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Alia Bhatt said in her note that cinema was a great unifier.

Alia Bhatt thanks Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for invite: ‘I feel at once honoured and humbled’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Actor Alia Bhatt posted a thank-you note for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting her to join. She added that she was happy that Indian cinema was getting recognition globally.
The Academy is largely white and male. Many members haven’t worked in years, are out of sync with Hollywood’s own global market, and their bias is now driving young movie watchers to other metrics of excellence, like the Baftas, the relatively low-key British equivalent; and crowdsourced resources like IMDb.
The Academy is largely white and male. Many members haven’t worked in years, are out of sync with Hollywood’s own global market, and their bias is now driving young movie watchers to other metrics of excellence, like the Baftas, the relatively low-key British equivalent; and crowdsourced resources like IMDb.

Oscar award: Is it the gold standard or a statuette of limitations?

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Hollywood’s biggest moment is around the corner. Will you be watching the Oscar ceremony? Or are the Academy awards becoming less relevant each year?
Oscars 2019: The Oscars are one of the most watched live events on television with millions of people tuning in.(Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Oscars 2019: The Oscars are one of the most watched live events on television with millions of people tuning in.(Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Oscars 2019: History of the Academy Awards and 10 interesting facts

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Oscars 2019: The first Academy Awards were held in 1929 at Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood Boulevard and were attended by 270 guests.
10 things you may not know about the most coveted Oscar statue(The Academy/Instagram)
10 things you may not know about the most coveted Oscar statue(The Academy/Instagram)

Oscars 2019: 10 things you may not know about the most coveted Oscar statue

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Academy Awards 2019: From how much it costs to what really takes to create it, here are 10 interesting facts to know about the golden beauty that has changed the fate for many.
The Oscars will be announced on February 24.(AFP)
The Oscars will be announced on February 24.(AFP)

Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 01:12 PM IST
With new introduced categories getting scrapped to hosts backing out of the ceremony, nothing seems to be going well for the Oscars this year.
Decor for the 91th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball is displayed at the press preview at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California.(AFP)
Decor for the 91th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball is displayed at the press preview at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California.(AFP)

Oscars 2019: Academy reverses plan to present four awards during the commercial break, will air all awards live

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Reversing its decision to present some awards during the commercial breaks, the academy has announced that all 24 categories will be shown live on television.
An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills.(Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills.(Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

Academy issues clarification following uproar over new regulations

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 02:27 PM IST
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to the backlash that erupted after it was announced that Oscars in four categories would be presented during commercial breaks.
Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards, fulfilling a lifelong dream for the actor-comedian.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards, fulfilling a lifelong dream for the actor-comedian.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Kevin Hart to host 2019 Oscars, says it’s the ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

Agence France-Prese | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Comedian Kevin Hart has been announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars. He takes over from Jimmy Kimmel and faces pressure of improving ratings.
The villainous Night King in a still from Game of Thrones.
The villainous Night King in a still from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones’ fans rejoice, final season episodes to be extra long, confirms director

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 02:36 PM IST
David Nutter, who’s returning to direct episodes in the final season of Game of Thrones, has revealed that the new episodes will all be longer than one hour.
Oscar statues dry in the sunlight after receiving a fresh coat of gold paint as preparations begin for the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood.(REUTERS)
Oscar statues dry in the sunlight after receiving a fresh coat of gold paint as preparations begin for the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood.(REUTERS)

Academy scraps Popular Film Oscar for a year following massive backlash

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 10:58 AM IST
The Academy on Thursday announced that it would postpone the controversial Best Popular Film Award by a year, following major backlash.
Chadwick Boseman in a still from Black Panther and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Chadwick Boseman in a still from Black Panther and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

From Marvel’s Black Panther to Mission Impossible Fallout, 5 front-runners for Best Popular Film Oscar

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 08:28 PM IST
Now that the Academy has announced their woefully misguided decision to have a Best Popular Film category, here are five movies - from Black Panther to Mission Impossible - that could be nominated.
(Files) Organizers of the Oscars on August 8, 2018, announced the creation of a new category to honour top blockbusters.(AFP)
(Files) Organizers of the Oscars on August 8, 2018, announced the creation of a new category to honour top blockbusters.(AFP)

Oscars to add ‘best popular film’ category, will shorten ceremony too

Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 09:53 AM IST
Compelled by plummeting ratings and accused of elitism, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, revealed via a tweet that a new category will be introduced. The gala will be shortened too.
Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski on May 4, 2018 accused the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of harassment after it expelled him along with actor Bill Cosby in light of historic sexual assault cases.(AFP)
Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski on May 4, 2018 accused the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of harassment after it expelled him along with actor Bill Cosby in light of historic sexual assault cases.(AFP)

Dismissed from the Academy, Roman Polanski calls #MeToo movement mass hysteria

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent, Warsaw
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 12:24 PM IST
Director Roman Polanski, who was recently expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has dismissed the #MeToo movement as mass hysteria.
Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey speaks at the Foreign Language Film nominees cocktail reception in Beverly Hills.(REUTERS)
Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey speaks at the Foreign Language Film nominees cocktail reception in Beverly Hills.(REUTERS)

Academy president John Bailey cleared of sexual misconduct allegations, will remain Oscars chief

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 12:12 PM IST
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against film academy president John Bailey.
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