Film Academy invites 774 new members, some of whom should’ve been in already

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is the organization behind the Academy Awards, and it consists of thousands of people who work in the movie industry—from actors and directors to hairstylists and PR people. That means The Academy is basically the not-so-shadowy cabal that runs Hollywood, breaking hearts…

The Oscars no longer trust animators alone to know good animation

This year’s slate of Oscars rule changes will extend beyond making sure nobody’s dicking around on their phones while Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway collaboratively discover the best possible way to ruin La La Land’s evening. Today, the Academy announced that it’s also altering some bylaws that will have a potentially…

Academy president praises this year’s Oscars, promises mishap won’t repeat

Though this year’s Oscars will forever be remembered as the one in which the accountants fucked up big time, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs took a positive angle on the proceedings in an email to members available to read at The Hollywood Reporter. Boone Isaacs called Sunday “one of the best—and certainly most…