Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  1. Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier Calls for Change in Oscar Best Song Category

    March 01, 2014 2:41 PM EST  Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman/CEO Martin Bandier has chimed in on the controversy surrounding the elimination of “Alone Yet Not Alone” for an Oscar original song nomination. In late January, the Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruc ...

  2. Academy President Defends Disqualifying 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Song Nomination

    February 02, 2014 11:35 AM EST Responding to critics who have accused the Academy of rescinding its nomination for the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" because it comes from a faith-based film, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science ...

  3. Briefs: Garfunkel & Oates Head to IFC; ‘Llewyn Davis’ Concert on Showtime; ‘Idol’ Winner’s Debut Pushed to 2014

    September 30, 2013 5:21 PM EDT 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series Green-Lit by IFC IFC has given the green light to a 10-episode series starring the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates. “Garfunkel & Oates,” slated for 2014, will focus on the aspirations and misadv ...

  4. Academy Awards To Change Nomination Process For Best Original Song Oscar

    August 30, 2012 5:24 PM EDT Five songs will be nominated for Academy Awards in the Original Song category after the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved additional rules for the 85th Academy Awards. Changes in the Original Song categ ...

  5. The National, Mary J. Blige Shortlisted for Original Song Oscar

    December 19, 2011 6:47 PM EST The National, Chris Cornell, Melissa Manchester and Mary J. Blige are among the acts shortlisted for the original song Oscar. Thirty-nine tunes were selected in all, and now move on to the next elimination round. The National's "Think Yo ...

  6. Hans Zimmer 'Cannot Believe' Christopher Nolan's Oscar Snub for 'Inception'

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hans Zimmer is as pleased, if not moreso, with his best original score Oscar nomination for "Inception" as any of his past accolades -- "I'm particularly proud of 'Inception," the composer tells Billboard.biz. "S ...

  7. 'Burlesque,' 'Black Tulip' Songs Eligible Original Song Oscar

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Three songs from "Burlesque" lead the shortlist for songs eligible for the original song Oscar, with multiple tracks from the films "Black Tulip," "Country Strong" and "Despicable Me" also eligible, accordin ...

  8. Oscar-nominated Song Performances Cut From Show

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some of Oscar's most memorable moments have come during performances of nominated songs. Among them: rap group Three 6 Mafia surrounded by streetwalkers as they performed "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from "Hustle & ...

  9. Timberlake, 'Idol' Get Emmy Nods

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If Justin Timberlake decides to ditch the entire music thing, it looks like TV will welcome him with open arms. Timberlake received three nominations Thursday (July 16) for the 61st Annual Emmy Awards. Two came in the category for outstanding orig ...

  10. Oscars Announce Original Song Rules Change

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced a rules change for the 82nd Academy Awards that will impact the selection of nominees in the Original Song Category. The Music Branch Executive Committee recommen ...

  11. Quincy Jones To Market Audio Lines

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Harman International has inked Quincy Jones to help market its licensed and co-branded products in the consumer, automotive and professional audio fields. Jones will appear at Harman-sponsored events and contribute to corporate and brand-level mar ...

  12. 'Matt Damon,' 'Conchords,' Disney Earn Emmy Nods

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with the Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" taking home two nominations in outstanding original main title theme music and outstanding original mus ...

  13. Oscars Change Original Song Rules

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have made three changes to the rules for the Original Song category; starting with the Oscar ceremony that will be held in 2009, only two songs from any given film can now be nominat ...

  14. Ireland’s Hansard In The Frame For An Oscar

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The lead vocalist from “the second-biggest band in Ireland” is up for an Oscar. The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards unveiled by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today clearly loaded the dice in favor of the previous awar ...

  15. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Sc ...

  16. Pisano To Fight Piracy As MPAA's New President

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Screen Actors' Guild leader and studio veteran Bob Pisano has resurfaced after a six-month hiatus to become president and operations chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Screen Ac ...

  17. Behind the Deal: Grokster and the Future -- An Interview with John Frankenheimer

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, attorney John Frankenheimer shared his thoughts with <i>Billboard/ELW</i>. Fr After the U.S. Supreme Court sided ...

  18. Motion Picture Academy Gets Strict On Credits

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to raise the bar for Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has adopted new rules affecting which producers will be eligible for best picture consideration as wel LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In an ...

  19. Academy Sues Oscar Ticket Sellers

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three ticket brokers have been sued for allegedly reselling nontransferable Academy Awards tickets for as much as $30,000 a pair, attorneys said March 31. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Three ticket brokers have been sued for allegedly re ...

  20. Judge Awards $300,000 In Oscar Film Copy Case

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has awarded a $300,000 default judgment against a man for allowing copies to be made of two movies he received as part of Academy Award promotions, Warner Bros. said Nov. 23. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A federal judge has awarded a $ ...

  21. AMPAS Offers DVD Players For Encrypted Screeners

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Many studios remain skeptical about the practicality of the new approach to distributing screeners, and none would publicly acknowledge that they plan to manufacture encrypted DVDs using the technolog (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Academy of Mot ...

  22. Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Film Piracy

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Illinois man pleaded guilty yesterday (April 12) to one count of copyright infringement for pirating Oscar screener copies of about 200 films including "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" and "Seabiscuit." An Illinois man pleaded guilty yes ...

  23. 'Big Fish' Pirate Reeled In

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI charged California resident William C. Philputt Friday (Feb. 27) with violating federal anti-piracy laws. Philputt is suspected of selling advance copies of Tim Burton's film "Big Fish" online The FBI charged California resi ...

  24. 'Big Fish' Pirate Reeled In

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI charged California resident William C. Philputt Friday (Feb. 27) with violating federal anti-piracy laws. Philputt is suspected of selling advance copies of Tim Burton's film "Big Fish" online The FBI charged California resi ...

  25. FBI Arrests Video Pirate

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illinois man for allegedly posting films on the Internet without authorization. The man, Russell W. Sprague Sr., is expected to appear in a Chicago federal cour The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illino ...

  26. FBI Arrests Video Pirate

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illinois man for allegedly posting films on the Internet without authorization. The man, Russell W. Sprague Sr., is expected to appear in a Chicago federal cour The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illino ...

  27. FBI Arrests Video Pirate

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illinois man for allegedly posting films on the Internet without authorization. The man, Russell W. Sprague Sr., is expected to appear in a Chicago federal cour The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illino ...

  28. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...

  29. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...