Academy Originals

Documentary-style videos produced by the Academy to examine the creative process of filmmaking and the artists changing its future.
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
'The Holdovers' Star Da'Vine Joy Randolph Is Willing to Go There (Exclusive)
Feb 20, 2024
The Oscar-nominated actress discusses being vulnerable on the big screen: "The entire world has seen a glimpse into my own pain."
Jeffrey Wright
'American Fiction' Star Jeffrey Wright on Embracing the Comedy in Tragedy (Exclusive)
Feb 20, 2024
The Oscar-nominated actor talks comedy, drama and why 'American Fiction' was his most gratifying film yet.
Maestro, Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan Says She Didn't 'Think of Herself as an Actress' Until 'Maestro' (Exclusive)
Feb 20, 2024
Carey Mulligan feels she was 'completely changed' by her experience on 'Maestro.' Now, she's a three-time Oscar nominee.
Poor Things
For Mark Ruffalo, Shooting 'Poor Things' Felt Like Being 'on the Razor's Edge of Disaster' (Exclusive)
Feb 20, 2024
The four-time Oscar nominee opens up about his surprising role in Yorgos Lanthimos' comedy: "It's like nothing I've ever done before."
Anatomy of a Fall
Editor Laurent Sénéchal on Embracing the Ambiguity of 'Anatomy of a Fall' (Exclusive)
Feb 19, 2024
The Oscar-nominated editor his latest collaboration with Justine Triet: "Small details could derail the entire movie."
Amélie
'It Became a Phenomenon': Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet Reflects on 23 Years of 'Amélie' (Exclusive)
Feb 19, 2024
The Oscar-nominated French filmmaker looks back on the legacy of his beloved romantic comedy.
Poor Things
How 'Poor Things' Designer Holly Waddington Turned Victorian Fashion on Its Head (Exclusive)
Feb 15, 2024
The Oscar-nominated costume designer says at one point her costumes were ever "more extreme." Here's how she subverted a typical period piece.
Napoleon
'Napoleon's Janty Yates and David Crossman on Designing Costumes Fit for an Emperor (Exclusive)
Feb 15, 2024
Oscar-nominated costume designers Janty Yates and David Crossman discuss their latest collaboration with director Ridley Scott: "You feel like you're making a real film with Ridley."
Killers of the Flower Moon, Jacqueline West
Costume Designer Jacqueline West on the 'Beautiful Rebellion' of 'Killers of the Flower Moon' (Exclusive)
Feb 15, 2024
The Oscar-nominated costume designer discusses her collaboration with Osage designer Julie O'Keefe: "Marty wanted to listen to the Osage — wanted all of us to listen to the Osage — and get it right."
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