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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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Neil Patrick Harris Reveals OSCAR-Hosting Return Doubtful: 'It's a Beast' Neil Patrick Harris Reveals OSCAR-Hosting Return Doubtful: 'It's a Beast'
by Caryn Robbins - March 05, 2015

In an all new interview with The Huffington Post, Neil Patrick Harris reveals that he is not sure he would accept an offer to return as host of a future ACADEMY AWARDS broadcast.... (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...)
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...)
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...)
Lady Gaga Joins Cast of Next Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY! Lady Gaga Joins Cast of Next Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY!
by Caryn Robbins - February 25, 2015

Lady Gaga has signed on for the next installment of Ryan Murphy's FX anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY.... (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...)
ABC Marks Its Most Dominant Weekly Victory in 15 Years ABC Marks Its Most Dominant Weekly Victory in 15 Years
by TV News Desk - February 24, 2015

Winning 4 of 7 nights, ABC doubled its nearest competition during the week (w/o 2/16/05) in Adults 18-49 (+100% - 3.0/9 vs. 1.5/5 = Fox and CBS tied).... (more...)
NBC's PARKS AND REC Grows Week-to-Week in Key Demos NBC's PARKS AND REC Grows Week-to-Week in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - February 24, 2015

NBC has averaged a 1.2 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers overall for the week of Feb. 16-22, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.... (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...)
ABC's OSCARS Telecast Generates Huge Social Activity ABC's OSCARS Telecast Generates Huge Social Activity
by TV News Desk - February 23, 2015

With coverage of the “87th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC overshadowed Sunday's prime, leading its combined broadcast competition (CBS, NBC and Fox) by 211% in Total Viewers (30.8 million vs. 9.9 million) and by 300% in Adults 18-49 (8.8/24 vs. 2.2/6).... (more...)
NBC's Encore Telecast off CHICAGO FIRE Holds Steady in Key Demos NBC's Encore Telecast off CHICAGO FIRE Holds Steady in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - February 23, 2015

An encore telecast of “Chicago Fire” averaged a 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET.... (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 Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and were televised live on the ABC Television Network.... (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...)
Nick Jonas, Train & More Join ABC's NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE Performance Lineup Nick Jonas, Train & More Join ABC's NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE Performance Lineup
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2014

Brantley Gilbert, Ella Henderson, Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz and Train join the biggest music celebration of the year with special performances from the Billboard Hollywood Party on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015.'... (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...)
NBC Wins Primetime of 12/8 in Key Demos for 6th Straight Week NBC Wins Primetime of 12/8 in Key Demos for 6th Straight Week
by TV News Desk - December 16, 2014

NBC has won the ratings week of Dec. 8-14 in adults 18-49, marking the network's sixth consecutive weeklong win and 10th in the season's 12 weeks to date.... (more...)
Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Headed to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Headed to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2014

According to Deadline, Cicey Tyson, who recently starred in A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL on Broadway, has signed on for a guest starring role on the network's hit freshman drama.... (more...)








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