The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a professional honorary organization, founded on May 11, 1927 in the US state California to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

The Academy is known around the world almost exclusively for its yearly Academy Awards for films, which in turn are more popularly know as the "Oscars". This is reflected in the name of the Academy's web site, [].

The current president of the Academy is Frank R. Pierson.

Original 36 Founders of the Academy