Latest Academy Awards News

No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

May. 18, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters. Qualifying films are allowed to...

Academy Awards set 2023 Oscars for March 12

May. 13, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Academy Awards will take place March 12, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Friday. The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year, when they where held unusually late on March 27, partly due to...

Emma Stone finds relief in grim Greek silent movie

May. 05, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For Emma Stone, acting in “Bleat,” a Greek silent movie with surreal and disturbing scenes of sex, death, and resurrection, was a professional challenge and a relief. Playing a young widow in the 30-minute, black-and-white film, Stone said she welcomed rejoining Greek...

Film and stage star Ariana DeBose to host the Tony Awards

May. 04, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will host this year's Tony Awards. The “West Side Story” star will lead the presentation June 12 at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall live on CBS and on Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m. ET/5...

Will Smith gets 10-year Oscars ban over Chris Rock slap

Apr. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. The move comes after a meeting of the academy's Board of Governors to discuss a...

Will Smith banned from Oscars, other film academy events for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock onstage at Academy Awards

Apr. 08, 2022 15:26 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith banned from Oscars, other film academy events for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock onstage at Academy Awards.

Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe wins John R. Wooden Award

Apr. 05, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe of Kentucky won the John R. Wooden Award as the men’s college basketball player of the year. Tuesday's announcement from the Los Angeles Athletic Club was made on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Tshiebwe led the nation with 515 total...

Batiste, joyful performances highlight Grammy Awards

Apr. 04, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

Jon Batiste had the most Grammy Award nominations and his five wins outpaced everyone, yet he somehow seemed the biggest surprise on a joyous night for music that washed away some of the bad taste left by the Oscars a week earlier. Batiste's “We Are” won the prestigious album...

Grammys live | Jon Batiste wins album of the year

Apr. 03, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th annual Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Jon Batiste’s “We Are” has won the Grammy Award for album of the year. Batiste was the year’s most nominated artist,...

Will Smith resigns from film academy over Chris Rock slap

Apr. 01, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith resigned Friday from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept any further punishment the organization imposed. Smith in a statement released Friday afternoon said he will “fully accept any and...