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Academy Invites Seven Social Media Artists for the Oscars

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy announced Monday an Oscars social media campaign where seven artists from platforms including Instagram, Tumblr and Vine will cover the excitement of Oscar Week events through their own creative perspective.

The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

Throughout Oscar Week and on Oscar Sunday, the artists will create and share their work with fans through their personal social media accounts. The Academy will share each individual piece through its social channels as well.

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“There are amazing artists working on social media platforms and we’re creating an opportunity for them to experience the Oscars and share their perspective on this incredible event with the world,” said Josh Spector, the Academy’s managing director of Digital Media & Marketing. “Instagram, Tumblr and Vine are home to so much creative talent and they were the perfect partners to help bring this to life.”

The Oscars Creators include:

  • Kyle Huber – An Instagram graphic designer and photographer who explores beautiful landscapes and exteriors.
  • Zach King – A Vine filmmaker known for his “magic Vines” and digital sleight of hand.
  • Paul Octavious – An Instagram photographer, artist and visual storyteller.
  • Sarah Palmer – An Instagram photographer who composes her own unique world.
  • Lauren Randolph – A portrait photographer from Tumblr with an eye for capturing the human spirit.
  • Anthony Samaniego – A photographer and GIF artist from Tumblr known for his dazzling cityscapes and other unique perspectives.
  • Blake Wilson – A Vine filmmaker better known as “BatDad,” who captures his superhero moments with his suburban family.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Photo courtesy: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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