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May 3, 2018 6:42 PM Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski expelled by Oscars academy

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences removes controversial actor and director from its rolls The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offences, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership. It's the first major decision since the Academy of Motion 26

March 9, 2018 1:55 PM Black Panther star says he'll adopt inclusion riders

Frances McDormand made Oscar night appeal for movie contracts that mandate diversity Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan says that he will adopt inclusion riders for all projects produced by his production company. In a message on Instagram on Wednesday, Jordan pledged to support "the women and men who are leading this fight." His announcement followed 57

March 7, 2018 1:04 AM Video appears to show man walking away with Frances McDormand’s Oscar

Terry Bryant was charged with one felony count of grand theft on Tuesday after allegedly stealing the Oscar McDormand had recently won for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” LOS ANGELES — A 47-year-old man was charged Tuesday with stealing Frances McDormand’s Academy Award. Los Angeles County prosecutors said that Terry Bryant 22

March 5, 2018 6:12 PM What is an inclusion rider? Frances McDormand spotlights equity clause at 2018 Oscars

LOS ANGELES—When Frances McDormand capped her Oscar acceptance speech with a rousing call for inclusion riders, the general reaction was more “huh?” than “hooray!” She was referring to using business contracts as a vehicle to further gender and racial diversity in Hollywood by adding a clause that mandates it. McDormand, honoured as best actress for Three 21

March 4, 2018 10:57 PM LIVE: Canadian Oscar nominees include ‘Shape of Water’ crew

The film, which was shot in Hamilton and Toronto, is nominated for a leading 13 Oscars. Toronto producer J. Miles Dale is co-nominated with director Guillermo del Toro for best picture. Canadians who worked on the film are also nominated in categories including costume design, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing, and production design. Other Canadian 23

March 2, 2018 5:59 PM Oscars 2018: Academy Awards Q&A

How will the night play out? Will anyone make strong social or political statements? The Academy Awards are on Sunday and it's shaping up to be an awards show like no other. While organizers of Hollywood's biggest night want to honour movie-making history, they can't avoid the issues now confronting the industry: #MeToo, Time's Up, workplace misconduct 35

February 24, 2018 9:00 PM Why Darkest Hour won’t win the Oscar for Best Picture

We’re handicapping the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the March 4 Academy Awards, starting with the longshots. Today: Darkest Hour. We’re handicapping the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the March 4 Academy Awards. Today: Darkest Hour. Give Gary Oldman his glittering gold statue now. He’s the overwhelming favourite to win Best Actor 35

February 6, 2018 2:41 PM Smiles, high fives and a black eye: Scenes from Oscar Nominees lunch

With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday’s gathering was a chance for nominees to enjoy each others’ company before the March 4 event. BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.—The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom 31

December 7, 2017 5:09 AM Oscars organization adopts code of conduct in wake of Weinstein expulsion

NEW YORK - The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science has announced its first code of conduct for its more than 8,400 members. Film academy chief executive Dawn Hudson introduced the new rules to members in an email Wednesday. In October, the academy broke with tradition and made Harvey Weinstein just the second person ever expelled from the Oscars' 32

October 30, 2017 10:46 AM 'Beyond horrified': Spacey apologizes after actor alleges sexual advances

LOS ANGELES -- Actor Kevin Spacey said Sunday he is "beyond horrified" by allegations that he made a sexual advance on a teen boy decades ago. The two-time Oscar winner posted on Twitter that he doesn't remember the encounter. "But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken 39