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Alone Yet Not Alone was nominated for “Original Song,” for the 86th Academy Awards, to be held in March. But, per an email just issued by Teni Melidonian of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, that nomination was taken away. This is what Ms. Melidonian wrote: BEVERLY HILLS, CA — On Tuesday night, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. The decision was prompted by the discovery that...

‘And the Oscar goes to… ‘ review: History, heart of Academy AwardsNewsday (subscription)“And the Oscar Goes to … ” goes there, and everywhere (almost), tracing the history and heart behind the Academy Awards. Quietly launched in 1929 to position motion pictures as “a serious art form,” the Oscars have mushroomed into a global spectacle … …read more Source: Academy Awards News From Google ...

The Academy Awards Of Gifs Should Be A Good TimeKotakuGIFYs are an award that’s being overseen by the editors of a bunch of websites that, well, post a ton of gifs, including Gawker, Tumblr and Buzzfeed. Voting is open to the public. You can make your vote count across a range of categories (including gif … …read more Source: Academy Awards News From Google ...

Actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Academy President Cheryl Boone-Issacs have just announced the nominees in the 24 awards categories for the 86th Academy Awards. This marks a new Academy regime, and to mark it The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences replaced the grand bombastic music with something more…tame. I liked the old music, but love the new regime. That aside, the Oscar Nominations List contained a few surprises, like the shutout of the popular candidate for Best Documentary “Blackfish,”...

Academy Awards Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be held Thursday, January 16th at 5:30 AM. You can see the Oscars Nominations live right here at Zennie62.com. Actor Chris Hemsworth of Star Trek, The Avengers and Rush, will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in announcing the the 86th Academy Awards® nominations on Thursday, January 16. The Oscars® will air Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC. Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth will unveil the nominations at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk5OANFjmWo For the second year in a row, this blogger interviewed two legends in American Culture, Martin Landau and Richard Anderson. Mr. Landau was excellent in movies like North By Northwest, and Ed Wood where he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, but I did not know he played most recently as the voice of Mr. Rzykruski in Frankenweenie. (The trouble is that, at The Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Party, there’s no real warning who will come until they get there, and then no publicist update...

During The 85th Academy Awards, someone from The Onion, the newspaper and online satirical publication, issued a Twitter Tweet about Oscars Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis that went way beyond the bounds of acceptable taste. The tweet referred to the nine-year-old actress using the “C” word. And while it was immediately taken down, and the Twitterverse rightfully attacked The Onion, the anger that it even happened is sill fresh, and it’s likely to stay that way for another few days after NBC’s Rock Center...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cHinAcXigE Gloria Allred has come to every Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Party I’ve covered since 2010, and overall I’ve interviewed the famed civil rights lawyer five times. But this fifth time, Allred’s guest, Natalie Khawam, was the quietest client Gloria’s had. Natalie Khawam’s best known as the sister of Jill Kelley, who is, in turn, best known as the pal of General David Petraeus, who in turn was involved in a sex scandal with Superwoman / author / military vet Paula...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcF26EZdbF4 Sean McNabb was at the Night Of 100 Stars Party and stopped to talk with the media on hand. Sean McNabb was best known as a member of the rock group Quiet Riot before he got on television in the hit show Sons Of Anarchy. Did the TV / music non-split bother him? At first it did, but then “I got used to it,” and now he like it. Mr. McNabb says that what makes Sons Of Anarchy so popular is the number of great actors on the show, and much more than the clothes and the atmostphere,...

Zennie62 on Twitter was one of the top four influencers in the hashtag category #Oscars on Oscar Sunday, February 24th. That’s according to Irina Skaya, a social media analyst who used the social media measurement service Topsy to figure it out. Then she issued this Twitter tweet: Say, @irinaskaya what system ranked us for the #Oscars ? @theacademy @heidiklum @msleamichele — Zennie Abraham (@zennie62) February 26, 2013 So this blogger was in pretty good company with The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Lea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4FV3b2JqE4 Oscar Sunday started with my friend Eva picking me up at my hotel, the Resident’s Inn By Marriott (which has a great combination of price, room size, and service) and driving us to The Red Carpet for the 85th Academy Awards. What a fun, frenetic time, and because we had to get as much content made as we could (photos, videos, tweets), within an hour window of time. Overall, I’d say we did pretty well. We had to leave at 11 AM, which was perfect for grabbing a cup of coffee, walking...

The Academy Awards 2013 Full Video is here online, thank to ABC and The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, (AMPAS). It has it all, from Seth Macfarlane’s brilliant opening featuring William Shatner, to the funny bi-play between the cast members of The Avengers, to song’s like Adele’s Skyfall, and Macfarlane’s ‘We saw your boobs!’ Stay tuned. ...

Beverly Hills, CA – The 85th Academy Awards is history, and this blogger had another successful visit to Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We’ll focus on The Night Of 100 Stars Party later, but the focus now is on the Oscar winners from last night. The surprise, to me, is that Argo won Best Picture, even after Ang Lee (another surprise) won Best Director for Life Of Pi over Steven Speilberg for Lincoln. In Oscar’s statistical history, Ang Lee’s movie should have been the Best Picture winner, too. But that went to...

The 85th Academy Awards and The Night Of 100 Stars Oscars Party is today, what’s called Oscar Sunday, the Super Bowl Sunday of entertainment! And what would Oscar Sunday be without a surprise, this day’s ripe for this one: Argo gets Best Picture over Lincoln. While this blogger explained why in the video below…. The point has to be expanded upon a bit. Last fall, there was an “e-voting” controversy, where many members of The Academy didn’t know how to access the new online voting system, and asked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv4yVykTid0 This is the video version of yesterday’s Oscar Red Carpet visit that was expressed in the previous blog post. Note the number of students playing celebs, and also we, Eva and I, highlight the blogs that are now on The Red Carpet for The Academy Awards. ...

Hollywood, CA – As this blog’s originating from the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the story of how this blogger got to this place, less than a day from the start of the 85th Academy Awards, is summed up in this embed produced by my Zennie62 On Vidoco page (I’m on the Vidoco Advisory Board): As you can see, the day started with a BART ride to SFO from Oakland, and the discovery that BART tickets are being devalued by my cell phone. To digress for a moment, in other words, I’ll use a BART ticket that has money on it, and...

As this blogger’s just hours away from jetting off to Los Angeles for the 85th Academy Awards,(follow Zennie62 on Twitter and check out Vidoco, too!) more news comes in from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present on this year’s Oscar telecast. Jack Nicholson And Dustin Hoffman really need no introductions but formality sake, Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won for his leading performances in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and As Good as It Gets (1997)....

The Academy Awards are three days away, and it’s time for predictions. Here’s this blogger’s hypothesis: Lincoln will win ‘Best Picture’ at the Academy Awards. Note that, I said “hypotehesis,” because that means ‘educated guess, based on study.’ (Catch Oscar Coverage At Zennie62 from the Night Of 100 Stars Party) The reason for Lincoln as my selection goes like this: about 70 percent of the time in Oscars History, the winner of the Director’s Guild Award for Best Director...

James Bond will get an Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, sort of. The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced that the presentation ceremony will have a celebration of the 50th Birthday of James Bond. “We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Starting with ‘Dr. No’ back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running...

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has what could only be called a “Votergate” problem. First, the main news is that the Oscar Nominations Voting Period has been extended to January 4th (press release below). Second, according to Deadline.com, a number of Academy members were having problems adjusting to a new online voting format, when they were used to the old snail mail system used over the past 84 years of The Oscars. You can ask for a paper ballot only if your dues were paid and a request was given before...