Marvel fans rejoice! Black Panther is set to receive this year’s Hollywood Film Award. There’s still quite a while before fans will get to learn what the 2019 Academy Award nominations will be. This year, fans around the world are waiting to see whether or not the Academy will grant Black Panther some major nominations but given the Academy’s past with superhero films that break tradition, they are worried that it won’t get the treatment it deserves. Also read: ‘Scarlet Witch’ Series May Include This Marvel Icon In A Major Role Even if Black Panther doesn’t win big at the Oscars, the film is still on track to receive a coveted industry award that will officially kick off the awards season. Black Panther will be given the honorary Hollywood Film Award when the ceremony takes place this Sunday, November 4th. Hopefully, this will lead the way to the film earning a Best Picture nomination at … [Read more...] about Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ To Be Honored With Hollywood Film Award
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that Stevens Jr. will be contributing papers, letters, photographs and scripts from his life to the Stevens Family collection. The public collection of over 600 items will cover everything from his Hollywood beginnings working alongside his father George Stevens, the legendary director of film classics like "Woman of the Year," to Washington D.C. where he worked with Edward R. Murrow at the United States Information Agency during the Kennedy administration.Along the way he also founded the American Film Institute, in 1967 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 1977, which he produced until 2014. He made award-winning films and miniseries like the … [Read more...] about George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have voted to remove Bill Cosby and Roman Polanksi from its membership ranks, finally. The decision was made on May 1st and Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Academy last year after exposés in the New Yorker and New York Times detailed years of sexual harassment allegations against the now-disgraced mogul. The full AMPAS statement as shared by Variety: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met on Tuesday night (May 1) and has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct. The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity. In addition to this, Yale rescinded Bill Cosby’s honorary degree, something they have never done before. The official statement released by Yale said that … [Read more...] about Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski Have Both Been Expelled From the Film Academy
When producer and former studio executive Bill Mechanic resigned recently from the motion picture academy's board of governors, issuing a scorched-earth laundry list of gripes about its handling of some of the thorniest and most sensitive issues it faces, it confirmed one of Hollywood's worst-kept secrets: Behind the gilded facade of Hollywood's most venerable organization lies a range of grudges and grievances. The tradition-bound 90-year-old group has been taking dramatic steps to remake itself. In answer to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, it has begun diversifying (and growing) its historically white-male-dominated membership ranks; after the Harvey Weinstein and other sexual harassment scandals broke, it ejected Weinstein and instituted new standards of conduct. But not everyone has been on the same page. As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struggled to navigate seismic changes in the film business, fissures have opened up within the leadership, as evidenced by … [Read more...] about Film academy’s divisions made public
When producer and former studio executive Bill Mechanic resigned last week from the motion picture academy’s board of governors, issuing a scorched-earth laundry list of gripes about its handling of some of the most thorny and sensitive issues it faces, it confirmed one of Hollywood’s worst-kept secrets: Behind the gilded facade of Hollywood’s most venerable organization lies a range of grudges and grievances.The tradition-bound 90-year-old group recently took dramatic steps to remake itself from the inside out. In answer to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, it has begun diversifying (and growing) its historically white male-dominated membership ranks; after the Harvey Weinstein and other sexual harassment scandals broke, it ejected Weinstein and instituted new standards of conduct.But not everyone has been on the same page. As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struggled to navigate seismic changes in the film business, a shrinking audience for its … [Read more...] about Does Bill Mechanic’s angry resignation reflect a deeper schism in the film academy?