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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…

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…

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…

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…

‘Armageddon Time’ Proves Not All Auteur Childhood Portraits Are an Oscar Slam Dunk

James Gray’s “Armageddon Time,” a deeply personal look at how the auteur became the auteur we, or at least the French, came to know and love, debuted to…

The Emmys Are Better Than the Oscars, But Here’s How to Bring Back the Fans: Tap Into ‘Law & Order’ and Comic-Con

One of the biggest head-scratchers about the Will Smith Oscar-night slap fiasco is why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ powers that be keep hiring new…

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…

American Cinema Editors Call on Academy to Rethink Cut Categories Ahead of 2023 Oscars

The American Cinema Editors gathered with production designers, set decorators and more as a sign of solidarity to push the Academy for inclusivity as they look ahead to…