In recent years, the academy has made efforts to diversify its membership in response to #OscarsSoWhite, a hashtag that emerged after the organisation did not nominate any actors of colour for Academy Awards two years in a row

In June, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which oversees the Oscars, said it would add a diversity component to the Oscar race. On Tue(...)

 Director Martin Scorsese  on the red carpet during a  photocall for the premiere of  The Irishman at la Cinematheque in Paris on October 17th, 2019. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Ballots for the coming Academy Awards are still being tabulated but it already seems clear – this will not be Netflix’s year. The streaming giant wil(...)

Saoirse Ronan: the Irish star still has a decent chance of an Oscar nomination, but her chances of a win now seem slight. Photograph: Jon Kopaloff/Getty

The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. The Irish actor Andrew Scott receives a nod for best actor in a(...)

Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez with director Woody Allen on the set of A Rainy Day in New York. The film has just been unveiled in Poland. Further releases are planned, but there is no sign of it emerging in these territories.

“Cancel culture” is not a real thing. It’s a side-project for bores who spend the rest of their days whingeing about “snowflakes”. Right? Or is “cance(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

Stanley Donen kisses  Lifetime Achievement Oscar  at the 70th Academy Awards in 1988 in Los Angeles. Photograph:   Reed Saxon/AP

Stanley Donen, who directed Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling, Gene Kelly singing in the rain and a host of other sparkling moments from some of Hol(...)

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to face an indictment on two counts of rape in Manhattan supreme court in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, his lawyer said, in the first cases involving the di(...)

 Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after being expelled. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Film-maker Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled from the organisation last week. In a letter(...)

Frances McDormand attends the Governors Ball  at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photograph: Eric Jamison/Invision/AP

A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar from an official after-party has been arrested, Los Angeles police said. Terry Bryan(...)

The red carpet is rolled out in preparation for the Oscars in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

The Golden Globe Awards became a de facto rally for the Time’s Up movement, with actresses wearing black to protest sexual harassment and Oprah Winfre(...)

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