LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt worthy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diane Warren was in the recording studio with Sofia Carson to work on her new song “Applause” when she got an unexpected phone call earlier this year.
“The Academy and the Award: The Coming of Age of Oscar and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” by Bruce Davis (Brandeis University Press)
Film historians and others digging for a deeper vein of Oscar knowledge than mere trivia will turn up many nuggets in “The Academy and the Award,” which focuses on the initial three decades in the corporate life of the sword-wielding statuette.
Bill Kramer has been thinking about the future of the Oscars since he was named CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences earlier this summer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group’s board of governors announced Tuesday, making her the first Asian American to lead the film academy.
Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The organization that puts on the Oscars said Tuesday that 44 percent of the 2022 class identifies as women, 50 percent come from outside of the U.S.
Actor Marlee Matlin, director Jason Reitman and producer Jason Blum are joining the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The organization that puts on the Oscars said Wednesday that they are among the 12 Hollywood professionals who have been elected to the board for the first time.
Diane Warren will finally be able to thank the Academy this November.
The oft-nominated songwriter has been selected to receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards alongside directors Peter Weir and Euzhan Palcy.
The organization behind the Oscars has named Bill Kramer as their new CEO.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that Kramer, who currently presides over the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, will succeed Dawn Hudson in the role starting in July.
The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters.
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Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2022. There are 234 days left in the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liv Ullmann likes to say that she’s given away many Oscars in her life. But she’s not talking about losing.
The great Norwegian actor was once a frequent presenter at the awards.
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2022. There are 354 days left in the year.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to postpone the Governors Awards, which bestow honorary Oscars, due to concerns over the omicron variant.
New plans will come at a later date, an academy spokesperson said Wednesday.
Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive My Car,” Iran’s “A Hero” and Norway’s “The Worst Person in the World” just got a little closer to scoring Oscar nominations.
"Girls Trip” producer Will Packer will produce next year’s Oscars, the film academy said Tuesday.
It’s the first time Packer has been selected for the gig and the third time in as many years that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and broadcaster ABC have enlisted new teams to produce the show.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has wanted to open a museum dedicated to films and filmmaking for nearly as long as its members have been making movies with sound and handing out Oscars.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Film Festival is returning in person for its 20th annual event.
The festival will be held Oct. 14-17 in Portsmouth.
This year, it has been named an Academy Award qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizers said.
Steven Yeun, Nathan Lane, Issa Rae, Robert Pattinson, Janet Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Laverne Cox are among the artists being invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The organization that puts on the Oscars said Thursday that 395 film industry professionals, 46% of whom are women and 39% from an underrepresented group, have been invited to join the 2021 class.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct...
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The Associated Press erroneously described a quote from Board of Governors member Lois Burwell as discussing changes to the Oscars ceremony...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, which are being announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild on Monday called on the film academy to stop trying to prevent stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars.
In an unusually critical statement, SAG-AFTRA said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pressuring certain actors to appear only at next month's Academy Awards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is falling short of ethnic equality despite black-led films including "Black Panther," actress and award-winning writer Lena Waithe said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The idea to hand out a popular film Oscar has been shelved for now following widespread backlash, but film academy president John Bailey says that the new category was well-intentioned in its efforts to reflect a changing industry and misunderstood by its critics...
Oscar changes set 'Black Panther' up to rule 2019 Academy Awards
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Few things can be more stubborn than the Oscars. But maybe that's been (a big) part of the awards show's appeal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricki Lake never in her wildest dreams thought she'd be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film "Hairspray" at the lofty Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled the United States 40 years ago as a sex offender awaiting sentencing, says he views the #MeToo movement as "collective hysteria" and "total hypocrisy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 4 about the expulsion of Roman Polanski from the organization that bestows the Academy Awards, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 4 about the expulsion of Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby from the organization that bestows the Academy Awards, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors...
On March 4, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will award the Oscars to those deemed the best in the world of film.
On Feb. 22, the McGinnis Sisters store in Monroeville will bestow somewhat "cheesier" honors as the site hosts its first Academy Awards of Cheese.