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More Diversity at the Academy!
October 7, 2021
This is the kind of news that makes creative people working in the film industry celebrate because Emmy-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars.  Academy President David Rubin made the announcement.  It will be his first involvement with the Oscars, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022. “Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres.  He’s already bringing a boundless energy and a focus on innovation to this year’s Oscars, to entertain the widest spectrum of fans.  Many wonderful surprises ahead!” said Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. ... read more »
‘Two Distant Strangers’ Wins an Oscar- Watch the Trailer
May 13, 2021
'Two Distant Strangers' Wins an Oscar- Watch the Trailer ... read more / watch video »
COMPTON — ‘TWO DISTANT STRANGERS’ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!
May 13, 2021
Compton’s Travon Free and the Six Feet Over team took home an Oscar stepping into the history books as the first African-American filmmaker to win in the live-action short category. ... read more »
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Fallen Actor Chadwick Boseman Not Honored Posthumously at Oscars
April 29, 2021
I will not lie. There was an audible gasp of surprise heard inside the virtual pressroom when it was clear that Mr. Boseman did not win for his mesmerizing performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.” Boseman did win the SAG Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe, to name a few. ... read more »
Daniel Kaluuya Wins Supporting actor, His First Oscar
April 26, 2021
Daniel Kaluuya used a lead role to win a best supporting actor Oscar. He'll take it. ... read more »
Oscars Viewership Again Drops To Record Low
April 26, 2021
Viewership for ABC's Oscars telecast plummeted to 9.85 million viewers, according to preliminary figures released today by Nielsen, continuing the trend of record-low viewership for awards shows since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Oscar Predictions: Can Anything Beat ‘Nomadland’?
April 20, 2021
Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic. ... read more »
Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Andra Day pick up Oscar nominations, Regina King — snubbed!
March 18, 2021
Nine actors of color earned Academy Award nominations setting an Oscar record for diversity in key categories ... read more »
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Motion Picture Academy Unveils Diversity Rules for Best-Picture Contenders
September 10, 2020
Academy officials billed the new eligibility requirement as a move to ensure ``equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.'' ... read more »
Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy
July 1, 2020
Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars announced the new invitees Tuesday. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this year’s Oscars. ... read more »
4TH Annual American Black Film Festival Honors
March 5, 2020
The ABFF celebrates Black culture in film and television. Organizers for the event recognize individuals who make positive contributions to the entertainment industry. ... read more »
The Art of Costume Design: Black Panther Plus Workshop
February 20, 2020
The Art of Costume Design: Black Panter Plus Workshop day, which will end with a screening of Black Panther, takes place on February 23rd. To learn more and to regis-ter https://www.oscars.org/events/art-costume-design-black-panther-2018. ... read more »
Hair Love’s Matthew A. Cherry Wins Big at the Oscars, Heightens Conversation on the CROWN Act
February 13, 2020
The 92nd Annual Academy Awards wasn’t much different this year diversity wise, but did deliver a distinguished accomplishment worth celebrating ... read more »
GALLERY: 92nd Annual Academy Awards
February 13, 2020
Red Carpet arrivals! ... read more / view gallery »
STEPHANIE ALLAIN: The Oscars and Her People
January 9, 2020
She's made careers happen in an industry known for keeping doors shut to Black and Brown people. ... read more »
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