Latest Academy Awards News

Oscars org adds Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman to board

Jun. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Actor Marlee Matlin, director Jason Reitman and producer Jason Blum are joining the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Wednesday that they are among the 12 Hollywood professionals who have been elected...

Oscars to honor Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren, Peter Weir

Jun. 21, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Diane Warren will finally be able to thank the Academy this November. The oft-nominated songwriter has been selected to receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards alongside directors Peter Weir and Euzhan Palcy. Actor Michael J. Fox will also be bestowed with the Jean...

Kevin Spacey 'strenuously' denies sex charges, granted bail

Jun. 16, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kevin Spacey “strenuously denies” allegations of sexual assault, his lawyer said Thursday, as the Oscar-winning actor appeared in a London court to face five charges of offenses against three men. Photographers and television camera crews thronged Spacey, 62, as...

Julie Andrews at AFI honor: 'I've been the most lucky lady'

Jun. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Andrews was honored by the American Film Institute last week for a Hollywood career that couldn’t have started more supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly — with an Oscar-winning performance in a film that would become an instant classic: “Mary Poppins.” ...

Tarantino receives honorary degree from Israeli university

Jun. 13, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Celebrated American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino can now add doctor to his long list of titles. The actor, director, screenwriter and author received an honorary doctorate from Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday. The university said it...

Kevin Spacey to face London court on sexual offense charges

Jun. 13, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Actor Kevin Spacey has been formally charged with sexual offenses against three men in Britain and is expected to appear in a court in London this week, British police said Monday. Spacey, 62, is accused of four counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a...

Jennifer Lopez and 'Halftime' kick off Tribeca Festival

Jun. 08, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jennifer Lopez documentary “Halftime” kicked off the 21st Tribeca Festival, launching the annual New York event with an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of the singer-actor filmed during the tumultuous year she turned 50, co-headlined the Super Bowl and narrowly missed...

Oscars organization names Bill Kramer as new CEO

Jun. 07, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

The organization behind the Oscars has named Bill Kramer as their new CEO. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that Kramer, who currently presides over the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, will succeed Dawn Hudson in the role starting in July. ...

Abu Dhabi hosts a pandemic-delayed Bollywood awards ceremony

Jun. 04, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian celebrities and Bollywood stars walked a green carpet at the start of the International Indian Film Academy awards in Abu Dhabi. The Friday night ceremony had been twice canceled in the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary, Sirius plot a film podcast

Jun. 02, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

Long before Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary won an Oscar for co-writing “Pulp Fiction,” they were just a couple of cinephiles working at a video rental store in Manhattan Beach, Calif, discussing and recommending movies and becoming the filmmakers they were meant to be. Now...