Stating the obvious: Accountants behind Oscars fiasco off the show, says academy president

The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never return to the Oscar show. Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells The Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards, […]

Academy Issues Apology After Using Photo of Woman Who is Alive During ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

The Academy has formally apologized for featuring the photo of a woman who is still alive during the Oscar‘s In Memoriam segment. During the tribute, a photo of Australian producer Jan Chapman was used instead of her late friend, Australian costume designer Janet Patterson. The organization took to their Instagram to correct the error. “We […]

Academy apologizes for Oscars best picture gaffe

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is apologizing to the cast and crews of the films La La Land and Moonlight for the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner during Sunday night’s Oscars award ceremony. Huge Oscar mix-up: wrong best picture announced2:49 The academy’s apology comes after the accounting firm responsible for the integrity […]

Adam Lambert mention via Ultimate Classic Rock: Elton John Hosts 25th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party Fundraiser #AdamLambert

There is no shortage of viewing parties on Oscar night, but Elton John has hosted the night’s preeminent event for years — and has raised millions for AIDS research along the way. John hosted his 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party last night, rounding up a crowd of celebrities at West […]

The Academy Releases Statement on Oscars Error: ‘We Deeply Regret the Mistakes’

The Academy of Motion Pictures has released a statement regarding the Best Picture mix-up at last night’s Oscars ceremony. In the statement, the organization that produces the Oscars apologized for the error and said that PwC takes full responsibility for the mistake. “We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the […]

The Winners Of The 89th Annual Academy Awards (In Progress)

At long last, we’ve finally come to the big night in which The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal the winners of The 89th Annual Academy Awards. By now, I’m sure you’ve gone through my predictions (if not, you can catch up on them right here), but the gist of it is […]

Damascus blocks Syrian Oscar nominee from heading to Academy Awards

A Syrian cameraman and rescue worker whose documentary about the “White Helmets” Civil Defence group has been nominated for an Oscar will not attend the awards ceremony because Damascus has cancelled his passport, the group said on Sunday. The White Helmets operate a rescue service in rebel-held parts of Syria, which have been subjected to fierce bombardment by the government […]

Oscars Predictions 2017 – Who Will Win at Academy Awards?

The 2017 Oscars are coming up in just a few days and we have the final predictions for some of the big award categories! This year, La La Land scored a whopping 14 nominations, tying for the most of all time with Titanic and All About Eve. The film is considered a favorite to win […]

Predicting The 89th Annual Academy Awards

We’ve finally come to the big moment where I lay down my best predictions as to who will be taking home Oscars in all 24 categories. This year is a little different from last, in that it’s pretty much been a one-track award season for a certain little musical (as opposed to last year, where […]

Syria's White Helmets members to attend Academy Awards

Two members of Syria’s White Helmets humanitarian organization, which is the subject of an Academy Award-nominated film, are set to attend the Oscars Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. The head of the group, Raed Saleh, and the cinematographer behind the short film, Khaled Khatib, have received U.S. visas following a halt to the U.S. administration’s immigration order, which affected […]

La La Land takes 5 prizes at British Academy Film Awards

Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday. Frothy musical La La Land took five prizes including best picture, but major awards also went to tough welfare-state drama I, Daniel Blake and fractured-family stories Lion and Manchester by the Sea. In keeping with an awards season that has coincided with a wrenching […]

Are the Academy Awards next? U.S. Super Bowl commercials in Canada test future of CRTC ad policy

It’s a long-standing Canadian Super Bowl tradition: tuning in to the big game, but being shut out from the big-budget, star-studded U.S. commercials. That changes this year as a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) policy banning the simultaneous substitution of Canadian ads over U.S. ones during the big game comes into play for the […]