Main News Archive for Aug 2009

Academy introduces preferential voting for Best Picture

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

Academy celebrates The Rose’s 30th

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

HFPA teams with Time Warner to help LACMA

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

Ryan Jenkins found dead in B.C. hotel

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

Bruce Cohen to produce Academy’s Governors Awards Gala

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

TIFF announces their guest list

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

Third time’s a charm for Wright and Penn

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

Tom Sherak elected president of Academy

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

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.

John Hughes dies of heart attack

Aug 06, 2009 – Writer-director was 59.