Academy Re-Ups CEO Dawn Hudson To 2020 – Update
UPDATED, 5:25 PM: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially has renewed CEO Dawn Hudson’s contract to June 2020. She has been in the post since 2011. Here is the letter that went out to members:
As you may know, on Tuesday, March 28, the Board of Governors met for a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss topics ranging from the Oscars to the Academy Museum. Additionally, at this meeting, we’re pleased to report that the Board voted to renew… Read
Oscars Dates Set For 2018 And Beyond
The 90th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on March 4, 2018. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC also set dates for the 91st, 92nd and 93rd Oscars presentations: February 24, 2019, February 23, 2020, and February 28, 2021, respectively.
Nominations for the upcoming Oscars will be announced January 23, 2018.
The news comes as Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr reported that this year’s Oscar show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd are near a deal to… Read
Oscar Buzz Begins With Studios Showing Off Awards Possibilities At CinemaCon
If, as Deadline reported exclusively yesterday, it’s not too early to name next year’s Oscar show producers (Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd will return, with Jimmy Kimmel eyed to host again), then it’s not too early to speculate on just who might be nominated. I am talking specifically about what I see as awards and Oscar possibilities coming out of the week I just spent at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where eight studios showed off their product reels to the theatrical… Read
Academy Setting Producers Mike De Luca & Jennifer Todd For 90th Oscars Encore
EXCLUSIVE: The ink might not be dry yet, but sources said that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will lock in Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd to return and produce the 90th Academy Awards next year. It is expected that they will shortly be set for an encore. At the same time, sources said the Academy is also moving aggressively to bring back Jimmy Kimmel for a reprise as host.
This comes days after an Academy board meeting about the Oscars, and the… Read
Oscar Academy Keeping PwC Despite Envelope Snafu
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to retain its longtime accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, with the decision reached during a board of governors meeting last night. That had been the way the wind was blowing despite the historically epic fail at the end of last month’s Oscars, when the content of the wrong envelope was read to announce the marquee Best Picture winner.
Word of the decision went to Academy members in a memorandum from Cheryl… Read
At Hollywood’s Film Academy, Debt Is Up, Revenue Down & Awards Income About Even
Assets of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences surged in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, to $884.1 million from $549.1 million the year before, according to an annual report posted Tuesday on the group's website. But liabilities also rose, to $392.4 million from $101.2 million in 2015, as the Academy became a heavy borrower in its quest to build a much-delayed movie museum.
In all, debt jumped to $354.4 million from just $61.6 million the year before, as a… Read
Weinstein Company’s ‘Lion’ B.O. Cume Surpasses $50M This Weekend
The Weinstein Company's Lion crossed $50M this weekend, becoming the fifth title among the year's Best Picture nominees to surpass that box office threshold. Nominated for six Oscars, Lion grossed $784K in 621 theaters on its 17th weekend, taking its cume to $50,050,614.
With a weekend per-theater-average of $1,262, Lion lands 11th in the overall box office, just above Lionsgate's La La Land, which took in $530K in 585 locations Friday to Sunday.
"We're so proud of this… Read
Academy President Talks Oscar Ending “Shock” & Future Plans – SXSW
“It was really a wonderful night and yes, there was a little excitement at the end. It was shock,” said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, speaking at SXSW today in one of her first public appearances since the Oscars Best Picture snafu last month.
“However, what I thought was so important was how, in a matter of minutes, you saw a humanity and a respect and a graciousness from the La La Land filmmakers and the Moonlight filmmakers… Read
Spielberg, Hanks & Streep’s Pentagon Papers Pic A Contender In Next Oscar Race
EXCLUSIVE: It would be hard to come up with a movie following a faster track than The Post. Steven Spielberg only said yes this past Monday to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in the Fox/Amblin co-production and they’ve all been clearing their schedules to start production in late May. Deals are still being finalized, but that means the film will be ready for release to qualify for this coming Oscar season.
The drama focuses on the Washington Post's role in exposing the P… Read
Is ‘Lion’s Sunny Pawar The Cutest Kid Actor Ever?
With the Oscars and Best Picture gaffe in the rearview mirror, we’re left with memories of performances and moments from a strong crop of Best Picture candidates. One of the truly indelible images is newcomer Sunny Pawar, who conveyed so many emotions with so few words as the lost child Saroo in Lion. The Weinstein Company is focusing on the young actor in a new ad breaking tomorrow in the New York Times. Here’s a sneak… Read
Robert Osborne Dies: Longtime TCM Host & Author Of Oscars History Book Was 84
Robert Osborne, the urbane longtime host of Turner Classic Movies who authored a definitive books on the history of the Oscars, has died. He was 84. He had been off the air with an undisclosed health issue for most of 2017, and TCM announced the news in a statement emailed to media outlets (see below).
“Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend,” TCM General Manager Dorian said in a statement. “His calming presence, gentlemanly style… Read
Oscars Fiasco & Hollywood Liberals Slapped By VP Mike Pence At DC Shindig
Almost a week after a near-great Academy Awards ceremony ended with the epic embarrassment of the wrong movie being initially given the Best Picture award, Vice-President Mike Pence last night took a slap at Hollywood's big night – and Tinseltown's politics.
"Speaking of show business, did you all see what happened at the Oscars last week?" the former Indiana governor said in his speech at Saturday's annual Gridiron Dinner in Washington D.C., according to pool reports… Read