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Inside the Academy Celebration Honoring Sacheen Littlefeather, 50 Years in the Making: “Tonight Is Her Vision of the Path Forward”

An ugly stain of bigotry in Oscars history eventually led to a celebration of Indigenous culture, hosted at the symbolic heart of the motion picture industry, nearly half a century later. On Saturday, the Academy welcomed Sacheen Littlefeather to its museum for an evening curated in her honor, an event that was both a culmination […]

A Major Retrospective of Black Filmmaking Debuts at the Academy Museum

Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ second major temporary exhibition, opening Aug. 21, is a nuanced exploration of the ways in which Black filmmakers and performers have impacted, defined and expanded American movies. The exhibition (which was five years in the making) takes a comprehensive look at film history and Black […]

Academy Museum Promotes Accessibility, Inclusion at 2nd Annual Community Celebration

The laidback yet lively sound of “Baila Esta Cumbia,” one of Tejano queen Selena’s beloved hits, echoed throughout the Dolby Family Terrace on the top floor of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sunday. The song was playing as part of a singalong – and sign-along – led by Deaf West Theatre in English, […]

Julia Roberts Set for Honor at Film Academy Museum Gala

A star-packed night at the museum is getting even starrier. Julia Roberts, a movie star if ever there was one, will be honored with the inaugural Gala Icon Award — which will celebrate “an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact” — at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ second annual Academy […]

Film Academy Museum Recognizes Workers Union

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has voluntarily recognized Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU), with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 36, as the bargaining representative and union for almost 160 museum employees. After months of organizing, Academy Museum workers went public with AMWU in late May 2022, and AMWU […]

Jacqueline Stewart Named Film Academy Museum’s Director and President

Jacqueline Stewart, the noted film scholar and Turner Classic Movies host, has been appointed director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the museum’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. Since 2020, Stewart has served as the museum’s chief artistic and programming officer, leading strategy and planning for the Academy Museum’s curatorial, educational and […]

Dawn Hudson, Departing Academy CEO, Sends Members “A Final Note” (Exclusive)

Dawn Hudson, whose roller-coaster 11-year tenure as the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came to an end Friday, hailed her successor, Bill Kramer, as “a visionary leader” in an email to the organization’s members obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, further asserting, “The Academy is in the best of hands.” Hudson […]

Janet Yang, “Pillar” of Hollywood’s Asian-American Community, Honored at Academy Museum

Janet Yang, the veteran Hollywood producer who has been described as “the godmother of Asian-Americans in the industry” — and who is rumored to be a candidate to succeed David Rubin as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors, on which she has served as a governor-at-large for […]

Bill Kramer Named CEO of Film Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Bill Kramer, the current director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, as its new CEO. Kramer will succeed Dawn Hudson, who has occupied the position for the past 11 years. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Academy’s board of governors voted […]

Academy Museum Staff Seeks to Unionize With AFSCME

Less than a year after the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opened its doors, staffers working in the front and back of the house at the industry institution are seeking to form a union with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). A group calling itself the Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU) […]

Oscars: Complete Guide to 2022 Red Carpet Events and Parties

Event producers are preparing to roll out miles of red carpet this week for what is shaping up to be a packed schedule of starry parties and gatherings to celebrate the 94th annual Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter has gathered intel on all the events below. Sunday, March 20 Holly Shorts Film Festival Oscar Nominee […]

Guillermo del Toro Remembers Making ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’: “Everything That Could Go Wrong Went Wrong”

It would seem that a taxi driver is to thank for the making of Guillermo del Toro’s three-time Oscar-winner Pan’s Labyrinth.  On Wednesday night, del Toro joined the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for a 15th anniversary celebration screening and Q&A for the film. The acclaimed Mexican writer-director revealed that prior to making the film, […]