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About Far from the eagerly anticipated and globally televised event it is today, the first Academy Awards ceremony took place out of the public eye during an Academy banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel... (read more...)

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THE ACADEMY AWARDS to Return to Only Five Best Picture Nominees? THE ACADEMY AWARDS to Return to Only Five Best Picture Nominees?
by Movies News Desk - March 04, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering a return to selecting only five best picture nominees, a reversal in their current policy of choosing up to 10 films for the highly competitive category.... (more...)
Women, Neil Patrick Harris Among Biggest Drivers of  87th Annual Academy Awards Broadcast Women, Neil Patrick Harris Among Biggest Drivers of 87th Annual Academy Awards Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2015

Behind all the glamor and glitz of the 2015 Oscars, women were a major driver of on-screen content during the 87th annual Academy Awards program, according to video analytics research insights from Vu Digital, pioneers in turning video to data.... (more...)
Jennifer Lawrence to Play War Photographer in Steven Spielberg-Helmed 'IT'S WHAT I DO' Jennifer Lawrence to Play War Photographer in Steven Spielberg-Helmed 'IT'S WHAT I DO'
by Movies News Desk - March 02, 2015

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is in final negotiations for a film based on Lynsey Addario's memoir IT'S WHAT I DO: A PHOTOGRAPHER'S LIFE OF LOVE AND WAR. Jennifer Lawrence will star, with Steven Spielberg in the director's chair.... (more...)
Josh Gad Apologizes for New FROZEN Song: 'Children Are Going to Be Singing'! Josh Gad Apologizes for New FROZEN Song: 'Children Are Going to Be Singing'!
by Caryn Robbins - March 02, 2015

Josh Gad has issued an apology to parents in advance of the highly anticipated new FROZEN short titled 'Frozen Fever'.... (more...)
Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick Among SHORTY AWARD Nominees Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick Among SHORTY AWARD Nominees
by TV News Desk - March 02, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris, Laverne Cox, Anna Kendrick, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pratt, Shonda Rhimes, Taylor Swift and Mark Ruffalo among this year's nominees for the 7th Annual SHORTY AWARDS... (more...)
Christopher Plummer 'Didn't Want to' Attend 87th Academy Awards Christopher Plummer 'Didn't Want to' Attend 87th Academy Awards
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

The entertainment community noted the distinct absence of THE SOUND OF MUSIC star Christopher Plummer as co-star Julie Andrews was honored at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday. But Plummer had no intention of attending.... (more...)
Thieves Return Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Dress Thieves Return Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Dress
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015

In a bizarre turn of events, actress Lupita Nyong'o's reportedly stolen dress, which she wore to the Academy Awards on Sunday, was returned to her hotel room at The London West Hollywood in a garment bag. It appears to have been regected by the thieves, who no longer want it.... (more...)
ABC to Broadcast Easter Classic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, 4/5 ABC to Broadcast Easter Classic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, 4/5
by TV News Desk - February 26, 2015

The Easter classic, "The Ten Commandments," will air as an "ABC Special Presentation" on SUNDAY, APRIL 5 (7:00-11:44 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.... (more...)
Lupita Nyong'o Pearl-Adorned OSCAR Gown Stolen; Valued at $150,000! Lupita Nyong'o Pearl-Adorned OSCAR Gown Stolen; Valued at $150,000!
by TV News Desk - February 26, 2015

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Octavia Spencer Reveals She Had No Prior Warning of NPH OSCAR Briefcase Gag Octavia Spencer Reveals She Had No Prior Warning of NPH OSCAR Briefcase Gag
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

NPH chose audience member and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to keep a watchful eye on the glass-enclosed briefcase, and continually checked with her throughout the evening to make sure the item had not been tampered with.... (more...)
Academy Awards-Related Music Sales On the Rise After OSCARS Academy Awards-Related Music Sales On the Rise After OSCARS
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

According to Billboard.com, music that was featured in the 87th Academy Awards gained a huge 184 percent sales gain in the week ending the day of the awards.... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at Disney's All-New Short FROZEN FEVER! VIDEO: First Look at Disney's All-New Short FROZEN FEVER!
by Movies News Desk - February 25, 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios' all-new short FROZEN FEVER will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney's 'Cinderella,' a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.... (more...)
John Travolta's Rep Says Idina Menzel OSCAR Caress 'Was Rehearsed' John Travolta's Rep Says Idina Menzel OSCAR Caress 'Was Rehearsed'
by Caryn Robbins - February 24, 2015

Travolta's rep tells PEOPLE that the gesture was planned ahead of time, in order to poke fun at the way his client BOTCHED the singer's name at last year's Awards.... (more...)
Neil Patrick Harris Responds to His OSCARS Critics Neil Patrick Harris Responds to His OSCARS Critics
by TV News Desk - February 23, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris is facing mixed reviews following his first time hosting the Oscars last night on ABC. His response? Should've known.... (more...)
Ratings for NPH-Hosted ACADEMY AWARDS Fall by Double Digits Ratings for NPH-Hosted ACADEMY AWARDS Fall by Double Digits
by TV News Desk - February 23, 2015

Ratings for last night's 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS, which aired live on the ABC network, fell by double digits from last year's broadcast.... (more...)
Gaga's SOUND OF MUSIC Tribute Dominates Social Media; Tweets Midler: 'The Girl Can Sing Anything!!' Gaga's SOUND OF MUSIC Tribute Dominates Social Media; Tweets Midler: 'The Girl Can Sing Anything!!'
by TV News Desk - February 23, 2015

Lady Gaga's rousing musical tribte to THE SOUND OF MUSIC, a film celebrating its 50th Anniversary, dominated social media during last night's broadcast of the 87th Annual Academy Awards.... (more...)
Academy Issue Statement on Joan Rivers Omission from 'In Memoriam' Tribute Academy Issue Statement on Joan Rivers Omission from 'In Memoriam' Tribute
by Caryn Robbins - February 23, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that oversees the Academy Awards, issued the following statement today to explain Rivers' absense from the tribute... (more...)
VIDEO: Joan Rivers Snubbed? Watch OSCARS' In Memoriam Tribute VIDEO: Joan Rivers Snubbed? Watch OSCARS' In Memoriam Tribute
by Movies News Desk - February 23, 2015

Last night's Academy Awards ceremony paid tribute to Hollywood's finest who passed away over the previous year.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Gaga, NPH, Idina & More Among Highlights of the 87th ACADEMY AWARDS Photo Flash: Gaga, NPH, Idina & More Among Highlights of the 87th ACADEMY AWARDS
by BWW Special Coverage - February 23, 2015

The 87th annual Oscars took place last night, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby TheatreĀ® at Hollywood & Highland CenterĀ® in Hollywood, and were televised live on the ABC Television Network.... (more...)
Nominee Laura Dern Raises Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women During 87th ACADEMY AWARDS Nominee Laura Dern Raises Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women During 87th ACADEMY AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - February 23, 2015

To help elevate awareness of the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, Dern and Strayed debuted statement jewelry featuring LUNG FORCE's signature color, turquoise, on the red carpet and later, Dern donned a turquoise Badgley Mischka dress at the exclusive Vanity Fair After-Party.... (more...)
BWW Recap: The Winners, Performances, Moments from the 87th Annual Academy Awards BWW Recap: The Winners, Performances, Moments from the 87th Annual Academy Awards
by Kaitlin Milligan - February 22, 2015

Well the 2015 Oscars have come and gone. The night was packed with great moments--so many that the show ran 30 minutes late! Birdman took home the top prize, Best Picture, and Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore won Best Actor/Actress! Read more for the full 2015 Oscars Recap!... (more...)
Academy Announces Short List of Foreign Language Oscar Nominees Academy Announces Short List of Foreign Language Oscar Nominees
by Movies News Desk - December 19, 2014

The Academy has announced the nine features on the shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The list of nine was originally part of a record-breaking 83 submissions.... (more...)
Sundance Institute Announces Jury Members for 2015 Sundance Film Festival Sundance Institute Announces Jury Members for 2015 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - December 18, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.... (more...)
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch Team Oscar for 87th ACADEMY AWARDS Channing Tatum Returns to Launch Team Oscar for 87th ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - December 17, 2014

Channing Tatum, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and the Academy today launched "Team Oscar" by inviting the next generation of filmmakers to create a short video and vie for the opportunity to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast.... (more...)
Viola Davis to Portray 'Amanda Waller' in Warner Bros SUICIDE SQUAD Viola Davis to Portray 'Amanda Waller' in Warner Bros SUICIDE SQUAD
by Movies News Desk - December 17, 2014

Viola Davis will take on the role of Amanda Waller in Warner Bros big screen adaptation of SUICIDE SQUAD.... (more...)








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