The Race
Ex-Oscars Publicist: "Astounded, Shocked and Baffled" by Board's "Rush to Judgment" (Guest Column)
Ex-Oscars Publicist: "Astounded, Shocked and Baffled" by Board's "Rush to Judgment" (Guest Column)
Robert Werden, a member of the public relations branch who worked for the Academy for 18 years, writes, "What has happened here may well become a class project in a college PR 101 class."
'12 Years a Slave' Screenwriter on Oscar Diversity: "We Are Not the Fringe" (Guest Column)
'12 Years a Slave' Screenwriter on Oscar Diversity: "We Are Not the Fringe" (Guest Column)
John Ridley, who won the best adapted screenplay Oscar and is a member of the writers branch, asserts, "We can’t simply lament circumstances at the end of each year ... we must work to secure our own vibrancy."
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Adam McKay ('The Big Short')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Adam McKay ('The Big Short')
The 47-year-old best director and best adapted screenplay nominee talks about his journey through the comedy world, how he shifted gears to tackle Michael Lewis' 2010 bestseller, why he's backing Bernie Sanders and reteaming with Will Ferrell.
First Black Oscar-Winning Director: Rather Than Boycotting Ceremony, Support Push for Change
First Black Oscar-Winning Director: Rather Than Boycotting Ceremony, Support Push for Change
Roger Ross Williams, an Oscar-winning member of the documentary branch who won the best director of a doc prize at Sundance on Saturday, says, "I applaud Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the Board of Governors for the changes they are making."
SAG Awards: Scott Feinberg's Predictions
SAG Awards: Scott Feinberg's Predictions
THR's awards analyst breaks down this year's races by looking at the history of the categories and contenders, the dates of voting, the huge importance of screeners and more.
GLAAD Chief on #OscarsSoWhite: "Images Matter" (Guest Column)
GLAAD Chief on #OscarsSoWhite: "Images Matter" (Guest Column)
"Media has the responsibility to reflect the audiences it serves," writes Sarah Kate Ellis.
Political Strategist Donna Brazile: "I Have a Dream... for the Oscars" (Guest Column)
Political Strategist Donna Brazile: "I Have a Dream... for the Oscars" (Guest Column)
The DNC's vice chair applauds the diversity efforts of the Academy, which, she says, currently "makes the US Supreme Court look like the Wu Tang Clan."
Oscar Voter: Don't "Capitulate to a Handful of Whiners" and Punish Me Because I Can't Find Work
Oscar Voter: Don't "Capitulate to a Handful of Whiners" and Punish Me Because I Can't Find Work
Bill Mumy, a member of the Academy's actors branch, weighs in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the response to it.
Oscar Voter Who Once Ran Studios Chides Academy for "Exchanging Purported Racism With Ageism"
Oscar Voter Who Once Ran Studios Chides Academy for "Exchanging Purported Racism With Ageism"
David Kirkpatrick, a member of the Academy's executives branch, weighs in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the response to it.
Feinberg Forecast: The Oscar Race as It Heads Into February
Feinberg Forecast: The Oscar Race as It Heads Into February
THR's awards analyst checks in on the race just days after the Producers Guild of America Awards and ahead of the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Santa Barbara Film Fest: All 5 Oscar-Nominated Directors to Appear on Panel, Collect Awards
Santa Barbara Film Fest: All 5 Oscar-Nominated Directors to Appear on Panel, Collect Awards
THR's Scott Feinberg will moderate the Feb. 11 sit-down with Lenny Abrahamson, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay and George Miller.
Nelson Mandela's Grandson Wonders Why Last Year's #OscarsSoWhite Conversation Went Nowhere
Nelson Mandela's Grandson Wonders Why Last Year's #OscarsSoWhite Conversation Went Nowhere
'The Bang Bang Club' producer Kweku Mandela tells THR: "I have tried to recall where the conversation about diversity in film went after last year's Oscars, and for the life of me, I can't remember."