Thursday, Jul. 1, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications,...

Monday, Apr. 26, 2021

Two foundations that serve the needy achieved the kind of spotlight at Sunday's night's Academy Awards telecast that any nonprofit yearns for: A shout-out from a famous celebrity to the 10 million or so people estimated to be watching the Oscars from home.

Time will tell whether the...

Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021

It may be hard to believe that there are still many "firsts" left to check off after 93 years of the Academy Awards, and yet this year there were a handful for Asian actors and filmmakers.

Steven Yeun ("Minari") became the first Asian American actor to be nominated for best actor. Riz...

Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021

In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River. Sunday's ceremony will be the first Academy Awards delayed by a...

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021

The Oscars are headed to downtown Los Angeles' Union Station this year for the first time, but the historic site and active transportation hub is already a movie star.

John Parkinson and his son Donald Parkinson's stunning blend of Mission Revival and Art Deco styles has been a popular...

Friday, Apr. 16, 2021

The Oscar isn't the only one celebrating its 93rd trip around the sun at the Academy Awards ceremony this year. The shorts category features two documentaries, " A Concerto is a Conversation " and " Colette," about fellow nonagenarians who have led extraordinary and extraordinarily different...

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021

Despite women making history in the top categories at the Oscars, the number of female nominees in the 18 non-acting categories increased by only two percentage points this year, according to a Women’s Media Center analysis.

Of the total of 205 nominees for directing, producing, writing,...

Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021

Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for the disabled. 

"I've always seen that stage with its stairs as a symbol that they don't expect people who had mobility issues to be nominated or to win an award," said Jim LeBrecht, the...

Monday, Mar. 15, 2021

David Fincher’s “Mank” led nominations to the 93rd Academy Awards with 10 nods Monday, and for the first time, two women — Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell — were nominated for best director.

Eight films were nominated for best picture. “Mank” was joined by Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman...

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021

It wasn't "You get a car!" but Oprah Winfrey gave TV executive Jesse Collins something equally, if not even more, cool: "You get to produce the Oscars!"

Emmy-nominated Collins has had success over the years with the BET Awards, the Grammy Awards and various TV specials, and now he's...

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