Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Articles


Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent

Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything: Academy Actors Branch invitee. Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to […]


Honorary Award: Women 'Snubbed' by the Academy Throughout the Decades

Honorary Award non-recipient Marlene Dietrich. Honorary Award: Academy 'snubbed' Gloria Swanson & Rita Hayworth + Marlene Dietrich & dozens of other women (See previous post: “Honorary Oscars: Doris Day & Danielle Darrieux 'Snubbed.'”) A sizable chunk of part three of this three-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]


'Finding Hillywood': Rwanda Film Industry Documentary Screening

'Finding Hillywood': Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to present documentary about Rwanda's budding film industry The 2013 documentary Finding Hillywood, which offers a glimpse into the budding film industry in Rwanda, will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Bpeace, the Business Council […]


Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Finalists Announced

Post-'Twilight' Ashley Greene 2013 in 'Random.' Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2013 finalists announced The finalists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2013 competition, selected from a record 7,251 scripts, have been announced. Next, their scripts will be read and judged by the […]


Alex Gibney, Women Majority: Academy's New Board of Governors Members

Alex Gibney, more women: Academy's new Board of Governors members (image: Alex Gibney) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the names of the 2013-2014 Board of Governors contingent. As per the Academy's press release, ten first-time governors have been elected this time around. Besides, eight current […]


'Jurassic Park 3D' Preview: Academy Highlights Visual Effects Breakthroughs

Jurassic Park 3D preview, Life of Pi: Academy focuses on 'breakthroughs in visual effects' Jurassic Park 3D, the 3D-converted version of Steven Spielberg's 1993 (sort of) classic horror / sci-fier Jurassic Park, will have a “special advance screening” sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on April […]


DGA Awards: Ben Affleck + Milos Forman & Michael Apted

Ben Affleck: DGA Awards. Ben Affleck Tops DGA Awards' 2013 winners Ben Affleck, not nominated for a Best Director Academy Award this year (or any other year), has won the Directors Guild of America's 2013 DGA Award in the feature-film category. Vying for the same award were multiple DGA Award […]


Daniel Radcliffe 'Horns' + Seth MacFarlane Oscar Host: Good Idea?

Daniel Radcliffe: Horns. Daniel Radcliffe 'Horns': 'Equus' to Capricorn Daniel Radcliffe has gone from Equus to Capricorn – or from horn-rimmed glasses to horns, period (apologies for the horrible pun) – in Horns, Alexandre Aja's film adaptation of Joe Hill's novel about a young man, Ig Perrish, who wakes up […]


Academy's Film Preservation: Film-to-Film Festival

Film-to-Film Festival Schedule [See previous article “Brazil Movie Director's Cut: Film-to-Film Festival.”] See below the complete “Film-to-Film” Festival schedule via the Academy's press release. (Above image: John and Faith Hubley's Of Men and Demons.) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 7:30 p.m. BRAZIL (1985), Original Director's Cut (35mm, color, 142 […]


Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw + Sean Young vs. The Academy: The Oscars

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw attend the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA Feb. 26, 2012. Along with Kathleen Kennedy, Spielberg produced Best Picture nominee War Horse, which he also directed, and which features Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Tom Hiddleston. (Image: […]


Brian Grazer Replacing Brett Ratner as Oscar Producer

Brian Grazer will replace Brett Ratner as co-producer of the 2012 Academy Awards, according to “sources” cited in The Hollywood Reporter. So far, there has been no official word from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ratner was out after using the word “fag” at a q&a for […]


Vanessa Redgrave Academy Salute: From Oscar Speech Pariah to Honoree

Vanessa Redgrave The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the career of Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave, one of the most distinguished performers of the second half of the 20th century, with its “first-ever European tribute to an actor.” The Redgrave salute will take place on Sunday, November […]