Thursday, October 18, 2018

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.  Malawi and Niger are first-time entrants. 

The 2018 submissions are: 

  • Afghanistan, “Rona Azim’s Mother,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director;
  • ...
Friday, Sep. 7, 2018

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.

The Academy of Motion...

Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018

The organization that bestows the Academy Awards says it is suspending plans to award a new Oscar for popular films at the 2019 ceremony amid widespread backlash to the idea.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it will further study plans for the category. It wrote in a...

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when college graduation...

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020.

John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in an email to...

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

John Bailey, ASC was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/7) 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)
  • ...
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...

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