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Despite the backlash over the president-CEO’s “step up” comments, it looks like he will continue to lead the Grammys for some time. Weeks after the circulation of a public petition calling for the resignation of the Recording Academy’s president-CEO Neil Portnow and three letters signed by high-profile industry executives demanding an immediate and transparent revamp of the Academy’s membership and voter infrastructure, the Academy’s
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The technologist received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar Statuette. Even as he accepted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette for his industry contributions, during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards, which took place Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, technologist Jonathan Erland criticized the
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Thirty-eight executives signed the letter, which asked the Recording Academy to take “aggressive steps” to diversify its voting members. One week after female music executives called on Recording Academy president Neil Portnow to resign over his comments that female musicians should “step up” to improve gender representation at the Grammys, some of their male peers
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Margot Robbie for ‘I, Tonya’ and Gary Oldman for ‘Darkest Hour’ take the top acting awards. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took three prizes, including best film, at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ 7th ACTA International Awards, which were held tonight at the Avalon Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The revenge drama also
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Additional changes affect the Motion Picture & Title Design, Sound, Makeup Artists/Hairstylists and Reality Programming peer groups. The already-sprawling Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided to take on a bunch of new members. According to an announcement Wednesday, the TV Academy’s board of governors recently voted to include in the organization’s membership personal
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The nine films include the Palme d’Or winner ‘The Square,’ but not Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father.’ The Academy on Thursday announced the nine films that will compete for a nomination for the best foreign-language film Oscar. The shortlist includes a number of expected entries, like Ruben Ostlund’s Swedish art-world satire The Square,
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Nancy Lesser missed the after-party and spent eight months on leave. She alleges the red carpet and other exits at the Microsoft Theater amounted to a dangerous condition. Nancy Lesser, the executive vice president of media and talent at HBO, is upset that the Emmy Awards didn’t take better safety precautions in setting up the
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At the 9th Governors Awards, the Academy toasted Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman and Alejandro G. Inarritu. “Tonight, we all aspire to reach higher. We all aspire to dream bigger tonight — to be greater,” Steven Spielberg intoned Saturday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 9th annual Governors
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