Main News Archive for Oct 2008

Joaquin Phoenix says he’s quitting acting

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

Michael Seligman named Oscar’s supervising producer

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

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

Oct 28, 2008 – Nicholl Fellowship sponsors upcoming screenwriters.

Police confirm body in SUV is Jennifer Hudson’s nephew

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

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.

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.

Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother slain

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

Roger Goodman named Oscar director

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

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.

67 countries vying for Foreign Language Oscar

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

David Duchovny and Téa Leoni admit separation

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

Gale Harold injured in motorcycle crash

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

Madonna and Guy Ritchie to get divorced

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

Finalists announced for Academy’s Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships

Oct 13, 2008 – 13 writers will now be judged.

Oscar’s Documentary Short Subject field narrows to eight

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

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

Oct 08, 2008 – Free screenings to explore issues.

O.J. Simpson found guilty of armed robbery

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