The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not change eligibility rules for the Oscars, despite speculation that streaming companies might see a crackdown on their release practices when pursuing golden trophies.
How long is too long? If Glenn Close, as she is widely tipped to do, wins the best actress Oscar for her performance in 'The Wife' at the 91st Academy Awards, it will mark the end of a 37-year wait for the industry's top honor.
Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced bright and early Tuesday morning, with TV stars Kumail Nanjiani (‘Silicon Valley’) and Tracee Ellis Ross (‘Black-ish’) on hand to reveal the nominees in 24 categories in the running for cinema’s highest honor.
The drama 'Song of Granite' by Pat Collins, about the life of folk singer Joe Heaney, which was Ireland's selection for best foreign-language film at the 2018 Academy Awards, will be screened in the International Competition category of this year's Fajr International Film Festival (FIff).
Motion picture academy turned on the website on Tuesday (Feb 20) to allow its 7,258 members to cast votes for the Oscars online. And it put paper ballots into the post at the end of last week for members who requested to fill them in by hand. This marks the last year of that old-fashioned method of voting being used. Going forward, balloting will only be done electronically.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences approved 26 animation feature submissions for the 90th Oscar race. An animation about Iran 'Window Horses the Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming', written and directed by Ann Marie Fleming, is among the first lineup.