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Film Academy Announces New Oscar for Achievement in Casting

The Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences has announced that it will soon begin annually presenting an Oscar recognizing achievement in casting. The award, which will first be presented in 2026, will be the first new Oscar introduced since the organization began presenting best animated feature in 2002, after announcing its creation in 2001. […]

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Martin Scorsese and Justine Triet Will Appear for Directors Tribute (Exclusive)

Two of this year’s best director Oscar nominees — Killers of the Flower Moon’s Martin Scorsese and Anatomy of a Fall’s Justine Triet — will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Outstanding Directors of the Year Award, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively report. The tribute, which is sponsored by THR, will will take place at Santa […]

Feinberg Forecast: Scott’s Final Projections for the 96th Oscar Nominations

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage, reflects Scott’s best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these projections by drawing upon conversations with voters and other industry insiders, analysis of marketing […]

Oscars: Film Academy Vet Teni Melidonian Upped to Newly Created Position of Chief Oscars Officer

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Teni Melidonian to chief Oscars officer, a newly created position, and MaryJane Partlow to executive vp, awards production and special events, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced Tuesday. Melidonian will continue to report directly to Kramer. Partlow will report to Melidonian. Melidonian will lead strategy, talent […]

Feinberg Snapshot: The Oscar Race (Palm) Springs Into 2024

BEST PICTURE Killers of the Flower Moon The filmmakers and cast will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival on Jan. 4, then gather on nearby ancestral lands for a cultural exchange ceremony between the Osage Nation and the Agua Caliente tribe on Jan. 5. BEST DIRECTOR Ava DuVernay, Origin Seven years […]

Feinberg Forecast: Oscar Race Standings Post-Globe and Critics Choice Noms

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage, reflects Scott’s best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these projections by drawing upon conversations with voters and other industry insiders, analysis of marketing […]

Critics Groups and ‘SNL’ Shake Up the Oscar Race

Best Picture All of Us Strangers On the heels of winning three prizes at the British Independent Film Awards’ craft ceremony last month, the film claimed best picture, director, screenplay and supporting actor (Paul Mescal) at the Dec. 3 main event, a boost for the Searchlight film after its Gotham Awards shutout. Barbie On Dec. 2 in […]

PGA Awards: Martin Scorsese Tapped for David O. Selznick Award in Recognition of Producing Achievements

Martin Scorsese, the legendary filmmaker currently generating awards buzz for his Apple film Killers of the Flower Moon, has been tapped by the Producers Guild of America to receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award, which recognizes producers for their outstanding body of work in motion pictures, at the 35th PGA Awards, the guild announced […]

Feinberg Forecast: Thanksgiving Revs Up the Oscar Race

Best Picture Barbie Warner Bros.’ summer hit was feted with the Global Icon & Creator Tribute at the Gotham Awards on Nov. 27, and no film seems poised to benefit more from the just-announced return to network TV of the Golden Globes, with its long-standing musical/comedy categories and its new blockbuster category. Maestro Bradley Cooper’s Netflix […]

Oscars: The Leading Men Leading the Race

Nicolas Cage, Dream Scenario Cage is at his Cage-iest in this dark comedy, playing a boring husband, father and academic who suddenly starts appearing in the dreams of strangers, making him world famous — for better and worse. The performance evokes memories of his Oscar-nominated turn in Adaptation. Bradley Cooper, Maestro Cooper’s portrayal of the […]

Golden Globes to Air on CBS

The Golden Globes organization has announced that the 2024 Golden Globe Awards ceremony will air live on CBS, stream on Paramount+ and be available on the CBS app as part of a new deal between the network and the Golden Globes. The telecast, which will run for three hours beginning at 5 p.m. PST, will […]

Oscars: ‘Flora and Son’ Enters Two Original Songs, Both Co-Written and Performed by Eve Hewson (Exclusive)

Barbie isn’t this award season’s only contender with multiple strong tunes in the running for best original song Oscar nominations. Flora and Son, the latest music-centric film written and directed by Irishman John Carney — on the heels of 2007’s Once, for which “Falling Slowly” won the best original song Oscar; 2013’s Begin Again, for […]

Academy Museum Gala Rescheduled for December After Postponement Due to Hamas Attack on Israel (Exclusive)

The Academy Museum Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures that has come to be the Met Gala of the West Coast, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3., The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The event was postponed from its original date of Saturday, Oct. 14, following Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist […]

2024 Writers Guild Awards Pushed Out of Oscar Season

The Writers Guild of America’s 2024 WGA Awards have been pushed out of the Oscar season, the guild announced on Wednesday, in a surprising move that was ostensibly made to allow guild members greater time to submit work following the guild’s recently resolved months-long strike against the AMPTP. The WGA Awards, even in normal times, […]

Academy Museum Gala: Stars May Sit at $250K Tables “Donated” by Studios, as Execs Stay Away Amid Strike

In 1933, the nascent Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came between studio executives and film workers during a labor dispute, and the resulting backlash almost led to the organization’s collapse, prompting it to change its bylaws in 1937 so that it would not play any role in future labor-related standoffs. Ninety years later, […]

Toronto Awards Analysis: ‘American Fiction’ Oscar Contender Status Cemented by Audience Award

Anyone who was inside Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8, for the world premiere of American Fiction — an Amazon/MGM film that came into the festival with virtually no profile — could feel it: Cord Jefferson’s satire about American racial dynamics was clicking on all levels. Audience members were howling with laughter, choking back […]