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Academy Taps Smithsonian Director to Run Movie Museum

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped museum veteran Kerry Brougher as director of its new Academy Museum, sources told Variety. 193 more words


Academy CEO Dawn Hudson Negotiating Contract Renewal

Dawn Hudson is on track for a three-year renewal of her AMPAS contract, according to insiders familiar with the negotiations.

The executive signed on as CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for three years in 2011. 369 more words


Radio Control Helicopter Wins Oscar

Congratulations to the HoverCam team for winning an Oscar in the Scientific & Technical category in last night’s 2013 Oscars! We had the privilege of meeting these guys last year at 2013  97 more words

Film And TV


Hollywood, California - Sometimes, it pays to mess up. Especially in Hollywood. In front of thousands of Hollywood celebrities and millions of television viewers.

Less than  24 hours after the 86th Oscar Awards were handed out in glittering, snow-flaky ceremonies at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that while it has received thousands of emails asking that Ellen DeGeneres be again named as the host of next year’s Oscars, it has made an irrevocable decision to name John Travolta as host of the 87th Oscars. 182 more words


How to Engineer a Best Picture (Theoretical Spoiler Alert)

Fast & Furious 6” is not in the race for Best Picture in Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony.

All five of the preceding movies in the franchise were similarly snubbed. 1,265 more words


Jacquel Rassenworth on the end of February

Well, I hate February because not only is it the worst month of the year, it’s too short.

All the more reason to not like February. 180 more words

Pop Culture

2014 Oscar Predictions

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street

With only a few days left before the Oscars, we are down to a 3 way race for Best Picture. 878 more words