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'Moonlight' Will Expand To A Lot More Theaters Thanks To Oscar Win

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2017 | Entertainment

On the heels of on its unexpected victory at Sunday’s Oscars, “Moonlight” will play at least 1,500 theaters this weekend. It’s standard pract...

The La La Land Mishap is not the Most Important Academy Flub

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 02.28.2017 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made two major flubs in recent years, each compounding the other, making the La La Land mistake mi...

11 Times The Oscars Honored White Actors For Playing People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.26.2017 | Latino Voices

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made strides to become more diverse in recent years, but there’s a long road ahead to make up fo...

What Does It Really Mean To Win Best Picture?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.21.2017 | Entertainment

Sunday’s Oscars loom in the shadow of Donald Trump’s fledgling presidency. As with every awards show this year, we can expect copious equal-rights...

'La La Land' Has Hollywood Singing A Different Tune About Musicals

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.20.2017 | Entertainment

From “Singin’ in the Rain” to “The Wizard of Oz,” musicals haven’t traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But “La La Land” has ...

These Accountants Are The Only People Who Know The Oscar Results

Brian Cullinan | Posted 02.03.2017 | Entertainment
Brian Cullinan

“Who won best picture?” “Whose name is inside the envelope?” “Can you give me a hint?” As Oscar balloting co-leaders, we’re often asked...

Academy Calls Possible Effect Of Trump's Ban On Foreign Nominees 'Extremely Troubling'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.01.2017 | Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, responding on Saturday to reports that filmmaker Asghar Farhadi could miss the the 89th Academy Award...

Mahershala Ali's Oscar Nod Is An Important Step For The Academy

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.01.2017 | Religion

Acclaimed American Muslim actor Mahershala Ali nabbed his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday. Ali was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his perf...

Reminder: A Latina Has Never Won The Oscar For Best Actress

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.01.2017 | Latino Voices

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their much-anticipated nominees for the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday. Even before ...

Cinematographer Bradford Young Makes History With Oscar Nomination

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.01.2017 | Black Voices

Bradford Young earned an Academy Awards nomination on Tuesday for his work on “Arrival,” making him the first black American to be nominated for t...

Motion Picture Academy's Elders and Flacks Feel the Tug of the Rug at their Feet

Dick Guttman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Senior members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and members of its Public Relations Branch have reason to be concerned that the Acad...

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 03.05.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 01.28.2017 | 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 | Home
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.