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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Contemporary Examples

And I also read that you were only the second black female director to be accepted into the directing branch of AMPAS.
Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History Marlow Stern December 14, 2014

That would keep the speeches short OR raise a lot of money for AMPAS—either way, everyone wins.
The Oscars: 21 Fixes for the Show So It’s Less Boring Evan Shapiro February 19, 2012

Historical Examples

Dimasangkay married also AMPAS, the sister of Sandab, and begot Umbūrung.
Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion Najeeb M. Saleeby

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


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