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Academy names 2016 Oscar producers

Los Angeles - The Oscars will get two new producers as it was today (Sept. 1) announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Oscars set dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released their show dates for the next three years. It will stay on Sunday to continue to make it Oscar Sunday, as well.

'Shades' to secure top spot as Oscars set to take over spotlight

It is Oscar weekend and the box office tends to take a back seat, but the business of show goes on. That means more ways than one, too.

'American Sniper' is box office winner for Oscar-nominated films

A box office total for a movie has nothing to do with its chance for Oscar glory. If it did, "American Sniper" would be the favorite.

Tim McGraw steps in for Glen Campbell at the Academy Awards

Beverly Hills - Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

'Citizenfour' shortlisted for Oscar; 'The Interview' release idea

In the wake of the Sony hack, Edward Snowden and his perils have made the Oscar documentary shortlist. "Citzenfour" is among the list of 15, which will be down to five when nominations are announced in January.

Oscars: 323 movies eligible and 79 songs qualify

Many films get released each year and only a select few are Oscar-worthy. And only one became the Best Picture. However, many more are eligible.

Governors Awards mark the start of Oscar season

The Oscar season officially kicked off last night in Hollywood as the Governors Awards were handed out. It marked the sixth time for this stand alone night.

20 animated features attempt to make qualifying run for Oscar

They are often movies that make money. They are animated films. The one category that blockbuster and Oscar winner often go side by side.

Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars

He is no stranger to hosting gigs, but this will be his first time hosting the Oscars. It was announced today that Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards in 2015.

Harry Belafonte, Maureen O'Hara among honorary Oscar winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of the honorary Oscars. That means an announcement of a host cannot be too far away.

Oscars invite 271 to join

Los Angeles - Invitations to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been sent out. This time around, 271 artists and executives have been invited to join.

Oscars to be held Feb. 22, 2015

After moving to March to avoid all competition with the Winter Olympics, The Oscars will be back in February, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

'The LEGO Movie' wins once again; Pink heads to Oscars

Standing strong after three weeks, "The LEGO Movie" stays on solid ground as it wins the box office again. Its strongest new competition was with "Pompeii" and "3 Days to Kill, but the toys rule.

Bette Midler to perform at the Oscars

Beverly Hills - With the announcement that Bette Midler would be performing at the Oscars® on March 2, what she will be singing will be the next phase.

All Oscar nominated songs to be performed on show

A competitive field awaits the song category at the upcoming Oscars and each will be performed on the show come March 2.

Lunch honors Oscar nominees; Idina Menzel to perform on show

Beverly Hills - Stars were shining as the annual Oscar nominees luncheon was held in Beverly Hills. It was a day when all the nominees came together without worrying about winning and losing.

Oscar contenders banking on box office bounce as stars react, too

There is a Catch-22 as movies get set to open this weekend on the heels of the Oscar nominations. Four wide releases enter, but the nominated films will steal many headlines.

Oscars: 'Gravity' and 'American Hustle' lead with 10 nominations

Beverly Hills - "American Hustle" and "Gravity" lead the way with 10 nominations each as the Oscar nominations were announced live Thursday morning.

'The Legend of Hercules' opens; Oscar poster revealed

As January rolls, the movie pickings are a bit slim with new wide releases. This weekend is no exception. "The Legend of Hercules" is the lone wolf on that front.

Oscar nomination voting ends before Golden Globes awarded

Los Angeles - One might think the winners of Sunday's Golden Globes will influence the outcome of the Oscar nominations. But, they will not for one important reason.

Oscar promo released and foreign film shortlist announced

Beverly Hills - Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have released the first promo for the show.

Oscars: Logo unveiled, museum to open and 298 films are eligible

Beverly Hills - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is honoring its heritage as in unveiled its new logo. It was also announced that 298 films are eligible for the 2013 Academy Awards.

Movies: Oscar docs, 'American Hustle' and 'Fast and Furious 7'

Sometimes the most compelling movies each year are the documentaries. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 15 films that will advance.

Oscars elect new president; casting branch added, too

Beverly Hills - For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), have elected a female African-American as its president.

Winners open up backstage at the Oscars

Los Angeles - As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences start to prepare for next year’s Oscar telecast, it is time to go backstage and check out some quotes from the winners.

Oscars: Carpet forms, rehearsals on while gift bag items noted Special

With each passing hour the Oscar red carpet takes shape and forms into a work of art where the best in movies are showcased. And press from all the world gather and take in the spectacle and report on it.

Oscars red carpet is well-oiled machine Special

Waking the red carpet at The Oscars is a well-timed and rehearsed show. It also takes some time to get all the details into place.

Comedy takes over box office; Oscar commercial spots sell out

Weather woes and Rex Reed couldn't stop people from going to see the latest Melissa McCarthy movie, "Identity Thief," as it racked up a solid $36.5 million at the box office.

Final Oscar voting begins and host releases a new promo

Beverly Hills - The final Oscar push is here. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today (Feb. 7) that final voting begins at 8 a.m. PT on Friday (Feb. 8).
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