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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Doing the Math: International Talent Dominated the 2023 Oscars

Critics can debate just how diverse the 2023 Oscars really were. Alongside a record number of winners of ethnically Chinese and Indian descent — including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, director-screenwriter Daniel Kwan and producer Jonathan Wang for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and a best song trophy for “Naatu Naatu” composer M.M. Keeravaani and lyricist […]

Oscars: Why the Success of Netflix’s ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Will Add Momentum to Germany’s Film Funding Reform

Alongside the Oscar celebrations for All Quiet on the Western Front in Germany — Edward Berger’s groundbreaking World War I epic won four Academy Awards at the 2023 Oscars on Sunday night, including for best international feature, best score, best production design and best cinematography, a new record for German movie — there was some […]

Oscars Analysis: Why ‘Everything Everywhere’ — and the Academy — Won

Go figure: The ugliest Oscars ceremony ever was followed a year later by perhaps the warmest celebration ever. The 95th edition — which was held Sunday night, at a perilous moment for the motion picture industry and the Academy, the latter now under the new management team of CEO Bill Kramer and President Janet Yang — […]

Oscars: India Celebrates ‘RRR’ Win, but Laments Jimmy Kimmel’s Mischaracterization of Film’s Origins

India’s legions of film lovers are in a state of rapture after director S.S. Rajamouli’s action epic RRR made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night by becoming the first-ever homegrown Indian movie to take home an Oscar. In a widely expected win, composer M.M. Keeravaani scored the statue in the best original song […]

Oscars In Memoriam: Anne Heche, Tom Sizemore Missing From Segment

Anne Heche, Tom Sizemore, Paul Sorvino, Charlbi Dean and Leslie Jordan were among the names missing from the 2023 Oscars In Memoriam segment, which recognizes stars and filmmakers who died over the past year. John Travolta choked up as he introduced the annual In Memoriam segment, which featured Lenny Kravitz performing “Calling All Angels,” with a tribute to Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John. […]

How to Watch the 2023 Oscars Around the World

If you are excited to find out who wins the 2023 Oscars and experience the glitz and glamour they bring, but aren’t attending the 95th Academy Awards in L.A. this Sunday, March 12, you can, of course, catch all the action on TV or online. As is tradition, ABC will be broadcasting the ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, in the U.S. […]

Academy SciTech Awards Make a “Triumphant Return” As Lens Designer Iain Neil Accepts Oscar

After 40 years in Hollywood, veteran lens and optical systems designer Iain Neil received a standing ovation as he accepted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, Friday evening at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards presentation. This capped a celebratory gathering of the close-knit entertainment technology community, […]

Simu Liu to Host Academy’s SciTech Awards

Simu Liu has been selected to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Feb. 24 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. He will present nine awards including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette to lens innovator Iain Neil, during what will be the first […]

AMPAS’ Jeanell English on Implementing Inclusion Standards: “The Action of the Filmmaking Community is What’s Really Driving Change”

For the past two awards cycles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has implemented a “soft rollout” of its representation and inclusion standards, collecting demographic information about the participants in front of and behind the camera for all Oscar best picture submissions before next season, when films must meet a minimum of diversity benchmarks — for […]