The Race
Steven Spielberg Supports Diversity in Academy, "Not 100 Percent Behind" Current Plan, Calls for Limits on Oscar Campaigning (Exclusive)
Steven Spielberg Supports Diversity in Academy, "Not 100 Percent Behind" Current Plan, Calls for Limits on Oscar Campaigning (Exclusive)
The three-time Oscar winner, who is nominated this year for 'Bridge of Spies,' tells THR that he was "surprised" by the absence of noms for 'Straight Outta Compton' and Idris Elba, but opposes "taking votes away from Academy members who have paid their dues and maybe are retired now."
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — George Miller ('Mad Max: Fury Road')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — George Miller ('Mad Max: Fury Road')
The 70-year-old Aussie, a best picture and best director Oscar nominee for the fourth installment in his 37-year-old franchise, discusses its origin and evolution, making an installment with two bickering stars and the possibility of additional sequels.
DGA Awards: Is 'Revenant' the New Oscar Frontrunner? (Analysis)
DGA Awards: Is 'Revenant' the New Oscar Frontrunner? (Analysis)
THR's awards analyst looks at the four previous instances of the three highest-profile guilds awarding their respective top prizes to different films, and explains why one guild may have offered more important clues than the others this year.
Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Spotlight' Honorees Argue That Movies Can Make a Difference
Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Spotlight' Honorees Argue That Movies Can Make a Difference
The film's co-writer/director Tom McCarthy presented the fest's American Riviera Award to Michael Keaton ("our captain") and Rachel McAdams ("our heart"), while also complimenting Mark Ruffalo, who was a late cancellation.
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.