AMPAS counts down to 83rd Oscarcast

Posted by · 1:45 pm · December 6th, 2010

Via press release: On December 7 (tomorrow!), we will be 83 days away from the 83rd Academy Awards. Beginning tomorrow, we will be counting down to the February 27 ceremony by revisiting all of the Academy Awards ceremonies that have come before. You’re invited to visit Oscars.org on December 7 – and every day thereafter […]

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On Oscar’s rule change

Posted by · 7:27 pm · August 31st, 2009

Back on June 29, in response to the Academy’s move to 10 Best Picture nominees, I wrote, “I imagine something will have to be done to address the concern that now one merely needs something like 600 people on board to get a film in the line-up.  How many members do you think these blockbuster […]

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The Academy opens the doors to 134 new members

Posted by · 10:56 am · June 30th, 2009

The headline says it all.  After bringing in 105 new members last year, the Academy has just announced a new list of 134 names to join their ranks. Actors include Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Jeffrey Wright (woo-hoo!), James McAvoy, Casey Affleck (who should have been brought in after his 2007 nomination), James Franco, Michael Cera […]

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