In a year where Hollywood could have made history by bestowing best-picture on Netflix ("Roma") or Marvel ("Black Panther") for the first time, the motion picture academy
instead threw its fullest support behind a traditional interracial buddy tale that proved as popular as it was divisive.
With all the recent talk about how the motion picture academy
could change the Oscars telecast -- and the fierce blowback to any proposals that they would -- we're reminded of why we've loved watching the Academy Awards for so long.
[USA], Feb 1 (ANI): Responding to widespread backlash to its initial plan of only highlighting two of the best original song nominees on the show, The Motion Picture Academy
is now planning to have all five nominated songs performed on February 24.
"Otherwise, you might end up with a movie that, say, 25 percent of the people love and the rest can't stand," said Ric Robertson, who was the motion picture academy
's chief operating officer in 2009 when the best picture field was expanded from five to 10 nominees.
Last year, the PGA nominated 11 titles and only four ultimately missed out on best picture nominations: 'The Big Sick,' 'I, Tonya,' 'Molly's Game' and 'Wonder Woman.' The motion picture academy
in turn nominated 'Darkest Hour' and 'Phantom Thread,' which were both overlooked by the PGA.
This year, AWFF will present films from more than 50 Asian countries and showcase them to members of the Motion Picture Academy
, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
The former studio executive has since been fired from his company and expelled from the Motion Picture Academy
Since the allegations against Mr Weinstein first arose, he has been fired by his own firm - the Weinstein company - and expelled from the Motion Picture Academy
Most years, the Oscars are ABC's highest-rated programming event, but the Motion Picture Academy
has long seen fit to give its broadcast partner as little say in the show's production as possible.
OSCAR ODDITIES are legion, and they usually occur the evening of the Motion Picture Academy
For the last two months, members of the Motion Picture Academy
of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles have been watching the films and voting on them.
And one of them is a contender for the motion picture academy
's top prize.