Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he's played. Writer-director Charles Burnett said getting an Oscar eases the sting of a teacher's heartless words decades ago. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu dedicated his award to immigrants...

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Charles Burnett expected filmmaking to be a hobby, a way for him to tell the stories of the people he knew growing up in south central Los Angeles.

They weren't stories Hollywood told, Burnett said in a recent interview, and for most of his four decade filmmaking career, they've been...

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaker, estimates that she receives a lifetime honor every three months.

"I'm old so they don't know what to do with me," she says with a smile.

On Saturday, Varda will receive one of the highest of such awards: an honorary Oscar, to be...

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

For every era of film in the last half-century, there's a memorable Donald Sutherland role.

Whether it's his breakthrough performance in "The Dirty Dozen," his portrayal of demented arsonist in "Backdraft" or playing a ruthless president in "The Hunger Games" films, Sutherland's career...

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Academy Awards and digital cameras eluded cinematographer Owen Roizman during his Hollywood career. But in retirement, he's found both.

Roizman is among four recipients of honorary Oscar statuettes being celebrated Saturday at the film academy's ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony....

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unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board.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