How Peter Guber Found A Key To The Netflix Debate In Papua New Guinea

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Ostensibly, a brewing battle at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over possible new rules limiting Oscar eligibility for films that go straight from a couple of theaters to a digital streaming service like Netflix or Amazon is about techn…

Peter Bart: Do New Oscar Voters Deserve Heat For ‘Green Book’ Win?

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Now that the Oscar winners have taken their bows, I’d like to extend words of empathy for the l,800 new Academy members who, having cast their first votes, now face withering attacks from some of the nation’s leading film critics. The phalanx of new vo…

Oscars Ratings Drop Sees ABC Offering Advertisers Guarantees For First Time

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EXCLUSIVE: The Academy Awards looks to be going without a designated host on Sunday for the first time since 1989, but broadcaster ABC actually had to break some new ground this year to keep big-ticket advertisers happy in the era of plummeting ratings…

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Joins Oscar Protest

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The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706, has joined the protest of the Motion Picture Academy’s decision to hand out four Oscars – including those for Best Makeup and Hairstyling – during commercial breaks at the Februa…

Editors Guild Urges Academy To Reconsider Award Presentations During Commercial Breaks

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EXCLUSIVE: The Editors Guild has joined the tsunami of protests over the Film Academy’s decision to hand out four Oscars – including the one for Best Editing – during commercial breaks in the February 24 telecast on ABC. The Academy’s decis…

Cinematographers Call Academy Oscar Broadcast Explanation “Unsatisfying” In New Letter

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The American Society of Cinematographers has responded to Wednesday’s explanation letter from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about the Oscars plan to award four categories during the Oscarcast’s commercial breaks, terming i…

Cinematographers Guild Joins Protest Over Move To Trim Oscar Telecast

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The International Cinematographers Guild has joined the growing chorus of boos over the Film Academy’s decision to shorten the Oscar telecast by presenting the awards for four categories – including the one for Best Cinematography – during …

Oscars: Final Voting Starts As Nominees And Others Bash AMPAS Decision To Put Some Key Categories In Commercial Breaks

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Final voting begins today for the 91st Oscars, and it probably isn’t a moment too soon for beleaguered Movie Academy officials who seem to have a new controversy to deal with every day.
Ballots from the 8,176-or-so voting members will be due back…

Cinematographers Group Decries Oscar Decision To Move Category Off Live Show

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The American Society of Cinematographers is not happy that this year’s Oscar for Best Cinematography will be presented during a commercial break, even though the winner’s speech will be taped and aired later in the broadcast.
“After receiving man…

When The Film Academy Reports Its 2018 Finances, Look For Assets To Top $1 Billion

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It’s that time of year again—not just for the Oscars, but for an annual financial report from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which grants them.
Based on recent practice, it’s likely that Academy members will get a look at their …

Oscars’ Big Snubs: Bradley Cooper For Director, Mr. Rogers Docu, Emily Blunt

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Looks like the 91st Academy Awards won’t have a traditional host like in past years but for some this morning not hearing their names read out in the nominations announcement by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani was the real shocker.
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SAG-AFTRA Rips Movie Academy For Allegedly Keeping Presenters Away From Other Awards Shows

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SAG-AFTRA has called out Oscar organizer the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about allegedly keeping talent the latter secures as presenters for the Oscarcast away from other awards shows — including apparently the actors’ own SAG Awards.
In an unusually strongly worded statement, the actors union said it has received “multiple reports” of AMPAS exerting “extraordinary and unwarranted pressure on talent to hold them from appearing at other award presentations.”…