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Oscar nod ballots due back Friday

Oscar nod ballots due back Friday

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of voting members of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences returned their Oscar nomination ballots by Friday's deadline.
Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jeremy Jordan is to lead the cast of "Newsies" when the musical moves from New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse to Broadway in March.
Seven films eligible for Makeup Oscar

Seven films eligible for Makeup Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says seven films remain in competition in the Makeup category for the 84th Academy Awards.
Paramount to release Cirque du Soleil 3D film

Paramount to release Cirque du Soleil 3D film

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures says it has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the 3D feature film "Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away."
Jennifer Lawrence to read Oscar nominations

Jennifer Lawrence to read Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lawrence is to help announce the names of this year's Oscar nominees, Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday.
U.S. film critics honor 'Melancholia'

U.S. film critics honor 'Melancholia'

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Lars von Tier's end-of-the world tale "Melancholia" was named best film of 2011 at this weekend's National Society of Film Critics event in New York.
Fox, Williams appear in Oscars trailer

Fox, Williams appear in Oscars trailer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has produced its trailer for the 84th Academy Awards in conjunction with the Funny or Die Web site.
10 qualify for effects Oscar nominations

10 qualify for effects Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says 10 films are eligible for nomination in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards.

Report: Oscars show could move in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Academy Awards presentation program could have a new home beginning in 2014, The Hollywood Reporter says.
Oscar nomination ballots mailed out

Oscar nomination ballots mailed out

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Nomination ballots for the 84th Academy Awards were mailed Tuesday to the 5,783 voting members of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
97 eligible for Best Score Oscar

97 eligible for Best Score Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The scores from 97 feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards.
Welles' Oscar statuette sells for $861K

Welles' Oscar statuette sells for $861K

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The only Oscar statuette Orson Welles won for his classic drama "Citizen Kane" was sold for $861,542 at a Los Angeles auction this week, officials said.
265 films eligible for Best Picture Oscar

265 films eligible for Best Picture Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says 265 feature films are in contention for the 2011 Best Picture Oscar.
10 qualify for live-action short Oscar nod

10 qualify for live-action short Oscar nod

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday 10 live-action short films will advance in the voting process for the Oscars.
15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday 15 films released in 2011 are eligible for nomination for the Visual Effects Oscar.

Academy may dip into its emergency Oscars

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A stockpile of emergency statues means the Oscars will go on despite a labor dispute at the factory, an Academy Awards official says.
Zimmer, Williams to arrange Oscar music

Zimmer, Williams to arrange Oscar music

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Composer Hans Zimmer and songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams are to serve as music consultants for Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards ceremony.
Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry

Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Eddie Murphy has signed on to play former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in an HBO movie, a source close to the project told The Hollywood Reporter.

Argentina wants no more credit rating agencies

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Credit rating agencies are at the root of the financial problems and should be got rid of, Argentine Economy Minister and Vice-President-elect Amado Boudou said.
Joel Grey extends run in 'Anything Goes'

Joel Grey extends run in 'Anything Goes'

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- New York's Roundabout Theatre Company says Joel Grey has extended his run in its production of the stage musical "Anything Goes."
Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says pop star P!nk felt much better about acting for the first time in his animated penguin picture "Happy Feet Two" after she heard how badly her co-star Brad Pitt sings.
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Eastwood says he can't seem to retire from acting

Eastwood says he can't seem to retire from acting

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star and director Clint Eastwood says he has been trying to retire from acting for years, but every once in a while a role comes along that's irresistible.
Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola told TMZ "The Godfather" shouldn't have been followed up with two sequels, one of which won the Best Picture Oscar.

Elisabeth Shue joins Las Vegas 'CSI' team

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Shue has signed on to join the cast of U.S. TV drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" beginning in February, CBS announced.

15 documentaries eligible for Oscar nod

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday 15 films are eligible for nomination for the Documentary Feature Oscar.
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