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Julia Roberts Set for Honor at Film Academy Museum Gala

The 'Erin Brockovich' Oscar winner will be feted at the Met Gala-like fundraiser on Oct. 15.

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Julia Roberts Set for Honor at Film Academy Museum Gala

A star-packed night at the museum is getting even starrier. Julia Roberts, a movie star if ever there was one, will be honored with the inaugural Gala Icon Award — which will celebrate “an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact” — at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ second annual Academy […]

Film Academy Museum Recognizes Workers Union

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has voluntarily recognized Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU), with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 36, as the bargaining representative and union for almost 160 museum employees. After months of organizing, Academy Museum workers went public with AMWU in late May 2022, and AMWU […]

Dani Weinstein Joins 101 Studios as PR Chief (Exclusive)

Dani Weinstein, the veteran PR and marketing executive who specializes in awards campaigns, has been named the chief communications officer and global publicity head of 101 Studios, the production company behind Yellowstone and all of Taylor Sheridan’s other shows, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Weinstein’s hire reunites her with 101 Studios founder and CEO David Glasser, […]

Listen to 50-Plus Emmy Nominees’ ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast Episodes

Fifty-three guests of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast were recognized with Primetime Emmy nominations on Tuesday morning. You can find their names — and links to listen to their episodes — below. You also can click here to subscribe for free to the podcast, providing you with access to all of our past episodes and […]

Emmy Nominations Analysis: A Deep Dive Into What’s Working and What’s Not

If a TV executive fell into a coma 15 years ago, woke up on Tuesday and was handed the list of Primetime Emmy nominations that had just been announced, that person would probably have a lot of questions about how much has changed. There are now roughly 500 shows on TV, but several of the […]

Dawn Hudson, Departing Academy CEO, Sends Members “A Final Note” (Exclusive)

Dawn Hudson, whose roller-coaster 11-year tenure as the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came to an end Friday, hailed her successor, Bill Kramer, as “a visionary leader” in an email to the organization’s members obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, further asserting, “The Academy is in the best of hands.” Hudson […]

Film Academy Invites 397 People to Become Members, Including Billie Eilish, Jamie Dornan, Dana Walden and Leonard Maltin

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 397 members of the global film community to join the organization, it was announced Tuesday. Among those who will henceforth be able to vote for the Oscar nominations and winners if they accept, as the vast majority of people who have received invites historically have: […]

How the Emmys Adopted Groupthink

When the nominees for the Emmy Awards are announced July 12, don’t be surprised if the acting categories are dominated by performers from a handful of shows — likely Succession, Ted Lasso, Saturday Night Live, The White Lotus, Stranger Things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Euphoria, Yellowjackets, Squid Game and Dopesick. Yes, this is the era […]

Feinberg Forecast: Final Emmy Nomination Projections

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these standings by drawing upon consultations with voters and strategists, analysis of marketing and campaigns, results of awards that […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Lizzo (‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’)

“Even my ‘off’ is pretty ‘on,'” laughs Lizzo, the wildly popular, Grammy-winning, exuberant singer-songwriter, as we sit down at the dining room table in her Hollywood Hills home to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. The 34-year-old superstar has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “an artist who has […]

Jason Blum, Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman Among 12 Newly Elected Film Academy Governors

The 54-person board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — comprised of three elected governors from each of the organization’s 17 branches and three “governors-at-large” appointed by the president — will look very different when it gathers next month than it did when it convened on Tuesday. Following elections held […]

Gabby Giffords Comes to Hollywood As Senate Reaches Gun Safety Deal

“I’m optimistic,” Gabby Giffords, the former U.S. congresswoman from Arizona, told me when I caught up with her on Tuesday in Hollywood, where she was attending an advance screening of Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s new documentary Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down just hours after an historic deal to pass limited gun safety reforms was struck in […]