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Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy

Honorary Award non-winner Marlene Dietrich. Honorary Award: Academy 'snubbed' Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich and dozens of other women (See previous post: “Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux 'Snubbed.'”) A sizable chunk of part three of this three-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Award bypassing women consists of a long, long – and for the most part quite prestigious – list of deceased women who, some way or other, have left their mark on the film world. Some of the names found below are still well known; others were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term – and even […]


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Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy



Film Independent's Dawn Hudson, Academy's Ric Robertson to Replace AMPAS Director Bruce Davis

Dawn Hudson The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is replacing retiring executive director Bruce Davis with two people: former Film Independent head Dawn Hudson and long-time Academy executive Ric Robertson, who will become the organization's CEO and COO, respectively. Robertson will report to Hudson in the new leadership structure. Hudson spent 20 years at the helm of Film Independent. Film Independent's two signature programs are the 26-year-old Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually in June. As per the Academy's press release, “Robertson joined the Academy in 1981 following a short stint with the Los Angeles International Film Exposition (FILMEX), and became the organization's second-in-command in 1989, when he was appointed Executive Administrator. In […]


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Film Independent's Dawn Hudson, Academy's Ric Robertson to Replace AMPAS Director Bruce Davis