The Academy did not have any back-up plans and is reportedly "freaking out" as it rushes to find a replacement host for the 2019 ceremony.
Kevin Hart’s abrupt departure as Oscars host has left the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences scrambling to find someone to take the gig. As of now, the situation remains fluid as the group’s leadership explores options, including going host-less, individuals familiar with the situation told Variety. The Academy was blindsided by Hart’s announced departure Thursday […]
VFX frontrunners "First Man," “Avengers: Infinity War," and “Ready Player One” are joined by surprise animated entries "Incredibles 2" and "Isle of Dogs."
Stunt performers the world over have long campaigned for their work to be recognised at the Oscars.
Yeun enters a new phase of his acting career (and should be a supporting actor contender) in Lee Chang-dong's nuanced character study.
The 'Chariots of Fire' producer and former Columbia Pictures chairman thinks streaming services are proving a disservice to the film industry.
As the Fall Festival train continues (this week in New York, The Hamptons, London etc) and distributors continue to roll out their awards season goodies, 20th Century Fox bypassed the idea of a fest unveiling and presented the first screening of their Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, last night on the Fox lot in L.A. If the idea was to firmly plant Rami Malek among top contenders for the Best Actor Oscar, then it was mission accomplished . In front of invited members of…
Reversing its recent announcement, the academy will not hand out a "most popular film" Oscar at next year's show.
As the 45th annual Telluride Film Festival begins to wind down, the landscape of lead acting Oscar contenders is beginning to materialize in the early days of the film awards season. On the actress side, Nicole Kidman is turning a lot of heads with her de-glammed performance in Karyn Kusama’s uneven noir “Destroyer.” The film […]
Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Best Picture-winning 'Moonlight,' '‘If Beale Street Could Talk,' premieres its first trailer.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the “The Shape of Water,” the winner of this year’s Oscar for best picture, borrowed heavily from a 1969 play about a dolphin held captive in a military lab.
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant may have an Oscar to show for his and director Glen Keane’s animated short film “Dear Basketball,” but he won’t be granted entry into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Individuals who win an Academy Award or are nominated for one are often considered for inclusion in the […]
Beatty released a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading La La Land as best picture winner rather than Moonlight. “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible,” said Beatty. Since Sunday’s broadcast, the academy has largely left the explaining to PwC, the accounting firm that has taken the blame for the “La La Land” mistakenly being read as the best picture winner by Beatty and Faye Dunaway.