Oscars Add Achievement in Casting for 98th Academy Awards

The Oscars are making changes with the 98th Academy Awards ceremony adding the Academy Award for Achievement in Casting. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made the announcement today. Achievement in Casting will start being awarded with the 98th Academy Awards for films released in 2025. It’s just a matter of time before the Oscars will rightfully honor stunt ensembles like the SAG Awards. If we’re lucky, the…

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96th Oscars Nominations Announced

Actors Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid announced the 96th Oscars nominations today, live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy members from each of the 18 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film, International Feature Film and Live Action Short Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible…

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Elton John Completes EGOT With Emmy Win For Dodger Stadium Farewell

Elton John made history once again by completing an EGOT with tonight’s Emmy win for Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium. He is the 19th person to accomplish the achievement with all of the wins coming in a competitive situation. The win means that he also joins Tim Rice, his co-writer on The Lion King, in the prestigious club. The three-hour epic concert was John’s final concert in North America. There were a trio…

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: 260+ Signatories Sign Letter About Jewish Exclusion

Some 260+ signatories have signed a letter about the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences excluding Jews in diversity standards. While I only signed on Tuesday evening, I would have signed much sooner had I known about it. As an industry professional, it is important that diversity efforts include Jews. We’ve seen what happens when diversity efforts do not include Jews and let me tell you, it’s never a good thing. Moreover, I’ve…

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Oscars: 265 Films Eligible for Best Picture at 96th Academy Awards

There are 321 films that are eligible for the 96th Academy Awards with 265 eligible for Oscars consideration in the Best Picture category. The announcement was made today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for consideration in the general entry categories, under rules implemented for the 96th Academy Awards year, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in at least one of six U.S. metropolitan…

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STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie Wins Emmy, Is Oscar Next?

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie is shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars but won big at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. This begs the question of whether an Oscar is next for the STILL team. The film won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special in addition to awards for directing (Davis Guggenheim), editing (Michael Harte), and music composition (John Powell). What makes this year really interesting is the Television Academy delaying the Emmy…

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Oscars Shortlists Announced For 96th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced Oscars shortlists in 10 categories for the 96th Academy Awards. The categories are as follows: Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound and Visual Effects. The announcement of Oscars shortlists precedes the next phase in voting leading up to the 96th Academy Awards, taking place on…

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The Academy Invites 398 To Membership Roster – Oscars Watch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is inviting 398 artists and executives into the long-running organization. New invitees are among those who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to motion pictures.“The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership. They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide,” said Academy…

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Academy Awards Requires Expanded Theatrical Run For Best Picture Contenders – Oscars Watch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have set new theatrical release standards for Best Picture contenders at the Oscars. These new standards will not take effect until 97th Oscars. In short, all films being released in 2024 and looking to compete for Best Picture will have to have a dedicated theatrical release. Movies being released in previous years would only need a minimum of seven days in at least one designated theatrical market…

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Richard Dreyfuss Slams Oscars Diversity Standards

Actor Richard Dreyfuss is not a fan of the recently adopted diversity standards of Best Picture nominees at the Oscars. In short, the Oscar-winning actor, who won for The Goodbye Girl, said that the new standards make him vomit. Dreyfuss has been making the rounds with the recent release of Sweetwater in theaters. For an actor starring in a film about the first Black basketball player to sign an NBA and later be inducted into…

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