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Oscars: Margot Robbie & Miles Teller To Host Sci-Tech Awards

Actors Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) and Miles Teller (Whiplash) have been tapped as hosts of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards  on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Show More Summary

Cheryl Boone Isaacs & Bob Newhart Land Publicists Honors

The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild have tapped Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Bob Newhart to receive honorary awards at the guild’s 52nd annual Publicists Luncheon on February 20 at the Beverly Hilton. Show More Summary

Mindy Kaling Creates Another Wreath Witherspoon to Congratulate Reese on Oscar Nod

For whatever reason Mindy Kaling absolutely loves Reese Witherspoon, so when the “Fear” actress scored a Best Actress nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Kaling jumped into action. The “Mindy Project” mastermind...Show More Summary

Oscar Nominations Controversy Gets Response From Academy President

Oscar Nominations lacked diversity this year, said the press. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to address that entire backlash over the Oscar Nominations and said that steps are being made to improve the Academy. Show More Summary

Academy President Calls for More Diversity After Selma Snubs

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said the organization was "committed to seeking out diversity of voice and opinion" in a weekend interview with the Associated Press. According to a Los Angeles Times survey, the Academy's membership was 94 percent white and 77 percent male, with a median age... More »

‘SNL’ takes jabs at Oscars for ‘Selma’s’ lack of nominations

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took heat during last night's return of Saturday Night Live for its lack of nominations for "Selma" and black actors more generally.

'Selma' left out: Why assume it was racism?

To the editor: The article declares that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has "mostly overlooked" the film "Selma." The very same Hollywood types that are regularly criticized for their liberal leanings are now accused of turning a blind eye to minorities. ("Oscars 2015:...

The 22 Celebrity Names You’re Probably Saying Wrong

The world is still recovering from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ pronunciation flub earlier this week. Isaacs misspoke while announcing the … Read More

Academy Awards President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Remarks Upon The LACK Of Diversity Amongst The Nominees This Year!

Everyone should be curious about what she had to say! The first black president of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a statement about the whole lack of diversity thing amongst the Oscar nominees this year. Cheryl Boone Isaacs made the remarks this past Friday night and basically said that she, like everyone else, [...]

Academy Awards First Black President Responds To Outcry Over Oscars “Whiteout”

The first black woman to head the Academy of Motion Picture Arts says they’re committed to diversity, but this year’s nominees tell a different story. Are her comments to be trusted? Via NY Daily News reports: The first black

Academy President Responds to Criticism Over 2015 Oscar Nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, spoke with the AP last night about criticism over the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees. The nominations, announced on Thursday, were more white and more male than they had been in previous years. Show More Summary

Academy President Claps Back at Hollywood Diversity Critics

The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday denied that Hollywood has a diversity problem, describing the dearth of color among nominees as happenstance, the Associated Press reports.

Conan O'Brien takes the 'Dick Poop' joke to its natural conclusion

This post is not for everybody. Before continuing, ask yourself: Did you laugh at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boon Isaacs' gaffe Thursday, when she called Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dick Pope, "Dick Poop"? If not, then you're better off reading stories...

Selma

I saw Selma on opening night, and the theater was packed. It was an incredibly well done, amazing performances, and the fact that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences snubbed it like whoa is BULLSHIT.  Ana DuVernay absolutely deserved a nod for Best Director. Show More Summary

A brief history of celebrities mispronouncing names before 'Dick Poop'

First, there was Adele Dazeem Now, cinematographer Dick Pope has made headlines when Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science President Cheryl Boone Isaacs inadvertently mispronounced his name during the nominations, calling him "Dick Poop" instead See also: And the Oscar for best name flub goes to... Show More Summary

The Oscars, Orgasms, and Other Secrets: Links You Need to See

Ah, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, that tricksy little hobbit. The shortlist of Oscar nominees released this morning made it clear that it would take a modern-day Alan Turing to decode the mysterious workings of the collective mind of the Academy (The Imitation Game, incidentally, managed to score eight Oscar nods). I can’t even… Read More

Are the Oscars Biased Against Female Directors?

The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2015 Oscar nominees this morning, sparking analysis over the films it has blessed (Birdman, Boyhood) and those it has snubbed: namely, Selma, which was nominated for Best Picture and Best Song, but failed to yield a Best Director nod for Ava DuVernay. Show More Summary

'Dick Poop' Trends on Twitter After Oscar Announcement: VIDEO

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Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs joined Chris Pine to announce the nominations (read them HERE) for the 87th Annual Academy Awards this morning. After Isaacs flubbed the name of cinematographer Dick Pope, the mess-up...

How ‘Selma’ Got Screwed

At 8:30 this morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2015 … Read More

Everything is not awesome: Hollywood is ticked 'The Lego Movie' didn't get its big Oscar nom

There are a number of egregious oversights in 2015's batch of Oscar contenders, but none of them seem to underline how far the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences missed the mark like "The Lego Movie" not getting a Best Animated Picture nod. Show More Summary

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