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  1. Motion Picture Academy Promotes Scott Miller and Kimberly Roush to Senior Management Posts

    1:38 pm 3/28/2012

    Miller will take on the added post of managing director of administration, while Roush has been promoted to managing director of membership and awards.Read more

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  2. Academy Names Heather Cochran and Bill Kramer to New Museum Posts

    2:39 pm 3/21/2012

    The executive appointments are part of developing a new movie museum in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile district.Read more

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  3. Academy Sues Events Company for Oscar Copyright Infringement

    10:04 am 3/13/2012

    UPDATED: The lawsuit alleges that Illinois-based TheEventLine.com sells unauthorized eight-foot statues that are "strikingly" similar to the Oscar statuette.Read more

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  4. Billy Crystal’s Oscar-Night Sammy Davis Jr. Impersonation Draws “Blackface” Criticisms

    4:37 pm 2/27/2012

    Oscar host Billy Crystal drew criticism after revisiting an even older bit in which he impersonates Sammy Davis Jr., prompting claims that his “blackface” performance was offensive and racist.Read more

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  5. Dion Cook's 'Cutter' Selected for Annual Reading at Ballroom Marfa in Marfa, Texas

    6:08 pm 2/21/2012

    The screenplay, a 2011 Nicholl Fellowship winner, will be performed twice on April 21.Read more

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  6. The Hollywood Reporter Launches Exclusive 'Race to the Oscars' App

    3:07 pm 1/31/2012

    THR will provide all the latest news, updates, photos, reactions and analysis related to the Academy Awards.Read more

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  7. Academy Moves Toward Electronic Voting in 2013

    12:28 pm 1/25/2012

    In a shift away from paper ballots, AMPAS contracts with Everyone Counts to administer electronic voting.Read more

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  8. Visual Effects Whiz Jonathan Erland to Receive Academy's John A. Bonner Medal

    2:55 pm 1/12/2012

    He will receive the honor at the Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 11.Read more

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  9. Academy Adopts New Rules for Documentary Features and Short Films

    12:41 pm 1/12/2012

    New eligibility requirements, which will affect next year's qualifiers, could remedy some recent oversights but may draw new criticism from the makers of smaller films.Read more

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  10. Academy Begins Talks With AEG About Possibly Moving Oscars to Nokia Theatre (Exclusive)

    1:23 pm 1/11/2012

    UPDATED: The downtown Los Angeles venue is offering a lease with a perks package that includes more seats, better infrastructure and more ancillary facilities for parties and press.Read more

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