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The Academy Stands Firm onThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not backing down from its decision to move four Oscars categories into the commercial breaks and then edit them back into the telecast. While UTA on... Thursday afternoon became the latest group to encourage the Academy to reconsider, the organization is committed to a plan it says has been misrepresented in the press and on social media. In a Wednesday night email to its members, Academy officials decried “inaccurate reporting” and suggested that if people knew what the edited presentations of Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Live Action Short were going to look like, they wouldn’t be so upset. Of course, no one outside the Academy has seen what it will look like, and neither have most...
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Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee,IN an open letter made public Wednesday night, Hollywood heavyweights including Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Damien Chazelle and Ang Lee condemned the Academy’s plan to exclude cinematography,... editing, and other Oscars from the 2019 Oscars’ live broadcast. “Relegating these essential cinematic crafts to lesser status in this 91stAcademy Awards ceremony is nothing less than an insult to those of us who have devoted our lives and passions to our chosen profession,” the letter says. The Hollywood Reporter first published the letter. Read the full letter below: An Open Letter to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Producers of the 91st Annual Academy Awards Broadcast: On Monday, February 11, 2019, John Bailey, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts &...
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Academy Responds to"We'd like to assure you that no award category at the 91st Oscars ceremony will be presented in a manner that depicts the achievements of its nominees and winners as less than any others," the... Academy said.
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Oscars 2019 Officially Won'tIt’s official – there will be no host at the 2019 Oscars. ABC and the Academy have confirmed that no one will be taking over for Kevin Hart after he stepped down from hosting duties over his past... homophobic remarks resurfaced. The last time the Oscars went without a host was back in 1989 when
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'Roma' and 'The Favourite'Oscar voters also made room for popular fare like "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born"
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2019 Oscar nominations: SeeThe 91st Academy Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
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Kevin Hart Won't Host AcademyEXCLUSIVE: Despite the efforts of former host Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart will not reemerge as host of the 91st Academy Awards, multiple sources are telling Deadline. While this situation is still... fluid and he could possibly change his mind, this looks like his final answer, I’m told. The Academy will continue on its course toward an Oscarcast without a single host, and instead will enlist some of the biggest names in the games to present awards. Hart’s appearance on Ellen…
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WATCH: Hart rethinking OscarsEllen DeGeneres reached out to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the actor's behalf.
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1947 best-picture Oscar sellsThe Oscar, for "Gentleman's Agreement" with Gregory Peck,        
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Could The Oscars Really Go Without A Host?

Cinema Blend - 11 Dec 2018 16:55
Could The Oscars Really GoAfter Kevin Hart stepped down as the host of next year's Oscars, it seems the Academy Awards might consider just skipping the idea of a host entirely.
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Kevin Hart quitting Oscars gigCritics and other celebrities continue to weigh in on the controversy -- and how the actor should've handled it.
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Ricky Gervais wants to host"I promise I won't offend anyone." Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars after Kevin Hart stepped down – and he’s even promising to not offend anyone.
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WATCH: Kevin Hart steps downThe comedian announced he is stepping down following criticism of some anti-gay tweets he posted years ago. ABC News Emily Rau reports.
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Academy hits pause button onThe academy announced Wednesday that it won't present the "popular" movie Oscar, designed to recognize blockbusters, at the 2019 awards show.        
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The Oscars Are ChangingChanges are coming to the Oscars, and it's all our fault. You see, we've been neglecting to watch movie stars win trophies in big enough numbers, and it's messing up the live TV ad buy ABC is stuck... trying to sell until 2028. Disney-ABC executives apparently had a "come to ... More
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Motion Picture Academy ClearsMore to come… Read the Academy’s full statement below: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has concluded its review, based on its Standards of Conduct, into the... allegation made against Academy President John Bailey. The Membership and Administration Committee and its sub-committee thoroughly reviewed and considered the claim, John Bailey’s response, and corroborating statements from both parties. The Academy took the claim very seriously and was cognizant of the rights of both the claimant and the accused, including consulting with outside counsel with expertise in matters related to harassment. Contrary to previous reports, there was only one claim under consideration which was received on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Throughout the process, the...
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Academy president deniesIn a memo sent to staff of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, President John Bailey said an allegation that he attempted to touch a woman inappropriately a decade ago on a movie set is... untrue.
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Didn't watch the Oscars? You're not alone.

NBC News - 11 Mar 2018 12:15
Didn't watch the Oscars?Marquee live events were supposed to be immune from TV's broader woes.
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WATCH: Alleged Oscar statueTerry Bryant was released from jail without bail and pleaded not guilty to stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statue as questions swirl about how he got into the Governor's Ball.
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Man pleads not guilty toThe man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar trophy pleaded not guilty Wednesday and will fight the felony charge.
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A judge on Wednesday agreed to release without bail the man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Academy Award, while his attorney vowed to fight a felony grand theft charge he says is excessive... and undeserved.
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Hollywood plot twist hits caseIt turns out McDormand doesn't technically own the Oscar.
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Backstage at the Oscars: TheBackstage at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, everyone has to wait in line for the bathroom. And there aren't too many of them: Just two, unisex, and they're shared by both stars and production... staffers. With 20 minutes to go before showtime, a line had already formed, including Christopher Walken...
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Allison Janney Says She'sThe Best Supporting Actress winner didn't even try to play it cool with where she'll be keeping her newly won statue.
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President Donald Trump GloatsPresident Donald Trump has the whole Oscar-ratings thing figured out: No stars. Along with tweets about DACA, North Korea and a parsing of the difference between chaos and energy, Trump couldn’t... resist taking a swipe at those Hollywood elites by gloating about the ratings for Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY,” Trump tweeted this morning. “Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” This year…
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