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How Oscars’ New Inclusion Requirements Compare With BAFTAs’

The Oscars' new inclusion rules are "inspired by" but have slight differences from BAFTA's U.K. standards.

BAFTA, AMPAS Eyeing Global Set of Diversity Standards for Awards Eligibility

BAFTA and AMPAS have been discussing deploying a global set of diversity standards for awards eligibility

Film Academy Cancels Events and Screenings Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has cancelled events and screenings amid coronavirus concerns.

Governors Awards: Honorees Lina Wertmüller, Geena Davis Call for Gender Parity in Hollywood

The Academy honored Geena Davis, David Lynch, Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller at Sunday night's Governors Awards.

Governors Awards: Lina Wertmüller Feted by Fellow Female Best Director Oscar Nominees

The 91-year-old Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller received an honorary Oscar on Sunday, presented by Jane Campion and Greta Gerwig.

Academy Adds 7 Members to SciTech Council

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added seven members, bringing the council's 2019-2020 roster to 25.

Motion Picture Academy Expands its Software Foundation With New Projects, Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expanded its Academy Software Foundation to include two new projects — Open EXR and OpenCue — as well as several new member companies. NVIDIA has…

Cinematographer Group Rips Oscars Treatment: “We Cannot Quietly Condone This Decision”

Responding to the Film Academy's decision to present four Oscar categories — cinematography, film editing, live-action shorts and makeup and hairstyling — during commercial breaks at the 91st Oscars…

SciTech Awards: Honoree Curtis Clark Highlights American Society of Cinematographers’ “Significant Success”

Cinematographer Curtis Clark began chairing an American Society of Cinematographers' technology committee, now called the Motion Imaging Technology Council, 16 years ago, and for his work and the…

Academy Adds 6 Members to SciTech Council

AMPAS SciTech Council adds six members; Wendy Aylsworth and Craig Barron named council co-chairs.

AMPAS Launches Academy Software Foundation for VFX, Animation Development

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has teamed up with The Linux Foundation to start an Academy Software Foundation, aimed at providing a forum for open source software developers to…

Oscars: Academy Conducting 8 Sci-Tech Investigations for Awards Consideration

The Academy is conducting eight scientific and technical investigations with an eye toward next year's Oscars.