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    Academy Expands Best Picture to 10, Introduces New Representation and Inclusion Standards

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced Friday they will once again expand the Best Picture category to 10 nominees, beginning with the 94th Academy Awards. This is one part of a sweeping collection of standards and initiatives aimed at honoring the diverse and ever-changing landscape of the film industry. Beginning with […] More

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    Academy Elects 2020-2021 Board of Governors: Ava DuVernay and Whoopi Goldberg Among Leaders

    Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2020–2021 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first regularly scheduled board meeting of the new term. Elected to the Board for the first time: Debra Zane, Casting Directors Branch Ava DuVernay, […] More

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    Film Academy Donates $6 Million in Relief Aid to Industry Workers Affected By Pandemic

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced Friday it is donating $6 million of aid toward helping those affected by COVID-19. Per the Film Academy’s press release, the funds will “help support motion picture employees and their families facing severe financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with institutions focused […] More

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    Circuit Madness 2020: Cinematography Winners Compete for the Title

    Over the past few years, Awards Circuit has filled the Oscar-offseason with what we call “Circuit Madness.” It’s our spin on the March Madness college basketball tournament the NCAA hosts annually. Despite the NCAA’s decision to cancel the event this year, the Awards Circuit team is here for you when you need us, and we […] More

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    Oscars: Academy Museum Set to Open Dec. 14, 2020.

    Good news for Oscars fans. The much anticipated Academy Museum is set to be opened on Dec. 14, 2020, as revealed by Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump”) during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony last night. Hanks, who was nominated last night for his role in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” is a […] More

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    The Academy Unveils the 344 Films Qualifying in the Best Picture Race

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) officially revealed the 344 films eligible for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards. The announcement comes just a day after AMPAS revealed the shortlists for contenders in nine categories. This included Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup & Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 152: Oscars and the Joker, NYFF Full Lineup, and New AMPAS President Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:41 — 37.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, Film, & TV Podcast,” a weekly breakdown from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, […] More

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    David Rubin Elected Film Academy President

    David Rubin, a veteran casting director of the industry, was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Tuesday night by the organization’s Board of Governors. Rubin is succeeding John Bailey, who has termed out of his four-year presidency. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Rubin was nominated for the spot by […] More

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    AMPAS Confirms Future Oscar Dates and Welcomes 2019-20 Board of Governors

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced its confirmed date slots for the 2020, 2021 and 2020 Oscars. They also revealed the newly elected Board of Governors, all of whom will take their positions July 1. Below are those updates. 92nd Oscars – Sunday, February 9, 2020 93rd Oscars – Sunday, February […] More

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    Steven Spielberg to Propose Oscar Ban on Netflix Films

    “Roma” may have lost Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. However, Steven Spielberg is working to ensure that films by its handler never claim the top prize. In an upcoming Academy Board of Governors meeting, Spielberg will propose a plan to block Netflix films from Oscar consideration. According to IndieWire, Spielberg argues […] More

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