Main Entries for 2009

This page provides links to all of our entries in all categories for 2009.

Oscar nomination ballots mailed out

Dec 28, 2009 – 5,777 voters better check their mailboxes. (more)

Charlie Sheen arrested on domestic violence allegations

Dec 25, 2009 – Spends Xmas Day in a Colarado jail cell. (more)

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins announce split

Dec 23, 2009 – Rep tells People they been separated since summer. (more)

Aniston, Rourke and Roberts to present at Golden Globes

Dec 23, 2009 – Will perform their duties on January 17th. (more)

Brittany Murphy dead at 32

Dec 20, 2009 – Actress dies of cardiac arrest (more)

Nancy O’Dell leaving Access Hollywood

Dec 17, 2009 – Ends her run this week. (more)

Screen Actors Guild nominations announced

Dec 17, 2009 – Up in the Air, Precious and Inglourious Basterds get multiple nominations. (more)

63 songs vie for Oscar glory

Dec 16, 2009 – Scoring system will now determine nominees. (more)

Oscar Night America parties to help charities in 50 cities

Dec 15, 2009 – Official viewing parties now in their 17th year. (more)

Up in the Air leads Golden Globe nominations

Dec 15, 2009 – Reitman film gets six Golden Globe nods. (more)

15 features move forward in Oscar’s Visual Effects race

Dec 11, 2009 – Field will now be narrowed to three nominees (more)

First of three SAG Awards auctions launch today

Dec 11, 2009 – Proceeds benefit the SAG Foundation. (more)

Krasinski, Kruger, and Timberlake to announce Golden Globe nods

Dec 11, 2009 – Announcement set for Tuesday, Dec. 15th. (more)

Johnny Hallyday admitted to LA hospital

Dec 09, 2009 – French rocker/actor suffering from post-operative infection. (more)

Mavis Spencer is 2010 Miss Golden Globe

Dec 09, 2009 – Will perform her duties on January 17th. (more)

Danny Cahill wins NBC’s The Biggest Loser

Dec 09, 2009 – Takes home $250,000 after losing 239 pounds. (more)

As the World Turns canceled by CBS

Dec 08, 2009 – Show to end run after 54 years. (more)

Ten live action shorts continue in Oscar race

Dec 04, 2009 – Screening process will narrow it down to 3-5 nominees. (more)

15 animated features eligible for Golden Globes this year

Dec 03, 2009 – Number will be reduced to five nominees. (more)

HFPA announces numbers for eligible productions

Dec 03, 2009 – Eligible productions include a record 69 foreign language films. (more)

2010 Miss Golden Globe to be announced at HFPA party celebrating young Hollywood

Nov 30, 2009 – Second year for HFPA party (more)

Donny Osmond wins Dancing with the Stars

Nov 25, 2009 – Veteran performer takes home the mirror ball trophy. (more)

Academy’s Tech Council adds four

Nov 24, 2009 – Council oversees cooperation and preservaton. (more)

Marc Shaiman to be Oscar’s music director

Nov 23, 2009 – Shaiman worked with telecast co-producer Shankman on Hairspray. (more)

Johnny Depp is People Magazine’s Sexiest Man

Nov 19, 2009 – The ladies loves them some pirate. (more)

15 doc features move on in Oscar race

Nov 18, 2009 – Field will now be narrowed to five nominees (more)

Hamish Hamiliton gets Oscar’s director chair

Nov 18, 2009 – It’s Hamilton’s first time with the show. (more)

Academy celebrates at first-ever Governors Awards

Nov 15, 2009 – Star-studded event kicks off awards season. (more)

Martin Scorsese to receive Cecil B. Demille Award

Nov 12, 2009 – Director to get honor at 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (more)

20 animated features prepare for Oscar race

Nov 11, 2009 – Up to five nominees will now be selected. (more)

Academy to screen From Here to Eternity

Nov 05, 2009 – New digital restoration to be screened. (more)

Academy grants $450,000 to U.S. film festivals

Nov 04, 2009 – Grants help to make festivals more accessible. (more)

Martin and Baldwin to host Oscars

Nov 03, 2009 – Pair to strut their stuff on March 7th. (more)

Mel Gibson’s girlfriend has baby girl

Nov 02, 2009 – Child number eight for Gibson. (more)

Governors Awards presenters to include Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino

Oct 29, 2009 – Foursome to present at inaugural Governors Awards on November 14th. (more)

Academy announces 2009 Nicholl Screenwriting winners

Oct 29, 2009 – Each winner will receive a $30,000 prize. (more)

January Jones joins Nic Cage in indie thriller

Oct 28, 2009 – The Hungry Rabbit Jumps begins shooting in December. (more)

Corey Feldman headed to divorce court

Oct 28, 2009 – And you thought this one would last. (more)

Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes

Oct 26, 2009 – First time Golden Globe Awards have had host since 1995. (more)

Travolta extortion case ends in mistrial

Oct 22, 2009 – Judge calls mistrial as politician suggests there was an acquittal. (more)

SAG appoints David P. White as Executive Director and Chief Negotiator

Oct 18, 2009 – White served as the Guild’s Interim National Executive Director since January of this year (more)

TLC sues Jon Gosselin

Oct 16, 2009 – Network goes after reality star for breach of contract. (more)

65 countries to vy for Foreign Language Oscar

Oct 15, 2009 – Nominations in category will be announced on February 2nd. (more)

Avril Lavigne files for divorce

Oct 15, 2009 – Singer ends months of speculation. (more)

SAG marches on D.C. for LGBT equality

Oct 11, 2009 – Union and staffers head to Washington. (more)

Eight short docs make Oscar shortlist

Oct 09, 2009 – Now three to five nominees will be selected. (more)

Academy announces Nicholl Fellowship finalists

Oct 08, 2009 – Up to five $30,000 fellowships may be awarded. (more)

Letterman media storm enters first full week

Oct 06, 2009 – Late Night host apologizes to wife and staff. (more)

Chef Suzanne Goin’s Lucques Catering gets 16th Annual SAG Awards gig

Sep 29, 2009 – Shrine Exposition Center will be transformed into dinner theatre. (more)

Polanski arrest confirmed

Sep 27, 2009 – Swiss authorities confirm they have director in custody. (more)

Roman Polanski arrested according to Zurich Film Festival

Sep 27, 2009 – Zurich police haven’t confirmed director picked up on 31-year-old U.S. warrant. (more)

Ken Howard elected SAG President

Sep 24, 2009 – Two year term beigns September 25th. (more)

61st Annual Emmy Award Winners

Sep 21, 2009 – Mad Men and 30 Rock take the top prizes. (more)

Betty White to receive 2009 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

Sep 15, 2009 – Beloved actress to receive accolade at SAG Awards. (more)

Patrick Swayze dead at 57

Sep 15, 2009 – Actor had been fighting pancreatic cancer. (more)

Academy’s inaugural Governors Awards to honor Bacall, Calley, Corman and Willis

Sep 10, 2009 – Event will be held on November 14th. (more)

Wanna be an Oscar bleacher creature?

Sep 10, 2009 – Academy offers fans a chance at bleacher seats. (more)

11 scientific achievements vy for 82nd Oscars

Sep 04, 2009 – Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented on February 20th, 2010. (more)

Telluride Film Festival gets $50,000 from Academy

Sep 02, 2009 – Grant will hep underwrite Guest Director program. (more)

Liam Neeson not heading to TIFF

Sep 02, 2009 – Actor lost wife Natasha Richardson in March. (more)

Academy introduces preferential voting for Best Picture

Aug 31, 2009 – First time system has been used since 1945’s ceremony. (more)

Academy celebrates The Rose’s 30th

Aug 29, 2009 – Bette Midler and Mark Rydell to participate in panel. (more)

HFPA teams with Time Warner to help LACMA

Aug 26, 2009 – Partnership commits $150,000 to keep films rolling. (more)

Ryan Jenkins found dead in B.C. hotel

Aug 24, 2009 – Reality TV actor wanted for murder of estranged wife Jasmine Fiore. (more)

Bruce Cohen to produce Academy’s Governors Awards Gala

Aug 20, 2009 – Inaugural event to honor Thalberg, Hersholt and honorary recipients. (more)

TIFF announces their guest list

Aug 20, 2009 – A cavalcade of actors and directors to descend on Toronto. (more)

Third time’s a charm for Wright and Penn

Aug 19, 2009 – Robin and Sean agree to property division in divorce. (more)

Tom Sherak elected president of Academy

Aug 18, 2009 – Has served seven years on the AMPAS Board of Governors. (more)

HFPA Grants $1,249,000 to 29 Film Schools and Non-Profit Organizations

Aug 11, 2009 – Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s philanthopy helps support a variety of programs. (more)

John Hughes dies of heart attack

Aug 06, 2009 – Writer-director was 59. (more)

Twilight Eclipse’s Victoria drama continues

Jul 30, 2009 – The battle of the statements begins. (more)

Bryce Dallas Howard takes over Victoria role in Twilight

Jul 29, 2009 – Actress takes over role played by Rachelle Lefevre. (more)

Jennifer’s Body opens Midnight Madness at TIFF

Jul 21, 2009 – Will fans get to see Megan Fox? (more)

Walter Cronkite dead at 92

Jul 17, 2009 – Newscaster defined excellence. (more)

Creation to open TIFF

Jul 14, 2009 – Choice breaks unwritten rule about Canadian films opening festival. (more)

Academy’s Nicholl’s Fellowship receives record number of entries

Jul 06, 2009 – Competition supports emerging screenwriters. (more)

Kevin Jonas is engaged

Jul 02, 2009 – A JoBro gets ready to head down the aisle. (more)

Karl Malden dead at 97

Jul 01, 2009 – Received SAG’s lifetime achievement award in 2004. (more)

Academy invites 134 to join

Jun 30, 2009 – Invitees have distinguished themselves in theatrical motion picture work. (more)

TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead

Jun 28, 2009 – OxiClean infomercial king was 50. (more)

Academy to honor testimonial award recipients at new event.

Jun 26, 2009 – Move will help reshape Oscar telecast. (more)

Michael Jackson dies

Jun 25, 2009 – Self-proclaimed King of Pop was 50. (more)

Farrah Fawcett dead at 62

Jun 25, 2009 – Actress had been battling cancer for years. (more)

82nd Oscars to feature 10 Best Picture nominees

Jun 24, 2009 – Academy votes to expand field for the first time since 1943. (more)

Toronto festival announces first batch of films

Jun 23, 2009 – These flicks previously unspooled at other festivals. (more)

Parker and Broderick welcome twins

Jun 23, 2009 – Girls were carried by surrogate mother. (more)

Ed McMahon dies

Jun 23, 2009 – Johnny Carson’s sidekick was 86. (more)

Chris Brown enters pleads guilty

Jun 22, 2009 – Cops to one count of felony assault on Rihanna. (more)

Bradley Whitford and Jane Kaczmarek heading for divorce

Jun 20, 2009 – Couple was married for 16 years. (more)

Student Academy Award winners honored in LA

Jun 13, 2009 – Winners medal level revealed at ceremony. (more)

UPDATE: Thai police say Carradine death may be accidental

Jun 05, 2009 – Thai police don’t have conclusive evidence yet. (more)

David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

Jun 04, 2009 – Death was apparent suicide. (more)

Phil Spector gets 19 years to life

May 29, 2009 – Murdered Lana Clarkson in 2003. (more)

Sean Penn calls off divorce…again

May 21, 2009 – Actor withdraws petition to separate. (more)

2009 Student Academy Award winners announced

May 18, 2009 – Twelve students from eight schools win. (more)

American Apparel settles with Woody Allen

May 18, 2009 – $5 million settlement occurs just before trial. (more)

Academy grants $500,000 to film and cultural organizations

May 12, 2009 – Grants part of Academy’s wider support of the arts. (more)

Joan Rivers beats Annie Duke on Celebrity Apprentice

May 10, 2009 – Bitter rivals argue until the end. (more)

Finalists for 36th Annual Student Academy Awards announced

May 05, 2009 – 36 students from 20 schools have been selected. (more)

Dom DeLuise dies

May 05, 2009 – Popular character actor was 75. (more)

Foreign finalists selected for Student Academy Awards

May 04, 2009 – Five finalists selected from 57 entries. (more)

Las Vegas performer Danny Gans dies at 52

May 01, 2009 – Gans had just started new run at Wynn hotel. (more)

Sean Penn files for legal separation…again

Apr 29, 2009 – He and Robin Wright Penn have been married for 13 years. (more)

Parker and Broderick expecting twins

Apr 28, 2009 – Couple expecting twins through surrogate mother. (more)

Bea Arthur dead at 86

Apr 25, 2009 – Best know for her hit shows Maude and The Golden Girls. (more)

18,500 schools to receive Academy-developed teaching guides

Apr 23, 2009 – Curriculum is designed to promote media literacy. (more)

Phil Spector found guilty of second degree murder

Apr 13, 2009 – Jury in Spector trial deliberated for 30 hours. (more)

Marilyn Chambers found dead

Apr 13, 2009 – Former adult star was 56. (more)

Mel Gibson headed for divorce court

Apr 13, 2009 – Marriage lasted nearly 30 years. (more)

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters catch Canadian flu

Apr 12, 2009 – After a bizarre interview, Thornton cancels shows. (more)

Student Academy Awards receive record number of entries

Apr 08, 2009AMPAS receives 559 entries. (more)

Chris Brown enters not guilty plea

Apr 07, 2009 – Singer enters plea in Rihanna assault case. (more)

Bruce Willis marries for second time

Mar 23, 2009 – Actor marries model in Turks and Caicos Islands. (more)

Natasha Richardson laid to rest

Mar 22, 2009 – Funeral service held in upstate New York. (more)

Natasha Richardson dies after ski accident

Mar 18, 2009 – Family confirms actress has passed away. (more)

Natasha Richardson injured in ski accident

Mar 17, 2009 – Actress suffered head trauma. (more)

Jenna Jameson has twins

Mar 16, 2009 – That headline would have meant something else before she retired from porn. (more)

Charlie Sheen and wife welcome twins

Mar 16, 2009 – Couple has sons. (more)

Ron Silver dead at 62

Mar 16, 2009 – Actor/activist loses life to cancer. (more)

Academy announces 2009 Film Scholars

Mar 06, 2009 – Fox and montage master to be examined. (more)

Bachelor chooses fiancee and dumps her

Mar 02, 2009 – Jason chooses Melissa and then dumps her on TV. (more)

Slumdog Millionaire wins big at Oscars

Feb 23, 2009 – Danny Boyle’s film takes home eight golden boys. (more)

The Wrestler has a hold on Spirit Awards

Feb 21, 2009 – Takes home three wins. (more)

Oscar Night America charities announced

Feb 09, 2009 – Groups in 53 cities to benefit from Hollywood’s big night. (more)

Plant and Krauss top Grammy Awards

Feb 08, 2009 – Duo take home five Grammys. (more)

Foreign Language nominees in Academy Symposium

Feb 04, 2009 – Nominated directors to discuss various issues. (more)

Makeup nominees partake in Oscar Week event

Jan 30, 2009 – Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Symposium highlights nominees. (more)

Oscar shorts screen in LA

Jan 30, 2009 – Animated and Live Action Short Film nominees to screen at Samuel Goldwyn Theater. (more)

Oscar’s the star of new Academy poster

Jan 29, 2009 – Commemorative poster is on sale to public. (more)

Ballots mailed to Academy Voters

Jan 28, 2009 – Ceremony takes place on February 22nd. (more)

Puck and Cecchetto added to Governors Ball team

Jan 26, 2009 – Veterans added to party team. (more)

Cheryl Boone Isaacs to chair Governors Ball

Jan 26, 2009 – It’s her seventh year as chair. (more)

Screen Actors Guild Awards honor Slumdog Millionaire

Jan 26, 2009 – Penn and Streep get top acting honors. (more)

81st Academy Award nominees announced

Jan 22, 2009 – Benjamin Button leads with 13 nominations. (more)

Gee Nicholl passes away

Jan 14, 2009 – Gee was a supporter of Academy Screenwriting program. (more)

Nine foreign language films advance in Oscar race

Jan 13, 2009 – List will be reduced to five nominees. (more)

Great night for Slumdog and Winslet

Jan 12, 2009 – Film takes four, actress gets two. (more)

Four achievements to get Academy Sci-Tech Awards

Jan 08, 2009 – Awards will be presented presented at the Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 7, 2009. (more)

Dark Knight wins big at People’s Choice Awards

Jan 08, 2009 – Dark Knight sweeps its categories. (more)

Fans get chance to bid on SAG Award bleacher seats

Jan 08, 2009 – Auction will help community work of SAG Foundation. (more)

52 cities partake in Oscar Night America

Jan 07, 2009 – Oscar viewing parties help charities nationwide. (more)

Mark Kimball to get Academy’s Bonner Medal

Jan 07, 2009 – Honor pays tribute to high standards. (more)

Makeup Oscar field narrows to seven

Jan 06, 2009 – Screenings will narrow field to three. (more)

Ed Catmull to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar

Jan 06, 2009 – Award recognizes technological contributions. (more)

Visual Effects Oscar field narrows to seven

Jan 06, 2009 – Visual Effects Branch will narrow that to three nominees. (more)

John Travolta’s son dies of seizure

Jan 02, 2009 – Jett Travolta was 16. (more)