Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick Took a Break From Acting and Found Herself: 'That Was Really Exciting but Really Scary' (Exclusive)
Dec 30, 2022
The Oscar-nominated actress on 'Alice, Darling' and making her directorial debut.
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Inside Story of How 'Avatar: The Way of Water' Became One of the Greenest Sets Ever (Exclusive)
Dec 30, 2022
Suzy Amis Cameron discusses the efforts made on the 'Avatar' sequel to protect the environment.
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Hildur Guðnadóttir on the Music of 'TÁR' and 'Women Talking': 'I Like to Express Raw Emotion' (Exclusive)
Dec 21, 2022
The Oscar-winning composer discusses her work on the soundtracks for both films.
Diego Calva
How Diego Calva Landed His Breakout Role in 'Babylon' (Exclusive)
Dec 21, 2022
Diego Calva shares the close bond he developed with director Damien Chazelle.
The Pale Blue Eye
'The Pale Blue Eye' Director Scott Cooper on Exploring 'The Darker Corners of the Human Psyche' (Exclusive)
Dec 20, 2022
The writer and director discusses bringing a young Edgar Allen Poe to the screen in a gothic whodunit.
Glass Onion, Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson Peels Back the Layers of 'Glass Onion' and Looks to the Future of 'Knives Out' (Exclusive)
Dec 20, 2022
The Oscar-nominated writer-director on crafting a new mystery for Benoit Blanc.
Babylon, Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle Goes Wild With 'Babylon': 'There Was No Point to Do a PG Version' (Exclusive)
Dec 20, 2022
The Oscar-winning director discusses the making of his Old Hollywood epic
Avatar: The Way of Water
How 'Avatar: The Way of Water' Utilized 3D HFR to Create 'the Most Immersive Experience' (Exclusive)
Dec 19, 2022
Cinematographer Russell Carpenter discusses reuniting with James Cameron for the 'Avatar' sequel.
Nanny
'Nanny's Nikyatu Jusu Wants to Redefine Fantasy, One Creature Feature at a Time (Exclusive)
Dec 16, 2022
The writer-director and her star Anna Diop discuss their Sundance-winning genre film.
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