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Members Applaud Academy’s New Production and Technology Branch: “The Arts and Sciences Not Only Inspire Each Other But Require Each Other”

Members-at-Large of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are applauding Friday’s news that they will become part of a new Production and Technology Branch. Comprising approximately 400 individuals previously classified as Members-at-Large, the new branch represents members working in various technical and production positions including chief technology officers, senior department heads in technology […]

Sarah Polley Asked to Return Her Oscar to Academy in Prank by Her 11-Year-Old Child

Sarah Polley’s Oscar for her Women Talking script has not actually been rescinded by the Film Academy, despite her 11-year-old child’s valiant April Fools’ Day effort to suggest otherwise. The filmmaker, who picked up the vaunted prize for best adapted screenplay last month, shared a letter to Twitter on Saturday that she attributed to her […]

Film Academy’s Longtime Top New York Official Out, Members Vent on Zoom with Organization’s Leaders (Exclusive)

Patrick Harrison, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ longtime top official in New York, has been let go by the organization, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The exit of Harrison was communicated to the Academy’s roughly 1,000 Tri-State area members in an email sent last Friday by Academy CEO Bill Kramer and president […]

Oscars: Film Academy Establishes New Production and Technology Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is expanding from 17 to 18 branches following a vote by the organization’s board of governors on Friday afternoon. A production and technology branch has been created and will become the new home of “approximately 400 individuals previously classified as Members-at-Large,” the Academy said in a statement. […]

BAFTA Games Awards: ‘God of War Ragnarok’ Wins Six Honors, But ‘Vampire Survivors’ Named Best Game

God of War Ragnorok made good on its record-breaking haul of BAFTA Games Awards nominations by emerging with the largest number of gongs from the 2023 ceremony. Held on Thursday night in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank (and livestreamed on Twitch), the event — hosted by Julia Hardy and Inel Tomlinson — saw Sony’s bloody […]

iHeartRadio Music Awards: Taylor Swift Honored With Innovator Award, Harry Styles Among Top Winners

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were among the big winners at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards Monday night, with Swift taking home song of the year for “Anti-Hero,” and Styles being named artist of the year. Swift also received the Innovator Award for her impact globally to pop culture. According to iHeartRadio, the Grammy-winning artist […]

2023 Oscars: Multiplatform +7 Day Ratings Indicate Nearly 20M Watched Show

ABC, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ longtime broadcasting partner on the annual Academy Awards, shared on Thursday that the 95th Oscars telecast reached nearly 20 million viewers throughout the week of the ceremony across multiple platforms, an encouraging sign for a show that was coming off its two lowest-rated installments ever. This […]

How to Green-ify Awards Season

This story is part of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2023 Sustainability Issue (click here to read more). As the 2023 awards season fades into the rearview mirror, it’s time to look past the big winners and red carpet moments to the long-lasting environmental impact of major awards shows, and how it can be improved going forward. […]

Mindy Kaling, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Among Honorees of White House’s National Medals of Arts

Mindy Kaling, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gladys Knight and Vera Wang are among those receiving the White House’s 2021 National Medals of Arts and Humanities. The medals will be presented by President Joe Biden during an East Room ceremony on Tuesday, which was initially postponed due to the pandemic. First lady Jill Biden will also […]

Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Winners of Second Marvels of Media Awards, Honoring Autistic Creators (Exclusive)

Museum of the Moving Image on Friday unveiled the winners of its second annual Marvels of Media Awards, which recognizes the achievements of content creators on the autism spectrum. Winners include Jorge R. Gutiérrez for the Netflix limited series Maya and the Three; filmmaker Devon Leaver for her experimental film Galoot; Chloe Hayden for her performances in […]

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Wins Big at 2023 Critics Choice Super Awards

Everything Everywhere All at Once has continued its winning ways at the third annual Critics Choice Super Awards, which honor the best film and TV series in the superhero, sci-fi/fantasy, horror and action genres. The awards season juggernaut, which nabbed best picture (and six other awards) at the 2023 Oscars, was named the best science fiction/fantasy […]

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Producer on What Rapper Lil Jon Had to Do With Decision to Take Party Bus to Oscars

The makers of Everything Everywhere All at Once had a celebratory solution for the task of transporting everyone everywhere all at once on Oscar night: a fleet of party buses. The best picture-winning team hit the town in supersized rides, traversing from the 95th Oscars to afterparties including Vanity Fair’s event at the Wallis Annenberg […]