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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016
Actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman are getting honorary Academy Awards.
The film academy announced Thursday that the four industry veterans will receive Oscar statuettes at the annual Governors Awards...
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/2) by the organization’s Board of Governors.
Also elected to officer positions by the Board:
•Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)...
Monday, Jul. 18, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors. A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch.
“I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our...
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2016
Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization.
The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent minority...
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has appointed three new governors to join the Academy’s 51-seat Board. Reginald Hudlin (Directors Branch), Gregory Nava (Writers Branch) and Jennifer Yuh...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it was altering membership rules in response to an outcry over the diversity of its voters and nominees, another uproar has erupted around Hollywood. Many academy members are protesting that the new...
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
The widespread outrage over two straight years of largely white Oscar nominees coalesced behind three damning, viral words: "OscarsSoWhite." The hashtag, which activist April Reign is credited with creating, lent social-media unity to a tide of frustration that on...
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members...
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
The lack of diversity in this year’s field of Oscar finalists--punctuated by an all-white lineup of acting nominees--has sparked industry backlash and in some circles a call to boycott the Academy Awards. This evening (1/18) Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the...
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 33 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 13, at the...