Blog: February 2017

Heritage

Octavia Spencer is nominated this year for Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in “Hidden Figures.” At the 19th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 13, 1947, Anne Baxter won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sophie MacDonald in “The Razor’s Edge” (1946).

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Events

During a session at Recode’s Code Media conference in Dana Point, Calif., on Tuesday, National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe sat down with Recode’s senior editor of media Peter Kafka to talk about the transformation of National Geographic’s brand and its television programming in particular. 

TV

STAR India is continuing its drive for social change in India through the power of its programming with today’s announcement of “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking”), a Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with TED, the nonprofit devoted sharing powerful talks by leading thinkers and doers with the world.

Social Impact

In celebration of Black History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres are joining forces to provide free screenings of Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures” in communities across the country.

Heritage

This year, Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi are nominated for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for the film “Hidden Figures.” Joseph L. Mankiewicz won for this award for the film “A Letter to Three Wives” (1949) at the 22nd Academy Awards held at the RKO Pantages Theater on Thursday, March 23, 1950.

"Hidden Figures" stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe
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Events

21st Century Fox took home 11 awards at the 48th NAACP Image Awards this past weekend. “Hidden Figures,” “Empire” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” each received multiple accolades.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes record viewership for FOX’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI, 21CF’s fiscal Q2 earnings, FOX News leading the weekly ratings race and more.

Heritage

This year, Mica Levi is nominated for Music (Original Score) for her work on “Jackie.” On April 7, 1970, “Hello, Dolly!” took home three Oscars, including Best Music (Score of a Musical Picture). Below are a few pieces from our Photograph and Music collections highlighting this film.

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q2 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen.

Social Impact

The two-hour National Geographic special “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” celebrated its world premiere at the New York Times Center on Thursday, Feb. 2. The documentary accompanies National Geographic’s January issue, which dives into the world’s rapidly changing beliefs about gender in 2017.