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Oscars: Elections Turn Film Academy Board Majority-Female for First Time

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 54-person board of governors will look considerably different when it next meets in July, the result of this year’s Academy board elections that…

Jeffrey Katzenberg Closes 30-Year Chapter at MPTF by Exiting Board Positions

On April 29, Jeffrey Katzenberg joined George Clooney, Yvette Nicole Brown, Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos and Motion Picture & Television Fund president and CEO Bob Beitcher on Zoom to announce…

Oscars: Planning for 2022 Ceremony Gets Underway as Candidates Are Sought for Board Elections (Exclusive)

The 93rd Oscars wasn’t even three weeks ago, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is already looking ahead to the 94th. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that during a…

Oscars Broadcast in China in Jeopardy Over Nomination of Hong Kong Protest Documentary

Sources close to state TV network CCTV say they are awaiting official word about whether the Academy Awards ceremony will be aired in China as usual, while local media outlets have been instructed to…

Romania Earns First Oscar Nomination for ‘Collective,’ Tunisia for ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’

Overall, 93 movies were eligible for this year's Academy Awards in the best international feature film category.

Film Academy Argues It’s Not Obligated to Vote On Members’ Proposals

In a dispute with 'Contagion' producer Michael Shamberg, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences says its rules don't require it to take any action if a member suggests a change to its…

Fernando Garcia Hired As Film Academy’s EVP of Member Relations and Awards

The marketing and publicity vet will report to COO Christine Simmons.

Academy Changes International Feature Oscar Shortlist Selection Process Due to Pandemic

The Academy concluded that the international feature executive committee's deliberations about which three titles to add to the preliminary committee's seven selections before announcing the…

Academy Museum Director on Latest Postponement: “If We Could Open in April, We Would”

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures director Bill Kramer talks to The Hollywood Reporter about postponing the opening.

Robert Werden, Longtime Academy Awards Publicist, Dies at 94

Robert Werden, who handled publicity for the Academy Awards for nearly two decades, died Oct. 31 of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, his daughter, Franchesca Werden, announced. He was 94.

Oscars: Italy Selects Doc ‘Notturno’ for International Feature Category

Italy has selected Gianfranco Rosi's 'Notturno' as its contender for the 2021 Oscars in the best international feature category, choosing the Middle East documentary over such high-profile dramas as…

AMPAS Sci-Tech Council Adds New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added seven new members to its Sci-Tech Council.