Friday, Apr. 8, 2022

The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

The move comes after a meeting of the academy's Board of Governors to discuss a response to Smith's actions....

Friday, Apr. 1, 2022

Will Smith resigned Friday from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept any further punishment the organization imposed.

Smith in a statement released Friday afternoon said he will "fully accept any and all consequences for my...

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Wednesday said that Will Smith was asked to leave Sunday's Oscar ceremony after hitting Chris Rock but refused to do so.

The academy's board of governors met Wednesday to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Smith for violations...

Monday, Mar. 28, 2022

The day after slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars stage and upending the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith issued an apology to the comedian, to the academy and to viewers at home, saying he was "out of line" and that his actions are "not indicative of the man I want to be."

The fallout from...

Monday, Mar. 28, 2022

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday condemned the actions of Will Smith during Sunday night's Oscars and launched an inquiry into his slapping of presenter Chris Rock.

In a statement Monday, the film academy said: "The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at...

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

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. The untelevised but always star-studded event...

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Dawn Hudson, chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has announced that, after a successful and transformational tenure, this current term will be her last in that role. Her term as CEO is scheduled to end in May 2023.

“After more than ten years and the...

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021

August 8, 2016      DDB NY has added Chris Klein and Alan Leber as executive producers. Klein will serve as EP on the Time Warner Cable and Johnson & Johnson Beauty accounts. Prior to joining DDB, he worked for eight years...

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,...

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

It's an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability. And it's not entirely unfounded advice: 61 actors have been nominated for playing a character with a disability and 27 have walked away winners. But only two of those...

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