The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board will have maximum females for the first time in the organization's 94-year existence, ranging from 26 to 31 members. Furthermore, the underrepresented communities i.e. racial/ ethnic communities have increased by 25% from 12 to 15. The 54-member board has decided to make changes after the Academy's board elections. However, these changes are set to come into effect before the next Oscars… read-more
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India's first-ever Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passed away at 91 on October 15. The costume designer had won Oscar for her work in Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi'. However, she had later returned the award to the Academy in 2012. The designer made her debut in Guru Dutt's 'C.I.D.' in 1956. Besides Oscar, the designer had won two National Awards as well. Athaiya suffered from brain tumour, and was paralysed since 2012.
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The Award Academy on September 8, released guidelines which the filmmakers have to abide by to be eligible for Best Picture Oscar, 2024. The new guidelines on eligibility includes, certain percentage of colour people, women, disabilities, and people from LGBTQ community should be involved. “We believe inclusion standards will be a catalyst for long-lasting change in our industry,” said Academy President David Rubin… read-more
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