LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month.
The NAACP announced Thursday that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 ceremony,...
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Common dropped a verse from his song "The Day Women Took Over" in her honor. Quincy Jones called her "my beloved baby sister from another mister." And Halle Berry said her pioneering success made her proud to be a black woman.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the former film academy president who spearheaded the organization's radical inclusivity efforts after #OscarsSoWhite, was celebrated Tuesday at Icon Mann's sixth annual pre-Oscar dinner.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Cinematographer John Bailey is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thor, Captain America, Wonder Woman and Betty White have been invited to join the film academy.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its latest invitees on Wednesday, which include several artists from the worlds of action and comedy.
"We are looking in areas that historically we hadn't," film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in an interview. The organization invited 774 new members to join its ranks — the largest class ever.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite his jokes that he'll never get asked back after the historic envelope flub at this year's Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind this year's ceremony.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — PwC accountants won't be allowed to have their cellphones backstage during future Oscar telecasts.
Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to academy members Wednesday detailing the new protocols for announcing Oscar winners developed after the best-picture flub at last month's Academy Awards. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spokeswoman Teni Melidonian confirmed the authenticity of the email.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the film academy has sent an email to its members telling them they have much to be proud of after this year's Oscars ceremony, and reassuring them changes will be made to avoid a repeat of problems like the botched best-picture announcement that closed the show.
An Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spokesman confirmed the contents of the email for The Associated Press on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday's Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again. She also laments that the error overshadowed a show that celebrated a rich diversity of talent and storytelling.
NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Beatty says Academy of Motion Pictures President Cheryl Boone Isaacs should "publicly clarify" what happened during Sunday night's best picture presentation "as soon as possible."
Beatty released a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading "La La Land" as best picture winner rather than "Moonlight." Instead, he urged the academy to answer questions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." The decision, announced Saturday, was due to Russell's violation of Academy campaign regulations.
The statement says Russell violated strict rules applied to telephone lobbying.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — If anyone was wondering if the Academy Awards will get political this year, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs all but confirmed it Monday at the annual Oscar nominees' luncheon.
Boone Isaacs opened the private gathering at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with a galvanizing speech that promised the academy will "stand up in support of artists around the world."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran producer is the newly elected chief executive of the Television Academy and the first African-American to hold the post in the organization's 70 years.
The academy said Thursday its board of governors elected Hayma "Screech" Washington as chairman and CEO. Washington, an award-winning producer, has served as co-governor of the producers' branch of the academy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the recipients of its 2016 honorary Oscars have instilled a love of cinema in future filmmakers.
President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Saturday that actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman "inspire the next generation with that same sense of wonder and enchantment that first touched us as kids."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman are getting honorary Academy Awards.
The film academy announced Thursday that the four industry veterans will receive Oscar statuettes at the annual Governors Awards ceremony in November.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the recipients as "true pioneers and legends in their crafts."
ATLANTA (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president will be honored at the seventh annual BronzeLens Film Festival.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be recognized Friday at the festival's Women SuperStars Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The four-day festival kicks off Thursday that showcases culturally diverse films and provides networking opportunities for filmmakers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leadership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has re-elected as its president a film marketing executive who has pushed for greater diversity within the organization.
The academy announced Tuesday night that Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-elected to lead the organization that bestows the Academy Awards to another one-year term.
Boone Isaacs has led efforts to increase diversity within the academy's membership, especially in...