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Aftermath of the Film "Concussion": Reflections on a Disappointing and Dangerous Marriage

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

This blog is about the film "Concussion." It is also about a marriage that I see between two powerful American institutions, the NFL and the Academy ...

Gael Garcia Bernal, Gregory Nava Among New Diversity Academy Appointees

Fox News Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.16.2016 | Latino Voices

In response to the growing calls for diversity among its members, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences named three new governors to its 51...

#OscarsSoWhite: Where Do We Go From Here?

Janet Murguía | Posted 03.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

However you felt about the Oscars, it was a clear sign of progress that the month-long controversy over the Academy's lack of diversity was front and center during the telecast -- not just begrudgingly alluded to as has happened with other controversies in the past.

Racism in Hollywood -- Let's Look at the Facts

Richard Finger | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
Richard Finger

Admittedly farfetched, is it conceivable that Academy members cast ballots based on convictions and years of film industry expertise, without regard to race or religion, and simply picked what they believe to be the best performances.

#OscarsSoWhite, Oscars So Wrong -- A Time for Solidarity

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

As an ethicist and avid filmgoer, I cannot help but think that, regardless of skin color, all people have a responsibility to boycott the Oscars.

And the Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Award Goes to... Interstellar!

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Film insiders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have given Best Picture honors to Birdman, but moviegoers in the new Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Film Awards gave top honors to Interstellar!

A 75th Anniversary This Month: The Wizard of Oz!

Jay Scarfone | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Jay Scarfone

In honor of its 75th anniversary, my co-author, William Stillman, of the new compendium The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion, and I look back at some of the origins of what is arguably the best-loved motion picture of all time.

Hollywood Trailblazer Makes History Again!

Associated Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Recognized as a trailblazer during her first term as film academy president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-e...

7 Secrets For Breaking Into the Film and TV Business (That They Don't Want You to Know)

Dean Silvers | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Making films and television programs is all about mastering the art of telling compelling stories, not learning about film theory and how to use film equipment.

Oscar Nominee Slams Academy As 'White Men Over 70 Who Need Money'

Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment

Complaints about the Oscars' gender disparities are in no short supply, even from the nominees themselves. But "Before Midnight" co-star Julie Delpy, ...

Creative Entertaining: Host an Oscar Party

Rana Florida | Posted 04.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

What better way to take in all that high-wattage entertainment, the victory speeches, the red carpet gowns, and the spectacle than by inviting some friends over for a high style affair in your own home?

Academy Explains Why 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Was Disqualified From The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a rare move this week when it disqualified "Alone Yet Not Alone," a track from an obscure Christi...

'Frozen' Directors Credit Crew With Film's Academy Award Nomination

Jim Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So was it glamorous and exciting for Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee earlier today when they learned that Frozen -- the Walt Disney Pictures release that they had co-directed -- had been nominated for Best Animated Feature? Not exactly.

DIFF Dazzles: An Introductory Guide to the 10th Dubai International Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

To cinema lovers, this year's Dubai International Film Festival appears like a dream come true.

Academy Honors Angelina

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Hollywood film industry recognized Angelina Jolie on Saturday with a humanitarian...

Three Is the Magic Number

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Weinstock

The Three Things is just my conviction that every one of those writers should always be working on at least three things at once.

Michael Moore Accused Of Bias In Oscar Voting

Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment

Academy Award-winning producer Gerald R. Molen, who's worked on iconic films like "Rain Main," "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park," is demanding th...

Academy Awards: Voting Snobs and Oscar Snubs

David Aronchick | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Look at the history of the award for Best Picture. It is littered with bad choices that get more and more glaring over time as the titles that lost rise in popularity and prominence over those that won.

At Restaurant Daniel for the Oscars: Forget Walking the Red Carpet

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Regina Weinreich

In New York on Oscar Sunday, the red carpet will be more than a runway for hopefuls in borrowed gowns and glitter.

The Academy Awards Are Killing the Movie Business

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weird News
Andrew J. Lederer

Every day in every way, the movie business is really the spoiler business. Especially on its biggest night of the year, a night when one billion people can see all the plot secrets and great acting moments that will spare them the necessity of ever paying to see the films.

LOOK: Oscar Gets Over 80 New Looks

Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a fun new poster on its website Tuesday. The Olly Moss and Gallery1988 project features 85 re...

Jerry Lewis, Amped on Movie Technology

Debra Levine | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

Still emitting zingers but notably less frenetic than in prior years, the perpetually youthful comic was an active participant, to the delight of all, in a panel discussion called "The Innovative Genius of Jerry Lewis."

Movie Academy Journeys to Mars and (Far) Beyond at Sold-Out Event

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

"What's anything without a trip to Mars?," asked NASA's Eric De Jong Tuesday night on stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. No one...

Hey, You Made It!

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.29.2012 | Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brings you the Oscars (yep, that's why they're called Academy Awards), and on Friday, the organization...

The Academy Wishes Gene Kelly A Happy 100th Birthday

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

A parade of Technicolor-tinged dance sequences enchanted a full house at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Thursday night. "A Centennial Tribute to Gene Kell...