Nothing like being lectured on fanaticism and extremism from a man whose country publicly hangs people. Seriously, these people are beyond parody and don’t seem to understand how hypocritical they look. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi may have boycotted the Oscars over … Continued
On Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did exactly what every pundit predicted it would do, and awarded La La Land the evening’s top prize, Best Picture. And then the Oscars did something they never do, though they’ve given themselves plenty of opportunities: They realized they’d awarded the wrong movie. Show More Summary
All that planning and campaigning and prognosticating, all that prayer and sweat and blood — they’ve all been leading up to this. Tonight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Show More Summary
Wait, isn't this supposed to be a mutually beneficial relationship? Not anymore: "For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is charging a license fee to TV stations and networks that broadcast live shows with interviews of movie stars on the red carpet before Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards telecast."
One day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 … Click to Continue »
A spot on the Oscars’ red carpet now comes with a price. For the first time, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is charging a license fee to TV stations and networks that broadcast live shows with interviews of movie stars on the red carpet before Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards telecast....
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made strides to become more diverse in recent years, but there’s a long road ahead to make up for the organization’s long legacy of exclusion. Throughout its 90-year history, the Academy...Show More Summary
An industry that should be begging you to consume their content is essentially daring you not to watch. The annual awarding of achievements as determined by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is a polarizing affair. Either...Show More Summary
By Dale Davis Jones, Distinguished Engineer for Global Technology Services at IBM When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds the 89th Oscars on February 26, I'll be rooting for "Hidden Figures" to win Best Picture, and...Show More Summary
In the 90 years since the International Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences was formed in 1927, only one of its many members (current population: 6,000) has ever been kicked out. His name is Carmine Caridi, and in this Oscar week, he gives his whole story to The Hollywood Reporter. Show More Summary
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is in hot water again! No, not for a lack of diversity or overt liberalism, but for the categories being too… um… Oscar-y. Best Lead Actress? Yawn. Best Editing? Snore. Best Original Screenplay? Who fucking cares! Those trite, sleep-inducing categories are the real issues the Oscars need to focus on [...]
No need to wait for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ and George Lucas’ movie museums to open in Los Angeles: Major cities in Australia, Europe and North America have their own such institutions, most offering a diverse selection of screenings and permanent and temporary exhibits....
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences occupies a squat nineteen-seventies building on Wilshire Boulevard, surrounded by car dealerships. On January 14th of last year, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy’s president, arrived at 2:30 A.M., several hours before she was to announce the eighty-eighth annual Oscar nominations at a press conference. Show More Summary
La La Land is so precisely the kind of film the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences exists to reward that for Damien Chazelle’s musical fantasia not to pick up the Oscar for best motion picture on February 26 seems, at this point, almost unthinkable. RELATED: Gosling, Stone twirl La La Land...
Despite the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ attempts to make the Oscars a more populist affair (their decision to allow up to nine Best Picture nominees has allowed for more than just prestige films to be in the running), over half the country hasn’t seen a single one of the nine films it found to be the… Read more...
Where do surprises come from? If we knew, they wouldn't be surprises. But it's probably worth looking at the slightly less mysterious matter of Oscar upsets, as the 7,000 or so voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences cast their ballots between now and next Tuesday. Show More Summary
Just in case you thought La La Land was just an obsession of American critics and film industry insiders, the British equivalent of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just handed out the BAFTAs (which are basically the Oscars...Show More Summary
I love tradition and so every year that I can make it I try to attend the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Scientific And Technical Awards. The winners, which this year included several digital innovations, were no surprise...Show More Summary
The Oscars just added some musical star power. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today that Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Timberlake, Sting, John Legend and Moana star Auli’i Cravalho will perform Best Song nominees during...Show More Summary
When I tell people that Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members often fill out their Oscar ballots without seeing all the nominated work — sometimes without seeing any of the nominated work — they’re shocked. Shocked! At which point I usually ask how much time they invest before casting...