Best picture win for "CODA" a milestone for streaming services

Mar 28, 2022
Apple TV+ invests in a small number of high-end original productions, consistent with the tech giant's premium product line.
The cast and producers of "CODA," honored as best picture during the Academy Awards. The win marks a shift for an industry that was slow to embrace streaming platforms.
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Fewer people are watching the Oscars. Here's why that might not matter to the academy.

Mar 24, 2022
The organization that puts on the awards show has transformed itself from a production company to an "institution with a billion dollar endowment," says data journalist Walt Hickey.
The Academy Museum in Los Angeles in February 2020, before it opened.
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Is Hollywood still #SoWhite?

Jan 13, 2020
Women are getting more main character roles in movies. But mostly white women.
The BAFTAs have once again come under fire for their lack of diversity.
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Fanshen Cox: How the inclusion rider is reshaping diversity in Hollywood

Jan 6, 2020
In the Marketplace series "Changemakers," Fanshen Cox discusses her role in holding Hollywood accountable for diversity and inclusion.
Fanshen Cox (center) is one of the co-founders of the Hollywood inclusion rider, which holds movie makers accountable for diversity and inclusion.

Advertisers love the Oscars, whether you watch or not

Feb 22, 2019
The Academy Awards take place this Sunday and, for the first time since 1989, the show will have no host. Viewership in 2018 fell 19 percent from the year before. In creative attempts to hold on to viewer interest, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has floated and withdrawn proposals for new awards, […]

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An evening at the Academy Awards isn't cheap

Feb 21, 2019
Hollywood's biggest night isn't only star studded. It's expensive.
Brie Larson, winner of best actress award for "Room," attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016, in Hollywood.
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And the Oscar goes to ... innovations in movie tech

Feb 11, 2019
A committee of techies dives deep to choose each year's winners.
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