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Academy changes voting, membership procedures

LOS ANGELES — Reeling from criticism over two straight years of all-white Oscar acting nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a series of changes to its voting and membership procedures Jan. 22 with the aim of doubling its female and “diverse” membership by 2020. “The Academy is going to lead and Read More…

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Hollywood Film Awards mark start of award season

BEVERLY HILLS — Hollywood’s award season began Nov. 1 with the presentation of the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton, honoring films and performers including Robert De Niro, Will Smith, Jane Fonda, Carey Mulligan and Benicio Del Toro. Late-night talk show host James Corden hosted the event, which featured a list of Read More…