealism and why filmmaking isn't so different from archeology.
Kinds of Kindness
'Kinds of Kindness' Trailer: Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos Reunite for Their Next Film
Mar 27, 2024
Fresh off her Oscar win for 'Poor Things,' Emma Stone leads a cast that also includes Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, and Hong Chau.
One Life
'I Could Barely See the Monitor Through My Own Tears': Bringing the True Story of 'One Life' to the Screen (Exclusive)
Mar 25, 2024
Director James Hawes on collaborating with Sir Anthony Hopkins: "You can't help but feel in awe of somebody who takes such pleasure and joy in the process and, at his age, can still deliver such intensity and emotional energy."
Problemista
Julio Torres and Tilda Swinton Discuss the Subversive Surrealism of 'Problemista' (Exclusive)
Mar 21, 2024
The 'Problemista' co-stars reflect on making their whimsically oddball comedy: "Every day we'd finish filming and it would be great and outrageous and I would ask, 'Are you sure it's not too much?'"
Immaculate
'Immaculate' Director Michael Mohan Says Sydney Sweeney 'Doesn't Ever Want to Hold Back' (Exclusive)
Mar 21, 2024
Director Michael Mohan opens up about his religious horror film, starring and produced by Sydney Sweeney: "I'm honored that Sydney chooses me to make her most f****d up movies."
Oppenheimer
Beyond the Blast: Behind the Scenes of Creating Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' (Exclusive)
Mar 19, 2024
Two-time Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Scott R. Fisher on collaborating with Christopher Nolan on 'Oppenheimer': "A lot of people don't understand what goes on behind the scenes of his films and how much time he puts into them."
96th Oscars
GALLERY: Backstage at the 96th Oscars (Exclusive)
Mar 14, 2024
Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the 2024 Oscars.
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