Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not be returning to produce the Oscars Award Ceremony next year. The duo has produced the past three shows, in line with the contract they signed with the Academy in 2012.
For those who complained about this year's Academy Awards Ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on 22nd February 2015, there's some good news: the producers will not be returning for next year's show. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement on Thursday (26th March).
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards in February 2015.
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Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Calvin Klein dress may have been recovered. Nyong'o's dress, which she wore to the Oscars last week, was reportedly stolen on Wednesday (25th February) from her Los Angeles hotel room. A dress, resembling Nyong'o's, has been found in the same hotel after an anonymous tip off.
Lupita Nyong'o's stolen dress may have been found. The dress, worn by the 12 Years A Slave actress to The Oscars on Sunday (22nd February), was reportedly stolen a few days after the ceremony. The pearl embroidered dress, designed by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, is worth an estimated $150,000. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department released a statement earlier today (28th February) stating a dress resembling Nyong'o's had been uncovered in a bathroom at the same hotel.
Lupita Nyong'o with J.K. Simmons at the 87th Annual Oscars ceremony.
The Calvin Klein dress, worn by Nyong'o to the 2015 Oscars last weekend, had gone missing from her L.A. hotel room on Wednesday.
After a week of mystery and intrigue, the dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o to The Oscars has been found – in the hotel room where it was first reported stolen.
The pearl-covered gown, reported to be an eye-watering $150,000, was taken from a hotel room at the London West Hollywood on Wednesday. However, a man believed to be the thief returned it to the same place and tipped off TMZ where it could be found and, weirdly, why he had given it back.
Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress [pictured] was returned on Friday
Mr. Axel Cruau, Alexandre Desplat and Marco Mavilla - The Consul General Of France, Mr. Axel Cruau, Honors The French Nominees For The 87th Annual Academy Awards at French Consul Residence, Academy Awards - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Edward Snowden answered user questions on Reddit after 'Citizenfour' won the Oscar for best documentary.
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the whistleblower and journalists behind the NSA revelations, conducted a Reddit AMA on Monday to coincide with the release of HBO's Citizenfour, which won the Oscar for best documentary feature on Sunday night.
Edward Snowden's Citizenfour won the Oscar for best documentary
Things started with a bang when one user asked the whistleblower, "Don't you fear that at some point you will be used as leverage in a negotiation? eg; "if you drop the sanctions we give you Snowden."
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Charlotte McKinney - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Mindy Kaling - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
People across the world got together with friends on 22nd February to watch the Academy Awards - and for Sir Elton John, those friends happened to be some of the biggest names in entertainment!
Since 1992, EJAF (Elton John AIDS Foundation) has raised over 321 million USD to help combat AIDS/HIV. One of the biggest events on EJAF's calendar is that of the Academy Awards Ceremony - for the last 23 years, Sir Elton John has hosted a special Academy Awards viewing party, in which celebrities from all areas of the entertainment industry come together to watch the Oscars, whilst raising money for the foundation. This year was no exception.
Sir Elton John poses with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)
Of course, as with any Oscar party, members of the Hollywood elite were in attendance, like Alec and Hilaria Baldwin. But also, tremendous musical talent flocked to West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. In addition to Sir Elton John, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were there to pose for pictures, as were Miley Cyrus, LIL' KIM and Kylie Minogue. Moby and Beck also stopped by to help raise awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Celebrities have flocked to the Sunset Tower Hotel in order to support the Hollywood Domino Gala for the eighth year in a row, raising money for charities.
In 2008, Daya Fernandez thought of a fun little variation on the traditional game of dominos. Said game involves players using the pieces to make 'movie reels' - an idea that has certainly found a home with Hollywood's elite. Over the past eight years, a Hollywood Domino Gala has taken place in London, New York, the Cannes Film Festival, Puerto Rico, but the most important an prestigious event on the calendar takes place in in Los Angeles, on the Thursday before each year's Oscar ceremony.
Patricia Arquette at the 8th Annual Hollywood Domino Gala, in Los Angeles (Credit Michael Kovac - Getty Images)
With the help of Swiss watchmaker Bovet 1822, the 8th Hollywood Domino Gala & Tournament at the Sunset Tower Hotel on 19th February 2015. Every year, the Gala raises money for various charities, with this year the charity of choice was Artists for Peace and Justice - an organisation intent on supporting communities in poverty-stricken areas in Haiti.
The bomb scare proved to be a false alarm.
A bomb scare near the venue for The Oscars ceremony on Sunday (February 22) proved to be a false alarm though a man was detained by police. Bomb squad investigators cordoned off several storefronts and the front entrance of a hotel after a man who was driving recklessly emerged from his car with a propane canister.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars on Sunday night
According to Reuters, the man also had two canisters of nitrous oxide - more commonly known as laughing gas. He was taken into custody while police performed further investigations. Disposal technicians detonated the items as a precaution though no explosives were found.
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The Oscars is live on ABC at 5:30 PST, and the host has been talking about what kind of presentational style he'll be adopting.
Just three days to go before The Oscars, and Neil Patrick Harris has been spending Thursday talking about what kind of host he’ll be and what kind of jokes he’ll be cracking. In separate telephone interviews with USA Today and BuzzFeed, he indicated that he’ll be much gentler than some previous hosts. *Cough* Seth McFarlane *ahem*.
“I skew kinder. I want to keep it a classy show,” said Harris to USA Today. “It's a night of celebration. All of these people worked so hard all year long, all career long to attend this night. To make jokes at them, that's just not my style.”
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars on Sunday
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will provide Neil Patrick Harris with a musical number worthy of the Academy Awards.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar winning team behind Frozen’s megahit ‘Let it Go’, will be bringing their talents to this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, by penning an original musical number for host Neil Patrick Harris.
This year's Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris
The announcement was made by the ceremony’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who said that the two are currently constructing "an original multimedia musical sequence" called "Moving Pictures.”
With #OscarsSoWhite trending after the nominees were revealed, the Academy’s first black president has addressed the award’s lack of diversity.
When this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning one thing which stuck out for many observers was the lack of diversity amongt the nominees. All 20 of this year's acting contenders are white, while there are no women nominated in the directing or writing categories.
The Academy's president Cheryl Boone Isaacs
But speaking to the Associated Press, Cheryl Boone Isaacs’, the Academy’s first black president, said The Oscars were "committed to seeking out diversity of voice and opinion" and that outreaching to more diverse artists is a major focus.