At today’s annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs blissfully took care of a question that may have been on lots of minds in the room filled with contenders and voters. Show More Summary
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the academy’s annual Oscar nominees luncheon Monday by acknowledging a topic that has touched nearly every event this awards season -- the question of diversity. “This year, we all know there’s an elephant in the...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon was this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton. The event celebrating this year’s noms for the 88th Oscars drew about 150 nominees, AMPAS officials estimated to Deadline’s Pete Hammond, who was on the scene (his report is coming later today). Show More Summary
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has a new idea to try to cut down on one tradition loathed by Oscars producers and viewers alike: Acceptance speeches filled with "thank you's" to agents, studio, executives, and other people the audience has never heard of.
At a luncheon for the Oscar nominees, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences indicated that the awards ceremony would proceed as planned.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ goal of doubling its minority membership and achieving gender parity could discriminate against older members.
The #OscarsSoWhite uproar over the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominations the last two years and the subsequent call by some for a boycott of the ceremony played a role in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changing the rules regarding the organization's membership. But...
Helen Mirren is defending the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, saying it's "unfair" to criticize the organization over the Oscars' diversity controversy. For the second year in a row, all 20 actors nominated are white, which...Show More Summary
Oscar winner Helen Mirren believes the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts is facing “unfair” criticism over claims the organisation is racially exclusive. Since it was announced in January that—for the second year in a row—there isShow More Summary
Members of Congress are commending the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its new diversity initiatives, offering support as the organization moves forward with its efforts. Representatives Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) sent a letter to academy President Cheryl...
Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since she was nominated for the position in 2013. It is a prestigious position in perhaps the most prestigious organization in Hollywood. The president of the Academy has a wide range of responsibilities, but perhaps none has been more... Show More Summary
In 1973, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Marlon Brando for Best Actor after a now iconic performance in "The Godfather" as Don Vito Corleone. He was pretty much a shoe-in. When presenters Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore announced his name, however, Brando famously wasn't there to accept it. Show More Summary
On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that Quincy Jones will present an award at the Oscars ceremony in February, and the legendary record producer has said he will use his moment in the spotlight to affirm...Show More Summary
As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences comes under fire - for the second consecutive year - for the lack of diversity among the nominated actors, this year's critically acclaimed documentary features are not only diverse but also vastly momentous. Show More Summary
UPDATE, 12:05 PM: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the second group of presenters for the 88th Academy Awards later this month. They are Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Show More Summary
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken a lot of heat lately for its failure to nominate any actors of color for the Oscars, two years running. But race may not be Hollywood's biggest diversity problem. The number of women directing big-budget films and TV series is stunningly low. Show More Summary
Media critic and founder of the family and values based Movieguide, Ted Baehr, says the solution to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy proposed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is flawed and encourages prejudice, the exact opposite of the Academy's intention.
Olivia Munn and Jason Segel are set to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 13, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. They will present 11 awards...Show More Summary
Olivia Munn and Jason Segel will team up to host this year's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. The "Ride Along 2" actress and "End of the Tour" actor will give out 11 awards to...Show More Summary
To the editor: William Goldstein is right about the new rules meant to boost diversity among the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science members. The academy doesn't make movies; its members vote to reward excellence in what is, by its nature, an imperfect and very subjective process. ("I'd...