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Tweet Follow me The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a landmark donation of $50 million from philanthropists Cheryl and...

Tweet Follow me Tom Sherak, the former President of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (AMPAS), died today after a reported bout with prostate cancer. The following is a statement from the Sherak family regarding the death of former Academy President Tom Sherak. “To the entertainment community, With broken hearts we want to share...

Tweet Follow me David Rubin, Bernie Telsey, and Lora Kennedy are three members of the new Casting Directors Branch of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Science (AMPAS) who have been named to the Academy Board of Governors. The first-time governors are David Rubin, who is elected to a three-year term; Bernie Telsey, who is elected to a two-year...

Tweet Follow me Ellen DeGeneres, who rose to fame via her talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which has earned a total of 45 Daytime Emmys during its 10 seasons, has been selected to be the host of the 86th Academy Awards. “We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “As a longtime...

Tweet Follow me Yep: Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ first African American president. Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (July 30) at a meeting of the AMPAS’ Board of Governors. Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ has paid...

Tweet Follow me 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...

Tweet Follow me AMPAS, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, has sent this announcement on the return of Babra Streisand to The Oscars: Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A...

Tweet Follow me Bram Stoker’s birthday is today, November 8th, and the person and his work are being celebrated in many different ways. On Twitter, “Bram Stoker” is a top Twitter Trend, and on November 15th, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will screen Bram Stoker’s Dracula along with Hitchcock’s...

Tweet Follow me AMPAS, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has finally hired a replacement for the last communications...

Tweet Follow me There are some people who are just not nice: in my personal experience, San Francisco blog SFist Editor Brock Keeling...

Tweet Follow me (Thanks to the Courtyard By Marriott Century City / Beverly Hills) The Oscars Red Carpet design was vastly different this year, and I sought to talk to someone connected with The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to explain the reason for the difference. AMPAS staff pointed to Joe Lewis. Lewis’ official title is...

Tweet Follow me Some aren’t going to like this, and I don’t care that I may or may not be preaching to the choir, but Viola Davis, who played ‘Aibileen Clark’ in The Help should have won the Best Actress In A Leading Role Oscar over Meryl Streep, who played Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. I say this because, working...

Tweet Follow me Beverly Hills, CA (And thanks to the Courtyard By Marriott Century City / Beverly Hills) – After a back-and-forth played out in the media – and what Deadline Hollywood Blogger Nikke Finke called a possible setup – Sacha Baron Cohen has been allowed to attend The 84th Academy Awards Red Carpet in character as The...

Tweet Follow me Sacha Baron Cohen, most famous for the character Borat, and currently for his movie The Dictator, has been banned from Sunday’s presentation of The 84th Academy Awards. The action was taken even though Cohen is both an Academy member, and stars in a film nominated for Best Picture: Hugo. According to Nikke Finke, who broke...

Tweet Follow me The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Science either has a fear of social media, or a plain lack of knowledge of proper social media practices. And here I refer to AMPAS really annoying practice of trying to stop you from embedding one of their YouTube videos, and directing traffic to Oscars.org, the AMPAS website. The latest example...

Tweet Follow me Just one week before The 84th Academy Awards, the shame of the The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (AMPAS) totally-not-diverse membership was tossed before its collective feet Sunday, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times. The big stat: The Academy is 94 percent white, and 77 percent male. In a path-breaking work of investigative...

Tweet Follow me In this sad news from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Gil Cates passes at 77 years old. Mr. Cates produced the Academy Awards 14 times, more than any other person. A popular figure in Hollywood and with the motion picture industry, Gil served with the Academy first in 1983 and through 1994, Gil served on...

Tweet Follow me This is great news for the ratings future of the Oscars! The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that American entertainment legend Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards. This is the right shot in the arm – just what the Oscars needed in the wake of subpar 2011 show ratings. I thought Sarah...

Tweet Follow me “Academy News, Oprah Award, Heather Locklear, Nicole Kidman’s Legs,” may seem like a weird mix, but it’s all Hollywood and AMPAS. After a bit of a self-imposed break, this blogger’s back to posting news on the Academy Awards, but this time with an eye toward giving it a better “boost” in...

Tweet Follow me For the last two years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has used a 10-movie Best Picture, preference voting system to pick the “best of the best.” But now, and after a vote by the Board Of Governors of AMPAS of six of 14 votes total (and that’s all the voting info that was in the press release),...

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