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"Great To Be Nominated" Celebrates "Born on the Fourth of July"


Beverly Hills, CA — The 1989 Best Picture nominee “Born on the Fourth of July” will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. The film biography of Ron Kovic, a paraplegic Vietnam veteran who becomes an anti-war activist, will screen on Monday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Actor Raymond J. Barry (“Mr. Kovic”), sound effects editor Scott Gershin and rerecording mixers Gregory Harold Watkins and Michael Minkler will participate in a panel discussion following the screening.

“Born on the Fourth of July” received a total of eight Academy Award® nominations and took home the Oscars® for Directing (Oliver Stone) and Film Editing (David Brenner, Joe Hutshing). The film was also nominated for Best Picture (A. Kitman Ho and Stone, producers), Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Cruise), Cinematography (Robert Richardson), Music – Original Score (John Williams), Sound (Michael Minkler, Gregory H. Watkins, Wylie Stateman, Tod A. Maitland) and Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Stone, Ron Kovic).

The Oscar®-winning live action short “Work Experience” and the Academy Award-nominated animated short “The Hill Farm” will be screened prior to the feature.

Individual tickets for the remaining screenings in part four of “Great To Be Nominated” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets also may be purchased online at There are no minimum order requirements and no transaction or processing fees. Tickets may be purchased online until noon PDT on the day of the event.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.


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