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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.
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.
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February 22, 2009
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.
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'
February 14, 1991
BEST PICTURE "Awakenings" "Dances With Wolves" "Ghost" "The Godfather Part III" "GoodFellas" BEST ACTOR Kevin Costner, "Dances With Wolves" Robert De Niro, "Awakenings" Gerard Depardieu, "Cyrano de Bergerac" Richard Harris, "The Field" Jeremy Irons, "Reversal of Fortune" BEST ACTRESS Kathy Bates, "Misery" Anjelica Huston, "The Grifters" Julia Roberts, "Pretty Woman" Meryl Streep, "Postcards From the Edge" Joanne Woodward, "Mr. & Mrs.
February 21, 2013 |
In one episode of "Seinfeld," hapless George Costanza was hired as a stunt hand for a movie. Predictably, things went awry and poor George's hand never made a cinematic debut. In the days leading up to the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, my own hand fared far better performing a tiny but stellar role in a documentary about the great Washington Post editorial cartoonist, Herblock. Last week, I got a call out of the blue asking if I had time to be a technical advisor for a film about the man whose pen name was derived from the simple mashing together of his first and last names, Herb Block.
February 6, 2013 |
Oscar has become golden for advertisers. In years past, advertising sales for the annual Academy Awards show would stretch into February with last-minute spots selling during Oscar weekend. But this season, Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC had sold most of the show's commercial time before Christmas. The telecast is sold out, Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said this week during a conference call with Wall Street analysts. It was the fastest pace for Oscar ad sales in more than a decade.
February 15, 2012 |
Eastman Kodak Co. won court approval Wednesday to remove its name from the Hollywood theater that hosts the Academy Awards. New York Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper rejected an effort by landlord CIM/H&H Media to compel Kodak to continue with a 20-year sponsorship deal signed in 2000 that is worth $72 million, spokespeople confirmed. The Kodak Theatre opened at the Hollywood & Highland complex in November 2001 and has since housed 10 Oscar ceremonies. Kodak sought to cancel the agreement, under which it paid about $3.6 million a year, to save money after its January filing for Chapter 11 reorganization.