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    Alex Gibney, Kathryn Bigelow Among Governors Elected To Academy Board

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the elected and reelected governors, increasing their governing body from 43 to 48.

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    The Academy Sends Out 276 Invites

    Last week, the Academy sent out 276 new invitations to join its ranks, the highest amount in recent years. (178 were invited in 2011; 135 in 2010; 134 in 2009; and 105 in 2008.) What you will notice from the list of invitations is the focus on diversity which is something the Academy clearly had t...

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    Academy Invites 276 New Members, From Prince to Lena Dunham to Joseph-Gordon Levitt

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invites to 276 people to potentially (if they accept) join the organization this year. So who made the cut?

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    For Your Consideration: A Mid-Year Stab At The Oscar Race

    It's been roughly four months since Indiewire's coverage of the mammoth 2012-2013 awards season came to an end. Our For Your Consideration column has laid dormant ever since, its most recent edition an year-in-advance stab at what might become of the next awards season. But with the Venice Film Fest...

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    Academy Sets Deadlines For Next Year's Oscars

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced category submission deadlines for the 86th Academy Awards, which will be handed out March 2, 2014. Seems like a long ways off, though most of the deadlines are in the early fall.

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    Seth MacFarlane Will Not Host Oscars Again... Suggests Joaquin Phoenix Instead

    "Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again," Seth MacFarlane announced on his Twitter feed today.

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    Academy Changes Rules For Animated Feature Oscar Category

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved the rules for next year's Oscars, with the most significant change affecting the Animated Feature Film category.

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    Oscars Rehire Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

    While we here at Women and Hollywood had many problems with the Oscars executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the Academy is very pleased that the show was able to bring in that coveted young male demographic. They are so happy that they made the early decision to rehire Meron and Zadan ...

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    Quvenzhane Wallis is All of Our Daughters

    I thought I was done with all the Oscar postscripts but there is still have one more thing to write about.  I am going to take a mulligan on not getting to this sooner, but I was off last week, and am only now really digesting all the blog posts and news stories.

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    One Week Out- A Last Look at the 2013 Oscars

    I left town the morning after the Oscars on a much needed vacation.  While I wasn't writing last week (and a big thanks goes out to Women and Hollywood writer Kerensa Cadenas for taking care of the site while I was gone), I didn't shut off my brain completely.  I was able to read all the p...

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