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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Kobe Bryant is denied membership into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Kobe Bryant is denied membership into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Early next week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is set to reveal the latest class of invitees to the film industry’s most prestigious organization. But at least one name that might have been expected to be on it will be missing: basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

The retired Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar earlier this year along with director Glen Keane for the animated...

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