THE DULLUM FILE My Pizza with Wolfgang
Watching chef Wolfgang Puck prepare his Oscar menu for Robin Roberts on Good Morning America and later today for the crew of The Chew, brought back a nearly suppressed memory.
Puck was one of the fi... Posted on 2/24/12 at 11:31 AM
While a nearly silent, black-and-white throwback film to old Hollywood won best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards, after-parties around town celebrated present day Hollywood with explosions of color, conversation, pounding music and pure glee.
VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of article “The Artist” won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Meryl Sreep, the most nominated actor in Academy Award history, won her third Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady.'
Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" earned nominations for best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Also nominated for best picture today: the silent film "The Artist"; the family drama "The Descendants"; the Sept. 11 tale "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; the Deep South drama "The Help"; the romantic fantasy "Midnight in Paris"; the sports tale "Moneyball"; the family chronicle "The Tree of Life"; and the World War I epic "War Horse."
Christy Lemire and David Germain
, January 24, 2012
The 1942 Oscar was thought to be lost for decades. It surfaced in 1994 when cinematographer Gary Graver tried to sell it. The sale was stopped by Beatrice Welles, Orson's youngest daughter and sole heir.
Eight-time Oscar host Billy Crystal will step back into the toughest job in show business, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The appointment of Crystal, 63, came just a day after Eddie Murphy stepped down as master of ceremonies.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (Hamburg, Germany)
, November 11, 2011
The group that oversees the Academy Awards is under new management. Dawn Hudson, former head of a top independent-film organization, has been named chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Longtime academy executive Ric Robertson was chosen as the group's chief operating officer.
Comedian-actor Billy Crystal, the eight-time Academy Awards host, said he was moved by his warm reception at last month's ceremony and that "it might be fun" to host the show again. But, he added, "I think the show needs to change" first.
These were supposed to be the younger, hipper Academy Awards, the ones that shook up the ceremony's conventions with popular, great-looking emcees in actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway, who were unlike the middle-aged comedians and TV talk-show hosts of years past.
“The King’s Speech” was crowned best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors.
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