Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

More than a year after the overthrow of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, amid the promise of new leadership, Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka was arrested during a theater workshop by the security forces that had served al-Bashir for years. He was tried and sentenced to prison on vague...

Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

August 7, 2015     Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. Jeffrey Kurland was elected first VP; John Bailey, Kathleen Kennedy and Bill Kroyer were...

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2020

Casting director David Rubin has been re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors.

Also elected to officer positions by the Board are:

--Lois Burwell, First Vice President
(chair, Awards and Events Committee...

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities,...

Monday, Jun. 15, 2020

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic's effects...

Friday, Jun. 12, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025.  This phased initiative will further the Academy’s ongoing efforts to advance inclusion in the entertainment industry and increase representation within its...

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been elected to the film academy’s Board of Governors for the first time. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its new members Wednesday, which include the “Selma” filmmaker, “A Star is Born” producer Lynette Howell Taylor and casting...

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 92nd Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

“Ad Astra”
“The Aeronauts”
“Aladdin”
“Alita: Battle Angel”...

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards®.

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases.  Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday.

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