Flashback to this backstage Oscar moment with Jason Momoa and Jimmy Chin earlier this year. Chin had just won Best Documentary Feature for "Free Solo."
Throwback to 24 years ago.
“It's very striking, this movie… it holds up even though there are these times of silence, which I really treasure. It's a wonderful movie on every level. The lighting, the directing, the soundtrack, the cinematography… everything.” - Jane Fonda reflecting on “Klute,” for which she won her first Best Actress Oscar
What movie parents are most like yours?
Tag your favorite lunch partner.
"Bruce's way of martial arts was the total opposite of the classical style. He wanted to get away from that. He was a superb martial artist. There was no one who could've done the scenes like he did. It was beautiful…" - Linda Lee Cadwell on her late husband Bruce Lee, seen here in "Enter the Dragon" (1973)
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in a scene from Jean-Luc Godard's first feature film "Breathless" (1960), one of the earliest and most impactful films to come out of the French New Wave movement. “No debut film since Citizen Kane in 1941 has been as influential," said Roger Ebert of "Breathless."
“What I keep on hearing is, ‘Oh, we didn’t know you could be so warm and compassionate!’ I’m always surprised by that. But I’ll take it. I think that’s usually a reflection of what movies people see. How they see you is very much a product of what movies they’ve seen you in. I make all kinds of movies, I play all kinds of characters.” - Willem Dafoe on the reaction to his Oscar-nominated role in “The Florida Project”
That post-Oscar-win moment.
On this day, 50 years ago, Apollo 11 landed the first two people on the moon. Here are a few ways we imagined the milestone would happen before 1969.
#FBF to Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch at the 87th Oscars. Cumberbatch was nominated that year for his performance as Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game."
Throwback to Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Will Smith at the Oscar #NomsLunch in 2002.
"I always wanted to call this film, 'Secrets' or something about secrets, and Cannes [Film Festival] said, 'No, there’s already so many films with Secrets.' So we had to find a title. We were listening to the music of Bryan Ferry, called 'In the Mood for Love,' so we call it 'In the Mood for Love,' why not?" - director Wong Kar-wai on how the film got its title
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire getting us through the week with their dance sequence from "Swing Time" (1936).
Before casting Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner,” director Ridley Scott and producer Michael Deeley visited the set of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to meet with him. “After watching only a few minutes of the ‘Raiders’ rushes, Ridley and I knew we wanted Harrison,” said Deeley. The only problem was Ford’s Indiana Jones costume. “S***, I wanted that hat for Deckard,” Scott said. “Tough. We lost a hat, but we gained a star,” replied Deeley.
"I've sort of gotten into the habit of looking for the vulnerable guy, the guy who makes mistakes, the guy who can't figure things out all the time but keeps at it." - Jimmy Stewart on the roles he liked to play What's your favorite film starring Stewart?
"Man, I became addicted [to the space program]. From Apollo 7 on up, I lived this stuff. I knew the crews. I’d run home for the launches. I got A’s in physics, thinking maybe I could be one of those guys. I was Space Boy." - Tom Hanks, seen here as real life astronaut Jim Lovell in a portrait for "Apollo 13." In 1996, a newly-found asteroid was named "12818 tomhanks" in his honor.
A summer throwback to Cary Grant in Santa Monica, California, in the 1930s.
Some friendly neighborhood Spider-Men. Which one is your favorite?
"You're asked this question a lot about actors -"What's she like?" - and I've never been able to give an answer I'm happy with. With Margot, you can recall some classic precedents: the comedic genius of Carole Lombard, for her all-bets-off feistiness; Joan Crawford, for her grounded, hardscrabble toughness; Ida Lupino, for her emotional daring. Margot has all this in addition to a unique audacity that surprises and challenges and just burns like a brand into every character she plays." - Martin Scorsese on Margot Robbie, seen here at the 88th Oscars Which actor would people say you are most like?
It's time. Head to the link in our bio to meet our new members. #WeAreTheAcademy
Thirty years ago today, Spike Lee gave us “Do the Right Thing.” What’s your favorite of his films?
Timothée Chalamet. #WeAreTheAcademy
Sarah Paulson. #WeAreTheAcademy
Academy member Daniel Kaluuya. New class announcement coming soon. See you next week. #WeAreTheAcademy
Which movie trio would you team-up with?
"Write your own part. It is the only way I've gotten anywhere. It is much harder work, but sometimes you have to take destiny into your own hands." - Mindy Kaling
Meryl Streep with her very first Oscar, won for her role in "Kramer vs. Kramer." Streep has gone on to become the most nominated actor in Oscar history, with a total of three wins and 21 nominations. What do you think is the most underrated of Streep’s roles?
This is how we feel about summer Fridays.
#TBT to the 90th Oscars, with Dave Chappelle, Margot Robbie, Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Kidman.
“I feel so proud to be living in space, to be playing green and blue aliens, to inspire, primarily, the younger generations.” -Academy member Zoe Saldana
Happy Father's Day! Who portrayed your favorite on-screen dad?
“I’m with you until the end of the line.”
"On stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free." - Gene Wilder
Natalie Portman takes a moment with her Oscar before presenting it to be engraved after the 83rd Oscars. Portman won for her performance in "Black Swan."
"How do you play a guy who’s supposed to be that potent, that effective, this kind of mythical assassin? I always took the angle that he’s really good at his job and it all comes down to his will. You beat him up and you knock him down but he kind of brushes himself off and he gets back up." - Keanu Reeves on playing John Wick, pictured here in "John Wick: Chapter 2"
#TBT to presenter Daniel Craig congratulating Mahershala Ali on winning his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Green Book."
It's starting to feel like summer.
“I was itching to do something that was physical, because I had done some emotional films… it has a great story, it's got a dark sense of humor and it's wild, and the stunts - I knew that they were going to be done in an original way.” - Angelina Jolie on what drew her to the role of Fox in “Wanted” (2008)
Oh, hello. Awkwafina and John Mulaney backstage after presenting for the first time at the Oscars this year.
“She was an absolute genius as a comedic actress, with an extraordinary sense for comedic dialogue. It was a God-given gift.” - Billy Wilder on Marilyn Monroe What’s your favorite Marilyn Monroe film?
Flashback to Best Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan greeting presenter Tom Holland with a hug at the 90th Oscars.
"There was kind of an otherworldliness to it or kind of a hyper-reality to the way the characters spoke. I never heard such a level of unbridled honesty." - Colin Farrell on what attracted him to the “In Bruges” script, which received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay What’s your favorite Colin Farrell film?
“When I met Annette over lunch for 'Bugsy,' I felt immediately that this was going to change my life. I remember losing interest in the garlic chicken I was eating within 20 seconds. And the garlic chicken had been very good!” -Warren Beatty
"When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn’t go to university. I had an inferiority complex because I didn’t train. Then it gets tiring. And you do get bored of it." -Two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter
Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep celebrate after winning Oscars in 2012. Can you name the films they won for?
#TBT to presenters Angela Bassett and Javier Bardem at the 91st Oscars. If you were asked to be an Oscar presenter, who would you want to present alongside you?