Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Monday, Jun. 25, 2018

The organization that bestows the Oscars is continuing to lean into its promise to make its ranks more diverse by inviting a record 928 new members representing 59 countries to join including actors Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani, Gina Rodriguez and "The Rider" filmmaker Chloe Zhao.

The...

Friday, May. 4, 2018

Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. In his 40 years as a fugitive the "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" filmmaker had been nominated for three additional Oscars, one for "Tess" and two for "...

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against film academy president John Bailey and determined that no further action is required.

The film academy said late Tuesday that Bailey will remain in his position, which he has held...

Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018

The president of the motion picture academy is denying he engaged in sexual misconduct.

In a memo sent to staff of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, President John Bailey said an allegation that he attempted to touch a woman inappropriately a decade ago on a movie set is...

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board.

The decision was reached in an emergency session by the academy, the world's top movie organization and home to the...

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

When asked by an intern how she continues to make movies despite the dismal opportunities for women behind the camera, Kathryn Bigelow said she's fueled by her belief in each project.

"That's what makes it possible, I guess," the "Detroit" director told a group of aspiring young...

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

John Bailey, ASC, was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/8) by the organization’s Board of Governors.

Also elected to officer positions by the Board:

  • Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
  • ...
Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 44 recipients of its 2017 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. "This year, the grants will support non–profit organizations in 24 communities across the country, reach underserved high school students, support...

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is apologizing to the cast and crews of the films "La La Land" and "Moonlight" for the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner during Sunday night's Oscars award ceremony.

The Academy's apology comes after the accounting firm...

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

Eighteen scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, as well as five organizations, were honored on Saturday evening (2/11) at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Wilshire in...