On April 28 2021, an Imgur post (“The Academy is savage”) purportedly showed a statement in response to former United States President Donald Trump attributed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Contents of the Screenshot
The ceremony was pared down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It has been quite a year and we are still smack dab in the middle of it,” said actor and director Regina King.
There will be no host, no audience, nor face masks for nominees attending the ceremony at Los Angeles' Union Station.
Details are trickling out about the 93rd Oscars, and neither sweatshirts nor Zoom made the cut.
She was the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for her portrayal of "Mammy" in the movie.
Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received hono
Netflix isn't playing by the same rules as other studios and it's been vexing some more traditional Hollywood executives throughout this award season.
New Jersey is the first state in the U.S. to allow sportsbooks to accept wagers on the Oscars, taking after a common practice in Europe and giving American fans another option besides informal office pools.
Hart backed off initially when some of his homophobic tweets from a decade ago resurfaced.
Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announce Dr. Jordan Peterson will host the 91st Oscars ceremony? No, of course not: the story was put out by a Christian themed satire website, it is not real. It mocks the recent withdrawa
Hart said the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences gave him an ultimatum.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Donald Trump is correct about record-low ratings for 2018 Oscars President Donald Trump -- who has often invoked television ratings either as a sign of his own strength or of his rivals’ weakness -- appeared to
A bizarre mixup led to confusion at the Oscars when 'La La Land' was mistakenly announced instead of 'Moonlight' as Best Picture.
Did a video featuring Lt. General Tom McInerney and Maria Zack show proof of election fraud? No, that's not true. The retired general and the Nations in Action website founder repeated previously debunked claims about election fraud in th
Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for the disabled.
Did CNN run a caption saying the shooter who killed 10 people in Boulder, Colorado, on March 22, 2021, was factually Arabic but morally white? No, that's not true: the screenshot with the caption originated on a satire site but took on a
On November 20 2020, “Emmy” trended on Twitter due to tweets asserting that New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the unlikely recipient of an Emmy award: NOT A JOKE: Andrew Cuomo to Receive International Emmy for ‘Masterful Use’ of T
Summary It’s Election Day, which our longtime readers know means it’s time for our just-for-fun awards. Here we recognize some of the campaign ads that made an impression on us — good, bad or otherwise — during the 2020 election
Did Twitter shut down its entire network to slow the spread of negative news about Joe Biden? No, that's not true: the story was published by The Bablylon Bee (a satire website) after Twitter did experience some downtime shortly after a c
Did Fisher-Price release 'My First Peaceful Protest' playset with a house that children can set ablaze? No, that's not true: This is a satirical claim published by a well-known satire website. This satire piece stems from the recent prote
Did LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers' leading scorers this season, wear lace collars to honor the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her death? No, that's not true: This is a satirical claim publ
Did Netflix tweet that its content is "mostly pedophila-free" in response to criticism over its streaming of "Cuties"? No, that's not true: The claim was made in a satire article on a popular satire site. However, several non-satire sites
Summary On the second night of the Republican National Convention, we found: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow falsely claimed that Trump inherited a “stagnant” economy on the verge of recession. Actually, economists were predicting contin
Did "Cracker Jack" change their name to "Caucasian Jack" because that would be more politically correct? No, that's not true: the story was published by Christian-themed satire website The Babylon Bee to mock the recent real announcement about
Did U.S. bookstores like Barnes & Noble decide to stop selling bibles, stating the book contained outdated and controversial ideas? No, that's not true: the story originated as a joke on a Christian-themed satire website and it referenced
In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
On January 28 2020, the New York Post published an article with the headline, “Hillary Clinton admits she feels an ‘urge’ to run against Trump again,” reporting: Nearly four years after President Trump defeated her in the 2016 elect
Did President Trump say that he has done more for Christianity than Jesus in response to a biting editorial from Christianity Today that said Trump should be removed from office? No, that's not true: The original article claiming Trump said th
Among the nooks and crannies of the internet lurk new generations of paranormal stories, rumors of alternate universes, and shared institutional memories that are presented as proof of parallel timelines bleeding into one another in a broader theory p
Did actor Jussie Smollett receive a NAACP award fro creating jobs for Nigerian-Americans? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a satire website to mock the news that Smollett was nominated for a real NAACP award after having charges d
After 2019’s annual Academy Awards, a Lady Gaga quote about a boyfriend who purportedly told her she would never succeed began circulating on social media. An iteration of that quote (archived here) published to Facebook one day later was capt
Was actor Jussie Smollett offered a job at CNN after fabricating a news story out of thin air? No, that's not true: the story about the new job for the Empire actor was made up by a Christian-themed satire website after reports emerged Smollet
Was Whoopi Goldberg fired from The View after a "Whiteface" controversy? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to educate gullible Trump supporters and Republicans about the need to actually click
Editor's note: Have you ever wondered if the movie you just saw — that claimed to be based on a real story or historical events — was really accurate? So have we. With this year’s Oscars featuring historically based movies up for
Editor's note: Have you ever wondered if the movie you just saw — that claimed to be based on a real story or historical events — was really accurate? So have we. With this year’s Oscars featuring historically based movi
Did Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweet out a message that read: The math suggests my economic plan doesn't add up. Could it be because I'm a WOMAN??? No, that's not true: the fake tweet originated from a Christian-themed satire we
Is Paramount Pictures planning to release an all-female reboot of the classic 1995 movie Braveheart? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Christian-themed satire website, it is not real. Despite that it went viral anyway, likely b
Is California considering a tax on breathing? No, that's not true: the headline originated from a Christian themed satire website, not from a real news site. It is not true. The story originated from an article published by The Babylon Bee o
Italian film-maker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, has died.