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1 Jul 2020
Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian-British actress Cynthia Erivo and Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotosho were among those invited to join Hollywood's Academy on Tuesday, as the Oscars-awarding club opened its prestigious doors to a diverse crop of new members. In its efforts to increase female and ethnic minority membership, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
10 Jun 2020
The Recording Academy, the body responsible for the Grammy Awards on Wednesday announced a number of changes to its category names, including changing "urban contemporary" to "progressive R&B." The  Academy's move comes amid growing criticism in the music industry over the term "urban" that has long generalized genres including hip-hop and R&B but which many…
29 Apr 2020
Films that skip the big screen will be allowed to contend for Oscars this year, the Academy said Tuesday in a significant rule change forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Traditionally the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences requires at least a seven-day run in Los Angeles theatres for films to be eligible for the…

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