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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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Op-Ed: Oscars event delivers two social media case studies

In the days following the Academy Awards, two social media case studies emerged thanks to Ellen Degeneres' "selfie" and to John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

'300: Rise of an Empire' dominates; Oscar winner back in top ten

As noted below, the weekend's true big story was for another film besides the victor and the runner-up. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" grabbed a whopping $202,792 per screen average. It was only in 4 theaters.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

Oscars selfie 'surprise for everyone,' insists Samsung

Los Angeles - Samsung says the Oscars selfie that went viral was a "surprise for everyone," after reports it was part of a pre-planned marketing stunt by the company, a sponsor of the Academy Awards.But the South Korean tech giant, which earned huge publicity when E...
In the Media by AFP

Travolta 'beating self up' over Oscar name mangle

Los Angeles - John Travolta said he has been feeling terrible over his much-ridiculed Oscars mangling of singer Idina Menzel's name -- but concluded she would want him to "Let it Go."The actor triggered a storm of online mockery -- including an app to "Travoltify" y...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Highest Oscars audience for ten years

Sunday's Oscars ceremony, was watched by 43 million TV viewers in the U.S. This was the highest audience recorded for ten years.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Oscars success puts British film industry in limelight

London - Britain's film industry is celebrating a coming of age on after the British-made 'Gravity' and the British-directed "12 Years a Slave" dominated the Oscars.Space drama 'Gravity' owed many of its seven Oscars to the stunning special effects produced by ...
In the Media by Guy Jackson (AFP)

Mexico fetes Cuaron's Oscars, but filmmakers keep feet on ground

As Mexico basks in the glow of its first best director Oscar for Alfonso Cuaron and his blockbuster film "Gravity," a new generation of homegrown filmmakers wonders if the magic of the golden stat...
In the Media by Michael O'Boyle (Reuters)

Oscars telecast audience revised up, highest in 14 years

The audience that tuned in to watch ABC's live telecast of the Oscars hosted by Ellen DeGeneres on Sunday was the show's highest in 14 years after ratings were upwardly revised.
In the Media by Eric Kelsey (Reuters)

Everything Oscars: From the red carpet to the night's big winners

Los Angeles - The 2014 Academy Awards took place Sunday evening in Los Angeles, at the Dolby Theater, hosted by Ellen Degeneres and filled with all of Hollywood’s biggest and favorite stars, just as expected.
In the Media by Eric Deville

Oscar winners celebrate at Governor's Ball

A sea of Oscar statuettes filled the Governor's Ball on Sunday night as winners chatted, ate and celebrated with the film industry's elite at the official Academy Awards party.
In the Media by Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)

Ellen's Oscar 'selfie' crashes Twitter, breaks record

Is this the year the "selfie" stole the Oscars?
In the Media by Lisa Baertlein (Reuters)

'12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

The slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, becoming the first film from a black director to win the film industry's top honor in the 86 years of the Academy Awards.
In the Media by Reuters

Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Oscar for 'Gravity'

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller, "Gravity," in which an astronaut fights for her survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle.
In the Media by Tim Reid (Reuters)

McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor on Sunday for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" as a homophobic, rodeo-loving Texan who contracts AIDS and becomes an unlikely savior for gay patients and drug addicts desperate fo...
In the Media by Reuters

Host's star-studded Oscars 'selfie' sets Twitter ablaze

Los Angeles - Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres shattered a record on Twitter Sunday after the selfie photograph she took with Hollywood stars at the Academy Awards became the most retweeted message ever."We crashed and broke Twitter.
In the Media by AFP

Host's star-studded Oscars 'selfie' goes viral

Los Angeles - Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres set Twitter ablaze -- and even sparked problems for users -- on Sunday when the "selfie" photograph she took with Hollywood stars at the Academy Awards went viral.DeGeneres, who joked with A-listers throughout the show, corra...
In the Media by AFP

And Leto's Oscar goes to ... journalists

Los Angeles - Newly minted Oscar winner Jared Leto delighted journalists on Sunday by promptly inviting reporters to fondle his coveted statuette.The 42-year-old star picked up the ultimate accolade of an honor-laden awards season for his performance as an AIDS-stri...
In the Media by AFP

Ellen's 10-actor selfie already won the Oscars

On Sunday night Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres gathered A-list actors around her for a live "selfie" photo that she immediately posted on Twitter. The photo was retweeted 676,000 times within 30 minutes.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Emotional Lupita Nyong'o wins Oscar for '12 Years a Slave' role

Lupita Nyong'o won the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in drama "12 Years a Slave," capping a breakout awards season for the Yale-trained Kenyan actress.
In the Media by Reuters

Pale metallics, bold jewel tones dominate Oscars red carpet

Shimmering metallics, bold jewel tones and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o led the style at this year's Oscars red carpet, as actresses shunned runway trends to showcase colors and silhouettes inspired by ...
In the Media by Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)

Italy's 'The Great Beauty' wins best foreign language Oscar

Visually stunning Italian drama "The Great Beauty" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, capping its successful awards season run in the United States and Europe.
In the Media by Reuters

Ellen DeGeneres brings pizza and deadpan affability to Oscars

Comedienne and talk show star Ellen DeGeneres returned as Oscar host on Sunday, bringing her deadpan affability, and free pizza, to the 86th Academy Awards show while still poking fun at Hollywood ro...
In the Media by Steve Gorman (Reuters)

Jared Leto wins supporting actor Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Jared Leto, the former teen heartthrob who left Hollywood to become a rock star, won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday in his return to movies as an HIV positive transgender woman in "Dalla...
In the Media by Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)

Stars hit red carpet ahead of knife-edge Oscars show

Los Angeles - Hollywood's finest hit the Oscars red carpet Sunday as the sun emerged just in time for the 86th Academy Awards, the most fiercely contested show in decades with no clear frontrunner for the top prize.Storm clouds which had threatened to rain on the pr...
In the Media by Michael Thurston (AFP)

Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' takes top award; 'Gravity' wins seven

"12 Years a Slave" wins best picture as the Oscars just wrapped up in Hollywood. It was a victory for movies tonight with a split between top movie and director. That is something that has now happened two years in a row.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Who is the big winner at this year's Oscars? — Music

Of all the incredible work represented this year at the Academy Awards, no one item stands above the rest more than the music.
In the Media by Hugh McIntyre

Op-Ed: 'Non-Stop' wins, 'Frozen' over $1 billion and Oscars are ready

A tight race at the box office is reflecting what is happening when the subject of movies comes up these days. With "Non-Stop" and "Son of God" in a tight race, this weekend also sees another one on a bigger scale - the Oscars
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Unusual facts about 86th Academy Awards

Los Angeles - Here is a selection of interesting and offbeat facts about the 86th Academy Awards, taking place Sunday in Hollywood: - At 23, Jennifer Lawrence, in the running for the best supporting actress Oscar for "American Hustle," is the youngest actress to sco...
In the Media by AFP
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No longer Kodak, the new name.
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Chow down.
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This is where ABC shot takes place as the stars are almost down with the walk. They are setting up their angles here.
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Note the art this year. Nice subtle touch.
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Carpet down but not complete - yet.
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Angelina Jolie arrives at the 5th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Award...
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Angelina Jolie arrives at the 5th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Hollywood November 16, 2013. Jolie is being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is an Oscar statuette at the ceremony
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Oscar prep is in full gear
Oscar prep is in full gear
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Show is taking shape.
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Chow down.
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These flowers were for Governors Ball Preview.
These flowers were for Governors Ball Preview.
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Hurry up and wait. But, it's a job.
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2013 Oscars are here.
2013 Oscars are here.
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Chow down.
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Red carpet in bunches here.
Red carpet in bunches here.
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Zakia is one of the heroes of the Oscar-winning short doc  Saving Face
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Zakia is one of the heroes of the Oscar-winning short doc "Saving Face"
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85th Academy Awards
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85th Academy Awards
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2013 Oscars are here.
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Getting closer as rehearsals take place.
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2013 Oscars are here.
2013 Oscars are here.
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