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Women Presidents at Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Is Third

Women presidents at the Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs is only the third one (photo: Angelina Jolie, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Brad Pitt) (See previous post: "Honorary Award Non-Winners: Too Late for Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich.") Wrapping up this four-part "Honorary Oscars Bypass Women" article, let it be noted that in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 85-year history there have been only two women presidents: two-time Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis (for two months in 1941, before the Dangerous and Jezebel star was forced to resign) and screenwriter Fay Kanin (1979-1983), whose best-known screen credit is the 1958 Doris Day-Clark Gable comedy Teacher's Pet. Additionally, following some top-level restructuring in April 2011, the Academy created the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, with the CEO post currently held by a woman, former Film Independent executive director and sometime actress Dawn Hudson. The COO post is […]


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Women Presidents at Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Is Third







Oscar 2014 Presenters: From Jennifer Lawrence to Hitchcock Heroine

Oscar 2014 presenters range from Alfred Hitchcock heroine to '12 Years a Slave' producer (photo: Oscar 2014 presenter Jennifer Lawrence) Expect at least a couple of standing ovations at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony to be held on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Oscar 2014 producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced earlier today the complete list of movie celebrities -- all actors, including a handful of actor-directors / actor-producers -- who will be presenters at the ceremony, to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, and which will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide -- even in the United States, via the ABC network. (See the full list below.) Among the Oscar 2014 presenters, you'll find a number of past Oscar winners and nominees. With a couple of exceptions, not from the very distant past, […]


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Oscar 2014 Presenters: From Jennifer Lawrence to Hitchcock Heroine







12 YEARS A SLAVE Italian Posters Racist?

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'12 Years a Slave': Italian posters racist? (Brad Pitt in '12 Anni Schiavo' poster) As 2013 comes to a close, 12 Years a Slave has become embroiled in some healthy, Oscar-friendly controversy. A couple of Italian posters for the film have focused on its white supporting players, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, instead of on black protagonist Chiwetel Ejiofor. Since then, Italian distributor BIM has issued contrite apologies; Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, the film's international sales agent, has demanded a recall of the "unauthorized" posters (it's unclear if no character posters featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor were ever created, or if they were just not on display); the U.S. media and their cohorts elsewhere have played their usual role in pushing hot buttons and creating controversy -- much to the delight of both their advertisers and their viewers/readers; and everyone is now aware of how relevant to our early 21st century world is […]


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