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Jolie, Martin and Lansbury honoured by Academy

Jolie, Martin and Lansbury honoured by Academy

The Academy that hands out the Oscars has announced four film-makers to receive honorary statuettes at the fifth annual Governor’s Awards ceremony in Hollywood in November; three actors and a costume designer. Honorary Oscars are being awarded to the comic, actor and writer Steve Martin, who h...

Academy picks first black president

Academy picks first black president

The body that hands out the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has chosen its first black president. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who’s been an Academy governor in the Public Relations branch for more than twenty years, succeeds Hawk Koch, who’d served only one year as pres...

Oscars Academy tightens rules on campaigning

Oscars Academy tightens rules on campaigning

The body that hands out the Oscars has tightened up its campaigning rules to reduce accusations that studios with bigger budgets can, in effect, buy awards.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is banning any of its voting members from attending parties or receptions thrown for films or...

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