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Armenians at the 2022 Oscars

By The Armenian Film Society

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards. According to the Armenian Film Society (AFS) “Armenians played an integral role in 25 of the 53 nominated films.”

The highlights include producer Tanya Seghatchian and executive Narbeh Mirzakhanian. Tanya Seghatchian became the first Armenian woman to be nominated for ‘Best Picture’ with THE POWER OF THE DOG, which many consider the frontrunner to win. If the film does win, she would be the first Armenian to win the top prize at the Oscars. Narbeh Mirzakhanian distributed four films that landed nominations, including LICORICE PIZZA, which is nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ as well as NO TIME TO DIE, HOUSE OF GUCCI, and CYRANO.

Below is a list of Armenians and their roles in films nominated this year:

BEING THE RICARDOS

Arman Hovsepian (Clearance Coordinator)

CODA

Armen Garo (Gio Salgado)

COMING 2 AMERICA

Houri Mahserejian (Costumer)

Mallory DeGolian (Food Stylist)

CRUELLA

Laura Geucherian (Head of Production, Company 3)

CYRANO

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

DON’T LOOK UP

Alexander Demarjian (Scenic Artist)

Aram Maranian III (Propmaker)

J.J. Ahigian (Fixtures Technician)

Jack Tashdjian (Dailies Operator, Company 3)

Brooke Goshtigian (Set Production Assistant)

Roman Mitichyan (Rioting Patron/Stunts)

DUNE

Annie Dashtoyan (Creative Content Manager)

Joao Bogossian (Compositor , DNEG)

Emily Margorian (VFX Production Assistant)

ENCANTO

Ravi Cabot-Conyers (Antonio)

Teny Issakhanian (Additional Storyboard Artist/Story Artist)

Katherine Ipjian (Character Lighting Lead)

Lena Ghokasian (Technology)

Shant Hamayan (Engineering Services)

FREE GUY

Jeff Avigian (Police Officer)

Vahagn Amirkhanyan (Matchmove Artist, ScanlineVFX)

FOUR GOOD DAYS

Ruzanna Kegeyan (Executive Producer)

Aram Martirosyan (Grip)

Arin Anjamian (Set Dresser)

Berj Daniel Bedrosian (Construction Coordinator)

Andy Grishikian (Grip)

Pia Patatian (Vice President, Sales)

HOUSE OF GUCCI

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

LICORICE PIZZA

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

Joe Chouchanian (Key Rigging Grip)

Vic Chouchanian (Grip)

THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES

Alex Avagimian (Storyboard Artist)

Jake Panian (Visual Development Artist)

NIGHTMARE ALLEY

Laura Geucherian (Finishing Producer)

NO TIME TO DIE

Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

Armenia Lardi Baghdighian (Set Decoration Coordinator, Italy)

Claudia Kalindjian (Unit Publicist)

Tigran Badalyan (Senior Compositor , ILM)

Jack Kilyan (Paint & Roto Artist, Framestore)

THE POWER OF THE DOG

Tanya Seghatchian (Producer)

John Trudgian (Animator)

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL

Stephen Derluguian (Colorist)

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON

Kayla Melikian (Voice)

Teny Issakhanian (Story Artist)

Jeff Atmajian (Orchestrator)

Lena Ghokasian (Technology)

Shant Hamayan (Engineering Services)

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

Diva Abrahamian (Set Decoration Buyer)

Jon Aghassian (Visualization Artist, The Third Floor)

Christine Gatchalian (Lighting Artist, Trixter)

Ara Khanikian (Visual Effects Supervisor/V, Rodeo FX)

Teni Noravian (Digital Compositor, Weta Digital)

Marcy Guiragossian (Set Production Assistant, Second Unit, San Francisco Unit)

Tagui Chilyan (3D Stereoscopic Senior Production Coordinator, Marvel Studios)

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

Houri Mahserejian (Costumer)

Cara Marie Chooljian (Stunt Performer)

Tagui Chilyan (3D Stereoscopic Production Coordinator, Marvel Studios)

Sergey Kazaryan (Asset Artist, Folks VFX)

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)

Pat Shahabian (Additional Cinematography)

TICK, TICK…BOOM!

Dean Mozian (Digital Intermediate Producer)

Suren Karapetyan (Second Assistant Camera “A” Camera)

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Roger Kupelian (Concept Artist)

WEST SIDE STORY

Emil Cheriyan (Layout Artist)

WHEN WE WERE BULLIES

Jon Bastian (Special Thanks)

AFS strives for accuracy. If AFS missed anyone or have made an error, please contact them directly via email at armenianfilmsociety@gmail.com.

This story is republished with the expressed written consent of the Armenian Film Society. The original post is available here.

Armenian Man Dies from Coronavirus After Visiting Disney World Orlando

Jeff Ghazarian (Facebook Photo)

A 34-year-old Armenian man from Glendora, California died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. Jeffrey Ghazarian died on Thursday, March 19 at a Pasadena hospital, where he was hooked up to a ventilator for five days, after being diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 13.

He had visited Disney World in Orlando, Florida before returning to Los Angeles. He became the second person in Los Angeles County to succumb to the coronavirus.

“He suffered a lot and put up a good fight. We will miss our Jeff everyday but we are thankful for all the fun happy memories of the times we had together,” his sister wrote on his Facebook page, according to TMZ.

Ghazarian’s family told TMZ that he flew from Los Angeles to Orlando on March 2 for a work conference, but stayed a few extra days to visit Disney World and Universal theme parks with friends.

According to his family, on March 7 Ghazarian developed a cough, and the next day he coughed up blood. He flew back to LAX on March 9 and immediately went to the emergency, where he also had a high fever. The Ghazarian family told TMZ that a chest x-ray confirmed he had pneumonia. He was tested for COVID-19 and sent home with fluids and antibiotics and instructed to self-quarantine until he got the results.

On March 13, the results of his test came back positive for the coronavirus. According to TMZ, Ghazarian was given a portable oxygen meter to keep an eye on his. On March 14 he was taken by ambulance to the hospital and quickly transferred to the ICU when it was discovered his lungs were 60 to 70 percent blocked with pneumonia. Doctors decided the best path forward was to sedate and intubate, hoping a ventilator would help his lungs heal, according to family accounts provided to TMZ.

Ghazarian passed away Thursday morning. His family said he was he had a history of asthma and frequent bronchitis as a child, though he outgrew that. He also had undergone surgery for testicular cancer back in 2016.

Dr. Richard Hovannisian to Present ‘The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013’ at Boca Raton’s St. David Armenian Church

The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013

An Illustrated Lecture by

Dr. Richard Hovannisian

Co-sponsorsed by St. David Armenian Church

&

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

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September, 2012 marked the 90th anniversary of the Smyrna catastrophe when much of the city, the second largest in the Ottoman Empire, was destroyed by fire four days after the Turkish army had occupied the city. The calamity, a part of the final phase of the Armenian Genocide, marked the end of a strong Christian presence in the historic Aegean coastal regions and turned hundreds of thousands of Greeks and Armenians into refugees.

In this illustrated lecture, Prof. Richard Hovannisian will discuss the important role of Smyrna (Izmir) in modern Armenian history and the inferno that engulfed the city in September, 1922. Hovannisian is the editor of the recently published Armenian Smyrna/Izmir, the eleventh volume of proceedings from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) conference series “Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces.” He also traveled to Izmir and environs in June, 2012 as the historian-guide for a NAASR Armenian Heritage Tour led by Armen Aroyan.

Professor Hovannisian was the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA. He currently serves as Distinguished Chancellor’s Fellow at Chapman University in Orange County, CA and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Armenia on the Road to Independence, the four-volume history The Republic of Armenia, and has edited and contributed to more than twenty-five books including The Armenian Genocide in Perspective; The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times; Remembrance and Denial; Looking Backward, Moving Forward; and The Armenian Genocide: Cultural and Ethical Legacies.

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TIME & LOCATION

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: St. David Armenian Church, 2300 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing of Armenian Smyrna/Izmir will immediately follow the lecture. For more information please contact St. David Armenian Church at (561) 994-2335 or stdavidarmchurch@bellsouth.net, or NAASR at 617-489-1610 or hq@naasr.org.