Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director

Last night, Nomadland won three of its six Academy Award nominations. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented the 93rd Oscars. Due to the pandemic, the show did not take place at its usual home, The Dolby Theater. This year, the hostless event took place in downtown Los Angeles at Union Station with … Continue reading “Nomadland wins Best Picture, Chloé Zhao Director”

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”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

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”

Panavision congratulates Academy Gold intern grads

Panavision, which has supported the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences diversity and inclusion program, sent out congratulations to the graduates of the Gold Internship Program. The Academy Gold Program is a multi-tiered educational and experiential initiative designed to enhance and extend an industry-wide diversity internship enhancement program under the Academy brand. The initiative … Continue reading “Panavision congratulates Academy Gold intern grads”

Reel Women: Rachel Amanda Bryant, Actress, Producer

(Editor’s Note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, Reel Chicago and Reel 360 are once again celebrating the women who make up the industries of film, TV, advertising and music.) Rachel Amanda Bryant is an award winning actress and producer who recently appeared in Lifetime Movies’ In Bed with a Killer opposite Jennifer Taylor. She also … Continue reading “Reel Women: Rachel Amanda Bryant, Actress, Producer”

Academy sparks outrage after cutting four categories

This may be talked about more than the “whoops” moment two years ago at the Academy Awards when La La Land was announced as Best Picture and it was really Moonlight. Whoops. In another “What were they thinking?” move – the first coming when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences toyed with a … Continue reading “Academy sparks outrage after cutting four categories”

‘Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ lead 91st Oscar noms

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced at dawn Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) unveiled the list of nominees in the 24 Oscar categories starting at 8:20 a.m. ET/5:20 a.m. PT. This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated eight movies out of a possible ten … Continue reading “‘Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ lead 91st Oscar noms”

‘Black Panther’ and ‘Saul’ among 2018 AFI honorees

The American Film Institute has announced the film and TV honorees of the AFI Awards 2018, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image — with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant. In addition to the 20 honorees, AFI also recognized Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma with … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ and ‘Saul’ among 2018 AFI honorees”

Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Ball Awards

Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 13th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Janet Yang announced today.  It is her fourth time producing the event.  Honorary Awards will be presented to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to … Continue reading “Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Ball Awards”

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Oscars to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox.  The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. “The Academy’s … Continue reading “Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars”

SNL pokes fun at The Slap

The writers of SNL really lucked out this week and had excellent source material for their first night back since March 12. The witty series mixed two trending topics in one silly sketch. Some Oscar viewers might have missed it, but in addition to the “slap heard ‘round the world” Amy Schumer received some backlash … Continue reading “SNL pokes fun at The Slap”

Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions

So, it comes down to this. Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for a 2021 Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. Tomorrow at 5:18 AM PST, 7: 18 AM CST and 8:18 AM EST, Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, The Help) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) will host the announcement … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions”

Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson

Commercial production company Washington Square Films has signed Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson for commercial representation. Transformative quests for meaning and humanity, driven by unfettered hope against all odds, connect her diverse body of work across documentaries, short films and episodic. Wilson’s most recent film, the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, peers beyond the sold-out stadiums … Continue reading “Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson”

Lost in Space producer Kevin Burns dies of cardiac arrest

He was considered the “Keeper of the Flame” for all things Irwin Allen. Beloved by Lost in Space fans, television producer Kevin Burns, known for his work on the 2006 Poseidon Adventure remake and the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 65. In a statement to Variety, Prometheus Entertainment vice … Continue reading “Lost in Space producer Kevin Burns dies of cardiac arrest”

Chelsea adds Nadia Hallgren to director roster

Chelsea Pictures announces the signing of the award-winning director/cinematographer Nadia Hallgren for her first-ever branded representation. Nadia’s first feature as a director is the hit Netflix documentary Becoming, following former First Lady Michelle Obama on her 34-city book tour for her bestselling memoir. The documentary, produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, premiered … Continue reading “Chelsea adds Nadia Hallgren to director roster”

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”