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Janet Yang Becomes First Asian Elected as Film Academy President

Hollywood producer Janet Yang has been named the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. Yang, who is…

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor – Brendan Fraser’s ‘The Whale’ and Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Son’ Among Most Anticipated Performances

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…

‘Lucy and Desi,’ ‘We Feed People’ Bring Emmy Wealth to Imagine Documentaries

Documentaries about the first couple of television and a chef on a mission proved to be fruitful for Imagine Documentaries this year. The four-year-old arm of Imagine Entertainment…

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…

Palm Springs ShortFest Prizes Go to ‘Sierra,’ ‘The Cave,’ ‘The Sentence of Michael Thompson’

The Palm Springs International ShortFest wrapped Sunday with juried prizes going to Estonia’s “Sierra” for Best of the Fest, South Korea’s “The Cave” for best animated short and…

Motion Picture Academy Member Jeffrey Cooper Found Guilty of Child Molestation

Jeffrey Cooper, an architect and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been convicted after a jury trial on three counts of felony child…

J.Lo breaks down over Oscars snub: Gave me ‘low self-esteem’

“I had to really figure out who I was and believe in that and not believe in anything else,” she laments in a trailer for the Netflix documentary “Halftime.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Gives Emotional Cannes Opening Night Speech: ‘The Dictator Will Lose’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy outshone all of the stars at the Cannes Film Festival after he addressed the opening night crowd of actors and filmmakers, delivering an emotional…

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…

Roman Polanski’s ‘The Palace’ Adds ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actor Oliver Masucci, Fanny Ardant (EXCLUSIVE)

German actor Oliver Masucci and French star Fanny Ardant have joined the cast of Roman Polanski’s new movie “The Palace,” which will surely be a subject of controversy…

Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ sequel reportedly canned by Netflix after Oscars slap

Will Smith starred as a police officer who joins forces with mystical creatures in 2017’s “Bright.”