This spring, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the honorary trade organization for film professionals that presents the prestigious Academy Awards, announced the creation of a new branch that could be a step towards including more choreographers.
The 2023 Academy Awards ceremony was a particularly memorable one—and not just because the iconic “red carpet” was, for the first time in decades, not red.
Dance will be thrillingly represented at the 2023 Oscars ceremony in a tribute to “Naatu Naatu,” the smash hit nominated for best original song from the blockbuster Telugu-language film RRR.
Ballroom teachers Maksym Kapitanchuk and Elena Krifuks Kapitanchuk never anticipated that their classes would provide inspiration for a documentary, let alone an Oscar-nominated one. But this Sunday—when the Academy Awards air at 5 pm Eastern on ABC—they’ll be sitting in the audience as Walk Run Cha-Cha competes for the title of Best Documentary Short Subject. […]
It’s been a while since we checked in on Lin-Manuel Miranda, who at this point really needs no introduction. Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the Broadway debut of In the Heights, Miranda’s first big hit that laid the groundwork for him to revolutionize the Great White Way with Hamilton. Sounds about right. Happy Heights […]
If you hadn’t heard of inclusion riders before Sunday night, you’ve almost certainly heard of them now. At the Oscars, Best Actress winner Frances McDormand ended her speech with: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider.” Since then, everyone has been talking about the term: What does it […]