Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer

Reel 360 News managed to get around Tinseltown Oscar night. First, we started at the glamorous Jonathan Baker Oscar Viewing Party, then spent some time with Oscar-winning Wylie Company and finally ended up at the dope AF GRIOT Gala Oscars After Party, which was celebrating diversity and inclusion in the industry. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and … Continue reading “Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer”

INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Jonathan Baker talks about Oscars, old Hollywood

In advance of director/producer/hotelier Jonathan Baker’s highly anticipated Oscar Viewing Party 2022, Indie Entertainment Media has unveiled its special awards issue, featuring an exclusive cover shoot themed “Oscar Is A Woman” featuring Baker and top international model Erika Stasiuleviciute. The special photo essay celebrates female filmmakers and artists… with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour. … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Jonathan Baker talks about Oscars, old Hollywood”

Getty Images gives up and coming Black photographer access to Oscars

This Sunday,  Getty Images and LA-based independent creative agency Crown + Conquer is providing one up-and-coming photographer with the opportunity of a lifetime: access to the 94th Oscars red carpet. Last fall, Getty Images and Crown + Conquer came together to concept and launch a first-of-its-kind editorial internship program that would give one successful applicant … Continue reading “Getty Images gives up and coming Black photographer access to Oscars”

94th Oscars feature first live performance of nominated Encanto song

Encanto cast members Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero, along with Becky G and Luis Fonsi, will perform We Don’t Talk About Bruno from nominated film, Encanto on the 94th Oscars, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced today.  This will be the first live performance of the song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is nominated for Best Original … Continue reading “94th Oscars feature first live performance of nominated Encanto song”

94th Oscars adds Halle Bailey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Combs as presenters

Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan today announced additional presenters for the 94th Oscars.  The star lineup includes Halle Bailey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry and Tracee Ellis Ross.  Previously announced Oscars presenters include Ruth E. Carter, Kevin Costner, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, … Continue reading “94th Oscars adds Halle Bailey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Combs as presenters”

Wolfgang Puck and Ghetto Gastro collab for Oscars Governors Ball

Chef Wolfgang Puck and Wolfgang Puck Catering will return to create the menu for this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscars celebration, which will immediately follow the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27.  The team will collaborate on menu items with Bronx-based culinary collective Ghetto Gastro.  Merging food, fashion, music, … Continue reading “Wolfgang Puck and Ghetto Gastro collab for Oscars Governors Ball”

Oscars will go with three hosts for 94th event

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the 94th Oscars, show producer Will Packer announced today.  This will be the first time hosting the ceremony for each of them.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. “This year’s show is all about … Continue reading “Oscars will go with three hosts for 94th event”

Emmy-nominated Will Packer to produce 94th Oscars

Emmy-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be his first involvement with the Oscars, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022. “Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres.  He’s already bringing … Continue reading “Emmy-nominated Will Packer to produce 94th Oscars”

Iliza Shlesinger serves up Dr. Pepper Mocktails for Oscars

Screw the Champagne. Heck toss the wine. Instead, Plano Texas-based Dr. Pepper is serving up Mocktails for the Oscars with popular comedian Iliza Shlesinger. In each film, Shlesinger does what she does best by mixing her brand of quick and smart feminist comedy together with some serious honesty about the Oscars, from gown comfort to … Continue reading “Iliza Shlesinger serves up Dr. Pepper Mocktails for Oscars”

A return to full-on red carpet glamour at Oscars

It may have been Oscar gold on stage, but it was platinum that was seen on the red carpet. Nominees and presenters returned to full red carpet glamour at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards by showcasing an array of spectacular platinum jewelry designs. Platinum, the naturally white setting that truly enhances the brilliance of diamonds and … Continue reading “A return to full-on red carpet glamour at Oscars”

Stars shine in Forevermark diamonds at Oscars

Forevermark diamonds shined brightly on nominees Viola Davis, Amanda Seyfried and presenter Regina King at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, the first major in-person award show since the COVID-19 pandemic.   Davis made history as she became the Oscars’ most nominated Black female actor ever as nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. She looked radiant in a modern … Continue reading “Stars shine in Forevermark diamonds at Oscars”

NFT of Boseman to be redesigned after Oscars loss

An NFT of Chadwick Boseman created by Andrew Oshea as part of “Everyone Wins” swag bags for Oscar nominees is being redesigned in the wake of his Best Actor snub. The decision was made by Distinctive Assets, an LA-based entertainment marketing company, which was auctioned off with 50% of the proceeds going to the Colon … Continue reading “NFT of Boseman to be redesigned after Oscars loss”

Women who run with Oscars

To say that women have been kept out of the spotlight when it comes to being behind the lens in film would be the understatement of the century. There is no dramatic flare in this statement; the Academy Awards in 2021 marking its 93rd ceremony, only two women have won Best Director, nine women have … Continue reading “Women who run with Oscars”

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

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 Academy … Continue reading “H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr. set to perform at 93rd Oscars”

93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed

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 Zellweger and Zendaya. … Continue reading “93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed”

Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars

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, and … Continue reading “Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

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 Franklin … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program

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 in … Continue reading “Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program”

Oscars pushed to April 25, 2021

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 Museum … Continue reading “Oscars pushed to April 25, 2021”

Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars

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. “It’s … Continue reading “Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars”