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    Ellen DeGeneres to Host Upcoming Oscars

    After a big week when the Academy elected its first female African American leader, more news was made this morning with the announcement that talk show host and all around funny gal, Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the Oscars on March 2nd.

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    A Open Letter to Cheryl Boone Isaacs: Remember the Ladies

    Yesterday marked the first day of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs' tenure and she made the press rounds to talk about her priorities and goals for her new job.

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    An African American Woman -- Cheryl Boone Isaacs -- Wins the Presidency of the Academy

    It's literally a new day at the Academy.

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    Quote of the Day: Fay Kanin on Being President of the Academy

    Earlier this week, the WGA and Academy paid tribute to the late, great Fay Kanin. Kanin passed away in March at the age of 95.

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    Queue It Up: 24 Oscar Nominated Documentaries Now Streaming on Netflix

    Here are 24 Academy Award nominated documentaries that are streaming on Netflix now.

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    Women Attain Their Highest Level of Leadership at the Academy

    Each year the Academy votes in members of the governors board. The board members represent each of the Academy's 16 branches which includes the newly created costume designers branch. As of this year there are three board members for each branch. Members must be re-elected when their terms are up...

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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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