The Academy cited a 1970 rule in its bylaws stipulating ongoing review of voting privileges in defending and clarifying recent guideline changes Monday.
If Disney wanted to go there, "The Jungle Book" could make a play on the animated feature Oscar race this year.
Possible latter-year awards contenders from Fox Searchlight, Amazon and Lionsgate marked a change of pace.
There will only be five slots to fill so it's going to get pretty competitive this season.
Sony chairman Tom Rothman is still looking for an awards season home run in his tenure at the studio. Could Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" follow-up be it?
Plus: The 18-month-old distributor plans to expand release schedule to as many as 12 films in 2017.
New films from Robert Zemeckis, Stephen Frears and Denis Villeneuve could navigate the circuit later this year.
Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' follow-up arrives later this year.
Director Zack Snyder is a skilled visualist, but is he really the one to bring an overarching vision together?
Ethan Hawke and Don Cheadle discuss avoiding traditional biopic tropes with films centered on Chet Baker and Miles Davis, respectively.
With CinemaCon around the corner, an epic exhibition showdown is brewing in Hollywood.