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Tom Sherak, former Oscars boss, dead at 68

Tom Sherak, former Oscars boss, dead at 68

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Tom Sherak, a former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and studio executive, died Tuesday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. He was 68.
2014 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees announced

2014 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees announced

HOLLYWOOD, June 22 (UPI) -- Liam Neeson and Katy Perry head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced.
Oscars home gets new name -- Dolby

Oscars home gets new name -- Dolby

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- The Academy Awards will be held at the newly named Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center for the next 20 years, organizers said.
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.

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.

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.
New Oscars producer couldn't say no

New Oscars producer couldn't say no

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Brian Grazer says he couldn't really say no when he was asked to step in as replacement producer for the Oscars telecast.
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Academy confirms Crystal as Oscars host

Academy confirms Crystal as Oscars host

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Comic actor Billy Crystal announced via Twitter Thursday he will serve as host of Hollywood's Academy Awards show for a ninth time.
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Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Grazer is to replace Brett Ratner as producer of Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards show, organizers announced Wednesday.
Eddie Murphy out as Oscars host

Eddie Murphy out as Oscars host

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy will not serve as host of the 84th Academy Awards show in Los Angeles as planned, organizers announced Wednesday.

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Brett Ratner won't produce Oscars show

Brett Ratner won't produce Oscars show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Controversial filmmaker Brett Ratner has stepped down as producer of Hollywood's 84th annual Academy Awards show, organizers announced Tuesday.
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Oscars producer Gil Cates dead at 77

Oscars producer Gil Cates dead at 77

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Gil Cates, who produced Hollywood's Academy Awards shows 14 times between 1990 and 2008, has died, film industry officials said Tuesday. He was 77.
Oprah not booked to host Oscars

Oprah not booked to host Oscars

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Oprah Winfrey is not set to preside over the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
ABC, Oscars organizers ink deal

ABC, Oscars organizers ink deal

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The ABC Television Network's contract to carry Hollywood's annual Academy Awards presentations has been extended for six more years through 2020.
Mo'Nique to help announce Oscar nods

Mo'Nique to help announce Oscar nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique will help read aloud the names of this year's nominees in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said.
Tom Sherak re-elected Academy president

Tom Sherak re-elected Academy president

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Sherak was re-elected president of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it was announced Tuesday night.
Cohen, Mischer to produce Oscars

Cohen, Mischer to produce Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer have been tapped to produce the 83rd Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday.
Date set for 2011 Oscars ceremony

Date set for 2011 Oscars ceremony

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood's 83rd annual Academy Awards are to be presented Feb. 27, 2011, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced Thursday.
Osborne to be Oscar guest greeter

Osborne to be Oscar guest greeter

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Film historian and television personality Robert Osborne is to welcome guests on the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Hathaway to help announce Oscar nods

Hathaway to help announce Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has agreed to help read the names of nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards, organizers said Tuesday.
Academy to honor Calley, Bacall

Academy to honor Calley, Bacall

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer John Calley is to receive this year's Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said.
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