Tag Archives: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

14Oct/17

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

INTERNET (OCTOBER 14, 2017) (AMPAS) – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday (October 14), after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades. Continue reading

13May/17

Oscars chief Boone Isaacs steps down from governors board

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – The departing president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Friday (May 12) she is also stepping down from the board of governors.
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24Jan/17

Oscars not so white in 2017

Following Tuesday (January 24) morning’s Academy Award nominations announcement, AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Gil Robertson, the president of the African American Film Critics Association react to the increased diversity across the categories.

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29Feb/16

A look at Oscars best moments

Comedian Chris Rock transforms the 88th Academy Awards into a biting racial commentary.

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26Jan/16
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African-Americans told to tune out Oscars

Los Angeles activists urge viewers to boycott Oscars by tuning out until Academy implements change.
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24Jan/16
AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson

Academy leaders talk about their new membership policy

AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson talk about the recent membership changes at The Academy following the diversity issue in Hollywood

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23Jan/16
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A Hollywood insider view on the Oscar diversity issue

Hollywood industry insiders, Gil Robertson, the President of the African American Film Critics Association, and Stephen Galloway from The Hollywood Reporter give their take on the diversity issues surrounding the Academy Awards

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23Jan/16
British actress Charlotte Rampling

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling calls awards boycott racist

Charlotte Rampling says the boycott of the Oscars protesting the absence of black actors and directors is racist toward whites.
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21Jan/16

Will Smith also to stay away from Oscars in diversity protest

Actor Will Smith says he will not attend the 2016 Oscar ceremony in protest over the absence of actors of color among the nominees.

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