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Ellen to host 85th Oscars, as Academy diversifies

Ellen to host 85th Oscars, as Academy diversifies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, says the comedian and chat-show host Ellen DeGeneres will host next year’s awards ceremony. “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time,” DeGeneres said in a statement. Her performance in...

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...

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