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Academy announces three new governors: DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García and Janet Yang

(l-r) DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García (photo: Jeff Vespa), Janet Yang The Academy Board of Governors has confirmed the appointment of three new governors-at-large, DeVon Franklin (Executives Branch), Rodrigo García (Directors Branch) and Janet Yang (Producers Branch). They will each serve a three-year term, beginning July 1. This furthers the Academy’s A2020 initiative, which seeks to support inclusion and increase representation within its membership and the …

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The Academy: Steven Spielberg, Laura Dern, Sharen K. Davis Among Board of Governors Selections

THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2016–17 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone …

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Academy Steps Up Diversity with Three New Governor Posts

  As promised earlier this year, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added three new members to their board of governors, all non-white, as well as six new members to existing board committees. The three top picks, all chosen by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and approved by the Board of Governors, are Reginald Hudlin (directors branch), Gregory …

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The Academy’s New Rules: Is It Going to Change Anything?

  So, it’s only been a little while for the news bomb from The Academy that they’re taking dramatic steps to alter the membership rules, governors seats and committee structure but what, if anything, is it going to do in the short term? Is the Academy asking us to “be patient” like Michael Caine said about black actors today? Or …

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Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to Receive Honorary Oscars

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have chosen writer-director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands to receive Honorary Oscars and will present its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. Spike Lee has received two Oscar nominations in his career, an original screenplay nom for 1989’s Do the Right Thing and a documentary feature nom for 1997’s 4 Little Girls. Lee has had a tumultuous history …

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE, MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING, VISUAL EFFECTS (August)

Next up in the Gold Rush Gang’s 2016 Oscar predictions are three categories that always come with eligibility stipulations and sometimes controversy. Accusations of cronyism, bake-offs and shortlists rule Original Score, Makeup & Hairstyling and Visual Effects in a way that other categories (save the committees for Foreign Language Film and Documentary Feature, those have even deeper roots of controversy) …

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POLL: Who Deserves an Honorary Oscar This Year?

Next month, the Board of Governors will be announcing the recipients of the Honorary Oscars to be handed out next year and it seems like many of the same names keep getting passed over year to year without winning. I’ve compiled a list of the most likely as well as some left-field choices and it’s time for you to vote.  Will …

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Academy Makes Rule Changes, But Not the One You Think

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) met yesterday and had a few things to say about the 88th Academy Awards. After much chatter (apparently from a small section of the group), the Oscars will not go back to a 5-nominee slate for Best Picture but keep things as they are, with a …

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