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Last night’s Academy Awards: The TED connection

Last night’s Academy Awards: The TED connection

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TED was well-represented at the 87th annual Academy Awards last night. Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, and brought journalist Glenn Greenwald (watch his TED Talk) onstage with her to accept the award. The film dives into the world of Edward Snowden (watch his Q&A at TED2014), []

Andrew Stanton’s storytelling TED Talk featured in Oscars ad

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During the Oscars, I got teary at three things: Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech, the “In memoriam” montage and Google’s filmmaking-themed ad that ran toward the end of the night. This ad, titled “We’re all Storytellers,” showed young filmmakers experimenting with their craft and , on a night all about the power of film, it hit []

TED speakers who’ve won Oscars

TED speakers who’ve won Oscars

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Think quick: what was the best film of 2012? Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook or Zero Dark Thirty? This question will be decided tonight at the 85th annual Academy Awards. As you prepare your Oscars ballot and debate whether Seth MacFarlane will []

The Oscars Best Picture field contains two TEDsters

The Oscars Best Picture field contains two TEDsters

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When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the contenders for Best Picture this morning, we noticed two familiar faces in the field. We were pleased to see the stylish thriller Argo among the nominees, as director Ben Affleck shared with us the “8 TED Talks that amazed me” in the fall. We []

TED Fellow wins an Oscar!

TED Fellow wins an Oscar!

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Congratulations to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who won an Oscar this evening for her short documentary Saving Face. Obaid-Chinoy accepted the award with co-director Daniel Junge. She may be the first person from Pakistan to win an Oscar — and she’s definitely the first of our TED Fellows to take home an Academy Award. Watch the powerful []