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 ...
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.
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.
Television ratings for the Academy Awards surged to their highest level in five years, figures showed Monday, likely boosted by the inclusion of box office giant "Avatar" in the best picture race.Figures from the Nielsen media research company reported that an average of 41.3 million viewers watched Sunday's show at the Kodak Theater, a remarkable 14 percent increase from last year's telecast watched by 36.3 million.It was the largest television audience for an Oscars since the 2005 awards, which averaged 42.1 million viewers.