The "on-topic" help page appears to indicate that only questions about particular works or groups of works are acceptable. The only part of the page stating what questions are on topic is the first bullet list:
- Analysis of content or theme of all forms of Movies and TV series
- Questions about a Movie or TV show's production.
- The works of a director / an actor / a writer related to Movies & TV
- Identifying a Movie or TV series (see below for details)
This list may be intended as a non-comprehensive set of examples of on-topic questions, but in fact it's not presented that way.
"Content or theme" questions must of course apply to specific works, and I imagine the same goes for "production" questions. (I suppose, at a stretch, that questions about a movie studio but not mentioning particular films might fall under this umbrella, but the bullet point isn't phrased this way.) The third bullet specifically state "The works of...", and of course identification questions are necessarily about a specific work.
However, per the latest topic challenge (and the comments discussion underneath), the scope of the site is clearly less restrictive than that, since questions about the Academy Awards themselves (rather than about nominees and winners) are apparently on-topic.
This wouldn't be the first time I've incorrectly interpreted a bullet list as comprehensive when it wasn't intended that way, so I'm not trying to argue that the latest topic challenge is actually off-topic or anything like that. I just think the on-topic page could be clarified, because, as far as I can tell, there is no indication there that questions about the film and TV industry in general are appropriate.
Side note: the bullet list is preceded by "If your question generally covers..." This sentence is never actually finished. The verbiage appears to be in imitation of the StackOverflow on-topic page, which similarly introduces a list of topics with an ellipse, but on the SO page the sentence is concluded "… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!". And, of course, since SO was the original site and has the biggest problem with off-topic answers, the bullet list there really is intended more or less as a comprehensive list of what's actually on-topic.