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February 26, 2014 | By David Keeps
For Academy Award winners and presenters, the Architectural Digest green room is a backstage oasis of pampering calm, a place where the stars can perch on bar stools without rumpling their clothes and steady themselves with a cup of coffee or a cocktail. “And there has always been a place for people to smoke,” said David Rockwell, who was the original architect of the Dolby Theatre in 2001 (when it was known as the Kodak) and created sets for the 2009 Oscar broadcast. “It was the loading dock.” Tapped by Architectural Digest to create this year's green room, Rockwell has transformed that loading dock into a California garden room that adjoins the green room, a first for the Academy Awards.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2006
On its 25th anniversary, the Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time, carried by NBC from the Pantages Theater in Hollywood and the NBC International Theater in New York. Bob Hope, the host, opened the show with the line: "Television -- that's where movies go when they die." The broadcast was a huge success, scoring the highest ratings in television's then five-year commercial history. At the ceremony, Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth" was named best film of 1952.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
"I'm still hungry," Jennifer Lawrence said on the Academy Awards red carpet, "because I still have to fit into my corset. " The "American Hustle" supporting actress nominee, dressed in a red Dior gown, referred to her sartorial selection as a "little baby" she picked out 30 minutes prior to appearing on the carpet. "I'm hoping I won't have to deal with that again," she said, now referring to her infamous stumble up the stairs last year when she accepted her lead actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook.
NEWS
November 8, 2006
The skinny: Helen Mirren's performance in "The Queen" is being heralded by critics. She received early kudos this summer at the Venice Film Festival. Will she sustain her hold on first place? *--* 1 Helen Mirren, "The Queen" 2 Penelope Cruz, "Volver" 3 Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal" 4 Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada" 5 Kate Winslet, "Little Children" *--* Log on to TheEnvelope.com for more of this week's Buzzmeter rankings.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The Academy Awards - Oscar to his friends - are upon us. The whole world is watching, as the kids used to say back in the Days of Rage, or pretending not to watch but watching out of the corner of its eye, or not watching but getting the news all the same. It is undeniably the case that people who make movies, and the movies themselves, will be praised and prized and patted on the back, backed by the institutional weight of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - a celebration, seen around the world, of the signal art form of our time, except (you may also have heard)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2009
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1987
THE WINNERS MOTION PICTURE 'Platoon' DIRECTOR Oliver Stone 'Platoon' ACTRESS Marlee Matlin 'Children of a Lesser God' ACTOR Paul Newman 'The Color of Money' SUPPORTING ACTRESS Dianne Wiest 'Hannah and Her Sisters' SUPPORTING ACTOR Michael Caine 'Hannah and Her Sisters' SCREENPLAY--Original Woody Allen 'Hannah and Her Sisters' SCREENPLAY--Adaptation Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 'A Room With a View' ART DIRECTION Gianni Quaranta, Brian Ackland-Snow, Brian Savegar and Elio Altramura 'A Room With a View'
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2010
Oscars' next date set The Academy Awards are moving back to February. Awards organizers said Thursday that next year's Oscar ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 27. That's about a week earlier than this year's award show, which was held March 7 to avoid conflicting with the Winter Olympics. Though the show used to be held in late March, the Oscars have been staged in late February in most recent years to shorten the long Hollywood awards season. Nominations for the 83rd annual Oscars will be announced Jan. 25. -- associated press Booker's 'lost' novels get due Six writers have a second shot at literary glory, 40 years after they missed out on Britain's top book prize.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Tracy Brown
The official voting period may have ended for the 2014 Oscars, but you still have time to make your predictions on who will leave the 86th Academy Awards with a new golden statuette. Use our play-at-home ballot of all 24 categories, make your predictions, then save and share them on Facebook and Twitter. Hosting an Oscar viewing party? You can also print blank ballots to pass out to your guests. Nine films earned nods for best picture this year, including top nominees “ American Hustle ” and “ Gravity ,” which led the field with 10 nominations each, and “ 12 Years a Slave ,” which received nine nominations.
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