Latest Academy Awards News

Quincy Jones, Richard Curtis, Juliet Taylor and Bond producers will get honorary Oscars

Jun. 12, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

Quincy Jones has been nominated for seven Oscars in the past 55 years, including best original score, best song, and even best picture. Although he's never collected a competitive statuette during the Academy Awards, this November he’ll receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy’s Board of...

Organization behind the Oscars elects board of governors for 2024-25 term

Jun. 10, 2024 15:03 PM EDT

The organization behind the Oscars elected over a dozen individuals to its board of governors, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday. The 2024-2025 board of governors include both first-timers, like director Patricia Cardoso, and veterans like Rita Wilson, Warner Bros....

'Bad Boys: Ride or Die' boosts Will Smith's comeback and the box office with $56 million opening

Jun. 09, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” the fourth installment in the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence action comedy series, opened with an estimated $56 million in theaters over the weekend, handing Hollywood a much-needed summer hit and Smith his biggest success since he slapped Chris Rock at...

Amy Homma succeeds Jacqueline Stewart to lead Academy Museum

May. 30, 2024 13:27 PM EDT

Jacqueline Stewart is leaving her post leading the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to return to the University of Chicago. Academy Museum veteran Amy Homma will succeed her as director and president, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday. Stewart, a...

Richard Dreyfuss' comments about women, LGBTQ+ people and diversity lead venue to apologize

May. 28, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — The actor Richard Dreyfuss showed up in a dress at a “Jaws”-themed event in Massachusetts, where the blockbuster 1975 movie he starred in was shot, and then proceeded to make demeaning remarks about women, LGBTQ+ people and diversity. The venue, The Cabot...

Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

May. 26, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning the instantly memorable songs for "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" — as well as the most-played tune on Earth, "It's a...

The unstoppable duo of Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos

May. 20, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Before a journalist has even lobbed a question, Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos spit out a string of overlapping answers. “We have a great relationship,” begins Lanthimos. ‘“We just love working together,” adds Stone. “It was cool to do a...

Film academy launches $500M fundraising campaign ahead of 100th Oscar anniversary

May. 10, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a $500 million fundraising campaign Friday to ensure long-term, global support for its Oscar prizes, museum and educational programming in view of its 100th anniversary in 2028. Academy officials announced the...

Actor Bernard Hill, of 'Titanic' and 'Lord of the Rings,' has died at 79

May. 05, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Actor Bernard Hill, who delivered a rousing cry before leading his people into battle in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and went down with the ship as the captain in “Titanic,” has died. Hill, 79, passed away Sunday morning, agent Lou Coulson...

When are the 2025 Oscars? The Academy Awards announce date, sticking to early start

Apr. 10, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 97th Academy Awards will be held March 2, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. That moves the annual ceremony up about a week. This year's Oscars were held on March 10. The telecast, which culminated in the best picture win...