H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr. set to perform at 93rd Oscars

0 Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, Molly Sandén and Diane Warren will perform the five nominated original songs in their entirety for “Oscars: Into the Spotlight,” the lead-in to the 93rd Oscars, producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced today.  One performance will be recorded in Húsavík, Iceland and four at the Dolby Family Terrace of the … Continue reading “H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr. set to perform at 93rd Oscars”

93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed

1+ Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh today announced the ensemble cast to present at the 93rd Oscars, which airs live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Starring, in alphabetical order, are Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée … Continue reading “93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed”

Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars

2+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around Union Station in downtown Los Angeles for the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards on April 25. Alameda Street between Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and 1st Street, Los Angeles Street between Alameda Street and 1st Street, … Continue reading “Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars”

Oscar nom Feeling Through stars first Deafblind actor

2+ Oscar contender for Best live Action Short Feeling Through is a heartfelt film that is breaking barriers both on the screen and behind the scenes. Tarango was born in Arizona and attended the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind. At birth, he was deaf with 20/20 vision. After attending the Helen Keller … Continue reading “Oscar nom Feeling Through stars first Deafblind actor”

Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky

0 Framestore has be nominated for the ‘Best Visual Effects’ Academy Award for its work on the Netflix film, The Midnight Sky.  VFX supervisor Chris Lawrence and animation supervisor Max Solomon join production VFX supervisor Matt Kasmir and special effects supervisor Dave Watkins on the ticket for this year’s VFX Oscar. This marks Chris Lawrence’s … Continue reading “Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

1+ Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. PT. For a … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

AFI screens Switzerland Oscar entry ‘My Little Sister’

1+ Filmmakers Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond’s heartwrenching and heartwarming debut future My Little Sister stars thespian heavyweights Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger in shining performances as twin siblings. Brilliant playwright Lisa no longer writes. She lives in Switzerland with her family but her heart has stayed in Berlin, beating to the rhythm of her twin brother’s … Continue reading “AFI screens Switzerland Oscar entry ‘My Little Sister’”

Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors

2+ Iconic Editorial, a subsidiary of Iconic Talent Agency, has opened its doors with an A-list roster of Editors from features and television including Oscar-winner Tom Cross (NO TIME TO DIE, LA LA LAND, WHIPLASH), double Oscar-nominee Joe Walker (DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), and American Cinema Editors Award-winner Jinmo Yang (PARASITE). Commercial and branded entertainment projects will be the focus … Continue reading “Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  The alumni program has been established to provide a continuum of support for all participants … Continue reading “Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program”

Oscars pushed to April 25, 2021

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021.  Coinciding with the Oscars celebration, the Academy … Continue reading “Oscars pushed to April 25, 2021”

Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars

1+ While the 93rd Oscars are not supposed to happen until February 28th, 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is taking into consideration that the show may have to cancelled altogether. According to Variety, multiple anonymous sources, say that while there are no concrete plans in place, the option is under serious consideration. … Continue reading “Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars”

Oscars will consider streaming films for 2021

1+ Netflix and Hulu will be ecstatic. It’s no secret that the current coronavirus COVID-10 pandemic has shut down the film and TV industries. Now, comes word that the theatrical closures have forced the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to consider loosening the rules around which films qualify for Oscars in 2021. Today, … Continue reading “Oscars will consider streaming films for 2021”

From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners

3+ Parasite, Bong Joon Ho’s (who also won Best Director) twisted tale that was at the top of Reel 360’s Best Films of 2019, won top honors last night at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first Foreign Language film to win the newly named International Feature Film Category and Best Picture. It was the … Continue reading “From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners”

Portal boots Oscar ad breaks for female-directed films

3+ In 92 years of The Academy Awards, only five women have been nominated for Best Director. Only one has ever won an Oscar. And even though it’s 2020, and more women have made critically-acclaimed films than ever before, they’re still not getting their break in the Oscars. Hence, #Oscarssomale. That is about to change. … Continue reading “Portal boots Oscar ad breaks for female-directed films”

Oscar-nominated Winstanley opens production company

1+ With a focus on cultural authenticity, Oscar nominated Producer for Best Picture, Jojo Rabbit, Chelsea Winstanley announced the first project optioned under her newly formed company “This Too Shall Pass” entitled The Appeal.  The Appeal is the powerful story of Samoan lawyer Tiana Epati who defended Forestry Contractor and Black Power member Mac Kapene … Continue reading “Oscar-nominated Winstanley opens production company”

‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms

3+ The Geek was up with the other press this morning to watch the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards which will air February 9 on ABC. What can we tell you, that you don’t know already. The highly divisive Joker, the origin story of the iconic mentally ill Batman villain, led all Oscar nominations … Continue reading “‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms”

‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week

3+ ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally, has unveiled the honorees for its highly-esteemed 2020 Black Women in Hollywood Awards.  The highly coveted invitation-only Oscar-week event—spotlighting Hollywood’s most renowned and accomplished women at the forefront of the industry—will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly … Continue reading “‘Essence’ House to launch during Oscar Week”

Taco Bell taps Oscar winner Stromberg to helm new spot

2+ Taco Bell has always created elevated and sophisticated work for its most premium value products, and so for the return of the limited time $1 Double Stacked Tacos, the brand leaned into another surreal, magical creative concept. AOR Deutsch tapped into Oscar-winning RSA Films director and special effects artist, Robert Stromberg (known for his … Continue reading “Taco Bell taps Oscar winner Stromberg to helm new spot”

Caroll Spinney, Big Bird & Oscar puppeteer dies

2+ He was the man who was pulling the strings behind our childhood. Acclaimed puppeteer and actor Caroll Spinney, who breathed life into Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for five decades, passed away Sunday at age 85. According to a report from NPR, The Sesame Workshop said Spinney had died at home … Continue reading “Caroll Spinney, Big Bird & Oscar puppeteer dies”