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  • How the nominees feel about #OscarsSoWhite

    How the nominees feel about #OscarsSoWhite

    Countless celebrities have thrown their voices into the conversation on diversity in Hollywood following the limited number of people of color on the Oscar nominee list for the second year in a row. Monday, during the annual Oscars luncheon to honor all nominees, it was no different. Nominees,...

  • Oscars 2016: Academy president acknowledges 'elephant in the room' at luncheon

    Oscars 2016: Academy president acknowledges 'elephant in the room' at luncheon

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the academy’s annual Oscar nominees luncheon Monday by acknowledging a topic that has touched nearly every event this awards season --  the question of diversity. “This year, we all know there’s an elephant in the...

  • 2016 Oscars luncheon

    2016 Oscars luncheon

  • Is awards season having a Donald Trump moment?

    Is awards season having a Donald Trump moment?

    Like the presidential primary season, the Hollywood guild awards do not come as a perfect or predictable whole. Each guild has its own quirks--its favorites, pet peeves and demographics--that help determine the winners. A triumph among actors, for instance, doesn’t assure a win among directors,...

  • 'Revenant' vs. 'Spotlight' vs. 'Big Short': Best picture front-runners sharpen their Oscar pitches

    'Revenant' vs. 'Spotlight' vs. 'Big Short': Best picture front-runners sharpen their Oscar pitches

    The Oscar best picture race fragmented further Saturday night with Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Directors Guild award win for "The Revenant," a development that was perhaps inevitable in a year in which guild voters splintered their support among three different movies. Iñárritu's DGA win for the bold,...

  • Kicking it into 'high gear,' academy president says Oscar changes are 'the right thing to do'

    Kicking it into 'high gear,' academy president says Oscar changes are 'the right thing to do'

    Following a week of protests and intense scrutiny, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 51-member board of governors on Thursday night unanimously approved a series of sweeping and historic changes designed to diversify its membership. The extensive new rules include a commitment to...

  • How actors are nominated for Oscars: A primer

    How actors are nominated for Oscars: A primer

    Who nominates the actors for the Oscars? And how does the voting process work? Here's a step-by-step primer: The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences has 6,261 voting members. The entire body votes for best picture. Nominations for most of the remaining categories are determined by the balloting...

  • Hollywood leaders applaud sweeping film Academy changes

    Hollywood leaders applaud sweeping film Academy changes

    Hollywood industry leaders are cheering the latest efforts to diversify the overwhelmingly white and male cast of Oscar voters.  Following widespread outcry over the dearth of nonwhite acting nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 51-member board of governors responded to the...

  • #OscarsSoWhite's April Reign to the academy: 'Thank you for listening. Now, what's next?'

    #OscarsSoWhite's April Reign to the academy: 'Thank you for listening. Now, what's next?'

    As the creator of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite -- now heard, read and felt around the world -- April Reign finds herself as the catalyst behind a move to diversify the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and broader Hollywood depictions of marginalized people. Her efforts led to a decision...

  • Film academy makes dramatic rule changes to address diversity

    Film academy makes dramatic rule changes to address diversity

    In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 51-member board of governors approved a sweeping series of changes designed to diversify its membership, the academy said in a statement Friday.  The board committed to doubling the number of women and minority...

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