Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars--for Best Cinematography, Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Live-Action Short--will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners...

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Ironically just two days after John Bailey, ASC, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, extolled the artistry of DPs, presenting the marquee American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award for feature achievement to Lukasz Zal, PSC for Cold War (it was accepted...

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

When ASC member John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017, he became the first cinematographer to hold the position in nearly 60 years (the other being George Stevens, who was better known as a director). Now in his second term as Academy...

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film,...

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Twenty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • Ana y Bruno
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • Early Man
  • ...
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...

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