Latest Academy Awards News

Sundance Film Festival narrows down host cities — from Louisville to Santa Fe — for future years

Jul. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sundance Institute on Friday announced six finalists in its search for a new host location for the influential film festival. After 40 years in Park City, Utah, the festival is eyeing locations across the country for festivals starting in 2027 when its...

A Czech film fest opens with an honor for US actor and director Viggo Mortensen

Jun. 28, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the western Czech resort city of Karlovy Vary is kicking off with an honor for U.S. actor and director Viggo Mortensen. Mortensen, a three-time nominee for the Academy Award for best actor, is slated to receive the Festival...

Dionne Harmon is making major moves in Hollywood as a producer. Next up is Sunday's BET Awards

Jun. 28, 2024 11:07 AM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — If Dionne Harmon never found an old script on New Edition's biopic, the R&B group's story might still be sitting on a shelf instead of becoming a highly-rated miniseries for BET. Same can be said for other projects like “The Bobby Brown Story” and...

From DVF to Star Wars, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy charts her own path in Hollywood

Jun. 26, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s oeuvre defies simple categorization. She’s made documentaries about acid attack victims and child refugees. She’s focused her lens on the extraordinary life of designer Diane von Furstenberg. She’s spearheaded animated films for and about...

Lily Gladstone, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Danielle Brooks among invitees to join film academy and vote on the Academy Awards

Jun. 25, 2024 14:49 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Gladstone, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Danielle Brooks among invitees to join film academy and vote on the Academy Awards.

Lily Gladstone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, 485 others invited to join film academy

Jun. 25, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

Actors Lily Gladstone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Catherine O’Hara and filmmakers Cord Jefferson, Boots Riley and “RRR” director S.S. Rajamouli are among the lucky few who have been invited to join the film academy. In total 487 artists, including actors, directors, costume...

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...