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Scott Feinberg

Executive Editor of Awards

Scott Feinberg has led The Hollywood Reporter’s awards coverage since 2011 (he covered awards for the Los Angeles Times before that). He is best known for his “Feinberg Forecast,” through which he assesses the standings of various showbiz awards races, and for Awards Chatter, the interview-centric podcast that he started in 2015, for which he has conducted career-retrospective interviews with some 500 of Hollywood’s biggest names. An alumnus of Brandeis University, he is also a trustee professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, serves on the board of the Los Angeles Press Club and is a voting member of BAFTA and the Critics Choice Association.

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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. […]

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 […]

12-Year-Old ‘Cocaine Bear’ Star Unveils New Comic Book She Created and Co-Authored (Exclusive)

Movies made from comic books are omnipresent. Comic books made by movie stars, however? Not so much. But nobody passed along that memo to 12-year-old Brooklynn Prince, the up-and-coming actress who burst onto the scene as the star of Sean Baker’s The Florida Project (2017) — winning the best young actor/actress Critics Choice Award and […]

Oscars Producers Talk Jimmy Kimmel, Will Smith, Absent A-Listers and Next Year’s Show (Exclusive)

On Monday morning, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, the veteran live TV and awards show specialists who served as executive producers of Sunday night’s 2023 Oscars telecast, spoke exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter about the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show — how they feel it went; how they hope people interpret its forthcoming ratings; what they made of […]

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 — […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: Janet Yang (Film Academy President)

The guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which is posting the day before the 95th Oscars takes place in Hollywood and airs on ABC, is Janet Yang, the first-term president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Yang, the Queens-born daughter of Chinese immigrants, is only the 36th […]

Listen: ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast Episodes with 20 Oscar Nominees

Twenty guests of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast are up for Oscars on March 12. You can find their names — and links to listen to their episodes — below. You also can click here to subscribe to the podcast, for free, providing you with access to all of our nearly 500 past episodes, […]

Oscars 2023: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Best Picture WILL WIN: Everything Everywhere All at Once A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once is the likeliest winner, having swept the guilds’ top honors, including the Producers Guild’s, which is decided on a preferential ballot, and also won Critics Choice and Spirit Award prizes, among many others. But the Academy’s preferential ballot wouldn’t seem […]

An Oral History of the Epic ‘Titanic’ Oscars at 25

Twenty-five years ago, both Titanic and the 70th annual Academy Awards at which it was crowned best picture made history. The film’s victory, however, was not preordained. Its Oscar campaign had to overcome naysayers who first doubted the film would be a success and then held its success against it. As for the ceremony itself, […]

Icon Mann Honors: Gina Prince-Bythewood Talks ‘Woman King’ Impact as Reginald Hudlin Celebrated by Kamala Harris

Filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reginald Hudlin were celebrated Wednesday evening at the eighth pre-Oscar dinner of Icon Mann, a media and consulting company run by Tamara Houston that is dedicated to honoring the achievements of artists of color and providing a meeting place for powerful Black men, in particular. During an elegant ceremony at the […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Martin McDonagh (‘The Banshees of Inisherin’)

Martin McDonagh, the British-Irish Tony-nominated playwright and Oscar-nominated filmmaker who often sets his work in Ireland, is the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of an audience at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. The 52-year-old was being honored by the fest as one […]