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ACADEMY RACING TO MAKE PRINTS OF RESTORED FILMS

September 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Smaller theaters, including those showing vintage films and art houses, many of which have not been able to afford the costs of converting to digital, are now finding it difficult to find 35mm prints to show to their patrons, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday). It quoted film historian Allan Rode as saying, “There […]

ACADEMY MOVES UP DATE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF OSCAR NOMINEES

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would prefer that its members actually see the movies they’re voting for. They are therefore giving them five extra days to do so — by moving up their announcement of the Oscar nominees to January 10 from the previously scheduled January 15. The members will then have […]

ANOTHER KOCH TO LEAD MOVIE ACADEMY

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Producer Hawk Koch, whose father, the late Howard Koch, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1977-79 and produced the Oscar telecast eight times, is the new Academy president. He will succeed Tom Sherak, whose term was up after three years. He himself can serve only one year, since […]

WHAT WILL SACHA BARON COHEN DO AT OSCARS?

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly awaiting assurances that Sacha Baron Cohen will not appear on the Oscar red carpet Sunday as “The Dictator,” the title character in his upcoming movie. The website Deadline.com reported on Wednesday that the Academy was refusing to send Baron Cohen his tickets to the event […]

REPORT: UGGIE TO APPEAR AT OSCARS AFTER ALL

February 22, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

A week after a report by Reuters claimed that Uggie was being snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (no invitation to the red carpet or to the theater itself) and denied rumors that he would appear in a sketch with Billy Crystal, Deadline.com columnist Pete Hammond is reporting that the Jack […]

POTTER OSCAR SNUB CONFOUNDS INDUSTRY

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The omission of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 from the list of nominees for best picture was the subject of numerous blogs and newspaper commentaries on Tuesday — not to mention water-cooler talk at Hollywood studios. Warner Bros. had made a big push for nominations, but the film received only a […]

OSCAR MAY LEAVE HOLLYWOOD

January 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood’s biggest annual event may be leaving Hollywood. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering moving the annual Oscars ceremony from the Kodak Theatre to the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The Reporter noted that uprooting the Oscars from its venue over the past decade would […]

BILLY CRYSTAL WILL HOST THE OSCARS AGAIN

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Acting with fast-forward speed, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struck a deal with Billy Crystal to bring him back for a ninth time to host the Oscars. “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward […]

REPORT: BRIAN GRAZER TO REPLACE BRET RATNER AS OSCAR CO-PRODUCER

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just one day after Brett Ratner resigned under pressure as co-producer of next year’s Oscar telecast, the motion picture academy has struck a deal with Brian Grazer — himself an Oscar winner for 2001’s A Beautiful Mind — to replace him, TheWrap.com reported today (Wednesday). An official announcement is expected to be made on Thursday, […]

EDDIE MURPHY WITHDRAWS AS HOST OF OSCARS

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

(UPDATE) One day after the decision of Oscars co-producer Brett Ratner to resign in the wake of bitter criticism of his anti-gay slur and other remarks that embarrassed the motion picture academy, Eddie Murphy has followed Ratner out the door. In a statement, Academy President Tom Sherak said, “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing […]

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