A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. MEL IS BACK It was an emotional night on Monday at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre where director Mel Gibson got a sustained standing ovation after Andrew Garfield,...Show More Summary
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled 10 contenders in the Oscar Documentary Short Subject category that have made the shortlist for the 89th Academy Awards. Five will earn nominations when those are unveiled January 24. Show More Summary
Cuba Gooding Jr. may have earned fame as an Academy Award Winner, but it seems he still holds the opinion that even well-established African-American celebrities have challenges to overcome to produce films independently. Having being...Show More Summary
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) World-renowned scientists -- Professor Ryszard Kierzek from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan and Professor Douglas H. Turner from the University of Rochester -- are the winners of the 2016 edition of the Poland-US Science Award. Show More Summary
Regency Enterprises and 20th Century Fox have released the final trailer for their upcoming romantic dramedy, Rules Don't Apply, which is written, directed and produced by 15 time Academy Award nominee Warren Beatty. The film also stars...Show More Summary
JoAnne Silbert-Flagg was inducted as a fellow, earning the credentials FAAN. Martha Hill, a fellow since 1989, was awarded with the academy's Living Legend honor.
You'd think that winning an Academy Award would put a person in a really good mood. But in the case of Anne Hathaway, that mood was less than stellar, and we know the reasons why.
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is teaming up with director Ron Howard ("In the Heart of the Sea") for a biopic focused on the life of Jazz Age icon Zelda Fitzgerald. The screenplay is adapted... For more, visit our blog !
Do you realize Viola Davis hasn't won an Oscar yet? She won an Emmy, and gave a speech for the ages. With the Academy Awards, she's been twice nominated (Doubt, The Help), and twice denied. But after being the best...
At this year’s Emmys, Last Week Tonight won the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, solidifying itself as the heir to The Daily Show’s throne, at least in the heart of Television Academy voters. It also picked up the prize for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series. Show More Summary
Per Wastberg, a member of the Swedish Academy that bestowed the literature prize on Bob Dylan, has said his failure to respond to the honour was disrespectful. The committee don’t even know if he will attend the awards. ‘One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,’ Wastberg told Dagens […]
STOCKHOLM - The committee that awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan said on Saturday it was up to the American singer-songwriter whether to attend the prize-giving ceremony later this year or not. The notoriously media-shy...Show More Summary
The criticism of Mr. Dylan came from Per Wastberg, a writer and member of the Swedish Academy that awards the honor. His comments were reported by a Swedish newspaper.
The ongoing saga of Bob Dylan not acknowledging his Nobel Prize in Literature has now earned itself another antagonist. Since being bestowed with the prestigious award last week, Dylan has yet to formally comment on the achievement — his official website briefly mentioned the Nobel on a page publicizing his ... More »
Well, it's impolite and arrogant to say that too, isn't it? Academy member Per Wastberg told Swedish television: "He is who he is," adding that there was little surprise Dylan had ignored the news. "We were aware that he can be difficult...Show More Summary
A prominent member of the academy which awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year's laureate Bob Dylan as arrogant on Friday, citing his total silence since the award was announced last week. The US singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls from the Swedish Academy, nor reacted in any way in public to the news. Show More Summary
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has made his soundtrack for Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary Before The Flood publicly available. The quiet, electronic score—produced with Atticus Ross, Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla,...Show More Summary
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award®–nominated...Show More Summary
The Nobel Prize for Literature is a big deal! Before Bob Dylan was announced as this year’s Nobel laureate, no American had won the award since Toni Morrison in 1993. The Swedish Academy isn’t exactly quick to honor songwriters, so Dylan’s honor is truly rare. And if you win the award, you get to show […]
WHEN the Academy Award nominations were announced this year, the embarrassing paucity of black directors and actors in contention prompted the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to buzz around social media.