Academy Museum and LAist Studios to Launch The Academy Museum Podcast

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Southern California Public Radios
LAist Studios to Launch The Academy Museum Podcast,
a New Podcast Series Exploring the Impact, History, Art, and Artists of Cinema

Hosted by the Academy Museums Chief Artistic and Programming Officer,
Jacqueline Stewart, the First Season, And The Oscar Goes To,
Examines 10 Pivotal Academy Awards Ceremonies


Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 2022 The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is partnering with Southern California Public Radios LAist Studios to launch The Academy Museum Podcasta brand new multi-season audio collection that examines the myriad tales of our cinematic historical past impressed by the museums galleries. Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a MacArthur Fellow, will host the collection.

The inaugural season of this podcast, And the Oscar Goes To, premieres on Friday, March 25. This 10-episode season goes behind-the-scenes of touchstone Academy Awards ceremonies, probing key social and cultural moments that impacted movie artists in addition to movie followers through the years. Subsequent episodes will launch weekly.

Episodes embody revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with Oscar winners, movie artists, business leaders, activists, journalists, and students, in addition to archival audio and different unique content material that may solely be accessible by way of the podcast. Guests embody Halle Berry, Scott Feinberg, Dave Karger, Gregory Nava, Kimberly Peirce, and Bruce Vilanch, amongst others. Listeners can discover the collection on the Academy Museum and KPCC web sites, in addition to on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and different podcast platforms.

The Academy Museum Podcast will considerably develop the attain of the unimaginable exhibitions and applications that the museum is presenting each on our campus in Los Angeles and through our digital programming. Our podcast will permit us to take deeper dives into the multitude of tales about how movies are made, how the movie business has developed, and the influence of cinema on our lives, stated Stewart.

LAist Studios is thrilled to associate with the Academy Museumthe most spectacular new film museum within the United Statesto carry the tales of our hometown business to our listeners, stated Herb Scannell, CEO and President of Southern California Public Radio. The Academy Museum Podcast affords unprecedented entry to iconic and essential film moments.

The first episode for this season, 2002: This Door Has Been Opened, revisits the historic evening when Halle Berry turned the primary Black lady to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her efficiency in Monsters Ball (2001). Her emotional speech closed out an evening that was marked by a celebration of Black excellence: Sidney Poitier obtained a lifetime achievement award and Denzel Washington gained the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his efficiency in Training Day (2001). But whereas the evening appeared to sign a historic shift, Berry now calls her historic win one of my greatest heartbreaks. Berry reveals to Stewart how the evening felt from her perspective and the methods during which the win impacted her profession.

Future episodes embody:

  • 1940: Cinema’s Best Year? This episode will discover the bevy of iconic movies launched in 1939Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, The Women, and moreand have a look at the double-edged expertise of Hattie McDaniel on the evening she turned the primary Black Oscar winner for Gone with the Wind.
  • 1951: Its Going to be a Bumpy Night This ceremony celebrated two movies that captured the complexities of present enterprise and its influence on ladies: All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard.
  • 1953: Broadcasting the Oscars The episode will have a look at the historical past of broadcasting the Oscars, from radio to tv, the rituals followers have created across the broadcast, and a dialogue of the longer term of presenting the Academy Awards within the age of social media.
  • 1954: The Brave One(s) This episode will study the lengthy historical past of blacklisting in Hollywood, wanting on the remedy of writers together with Walter Bernstein and the Academy‘s posthumous recognition of Dalton Trumbo in 1993.
  • 1973: Marlon Brando Cannot Accept This Very Generous Award This episode will revisit the speech actor Sacheen Littlefeather delivered on Marlon Brandos behalf to discover Native American illustration in cinema and controversies about utilizing the Oscars stage as a platform for activism.
  • 1999: For Your Consideration This episode will have a look at how campaigning modified the Oscars sport on the flip of the century and the lengthy historical past of campaigning courting again to Louis B. Mayer.
  • 2000: Boys Dont Cry This episode will focus on LGBTQ+ illustration in media, the advanced situation of straight actors enjoying trans and homosexual characters, actors who come out, and actors who change gender identities.
  • 2015: Oscars So White This episode will discover the evolution of this situation, the methods the Academy continues to reply, and what this meant for the present’s producers.
  • 2019: Muchas Gracias, Mexico This episode will have a look at the success of Mexican movie artists on the OscarsAlfonso Cuarn, Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, Guillermo del Toro, and Emmanuel Lubezki and why US Latinx filmmakers and movies are far much less prevalent within the business general.


About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum is the biggest museum within the United States devoted to the humanities, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema by way of inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, applications, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museums campus incorporates the restored and revitalized historic Saban Buildingformerly often called the May Company constructing (1939)and a hovering spherical addition. Together, these buildings include 50,000 sq. toes of exhibition areas, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and stunning public areas which might be free and open to the general public. These embody: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which homes the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fannys restaurant and caf. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days per week, with hours Sunday by way of Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

About Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and LAist Studios

Southern California Public Radio ( is a member-supported multi-platform public media group that has garnered greater than 500 journalistic honors since 1999. Recognized as a nationwide chief in public service journalism and civic engagement, SCPRs flagship radio station, 89.3 KPCC-FM, reaches greater than 900,000 listeners each week as probably the most listened-to public radio information service throughout Southern California. The networks 5 stations (89.3 KPCC-FM, 89.1 KUOR-FM, 90.3 KVLA-FM, 89.9 FM, and 89.5 KJAI-FM) ship award-winning native information protection to the varied communities of the area, together with a strong slate of signature applications from NPR, APM, the BBC and PRI. LAist ( is a digital information web site dedicated to in-depth reporting about life within the Los Angeles metropolitan space. Its award-winning work reaches over seven million individuals per thirty days, and in 2019, the model grew to embody LAist Studios (, a devoted podcast growth and manufacturing studio. Furthering SCPRs dedication to premium on-demand audio storytelling, podcasts from LAist Studios purpose to replicate the ethos of Los Angelesa forward-looking, minority-majority neighborhood constructed upon unmatched range, inclusion, and drivegoing past geographical borders to join with listeners across the globe who share the LA state of thoughts.

(Press launch courtesy of Academy Press Office)

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