Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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 […]

WILL HOLLYWOOD FINALLY GET A MUSEUM?

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A Hollywood museum — something that has been kicked around by industry moguls, local politicians, and cultural preservationists for decades — may finally see the light of day. After failing to raise the funds needed to construct a museum on Vine Street, blocks away from where the first full-length movie was shot in 1914 (The […]

OSCARS TO STAY ON ABC THROUGH 2020

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just days before Sunday’s Oscar telecast on ABC, the network announced on Thursday that it had signed a new deal with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to extend its rights to televise the ceremony through 2020. The previous agreement had been set to expire in 2014. “This contract ensures that the Oscar […]

BRUCE DAVIS STEPPING DOWN AS HEAD OF OSCAR GROUP

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Bruce Davis has announced that he will step down as executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences — the group famous for its annual Oscar awards — on June 30 of next year. Davis’s resignation was first disclosed by Nikki Finke on her DeadlineHollywood.com website. He joined the Academy in 1981 […]