Oscars: September 2007 Archives

Your complete ’07-’08 awards-season calendar

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Here they are, all the announcement and awards-show dates that make up the awards season we call The Gold Rush ...

Oscars ’08 host: Jon Stewart

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LOS ANGELES — Jon Stewart is getting a do-over as Oscar host. America’s favorite faux newscaster, who drew mixed reviews for his first stint in 2006, has been picked for a return engagement in February, the film academy announced today. ‘‘I’m thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time’s a charm,’’ Stewart said today in a statement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. ...

Cates tapped for record 14th Oscars telecast

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Gil Cates will produce next year’s Academy Awards, marking the 14th time he’ll have done so — adding to his growing record. He passed the previous most-prolific producer, Howard W. Koch, with eight shows, in 1998.

Oscar telecasts produced by Cates have resulted in 99 Emmy nominations and 25 awards, including a 1991 Emmy for Cates for producing the 63rd edition of the Academy Awards.

It will be up to Cates to choose this year’s host. Ellen DeGeneres hosted last year’s show, her first such stint. Previous Cates-selected hosts include Steve Martin, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock and Billy Crystal.

The 80th Academy Awards presentation will take place on Feb. 24, 2008.

Fans get a chance to line Oscars’ red carpet

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is giving some lucky movie buffs the chance to see their favorite stars up close at the Oscars next year.

Beginning Sept. 17, fans can enter an online lottery for a chance to win one of 300 available bleacher seats along the 500-foot-long red carpet in front of Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre before the awards ceremony.

The lottery will be open for one week, with winners being chosen at random on Sept. 24.
The 80th Academy Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 24.