Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25234/all en CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Oscar nominees get kisses, hugs and whoops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-update-1-oscar-nominees-get-kisses-hugs-and-whoops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects movie title to "Moonrise Kingdom" in paragraph 26)</p> <p>* Awards to be announced on Feb. 24</p> <p>* Several high-profile directors snubbed</p> <p>By Chris Michaud</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Screenwriter Tony Kushner got a kiss and a hug, actor Hugh Jackman found his first Oscar nomination "a bit surreal," and singer Adele felt a bit like screen legend Meryl Streep.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/corrected-update-1-oscar-nominees-get-kisses-hugs-and-whoops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cinema of the United States Entertainment Film Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732898 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollywood watchers blame Washington for 'Zero Dark Thirty' Oscar snub http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/hollywood-watchers-blame-washington-zero-dark-thirty-oscar-snub <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* No Oscar nod for director of Osama bin Laden thriller</p> <p>* 'Zero Dark Thirty' torture scenes attacked in Washington</p> <p>* LA Times movie critic says Bigelow victim of Washington bullying</p> <p>By Jill Serjeant</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Kathryn Bigelow's snub by Academy Awards voters stunned her cast and awards pundits on Thursday, with some pointing the finger at Washington politicians for the "Zero Dark Thirty" director's omission from the best director Oscar shortlist.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/hollywood-watchers-blame-washington-zero-dark-thirty-oscar-snub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cinema of the United States Film Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 02:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732949 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony Pictures executive: 'Zero Dark Thirty' 'does not advocate torture' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/sony-pictures-executive-zero-dark-thirty-does-not-advocate-tort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures executive Amy Pascal lashed out on Friday at a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) who accused Osama bin Laden film "Zero Dark Thirty" of promoting torture and said he would not vote for it in the Oscars race.</p> <p>In a strongly worded statement, Pascal said the "attempt to censure one of the great films of our time should be opposed."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/sony-pictures-executive-zero-dark-thirty-does-not-advocate-tort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Entertainment Ethics Sony Pictures Entertainment Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733487 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Sony Pictures executive: 'Zero Dark Thirty' 'does not advocate torture' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-sony-pictures-executive-zero-dark-thirty-does-not-advo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts, includes Friday remarks at rally)</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Sony Pictures executive Amy Pascal lashed out on Friday at a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) who accused Osama bin Laden film "Zero Dark Thirty" of promoting torture and urged fellow Academy members not to vote for it in the Oscars race.</p> <p>In a strongly worded statement, Pascal said the "attempt to censure one of the great films of our time should be opposed."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-sony-pictures-executive-zero-dark-thirty-does-not-advo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Entertainment Ethics Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733499 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Chicago' cast to join musical Oscars line-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/chicago-cast-join-musical-oscars-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The stars of "Chicago" will reunite as presenters at this year's Oscars show, on the 10th anniversary of the film's Academy Award win for best picture, organizers said Monday. </p> <p>Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and Queen Latifah will join already-announced presenters including "Avengers" stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/chicago-cast-join-musical-oscars-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cinema of the United States Film AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:30:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753176 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscar voting closes after fierce studio campaigns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/oscar-voting-closes-after-fierce-studio-campaigns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jill Serjeant</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Voting for Sunday's Oscars, the highest honors in the movie industry, closed on Tuesday evening after a big spending campaign by Hollywood studios and the first online balloting system in the 85-year history of the Academy Awards.</p> <p>More than 5,800 movie industry professionals who are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were invited to vote in 24 Oscar categories, starting on Feb. 8 and ending at 5 p.m. PST on Tuesday (0100 GMT On Wednesday).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/oscar-voting-closes-after-fierce-studio-campaigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business Entertainment Oscar Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:15:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760647 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Jennifer Hudson, Zeta-Jones to sing in Oscars musical tribute</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals, organizers said on Wednesday. The performance, which will also feature Oscar nominees Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman from "Les Miserables," is part of the several musical acts at the annual Hollywood awards on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business Entertainment Grammy Award Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:16:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761509 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Musty' 85th Academy Awards rebranded as 'The Oscars' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/musty-85th-academy-awards-rebranded-the-oscars-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>They are the 85th Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood's awards season, this coming weekend -- except officially they're not. This year, they've been rebranded to "The Oscars."</p> <p>The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organizes Tinseltown's biggest awards, did not confirm the change revealed by show co-producer Neil Meron, who said "85th Academy Awards" was too "musty."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/musty-85th-academy-awards-rebranded-the-oscars-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 84th Academy Awards Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Entertainment Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761573 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-entertainment-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Jennifer Hudson, Zeta-Jones to sing in Oscars musical tribute</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals, organizers said on Wednesday. The performance, which will also feature Oscar nominees Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman from "Les Miserables," is part of the several musical acts at the annual Hollywood awards on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/reuters-entertainment-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business Entertainment Grammy Award Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761744 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscar, the golden statuette coveted by Hollywood http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/oscar-the-golden-statuette-coveted-hollywood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>He stands only 13.5 inches (34 centimeters) tall and weighs just 8.5 pounds (3.85 kilos) -- but Oscar, in all his bald gold-plated glory, is the holy grail of Hollywood.</p> <p>The iconic statuette was created in 1929, two years after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, by the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios, Louis Mayer.</p> <p>The idea came from MGM's artistic director, Cedric Gibbons, and it was a Los Angeles artist, George Stanley, who sculpted the first statuette of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader's sword.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/oscar-the-golden-statuette-coveted-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cinema of the United States AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:00:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762880 at http://www.globalpost.com Factbox-Key historical facts about the Academy Awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/factbox-key-historical-facts-about-the-academy-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - The 85th Academy Awards, the highest honors in the film industry, will be handed out on Feb. 24 during a live televised ceremony at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre attended by 3,300 guests.</p> <p>The Oscars show is hosted for the first time by writer, actor and singer Seth MacFarlane, best known for creating the animated TV shows "Family Guy" and "American Dad."</p> <p>The winners of Oscars in 24 categories are decided by about 5,800 movie industry professionals who are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/factbox-key-historical-facts-about-the-academy-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1st Academy Awards Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Entertainment Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:16:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763274 at http://www.globalpost.com Interesting facts about the Oscars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/interesting-facts-about-the-oscars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Here are some interesting and offbeat facts about this year's Oscars:</p> <p>-- The youngest and oldest nominees ever appear in one category, for the first time since the earliest Oscars: nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis is nominated for best actress for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," while 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva is up for her role in "Amour." The French star turns 86 on Sunday, when the winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/interesting-facts-about-the-oscars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cinema of the United States Entertainment Films AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764658 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscar, the golden statuette coveted by Hollywood http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/oscar-the-golden-statuette-coveted-hollywood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>He stands only 13.5 inches (34 centimeters) tall and weighs just 8.5 pounds (3.85 kilos) -- but Oscar, in all his bald gold-plated glory, is the holy grail of Hollywood.</p> <p>The iconic statuette was created in 1929, two years after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, by the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios, Louis Mayer.</p> <p>The idea came from MGM's artistic director, Cedric Gibbons, and it was a Los Angeles artist, George Stanley, who sculpted the first statuette of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader's sword.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/oscar-the-golden-statuette-coveted-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cinema of the United States AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:01:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764664 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>"Argo" storms to Oscar victory on night of surprises</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Argo" stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on Sunday on a night of surprises that ended in disappointment for frontrunner "Lincoln" and handed the most overall wins - four - to "Life of Pi." It was the first time since "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1990 that a film won the top prize at the Oscars without its director also being nominated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business Cinema of the United States Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765954 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscar-Nominated songs, scores get their own live concert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/oscar-nominated-songs-scores-get-their-own-live-concert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Pond</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - After years of jerking around the original-song category on the Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts &amp; Sciences is giving the nominees a night of their own with a live concert that will showcase their music three days before the big show, the Academy told TheWrap.</p> <p>The concert will be held at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on Thursday, February 27, and is not expected to be televised.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/oscar-nominated-songs-scores-get-their-own-live-concert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Award Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:33:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5881893 at http://www.globalpost.com