Articles about Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Colin Firth birthday special: His movies we don't talk about

10 Sep 2021

Colin Firth birthday special: His movies we don't talk about

Colin Firth has given us some of the most memorable roles ever in classic ventures such as Bridget Jones's Diary and Pride and Prejudice.

Oscars 2022: Key dates announced, return to Dolby Theatre confirmed

28 May 2021

Oscars 2022: Key dates announced, return to Dolby Theatre confirmed

It has only been a month since this year's Oscars, and the key dates for the 94th Academy Awards are already out.

Did you know: These actors have NEVER won an Oscar

25 Apr 2021

Did you know: These actors have NEVER won an Oscar

Despite getting nominated four times, Brad Pitt couldn't win an Academy Award until 2020.

'No Zoom' Oscars: Academy mandates nominees' in-person attendance, faces backlash

29 Mar 2021

'No Zoom' Oscars: Academy mandates nominees' in-person attendance, faces backlash

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apparently issued a mandate that there will be no video-conferencing facilities like Zoom available for the 93rd Oscars ceremony.

This is where you can watch this year's Oscar-nominated movies

21 Mar 2021

This is where you can watch this year's Oscar-nominated movies

The 93rd Academy Award nominations were recently announced, and the Best Picture category has a total of eight nominees.

Oscars to go ahead with multiple in-person ceremonies simultaneously

11 Feb 2021

Oscars to go ahead with multiple in-person ceremonies simultaneously

The 93rd Academy Awards is braving all odds of pandemic to retain its stature of the highest global recognition for films.

Oscars: Academy releases shortlisted titles for nine categories

10 Feb 2021

Oscars: Academy releases shortlisted titles for nine categories

Advancing toward the deadline of April 25 when the 93rd Academy Awards will be held, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the shortlisted titles for nine categories.

"Diverse global population" mandatory for 'Best Picture' nomination: Academy Awards

09 Sep 2020

"Diverse global population" mandatory for 'Best Picture' nomination: Academy Awards

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is taking the diversity angle seriously.

Disgraced filmmaker Roman Polanski wins best director at 'French Oscars'

29 Feb 2020

Disgraced filmmaker Roman Polanski wins best director at 'French Oscars'

Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled United States in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, won big at 45th Cesar Awards, the highest movie honor in France.

At 23.6 million, Oscars viewership drops to an all-time low

11 Feb 2020

At 23.6 million, Oscars viewership drops to an all-time low

It was a historic Sunday night in Los Angeles, with the Academy scripting many firsts in its 92-year-old history, including the maiden Best Picture win for a non-English movie (Parasite), and the first win in any category for a Maori person (Taika Waititi).

Oscars 2020: 'Joker', 'The Irishman' lead the nominations

13 Jan 2020

Oscars 2020: 'Joker', 'The Irishman' lead the nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced the nominees for the 92nd Oscars awards.

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' out of Oscars 2020 race

17 Dec 2019

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' out of Oscars 2020 race

Gully Boy, which was India's official entry to Oscars 2020 for the "Best International feature" category, is out of the race, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.

Oscars 2019 will see Queen perform with Adam Lambert

20 Feb 2019

Oscars 2019 will see Queen perform with Adam Lambert

The Oscars, the biggest award show of the season, has been riddled with controversy this year.

Academy bows to pressure, agrees to present all awards live

16 Feb 2019

Academy bows to pressure, agrees to present all awards live

The Oscars 2019, as we reported, had announced the controversial decision to present awards for four categories during commercial breaks.

Confirmed: Oscars 2019 will take place without any host

06 Feb 2019

Confirmed: Oscars 2019 will take place without any host

Oscars is the highlight of the awards season and everyone is eager to see who walks away with the prizes when it is held on Sunday, February 24.

Oscars 2019: 9 category shortlists announced, India's entry misses out

19 Dec 2018

Oscars 2019: 9 category shortlists announced, India's entry misses out

As the year draws to a close, the award season begins.

Kevin Hart, of 'Ride Along' fame, to host Oscars 2019

05 Dec 2018

Kevin Hart, of 'Ride Along' fame, to host Oscars 2019

Academy Awards 2019 will be aired on ABC on February 24, and this ceremony has found an emcee in US-based actor and comedian Kevin Hart.

SRK, Madhuri among 20 Indians invited to join Oscars-awarding body

26 Jun 2018

SRK, Madhuri among 20 Indians invited to join Oscars-awarding body

In a continued push for diversity, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of 928 film personalities from 59 different countries to be its members.

Date set for 91st Oscars already!

24 Apr 2018

Date set for 91st Oscars already!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the entire schedule for the 91st Oscars. The ceremony will air on February 24, 2019.

Academy dismisses sexual harassment charges against president John Bailey

28 Mar 2018

Academy dismisses sexual harassment charges against president John Bailey

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has issued a statement saying that president John Bailey has been cleared of sexual harassment charges.

Oscars chief John Bailey faces sexual harassment charges

17 Mar 2018

Oscars chief John Bailey faces sexual harassment charges

In yet another shocker for Hollywood, the president of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, has been leveled with sexual harassment allegations, reported Hollywood trade publications.

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' out of Oscars

15 Dec 2017

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' out of Oscars

Rajkummar Rao's Newton, India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language category at the 90th Academy Awards, unfortunately, failed to make a cut in the Oscars.

American comedian Louis CK admits to sexual misconduct

11 Nov 2017

American comedian Louis CK admits to sexual misconduct

Several big names in Hollywood, including producer Harvey Weinstein and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey have been brought down by a flurry of sexual harassment allegations in recent times.

Reese Witherspoon says a Hollywood director assaulted her at 16

18 Oct 2017

Reese Witherspoon says a Hollywood director assaulted her at 16

Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed that an unnamed film director assaulted her when she was 16.

Sexual harassment: Oscar board does the unthinkable, expels Harvey Weinstein

15 Oct 2017

Sexual harassment: Oscar board does the unthinkable, expels Harvey Weinstein

At least 34 actresses have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment in recent days.

Academy apologizes for Oscars goof-up

28 Feb 2017

Academy apologizes for Oscars goof-up

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologized for the mix-up in the announcement of the best-picture award, saying it "deeply regretted the error made at the prestigious awards ceremony."

89th Academy Awards: Winners

27 Feb 2017

89th Academy Awards: Winners

'La La Land', with 14 nominations (the all-time highest, tying with "Titanic" and "All About Eve"), took home the awards for Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Cinematography (Linus Sandgren), Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), and Original Song ("Audition - The Fools Who Dream").

Dev Patel reacts to Oscar nomination

25 Jan 2017

Dev Patel reacts to Oscar nomination

British Indian actor Dev Patel was nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards in the supporting actor category for 'Lion' on Tuesday.

La La Land gets 14 nominations in the Oscars

24 Jan 2017

La La Land gets 14 nominations in the Oscars

The Oscar nominations are out and the biggest winner is neo-musical "La La Land" with 14 nominations.

Jackie Chan wins an Oscar after 56 years in movies

16 Nov 2016

Jackie Chan wins an Oscar after 56 years in movies

Global action star Jackie Chan was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards, for his 'extraordinary achievements' and contributions to the film industry.