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Tweet Follow me Just one week before The 84th Academy Awards, the shame of the The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (AMPAS) totally-not-diverse membership was tossed before its collective feet Sunday, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times. The big stat: The Academy is 94 percent white, and 77 percent male. In a path-breaking work of investigative...

Tweet Follow me The latest Academy News from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is coming fast, heavy, and furious in the days leading up to the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th. Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone Bradley Cooper To Present The list of Oscar presenters grows from it’s host Billy Crystal, and Tom Hanks, Tom...

Tweet Follow me “Academy News, Oprah Award, Heather Locklear, Nicole Kidman’s Legs,” may seem like a weird mix, but it’s all Hollywood and AMPAS. After a bit of a self-imposed break, this blogger’s back to posting news on the Academy Awards, but this time with an eye toward giving it a better “boost” in...

Tweet Follow me The AMPAS Festival Grants Committee Chair Buffy Shutt, announced earlier in the week that the Academy would be awarding 450,000 dollars to film festivals in the upcoming year.  The academy had this to say about their Film Festival Grants program. “While the grants are awarded for a variety of festival programs, organizers...

Tweet Follow me In more Academy news, the “Monday Nights With Oscar” series returns to the Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International in New York city after being put on hold for most of the year due to renovations.  The AMPAS series will resume on November 15th with a showing of “Funny Girl,” starring Barbara Streisand. “Funny...

Tweet Follow me In Academy news this week, the AMPAS announced that it will be hosting the final installment of their “Contemporary Documentaries” Series on November 17th at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood. The 29th Annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series has been running influential documentaries, both full feature and short...

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