Academy Museum

‘House of the Dragon’: Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and More on Dragon Riding, Sword Fighting and Anticipation for ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff

Days after soaring into San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H to preview the “Game of Thrones” prequel, the “House of the Dragon” cast re-assembled for the series’ world premiere…

Matt Smith Praises Ncuti Gatwa as New ‘Doctor Who’: ‘The Most Sensational Bit of Casting’

Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith couldn’t help but praise “Sex Education’s” Ncuti Gatwa for becoming the 14th Time Lord on the hit sci-fi series. During the “House…

AMPAS Promotes Jenny Galante to Executive VP Revenue and Business Development – Film News in Brief

Jenny Galante has been promoted to executive VP of revenue and business development, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced Monday. She will report directly to Kramer. In the newly-created…

Film Academy Promotes Jeanell English to Newly Created Role of Executive Vice President, Impact and Inclusion

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has upped Jeanell English to the newly created position of executive vice president, impact and inclusion. English will report directly…

Bill Kramer Begins Early as Motion Picture Academy CEO, Christine Simmons Exits as COO

Bill Kramer has begun his new position as chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Variety has confirmed. In addition, Christine Simmons is…

Jeff Bridges Recalls Cancer, COVID Battles and ‘Surrendering to the Idea that I Might Die’

Jeff Bridges is back in action after a life-threatening battle with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and COVID-19.  At the Wednesday night premiere of his FX thriller “The Old Man”, the…

Academy Marching in L.A. Pride Parade for First Time — With Giant Oscar in Tow (EXCLUSIVE)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is stepping out for LGBTQ Pride. Variety can exclusively report that the Academy will march for the first time in…

Academy Museum Director Bill Kramer Named New Academy CEO, Dawn Hudson Exits

Bill Kramer, director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, has been tapped as the new CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,…

Awards HQ May 16: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,’ Norm Macdonald Special, Should the Golden Globes Return?

AWARDS CIRCUIT COLUMN: How the Emmys Dumped ‘Primetime’ to Focus on Genre, As We Move Closer to a Post-Linear Era We live in an on-demand age where viewers…

Film Academy CEO Search Heats Up to Replace Dawn Hudson (EXCLUSIVE)

The search for a new chief executive officer at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has escalated in recent weeks, multiple sources familiar with the process…

Andrew Garfield Is Taking a Break From Acting After ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ to ‘Just Be a Bit Ordinary for a While’

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Andrew Garfield is ready to take a break. The actor has been going nonstop for the past year or so with…

‘Heartstopper’ Tops Twitter Chart After Netflix Debut

The debut of Netflix’s “Heartstopper” was the talk of Twitter over the weekend, catapulting over the competition and landing in the No. 1 spot on Variety’s Trending TV…