March 23, 1996 |
Limousines disgorge fashionable people as the paparazzi move in to snap pictures. It's Oscar night--in Charlotte, N.C. The $75-a-plate bash planned Monday night for the city's Mint Museum of Art is one of a dozen parties nationwide licensed by the motion picture industry as part of a new program to boost excitement about the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hopes local publicity about the bashes will spark greater interest in the nationally televised awards show.
November 8, 2007 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Academy Museum of Motion Pictures moved one step closer to reality with the announcement today that French architecture firm Atelier Christian de Portzamparc will design the project. The academy's board of governors approved the selection based on the recommendations of an architecture subcommittee whose members include Steven Spielberg, Curtis Hanson, producer Kathleen Kennedy and production designer Jeannine Oppewall. "We did it!"
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June 8, 1997 |
And the Oscar goes to: Nobody. For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can thumb its nose at Christie's after the auction house failed Saturday to sell Claudette Colbert's 1934 Oscar for the film "It Happened One Night." Last year, Christie's ignored the Academy's protests and auctioned off Clark Gable's gold-plated statuette from the same film for $607,500.
January 27, 1994 |
Closing the door on a controversy that erupted more than a year ago, leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have decided to continue awarding Oscars for short live-action films and short documentaries. The Academy's Board of Governors voted unanimously in favor of both categories late Tuesday night after a brief discussion.
February 3, 2005 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday settled disputes about the recipients of producer credit on two nominees for best picture, "The Aviator" and "Million Dollar Baby." The academy was spared a third deliberation because the filmmakers behind "Ray" had independently whittled the credited producers down to three -- the maximum allowed under new rules. The rules are part of an effort to limit the number of producers who come onstage to collect the top Oscar.
June 20, 2005 |
For 15 years, stuntman Jack Gill has lobbied the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create an Oscar category to recognize the achievements of Hollywood stunt professionals -- and for 15 years, Gill said, he has been stonewalled in his quest. On Tuesday night, Gill's lobbying comes to a vote as the academy's 42-member board of governors formally considers a request submitted by Hollywood's various stunt organizations to create an Oscar category for "best stunt coordinator."
February 11, 1998 |
Forget the envelope. Tell Billy Crystal he won't have to include them in his monologue. Once again, the Oscar nominations are in and along with those who made it are those who didn't. Leonardo DiCaprio may be the current heartthrob among girls around the world, but his critically acclaimed performance as a doomed lover in "Titanic" failed to receive a best actor nomination this year.
April 26, 2001 |
A new exhibition of vintage photographs of silent-film great Buster Keaton offers a unique glimpse into the life and career of the screen clown who starred in and directed such groundbreaking comedies as "The General," "The Cameraman" and "Sherlock Jr." "Buster Keaton Revisited: Rare Photographs of a Comic Genius," opening Friday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills, features 72 Keaton pictures, many created from original negatives.
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March 12, 1998 |
The lawyer said her comedian client's boast about crashing the Academy Awards was just a joke. But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was not amused. And neither was the judge. On Wednesday, in the latest skirmish between fame and freedom of speech, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Auerlio Munoz ordered comic Scott Kerman, author of a tongue-in-cheek gate crashing guide, to stay away from the Oscars this year.