The long-delayed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures won’t open until late 2019. But on Tuesday it announced what visitors can expect to see.
Some of the year’s top-grossing films are already in the hunt for best picture, says our new Carpetbagger, Kyle Buchanan.
Severe blowback from the public and members of the academy prompted the decision to table the creation of an Oscar for achievement in “popular” films.
In addition to Ms. Tyson and Marvin Levy, the motion picture academy will recognize the lifetime achievements of the composer Lalo Schifrin and the producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
By adding a new category, the Academy Awards risk signaling that blockbuster films are not worthy of consideration for the best overall picture honor.
The French actress dismissed an offer to join the Oscar voting pool, criticizing the organization’s “insufferable hypocrisy.”
Racing to double female and minority membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 928 film professionals to become members. About 30 percent are minorities.
The actions follow the ouster of Harvey Weinstein in October and the conviction of the comedian last week.
The ruling is the first test of rules the powerful Hollywood group enacted in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.