Oscar ceremony

Update: The Los Angeles Times reports that yesterday, “several prominent members of the cinematography community, including American Society of Cinematographers president Kees van Oostrum and cinematographers Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk), Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant) and Rachel Morrison (Black Panther), requested an urgent meeting with academy chief executive Dawn Hudson to attempt to get the decision reversed.” You can read several excerpts of a scathing letter they wrote to the Academy here. Our original article follows.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is under fire as they continue to stumble their way toward the Oscars ceremony later this month. Professionals from several corners of Hollywood – directors, actors, writers, and more – are speaking out against the Academy’s decision to award the winners of four categories during commercial breaks and then broadcast a truncated recap of those awards later in the telecast.

Oscar winners Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Russell Crowe, and organizations like the American Society of Cinematographers have lodged their complaints about the fact that the Oscars won’t give the proper spotlight to essential categories like cinematography and editing during the show. Read More »

Bill Cosby Expelled

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership. The news comes on the heels of Cosby’s recent conviction on three counts of sexual assault. Polanski fled United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

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