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At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

NPR - ‎6 hours ago‎
The food glitterati will gather in Chicago Monday night for the black-tie James Beard Chef and Restaurant Awards, known as the "Oscars of the food world." Most of the categories sound like industry fare: Outstanding Restaurant Design. Best Chef: Great ...

The Oscars for civil servants: Meet this year's finalists

Stars and Stripes - ‎13 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - New techniques to detect and stop terrorist-made explosives, a halt to the spread of a wildlife epidemic, a new generation of personal protective equipment to make construction workers safe, reduced medical errors -- these are some of the ...

How the Correspondents' Dinner has gone from 'nerd prom' to DC's Oscars

New York Post - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Once dubbed the “nerd prom” for the wonky press corp, the glitzy gala has become Washington's Oscars, where Hollywood and political elite mingle at swank embassy parties around town before and after walking the red carpet to the dinner.
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MET GALA MADNESS: Every Straight-Up Fire Look From The Oscars Of Fashion

Pedestrian TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
Doll, if you think you love fashion but you haven't been consistently refreshing all your social media tabs wincing desperately in deep pleasure over the gowns at this year's Met Gala, did you ever truly love fashion at all?

Naomi Watts greets student from her old high school on the Oscars red carpet

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
She is an Academy Award-nominated actress with a slew of famous films under her belt. But Naomi Watts wasn't above greeting a very special fan as she made her way down the red carpet at the Oscars earlier this year. The actress, a former attendee of ...

Green "Oscars," the Whitley Awards, Funds Wildlife Causes

Nature World News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The red carpet, celebrity-flocked Oscars awards night found its match with the Green "Oscars." But instead of honoring the performance of actors and the people behind the scene, the green Oscars gave funding to films by deserving environmentalists.
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner After Boycotting Oscars

E! Online - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
"At the Oscars...people of color are always welcomed to give out awards...even entertain," she wrote on her Twitter account.
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2016 Notre Dame OSCARS -- A Celebration of Excellence

Notre Dame Official Athletic Site - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Created by Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and Student Welfare & Development (SWD) office, the O.S.C.A.R.S. showcase the many accomplishments of Notre Dame student-athletes. The red-carpet gala serves to unite all students, ...
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James Franco doesn't regret hosting Oscars

CNN - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
(CNN) Viewers didn't love it in 2011 when James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the Academy Awards. But everyman Franco now says he has no regrets.

Oscar Season 2017: Yes, It's Really Here (Podcast)

Indie Wire - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
This episode of Screen Talk is presented by Hulu's "The Path." Oscar season has been over for two months and already the cycle has started again.
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Oscars: Academy Asks Members for Résumés to Determine Voting Eligibility (Exclusive)

Hollywood Reporter - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
... of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has begun the process of vetting its members to determine whether or not they qualify as "active" under the Academy's recently approved rules, which will impact whether or not they retain the right to vote for ...
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Who Is Oscar's Dad Walter on 'The Odd Couple'? That's Garry Marshall - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
In The Odd Couple episode “Madison & Son,” Oscar's (Matthew Perry) dream has come true when he's asked to throw the first pitch at a New York Mets game.
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Ricky Gervais: I Want to Host the Oscars, But "It's Probably Best I Don't"

E! Online - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Ricky Gervais has already hosted the Golden Globes four times, so isn't it about time he's given a shot at the Oscars? "I would if they said I could say what I wanted, but they would never say that," the funny man told E! News at the Tribeca Film ...

A Proposed Solution to Oscars Qualifying for Documentaries

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In the summer of 2012, as Gathr was building out its idea for Theatrical On Demand®, I reached out to Ric Robertson and Tom Sherak (The AMPAS' respective COO and President at the time) in order to describe to them the bottom-up democratized approach ...
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Patricia Arquette Says She Lost Work Over Speech at Oscars

New York Times - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Advocating for equal pay in Hollywood takes its toll, as the actress Patricia Arquette said she learned the hard way. Ms. Arquette, who made her 2015 Oscar speech an impassioned plea for income equality, said she lost jobs as a result of her comments.

Maine's James Beard finalists prepare for 'Oscars of food' - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- In March, Maine's chefs, restaurant owners, brewers, and those with their eye on the food scene learned of the finalist nominees for 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards- an event often referred to as the "Oscars of ...
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Eisner award nominees: Oscars of the comics world is no boys' club

The Guardian - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The nominations are out for this year's Eisner awards - rightly dubbed the Oscars of the comics world - and the watchwords this year seem to be diversity and variety.

7 conservationists win the 'Green Oscars' - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
This year's Whitley Awards - often referred to as the “Green Oscars” - has been given to seven conservationists chosen from a pool of over 120 applicants from 53 countries for their “innovative conservation projects”.
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Academy Clarifies New Oscar Voting Restrictions After Controversy

Variety - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
In a letter to its membership Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reached back to some 46-year-old fine print in its own bylaws to help clarify recent controversial voting restrictions.

George Takei Slams Chris Rock's Racist Joke At The Oscars

BuzzFeed News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
After Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen told some racist jokes about Asians at this year's Oscars, 25 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members of Asian descent sent a letter of protest to the organization.