Main Entries for 2008

This page provides links to all of our entries in all categories for 2008.

Charles Barkley arrested on suspicion of DUI

Dec 31, 2008 – Former NBA star speeding to get pleasured. (more)

Matt Dillon has a lead foot

Dec 31, 2008 – Caught doing 106 mph in a 65 mph zone. (more)

SAG Award nomininations announced

Dec 18, 2008 – Doubt leads with five nominations. (more)

49 songs in running for Best Song Oscar

Dec 16, 2008 – Field will result in 3 to 5 nominees. (more)

15 flicks in running for Visual Effects Oscar

Dec 12, 2008 – Field will be narrowed to seven nominees. (more)

Hugh Jackman to host Oscars

Dec 12, 2008 – Aussie actor will don the tux for the Academy Awards. (more)

2009 Golden Globe nominations announced

Dec 11, 2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, and Doubt lead with five nods. (more)

Jerry Lewis to receive Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Dec 10, 2008 – Lewis will receive honor at 81st Academy Awards. (more)

Hollywood Foreign Press announces eligible productions

Dec 03, 2008 – Nominations will be announced on December 11th, 2008. (more)

Lil Wayne and Coldplay lead Grammy nominations

Dec 03, 2008 – Nominees announced during televised concert. (more)

Holiday classic to unspool at Academy

Nov 19, 2008 – Academy shows restored print of Miracle on 34th Street. (more)

15 docs continue journey towards Oscar

Nov 17, 2008 – Committee will whittle this down to five nominees. (more)

Fourteen films vie for Animated Feature Oscar

Nov 10, 2008 – Field will narrow to maximum of three nominees. (more)

2008 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship winners announced

Nov 05, 2008 – Each writer or team gets $30,000 prize. (more)

DeAnna Pappas calls off engagement to snowboarder dude

Nov 03, 2008 – Is anyone at all surprised? (more)

Joaquin Phoenix says he’s quitting acting

Oct 31, 2008 – Says he wants to make music. (more)

Michael Seligman named Oscar’s supervising producer

Oct 28, 2008 – Producer has over 300 major events to his credit. (more)

Scott Frank to deliver keynote at Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship dinner

Oct 28, 2008 – Nicholl Fellowship sponsors upcoming screenwriters. (more)

Police confirm body in SUV is Jennifer Hudson’s nephew

Oct 28, 2008 – Identity of 7-year-old boy found dead is confirmed. (more)

The More the Merrier to be screen at Academy’s Stevens Lecture

Oct 27, 2008 – Screening part of the George Stevens Lecture on Directing series. (more)

Body of child found in vehicle sought in Hudson’s missing nephew case

Oct 27, 2008 – Police have not confirmed yet that it’s Hudson’s nephew. (more)

Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother slain

Oct 26, 2008 – Seven-year-old nephew is also missing. (more)

Roger Goodman named Oscar director

Oct 24, 2008 – TV veteran to helm Hollywood’s big night. (more)

U.S. film festivals get $450,000 from Academy

Oct 23, 2008 – One aim of grants is to make festival events more accessible to the general public. (more)

67 countries vying for Foreign Language Oscar

Oct 17, 2008 – Jordan is a first-time contender. (more)

David Duchovny and Téa Leoni admit separation

Oct 16, 2008 – Couple kept separation quiet for months. (more)

Gale Harold injured in motorcycle crash

Oct 15, 2008 – Desperate Housewives star in critical condition. (more)

Madonna and Guy Ritchie to get divorced

Oct 15, 2008 – Couple makes it official with joint statement. (more)

Finalists announced for Academy’s Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships

Oct 13, 2008 – 13 writers will now be judged. (more)

Oscar’s Documentary Short Subject field narrows to eight

Oct 08, 2008 – Field will result in 3 to 5 nominees. (more)

Academy doc series to explore challenges in the gay and lesbian communities

Oct 08, 2008 – Free screenings to explore issues. (more)

O.J. Simpson found guilty of armed robbery

Oct 04, 2008 – Simpson found guilty on all counts. (more)

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds tie the knot.

Sep 28, 2008 – Pair officially off the market. (more)

Paul Newman dies at 83

Sep 27, 2008 – Actor/philantropist loses battle with cancer. (more)

Mark and Condon to produce 81st Oscars

Sep 24, 2008 – Dreamgirls team to work on 81st Academy Awards telecast. (more)

Clay Aiken confirms he’s gay

Sep 23, 2008 – New father says he can’t raise a child to lie. (more)

30 Rock and Made Men take top Emmys

Sep 22, 2008 – Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin take top comedy spots. (more)

Oscar fans can apply for bleacher seats

Sep 16, 2008 – Fans can enter for a chance to experience Hollywood’s biggest night. (more)

Tommy Lee Jones sues No Country producers

Sep 07, 2008 – Actor claims he’s owed more than $10 million. (more)

Academy narrows list down for Scientific and Technical awards

Sep 05, 2008 – 8 achievements in running for Academy’s Scientific and Technical honors. (more)

Academy doc series kicks off 27th year

Sep 04, 2008 – Films about Afghanistan and Iraq start off series. (more)

Academy grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

Aug 26, 2008 – Grant will help with Guest Director program. (more)

Academy salutes Akira Kurosawa

Aug 21, 2008 – Digitally-restored print of Rashomon part of three month series. (more)

Matt Damon welcomes new daughter

Aug 21, 2008 – It’s baby #2 for Damon and wife Luciana. (more)

Stars to descend on Toronto

Aug 20, 2008 – A galaxy of filmmakers heading to TIFF. (more)

Academy Foundation elects officers

Aug 14, 2008 – Foundations oversees Academy’s cultural and educational activities. (more)

Sid Ganis re-elected as Academy President

Aug 13, 2008 – Ganis elected to fourth consecutive term. (more)

Bernie Mac dead at 50

Aug 09, 2008 – 50-year-old comedian died of natural causes. (more)

Morgan Freeman hurt in car crash

Aug 04, 2008 – Actor listed in serious condition. (more)

Hollywood Foreign Press donates more than $750K to arts groups

Jul 30, 2008 – Groups has long history of arts grants. (more)

Academy celebrates Shirley Temple’s 80th birthday

Jul 29, 2008 – Two restored prints of her films to be screened. (more)

Shia LaBeouf booked on DUI

Jul 27, 2008 – Indiana Jones star involved in rollover collision. (more)

Reality nominees to host Emmys

Jul 26, 2008 – Tom, Ryan, Howie, Heidi and Jeff get gig. (more)

The Bachelor’s Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas split

Jul 25, 2008 – Let’s face it: ABC sucks as a matchmaker. (more)

Academy plans Animation weekend

Jul 23, 2008 – Exhibition perfect for animation lovers. (more)

Bale out on bail

Jul 22, 2008 – Verbal assault may have triggered police attention. (more)

Khloe Kardashian Kept in Kaptivity

Jul 19, 2008DUI sentence nets her three hours in jail. (more)

Britney Spears gives up custody battle

Jul 18, 2008 – Kevin Federline to get full legal and physical custody. (more)

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault cancel engagment

Jul 18, 2008 – Wedding off for actress and businessman. (more)

TIFF announces Canadian slate

Jul 16, 2008 – Mehta, McDonald and Meirelles flicks added to festival. (more)

Doctor confirms delivery of Angelina Jolie’s twins

Jul 13, 2008 – Had children by Cesarian Saturday night. (more)

TIFF adds more titles

Jul 10, 2008 – Gervais, Maher and Knightley to unspool in Toronto. (more)

Incumbents rule the day in Academy Board elections

Jul 07, 2008 – Annette Bening sole first time Governor. (more)

Kidman and Urban have baby girl

Jul 07, 2008 – Child born Monday, named Sunday. (more)

Academy’s Tech Council announces student interns

Jul 02, 2008 – Students will have hand-on experience at top film companies. (more)

Academy invites 105 to become members

Jun 23, 2008 – Academy invites those who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. (more)

George Carlin dead at 71

Jun 23, 2008 – Comic genius passes away Sunday. (more)

Passchendaele to open Toronto film festival

Jun 17, 2008WWI drama to start fest in September. (more)

Academy grants $500,000 to film and cultural organizations

Jun 10, 2008 – 58 film-related organizations get grants from Academy’s educational wing. (more)

Jessica Alba welcomes baby

Jun 09, 2008 – It’s a girl for Jessica Alba and Cash Warren. (more)

Academy honors Student Academy Award winners

Jun 07, 2008 – Student winners honored after week of industry events. (more)

Academy’s Contemporary Docs Series finale features three films

Jun 04, 2008 – Stage and screen dreams examined in doc series finale (more)

Tatum O’Neal arrested for crack purchase

Jun 02, 2008 – Actress charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. (more)

Comic legend Harvey Korman dies

May 29, 2008 – Passed away four months after abdominal aortic aneurysm. (more)

Bill Murray’s wife files for divorce

May 29, 2008 – Wife alleges abuse and addiction as reasons. (more)

Academy pays tribute to Jimmy Stewart

May 27, 2008 – Legendary actor gets centennial tribute. (more)

Sydney Pollack dies

May 26, 2008 – Cancer takes Academy Award winner. (more)

David Cook wins American Idol

May 21, 2008 – Takes singing contest crown by 12 million votes. (more)

Lou Pearlman sentenced to 25 years

May 21, 2008 – Boy band creator sentenced for investment scam. (more)

2008 Student Academy Awards winners announced

May 15, 2008 – Eleven students take home the prizes. (more)

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds engaged

May 05, 2008 – No date set yet for wedding. (more)

2008 Student Academy Awards finalists announced

May 01, 2008 – Thirty-two students from 20 colleges and universities chosen. (more)

Foreign finalists for Student Academy Awards named

Apr 29, 2008 – Five finalists chosen. (more)

Wesley Snipes sentenced to three years in tax trial

Apr 26, 2008 – Actor sentenced for failing to file income taxes. (more)

114 schools compete for Student Academy Awards

Apr 23, 2008 – 29 countries also seek Honorary Foreign Film award. (more)

Bullock and James okay after crash

Apr 19, 2008 – Pair in head-on collision with drunk driver. (more)

Academy pays tribute to Bette Davis

Apr 10, 2008 – Screenings a part of month-long retrospective. (more)

Charlton Heston dies

Apr 06, 2008 – Actor best known for playing Moses and heading NRA. (more)

Academy to screen Hitchcock classics

Mar 26, 2008 – Screenings part of Casting a Shadow: Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film. (more)

Richard Widmark dies

Mar 26, 2008 – Actor was 93. (more)

Richie Sambora arrested on DUI

Mar 26, 2008 – Woman and two minors in vehicle with him at time of arrest. (more)

Robin Williams getting divorced

Mar 26, 2008 – Couple married for close to 19 years. (more)

Director Anthony Minghella dies

Mar 18, 2008 – Oscar-winning director was 54. (more)

Halle Berry has baby girl

Mar 17, 2008 – Mother and daughter doing great. (more)

Academy’s screenwriting competition underway

Mar 03, 2008AMPAS now accepting entries for Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. (more)

No Country for Old Men takes Best Picture

Feb 25, 2008 – Europeans snag top acting awards. (more)

Oscar goes green

Feb 22, 2008 – Academy aims to be ecologically friendly. (more)

Academy launches channel on YouTube

Feb 21, 2008 – Channel features award show highlights. (more)

Academy celebrates sound

Feb 20, 2008 – Art of Sound kicks off March events (more)

19,500 U.S. high schools to receive Academy study guides

Feb 18, 2008 – This year’s theme is costume design and makeup. (more)

Academy announces a slew of presenters

Feb 14, 2008 – No gentle stream of releases this year. (more)

Herbie Hancock wins Album of the Year

Feb 11, 2008 – Jazz artist shocked at big Grammy win. (more)

Oscar Night America to benefit 52 charities

Feb 08, 2008 – Viewing parties to help local causes. (more)

Academy chooses two new film scholars

Feb 08, 2008 – Pair will study color and RKO. (more)

Snipes acquited of tax fraud

Feb 01, 2008 – He was found guilty on three misdemeanor counts. (more)

Eva Mendes seeks medical help

Feb 01, 2008 – Publicist confirms actress has sought help for issues. (more)

Oscars take a bite out of Big Apple

Jan 31, 2008 – Statuettes on display in NYC. (more)

Britney hauled to hospital again

Jan 31, 2008 – Singer gets police convoy. (more)

Heath Ledger found dead

Jan 22, 2008 – Actor discovered in New York apartment. (more)

80th Academy Award nominations announced

Jan 22, 2008 – And now all the questions about the ceremony can begin… (more)

Nine films in running for Foreign Language Oscar nominations

Jan 15, 2008 – Field will be narrowed to five nominees. (more)

Brad Renfro dead at 25

Jan 15, 2008 – Young actor found dead in his home. (more)

Saddest Globes broadcast over in 30 minutes

Jan 13, 2008NBC tries to pretend results are coming in as CNN goes real-time. (more)

Wolfgang Puck to please palates on Oscar Night

Jan 11, 2008 – 14th year preparing for the Governors Ball. (more)

Academy honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with NYC screening

Jan 10, 2008 – Documentary restored to full-length for special screening. (more)

Nicole Kidman is pregnant

Jan 08, 2008 – Will be first child with husband Keith Urban. (more)

Seven films vie for Oscar Makeup nods

Jan 07, 2008 – Short list to be shortened to three. (more)

Golden Globes ceremony replaced by press conference

Jan 07, 2008NBC News not affected by strike so they’ll host the night. (more)

Seven in running for Visual Effects Oscar

Jan 04, 2008 – Committee will narrow field to three nominees. (more)

Ten Scientific and Technical Achievements to be honored by Academy

Jan 04, 2008 – Awards will be presented at ceremony on February 9th. (more)

Britney Spears heads to hospital after custody incident

Jan 04, 2008 – Police called in for domestic dispute find diva under the influence. (more)

Douglas Kirkland photos on exhibition at Academy

Jan 03, 2008 – Galaxy of stars featured in photo exhibit. (more)

Eddie Murphy needs to remarry

Jan 03, 2008 – Island nuptials not legal in U.S. (more)

David Inglish to get Academy’s Bonner Medal

Jan 03, 2008 – Honor will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards Dinner. (more)

Lohan’s lawyer admits client fell off wagon

Jan 03, 2008 – Lindsay filmed swigging champagne in Capri. (more)

David A. Grafton to get Gordon A. Sawyer Oscar.

Jan 02, 2008 – Grafton a pioneer in visual effects field. (more)