The Oscars are staying at Hollywood and Highland, after all. The Kodak Theater is being renamed the Dolby Theater. Now we?ll be able to hear the acceptance speeches so much more clearly! Here?s the release: HOLLYWOOD (May 1, 2012) ??? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and CIM Group announced today that the ...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80.
The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer.
The next Academy Awards will be held at the newly christened Dolby Theatre, after the audio company beat out 10 other bidders for the naming rights to the Hollywood venue that has hosted the Oscars since 2002.
After hosting the Oscars in 2007, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will be back for a second round of duty in 2014, the Academy confirmed Friday. DeGeneres also took to Twitter to announce the news to her over 21 million followers:
Come Sunday, while the stars are celebrating the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby theater, you won't see four-time Oscar winner Woody Allen there in suit and tie. The director is notorious for turning down his Oscar invite every year.
Seven years after Michael Moore was booed off the Oscars stage for protesting the invasion of Iraq, a film depicting the conflict is poised to take the top prize at the Academy Awards.With less than a week to go until the Oscars are handed out at the Kodak Theater, Kathryn Bigelow's gritty "The Hurt Locker" is the overwhelming favorite to be crowned best picture.If successful, it will represent a significant breakthrough for feature films about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, which until "The Hurt Locker" had been viewed as commercial and critical poison.
The Academy Awards aren't just Hollywood's biggest night - they're one of the world's biggest media events and a massive, never-ending job to produce. For the 85th Academy Awards, Sunday February 24th at the Dolby Theatre, I spoke with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which awards the Oscars, and the Loews Hollywood Hotel next to the theater, home to the press rooms where newly-minted Oscar-winners meet the media, as well as the star-studded Governor's Ball.