Tag Archives: Academy Awards

27Sep/17

Rapper Young Dolph shot in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 26, 2017) (NBC) – Young Dolph was shot and critically wounded in Los Angeles on Tuesday (September 26). The rapper was shot near the Hollywood and Highland complex, a shopping center and the site of the annual Oscars ceremony, according to local media. Continue reading

13May/17

Oscars chief Boone Isaacs steps down from governors board

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – The departing president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Friday (May 12) she is also stepping down from the board of governors.
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28Feb/17

Tweeting accountant blamed for Oscar mix-up

An accountant for the Academy Awards botched the meticulous procedure for announcing the Oscar for best picture, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading

27Feb/17

PwC apologises for Oscars onstage gaffe

Onstage Oscars gaffe by PWC prompts an apology, but analysts say it’s unlikely to impact the firm’s account with the Academy long term.
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27Feb/17

‘Moonlight’ wins grand prize after Oscars blunder

Veteran actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty accidentally announces the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture as ‘La La Land’, before the award is correctly given to ‘Moonlight’. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading

24Jan/17

Oscars not so white in 2017

Following Tuesday (January 24) morning’s Academy Award nominations announcement, AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Gil Robertson, the president of the African American Film Critics Association react to the increased diversity across the categories.

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24Jan/17

‘La La Land’ – and diversity – dominate Oscar nominations

‘La La Land’ earned a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, but multiple nods for ‘Fences,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ may have finally buried the #OscarSoWhite trend. Lisa Bernhard reports. Continue reading

29Feb/16

A look at Oscars best moments

Comedian Chris Rock transforms the 88th Academy Awards into a biting racial commentary.

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26Jan/16
Collective punishment, Boycott, Civil disobedience, Community organizing, Academy Awards, Boycotts of Israel, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Oscars, Los Angeles

African-Americans told to tune out Oscars

Los Angeles activists urge viewers to boycott Oscars by tuning out until Academy implements change.
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