Black actors and 'La La Land' break records with Oscar nods

Jan 25, 2017

Black actors and 'La La Land' break records with Oscar nods

Black actors were honored in all acting categories for the first time and romantic showbiz musical “La La Land” topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday. In the past year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed its membership and voting rules ...

Film academy invites 683 new members, including 13 Japanese

Jun 30, 2016

Film academy invites 683 new members, including 13 Japanese

Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization. The academy says its invitees are 46 percent ...

'Spotlight' Oscar amplifies a message to the Vatican

Feb 29, 2016

'Spotlight' Oscar amplifies a message to the Vatican

“Spotlight,” which chronicles The Boston Globe’s investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and institutional efforts to cover up the crimes, landed the Oscar for best picture Sunday — a surprise win. The journalism drama, which boasts a star-studded ensemble cast including Michael ...