Academy Award

  1. 'Frozen's 'Let It Go' Wins Best Song Oscar, Gives Robert Lopez the EGOT

    March 03, 2014 12:01 AM EST Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Emmys and a Grammy. 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks At No. 1 For A Soundtrack Since 'Titanic' Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, ...

  2. Oscars Disqualify Song Nominee

    January 29, 2014 6:57 PM EST The Oscar nomination for an obscure song in a lightly seen film has been rescinded. The Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” after learning that Broughton, a former governor and curre ...

  3. Backbeat: Oscar Music Nominees Gather at Pre-Awards Reception

    February 24, 2013 1:30 PM EST Oscar-nominated songwriters were honored Saturday. Back row, from left, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Walter Murphy and Paul Epworth; front row, Herbert Kretzmer, J. Ralph, Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri. LOS ANGELES -- Barbra Streis ...

  4. Goldenvoice To Operate L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium

    December 11, 2012 3:10 PM EST Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles based music promoter, today announced it will assume all booking and operations of the historic Shrine Auditorium and adjacent Expo Hall following an agreement with Al Malaikah Shriner's Temple. Goldenvoice, which ...

  5. How Did Al Walser Score a Grammy Nomination?

    December 07, 2012 5:35 PM EST Al Walser is a Grammy nominee. And it's because of social media. The Lichtenstein native and near-total unknown - to the public, at least - submitted his self-produced and self-released track, "I Can't Live Without You" (above) ...

  6. Academy Awards To Change Nomination Process For Best Original Song Oscar

    August 30, 2012 5:24 PM EDT Five songs will be nominated for Academy Awards in the Original Song category after the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved additional rules for the 85th Academy Awards. Changes in the Original Song categ ...

  7. Grammys Outdraw Oscars For First Time Since 1984

    February 27, 2012 4:30 PM EST The Grammys garnered more television viewers than the Oscars this year for the first time since 1984, posting 39.9 million viewers compared to the Academy's 39.3 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Whitney Houston Tributes, Adele P ...

  8. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year

    February 27, 2012 12:37 AM EST In a year in which the Academy Awards appeared to not give a hoot about film music -- no musical performance during the show, just two nominees for Best Song -- they proceeded to reward a film in which the only dominant sound WAS music. Just two n ...

  9. Will Grammy Ratings Spike Make 2013 Ad Rates Soar?

    February 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST (Getty Images) With ad rates already averaging an all-time high of $800,000 heading into this year's Grammy Awards telecast (Billboard, Feb. 18), will CBS be able to charge even more in 2013? Due in part to the untimely death of Whitney Houst ...

  10. Rev. Jesse Jackson Hints At Protest Over Grammy Category Cuts

    January 28, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Rev. Jesse Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy's cuts to its Grammy categories: He's asking to meet with the president of the organization and has raised the possibility of protests with the awards less than two w ...

  11. Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams To Consult on Oscars

    December 08, 2011 8:42 PM EST Composer Hans Zimmer and producer-performer Pharrell Williams have been tapped to provide musical supervision for the Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 26. Producers of the Oscars telecast, Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, have tapped the two as consul ...

  12. Randy Newman Wins Academy Award For Best Song

    February 27, 2011 11:00 PM EST Randy Newman, who performed Saturday in Chicago but flew to Los Angeles in time for Sunday night's Academy Awards, took shots at himself and the Academy when accepting the Oscar for Best Song. He noted his low Oscar batting average -- the tro ...

  13. ABC's Oscars Entertain More Than 41 Million

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Based on the Fast National live-plus-same-day ratings from Nielsen Media Research, The 82nd Annual Academy Awards on ABC Sunday delivered an average audience of 41.3 million viewers—the most-watched entertainment telecast on any network since Feb. ...

  14. Oscars Announce Original Song Rules Change

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced a rules change for the 82nd Academy Awards that will impact the selection of nominees in the Original Song Category. The Music Branch Executive Committee recommen ...

  15. Oscars To Feature DJ Ravi Drums

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST DJ Ravi Drums, music director on NBC's "Howie Do It," will perform as part of the 81st Annual Academy Awards on Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Drums, who bills himself as the first and only Indian-American music director ...

  16. Grammys Turning Nominations Into TV Special

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Grammys are turning a dry nominations announcement into an hourlong TV special. "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" will air Dec. 3. The Grammy Awards are scheduled for Feb. 8 on CBS. The ...

  17. Oscars Change Original Song Rules

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have made three changes to the rules for the Original Song category; starting with the Oscar ceremony that will be held in 2009, only two songs from any given film can now be nominat ...

  18. Global Pulse

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST After spending two months in Australian clubs fronting his new band the Ordinary Fear of God, Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe will face a much larger audience on Jan. 25. Read Tom Ferguson's After spending two months in Australian c ...

  19. Motion Picture Academy Gets Strict On Credits

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to raise the bar for Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has adopted new rules affecting which producers will be eligible for best picture consideration as wel LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In an ...

  20. Movies & Music

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 77th annual Academy Awards bestowed trophies on two first-time winners in its music categories. Read Carla Hay's column. The 77th annual Academy Awards bestowed trophies on two first-time winners in its music categories. Read Carla Hay� ...

  21. Report: Oscar Exposure Worth $7M For Kodak

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Front Row analyzes media value. The broadcast media value of hosting last night's 77th Academy Awards was worth $7 million to Kodak, sponsor of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, according to analysis by naming-rights marketing and sponsorship r ...

  22. MPAA Files More Suits

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Oscar-nominated films being traded. Oscar-nominated films being traded. News ...

  23. Movies & Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé will perform three of the nominated songs at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Read Carla Hay's column. Beyoncé will perform three of the nominated songs at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Read Carla Hay ...

  24. Movies & Music

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Golden Globes usually indicate the next Academy Award nominees . . . but not this year. Read Carla Hay's column. The Golden Globes usually indicate the next Academy Award nominees . . . but not this year. Read Carla Hay's column. New ...

  25. Movies & Music

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" rules the music categories at the 76th annual Academy Awards. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" rules the music categories at the 76th annual Academy Awards. News ...

  26. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...

  27. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...