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5 burning questions raised by the largest academy invitee class

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added 683 new members Wednesday, more than doubling last year’s record number of invitees. The dramatic action spurred many questions. Here are the answers to five of them. How does the academy notify invitees? I saw a bunch of people say that they...

The Academy Sets Dates for 2017 Oscars Voting, Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced several key dates in the lead-up to the 2017 Oscars ceremony, affecting the timeframe of the voting and nomination process. As previously announced, the 89th annual Academy Awards will take place on February 26, 2017. Show More Summary

Why the academy's focus on international writers and directors matters

3 hours agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

At least a few of the writers and directors recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ remarkably wide-ranging class of 2016 seemed like solid bets beforehand. I doubt that many were surprised by the invitations for Lenny Abrahamson and Adam McKay, both recent Oscar...

Why the academy's focus on international writers and directors matters

At least a few of the writers and directors recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ remarkably wide-ranging class of 2016 seemed like solid bets beforehand. I doubt that many were surprised by the invitations for Lenny Abrahamson and Adam McKay, both recent Oscar...

Academy member details selection process

The film academy's 2016 class: An exclusive club gets much bigger after #OscarsSoWhite June 30, 2016, 11:34 a.m. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has revealed the names of the 683 filmmakers and craftspeople it is inviting to join its ranks. Forty-one percent of the enormous new class...

Oscars: Academy Reveals Dates For Nominations & Voting On 89th Annual Awards Show

A day after it unveiled nearly 700 new invitees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has the schedule of key dates leading up the 2017 Oscars: Saturday, November 12: Governors Awards Thursday, January 5: Nominations voting...Show More Summary

News Briefs: Emmy win for Georgia Southern, CCI announces Civic Innovation Fellows, The Masquerade announces move and more

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Southeast Chapter, awarded Georgia Southern University’s Multimedia Development Center (MDC) and Department of Music an Emmy Award for Best Live Audio.

Russian Filmmaker Invited to Join Oscars Film Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday announced a list of 683 people invited to join their ranks, including Russian documentary film director Victor Kossakovsky.

The end of #OscarsSoWhite? The new crop of Academy members looks extremely diverse.

After the angry outcry over #OscarsSoWhite earlier this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences appears to be taking seriously its pledge to double the number of women and minorities in its voting ranks by 2020. The Academy revealed today the 683 people it has invited to be new members, and the acting […]

#OscarsSoWhite No More? Academy Invites 683 New Members

Apparently still smarting from some of Chris Rock's Oscars barbs, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 683 people—many of them women and minorities—to join in an unprecedented move Wednesday, Reuters reports. The voting group behind the Oscars is largely old, white, and male and was...

The Academy Is Making Historic Changes To Avoid Another #OscarsSoWhite Debacle

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has needed some new blood for quite some time.

#OscarsNotSoWhite?: Here’s a List of the Black Invitees to the Academy

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is one film industry leader who is taking the #OscarsSoWhite criticism to heart and instituting change. Back in January, Isaacs, president of the Oscar-granting Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, publicly announced the academy’s plan to double the number of women and members from diverse backgrounds by 2020. And on Wednesday, the […]

The Academy Responds To #OscarsSoWhite By Inviting Most Diverse Class EVER; Including Idris Elba, Regina King, Anthony Anderson, John Boyega And Michael B. Jordan!

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Invites Most Diverse Class Ever Change has come — or at least that’s what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs hopes will happen after inviting the most

Oscars Makes Good on Diversity Pledge as More Women and Minorities Join Academy

Oscars not so white anymore? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) is making good on its promise to diversify its voting pool after criticism that the most recent Academy Awards in February featured all-white acting nominees. Stars...Show More Summary

Academy President On Diversity Of New Oscar Voters: “This Is A Change I Truly Believe People In Our Industry Are Ready For And Want”

Last night, the Board Of Governors of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a record-shattering 683 new members, more that double last year’s 322, which had been the most given keys to Oscar’s kingdom previously. Beyond...Show More Summary

A Protein Coat Helps Chromosomes Keep Their Distance

Researchers at IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have identified a protein that disperses chromosomes during cell division, as Nature reports.

Film Academy Broadens Voting Pool After Oscars Criticism

22 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences more than doubled the number of invitations to make good on a promise to increase female and minority membership.

The Academy Responds To #OscarsSoWhite With Diverse Class Of New Members Including Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, & More!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is already starting to make good on its promise to double its number of women and diverse members! On Wednesday, the Academy released a list of the 683 names of the organization's newest invitees, marking the biggest and most diverse class of new voters ever! Related: 2016's Oscars Ratings [...]

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