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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Douglas Trumbull to Receive Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award

    12:51 pm 1/11/2012

    The visual effects pioneer, who worked on "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "The Tree of Life," will be honored at the Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 11.Read more

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  9. Sid Ganis Named Advisor to Dolby Laboratories

    9:00 pm 12/18/2011

    The former Academy president's role will include supporting Dolby’s cinema business and expanding its industry relationships.Read more

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  10. AMPAS Tech Council Adds Four Members

    12:47 pm 12/14/2011

    Denny Clairmont, John Hora, Bob Lambert and Milt Shefter named to roster.Read more

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