Feb 282013
 

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA),
ELECTS SUTTON STRACKE TO BOARD

MOCA THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

The Board of Trustees of The Museum of Contemporary Art announced today the
election of Sutton Stracke to its Board. Committed dance and performing arts supporter, Stracke
has held leadership positions and served on the boards of the Augusta Ballet in Georgia and the
Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York, and currently serves as a trustee of the
Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Orange County.
“We are excited to welcome Sutton Stracke to the MOCA Board. Her long-time commitment to the
performing arts, and her experience at notable and creative arts institutions will be extremely
valuable to MOCA,” said Board Co-Chair Maria Arena Bell.
“We are delighted that Sutton Stracke has joined the MOCA board,” said Board Co-Chair David G.
Johnson, ”and we are looking forward to working with such a dynamic individual with first hand
experience working with cultural institutions.”

The museum’s full Board is now composed of six officers and 43 members, all of whom are active
arts patrons and philanthropic leaders. Active Board development has resulted in the appointment
of 25 returning and new trustees since the generous $30 million challenge grant was given to the
museum by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in 2008. Twelve new trustees, including Wallis
Annenberg, Steven A. Cohen, Charles. L. Conlan II, Laurent Degryse, Ariel Emanuel, NancyJane
Goldston, Richard J. Grad, Laurence Graff, Dan S. Loeb, Maurice Marciano, Edward Minskoff, and
Jamie Tisch, have been elected under Director Jeffrey Deitch’s leadership.
SUTTON STRACKE began her career in the performing arts as assistant to the Artistic Director and
a modern dance teacher at the North Carolina Dance Theater. Since that time, and for over fifteen
years, she has continued to support the performing arts, serving as the Director of Development for
the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and the Executive Director of the Augusta Ballet, and
serving on the Boards of both institutions. She currently serves as trustee of the Segerstrom Center
MOCA ELECTS SUTTON STRACKE TO BOARD

for the Performing Arts in Orange County, Council Member to Oceana in New York, Artistic
Advisory Committee Member for the Westobou Festival in Augusta, and Friend of the Costume
Institute for the Metropolitan Museum of New York. Stracke has also been a member of
Renaissance Weekend and is the current Vice Chair for the American Ballet Theater Spring Gala.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Christian Stracke, MD for PIMCO, and their three
children. She writes a blog, Suttons-Law, and is a contributor to the Huffington Post.
2013 EXHIBITIONS AT MOCA
NOW ON VIEW
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States at MOCA
Through March 11, 2013
MOCA Grand Avenue
MOCA’s Permanent Collection: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions
Through March 11, 2013
MOCA Grand Avenue
A Point of View: Selected Gifts From The Laurence A. Rickels Collection
Through March 11, 2013
MOCA Grand Avenue
Jason Schmidt: Some Los Angeles Artists
Through March 11, 2013
MOCA Grand Avenue
OPENING SOON
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
March 20-June 9, 2013
MOCA Pacific Design Center
Urs Fischer
April 21-August 19, 2013
MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California
June 2-September 2, 2013
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)
Founded in 1979, MOCA’s mission is to be one of the defining museums of contemporary art. The institution
MOCA ELECTS SUTTON STRACKE TO BOARD

has achieved astonishing growth in its brief history—with three Los Angeles locations of architectural
renown; more than 10,000 members; a world-class permanent collection of more than 6,700 works,
international in scope and among the finest in the nation; hallmark education programs that are widely
emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; and groundbreaking monographic,
touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time. MOCA is a private notfor-
profit institution supported by its members, corporate and foundation support, government grants, and
admission revenues. MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA are open 11am to 5pm
on Monday and Friday; 11am to 8pm on Thursday; 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday; and closed on
Tuesday and Wednesday. General admission is $12 for adults; $6 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+);
and free for MOCA members, children under 12, and everyone on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm,courtesy of
Wells Fargo. MOCA Pacific Design Center is open 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday; 11am to 6pm on
Saturday and Sunday; and closed on Monday. Admission to MOCA Pacific Design Center is always free. For
24-hourinformation on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213/626-6222 or
access MOCA online at moca.org.

Feb 272013
 

Alchemy + Entity

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops and Aline Smithson are proud to present Alchemy + Entity, a group photography exhibit with new work from:


Jim Brammer, Nancy Bruno, Jodi Champagne, Suzanne Garner, Pauline Gola,

Elisa Haber, Alex Kondracke, Mindi LaRose, Erica Martin, Vaneh Petrossian,

Lori Pond, Gary Quart, Nataly Rader, Kristianne Koch, Gina Roston,

Brandy Trigueros

 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7 – 10 pm

Exhibition dates: March 16th – April 12th, 2013th

 

Location:  The Julia Dean Gallery

755 Seward St., Los Angeles, CA 90038 T: 323.464.0909

 

Alchemy + Entity celebrates new work from 16 emerging photographers in conjunction with the Julia Dean Photo Workshops.  The process of transformation; an idea, a feeling, a theme or a person inspired each artist. The show provides viewers with an eclectic array of stunning imagery above and below the surface.

Feb 262013
 

CAST IS SET AND REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR “END OF THE RAINBOW”
AT THE CTG/AHMANSON THEATRE
Previews Begin March 12, 2013

AHMANSON THEATRE END OF THE RAINBOW

Michael Cumpsty and Tracie Bennett in The Broadway productions Acllaimd “END OF THE RAINBOW” by Peter Quilter and directed by Terry Johnson.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casting has been announced for the upcoming engagement of “End of the Rainbow,” which begins previews March 12 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center.  Opening night is March 20 and performances run through April 21, 2013.

“End of the Rainbow,” written by Peter Quilter and directed by Terry Johnson, features Tracie Bennett reprising her Tony Award-nominated performance as Judy Garland, Michael Cumpsty (also Tony Award-nominated for his role), Erik Heger and Miles Anderson. Rehearsals begin February 26.

“End of the Rainbow” has set and costume design by William Dudley, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Gareth Owen.  The production stage manager is Mark Dobrow.
“End of the Rainbow” is set in December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback . . . again. In a London hotel room preparing for a series of concerts, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit.  This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. “End of the Rainbow” features some of Garland’s most memorable songs, performed with the show-stopping gusto for which she will always be remembered.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times said “End of the Rainbow” is  “. . . one of the most complete portraits of an artist I’ve ever seen . . . Watching Tracie Bennett’s electrifying interpretation of Judy Garland . . . you feel utterly alive . . . That’s what comes from witnessing acting that is this unconditionally committed, not to mention this sensational — in every sense of the word.”
Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “In a Broadway performance that will long be discussed, debated and remembered, Bennett conveys, with equal parts magic and heartbreak, the paradox of being both human and immortal.” Richard Zoglin of Time Magazine remarked, “As much as you will hear about Tracie Bennett’s extraordinary performance, she surpasses it. She is magnetic, wrenching, a jolt of electricity from beginning to end.”

Tracie Bennett made her Broadway debut with “End of the Rainbow” and first appeared in the show on London’s West End.   Other West End productions include “La Cage Aux Folles,” “Hairspray,” “Les Misérables,” “Cash on Delivery” and “She Loves Me.” She has appeared on numerous tours and in regional theatre in the U.K., and her film and television credits include “Shirley Valentine,” “Knights and Emeralds,” “Dalziel and Pascoe,” “Northern Lights” and many others. Bennett’s remarkable performance has made her “the toast of Broadway” (New York Post) and has garnered her the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, a 2012 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance, along with Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations.

Peter Quilter’s work has been produced in major theatres throughout the world, playing in 38 countries and translated into 27 languages.  Three of his shows have been presented on London’s West End, and he has twice been nominated for an Olivier Award. His other plays include “Glorious! (the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world),”  “The Morning After,” “Let it Snow,” the two-actor comedy “Duets” and “The Actress.”
Tickets for “End of the Rainbow”are available at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, or by calling (213) 972-4400.

Feb 252013
 

Artists from many areas of film production and creation were honored by the Academy (short and documentary film makers, foreign directors, actors and producers, animators, production set designers, editors, make up and wardrobe artists, to name just a few categories) with the much-coveted Oscar statue.

When it comes to feature films, there were surprises. During the spectacular 85th Annual Academy Award event, the industry’s celebrities announced 2013 Academy Award Winners; they were:

  • Best Picture: “Argo.”
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
  • Best Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi
  • Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Producers George Cloney, Ben Affleck, and Grant Heslov with their 2013 Oscars for Argo

Producers George Cloney, Ben Affleck, and Grant Heslov with their 2013 Oscars for Argo

 Producers George Cloney, Ben Affleck, and Grant Heslov pose backstage with their Oscars® for best motion picture of the year for “Argo” during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theater in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

In an interview shortly after “Argo” was awarded 2013 Academy Award for the Best Film, Ben Affleck said: “You know what, you’re not entitled to anything. I’m honored to be here. I’m honored to be among these extraordinary movies, and I’m really, really honored to win an Academy Award.”

Daniel Day-Lewis with his 2013 Oscar for performance by an actor in a leading role for his role in "Lincoln"

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses backstage with his Oscar® for performance by an actor in a leading role for his role in “Lincoln” during the live telecast on the ABC Television network from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Lawrence with her 2013 Oscar for performance by an actress in a leading role

Jennifer Lawrence with her 2013 Oscar for performance by an actress in a leading role

After winning the Oscar® for performance by an actress in a leading role for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook”, actress Jennifer Lawrence poses backstage with her Oscar® during the live telecast on the ABC Television network from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Christoph Waltz with his 2013 Oscar for actor in a supporting role for his work in "Django Unchained"

Christoph Waltz with his 2013 Oscar for actor in a supporting role for his work in “Django Unchained”

After winning the category performance by an actor in a supporting role for his work in “Django Unchained”, actor Christoph Waltz poses backstage with his Oscar® during the live ABC Television network of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Anne Hathaway with her 2013 Oscar for performance by an actress in a supporting role in €œ"Les Miserables"

Anne Hathaway with her 2013 Oscar for performance by an actress in a supporting role in €œ”Les Miserables”

After winning the category performance by an actress in a supporting role for her work in “Les Misérables”, actress Anne Hathaway poses with her Oscar® backstage at The Oscars® live on ABC from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Director Ang Lee with his 2013 Oscar for "Life of Pi"

Director Ang Lee with his 2013 Oscar for “Life of Pi”

After winning the category achievement in directing for “Life of Pi”, director Ang Lee poses backstage with his Oscar® during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theater in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Quentin Tarantino with his Oscar for original screenplay for "Django Unchained"

Quentin Tarantino with his Oscar for original screenplay for “Django Unchained”

After winning the category original screenplay for “Django Unchained”, Quentin Tarantino poses backstage with his Oscar® during the live ABC Telecast from the Dolby® Theater during The Oscars® from Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Congratulations to ALL 2013 Academy Award Winners and Nominees!

The words that will stay with us from this year’s OSCARS are: “And it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life because that’s going to happen. All that matters is you gotta get up.” Nominated or not, Ben Affleck is a Winner in our book!

(All content Copyright 2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “Oscar®,” “Oscars®,” “Academy Awards®,” “Academy Award®,” “A.M.P.A.S.®” and “Oscar Night®” are the trademarks, and the ©Oscar® statuette is the registered design mark and copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Feb 252013
 

Academy Awards, the most glamorous night of the year in Hollywood didn’t disappoint!

The mood was full of anticipation. Not surprisingly, Seth MacFarlane was an entertaining host.  The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was packed with world-famous stars in their Oscars’-best.

World-class entertainment included Barbra Streisand, Norah Jones, Dame Shirley Bassy, Adele, Jennifer Hudson, and others. The First Lady, Michelle Obama was a surprise “Oscar presenter” live from the White House… What a night: take a look for yourself!

Seth Mac Farlane hosting 2013 Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

Oscar® Host Seth MacFarlane on stage during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum

Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum perform during The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Star Audience at the 85th Academy Awards

George Clooney, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Jack Nicholson attend The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

George Clooney, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Jack Nicholson attend The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reese Witherspoon during 85th Academy Awards

Reese Witherspoon during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reese Witherspoon during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Halle Berry during the 85th Academy Awards

Halle Berry during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halle Berry during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Dame Shirley Bassy performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dame Shirley Bassy performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Kerry Washington And Jamie Foxx present at 85th Academy Awards

Kerry Washington And Jamie Foxx present at 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Liam Neeson presents at 85th Academy Awards

Liam Neeson presents at 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Liam Neeson presents during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson performs at the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Hudson performs at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the 85th Academy Awards

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the 85th Academy Awards

 Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway perform during the 85th Academy Awards

Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway perform during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, perform during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Christopher Plummer presents at the 85th Academy Awards

Christopher Plummer presents at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Plummer presents the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the 85th Academy Awards

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the live ABC telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Oscar Nominees during the 85th Academy Awards

Famous Oscar Nominees during the 85th Academy Awards

Quvenzhane Wallis (far L), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role; Sally Field (third from R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role; and Daniel Day-Lewis (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, react during The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the 85th Academy Awards

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain present during the 85th Academy Award

 

 

 

 

Actress Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, present on stage during ABC’s live telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theater in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

John Travolta presented during the 85th Academy Awards

John Travolta presented during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter John Travolta on stage during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the 85th Academy Awards

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Russell Crowe performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Russell Crowe performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Crowe performs during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the 85th Academy Awards

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bullock presents during the 85th Academy Awards

Sandra Bullock presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bullock presents during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the 85th Academy Awards

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the live ABC telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Adele performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Adele performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda present at the 85th Academy Awards

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda present at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenters Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda on stage during The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Norah Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Norah Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norah Jones performs during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the 85th Academy Awards

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Barbra Streisand performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Barbra Streisand performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Barbra Streisand performs during for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney presents during the 85th Academy Awards

George Clooney presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

George Clooney presents during for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present at the 85th Academy Awards

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present at the 85th Academy Awards

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present the Oscar® for achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

Feb 252013
 
OSCARS 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals

Jennifer Lawrence (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, interviews with Kristin Chenoweth (L) upon her arrival for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

OSCARS 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals

Actress Amanda Seyfried (R) talks with Kristin Chenoweth as she arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby®

Actress Amanda Seyfried (R) talks with Kristin Chenoweth as she arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.
credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

OSCARS 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role,

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Reese Witherspoon

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives for The Oscars®

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.credit:

Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck arrives for The Oscars®

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.credit:

Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Quvenzhane Wallis

Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominee

Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and actor Channing Tatum arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.
credit: Greg Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Rachael MacFalane

Guest, Rachael MacFarlane,

Guest, Rachael MacFarlane, sister of Seth MacFarlane, Ron MacFarlane, father of Seth Macfarlane, and Xiao Xiang arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.
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Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Roman Coppola

Roman Coppola, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay

Roman Coppola, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis

Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominees

Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominees for Actress in a Leading Role arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth arrives for The Oscars®

Kristin Chenoweth arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones, arrives for The Oscars®

Catherine Zeta-Jones, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana arrives for The Oscars

Zoe Saldana arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy arrives for The Oscars

Melissa McCarthy arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson arrives for The Oscars

Jennifer Hudson arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives for The Oscars

Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Red Carpet Arrivals for The Oscars®

Red Carpet Arrivals for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood

Red Carpet Arrivals for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron arrives for The Oscars

Charlize Theron arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda arrives for The Oscars

Jane Fonda arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Marcia Gay Harden, Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole, Marcia Gay Harden, and guest arrive for The Oscars

Marcia Gay Harden, Kenneth Cole and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Craig Zadan, Hawk Koch, Molly Koch, and Neil Meron

Craig Zadan, Hawk Koch, Molly Koch, and Neil Meron arrive for The Oscars

Craig Zadan, Hawk Koch, Molly Koch, and Neil Meron arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Molly Koch, Hawk Koch and Kerry Washington

Molly Koch, Hawk Koch and Kerry Washington arrive for The Oscars

Molly Koch, Hawk Koch and Kerry Washington arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer arrives for The Oscars

Octavia Spencer arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman arrive for The Oscars

Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Adele

Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song

Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Jacki Weaver, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Lawrence,Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Michael Douglas

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones on the red carpet for The Oscars

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Sally Field

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Sally Field, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Sally Field, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Adele, Oscar®-nominee

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Anne Hathaway, Oscar

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Bradley Cooper

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and his mother Gloria Cooper on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Hugh Jackman

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

John Gatins

John Gatins, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, and guest arrive for The Oscars

John Gatins, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jon Alpert

Jon Alpert, Oscar®-nominee for Documentary Short, and guest arrive for The Oscars

Jon Alpert, Oscar®-nominee for Documentary Short, and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, Oscar®-nominees for Documentary Short, arrive for The Oscars

Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, Oscar®-nominees for Documentary Short, arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx and Corrine Bishop (daughter, left) arrive for The Oscars

Jamie Foxx and Corrine Bishop (daughter, left) arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman arrives for The Oscars

Nicole Kidman arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Grace Hightower arrive for The Oscars

Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Grace Hightower arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Hugh Jackman, Oscar

Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars

Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Suzanne Newlander Arkin arrive for The Oscars

Alan Arkin, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Suzanne Newlander Arkin arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Kate Capshaw arrive for The Oscars

Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Kate Capshaw arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Salma Hayek Pinault

Salma Hayek Pinault and François-Henri Pinault arrivesfor The Oscars

Salma Hayek Pinault and François-Henri Pinault arrivesfor The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry arrives for The Oscars

Halle Berry arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Rebecca Miller arrive for The Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Rebecca Miller arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin arrives for The Oscars

Jean Dujardin arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah arrives for The Oscars

Queen Latifah arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Jennifer Garner arrive for The Oscars

Ben Affleck, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Jennifer Garner arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner arrives for The Oscars

Jennifer Garner arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere arrives for The Oscars

Richard Gere arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock arrives for The Oscars

Sandra Bullock arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Hugh Jackman

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney

George Clooney, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Stacey Keibler arrives for The Oscars

George Clooney, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Stacey Keibler arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Greg Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Emmanuelle Riva

Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Kate Capshaw

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, Grace Hightower, Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscars.

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, Grace Hightower, Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Rebecca Miller arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars

Barbra Streisand performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Justin Theroux

Actor Justin Theroux and actress Jennifer Aniston arrive for The Oscars®

Actor Justin Theroux and actress Jennifer Aniston arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013

credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried (L) poses with Jessica Chastain (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Amanda Seyfried (L) poses with Jessica Chastain (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, as they arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden arrives for The Oscars

Marcia Gay Harden arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

John Stamos

John Stamos arrives for The Oscars

John Stamos arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Feb 242013
 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OSCAR®

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OSCAR®
Shortly after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was incorporated in 1927, a dinner was held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to discuss the goals of the new organization. One of those goals was devising a method to honor outstanding achievements, thus encouraging higher levels of quality in all facets of motion picture production.

Once the decision had been made to institute an award, a major item of business was the creation of a trophy to symbolize film achievement. MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed the statuette and Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley was selected to bring to three-dimensional form the figure of a knight standing on a reel of film, hands gripping a sword. The Academy’s world-renowned statuette was born.

Since the initial awards banquet on May 16, 1929, in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Blossom Room, 2,856 statuettes have been presented. Each January, additional new golden statuettes are cast, molded, polished and buffed by R.S. Owens & Company, the Chicago-based awards specialty company retained by the Academy since 1982.

The statuette stands 131/2 inches tall and weighs a robust 81/2 pounds. The design of the statuette has never changed from its original conception, but the size of the base varied until the present standard was adopted in 1945. Officially named the Academy Award® of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar, the origins of which aren’t clear. A popular story has been that Academy librarian and eventual executive director Margaret Herrick thought it resembled her Uncle Oscar and said so, and that the Academy staff began referring to it as Oscar. In any case, by the sixth Awards presentation in 1934, Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky used the name in his column in reference to Katharine Hepburn’s first Best Actress win. The Academy itself didn’t use the nickname officially until 1939.

The 15 statuettes presented at the initial ceremonies were gold-plated solid bronze. Within a few years the bronze was abandoned in favor of britannia metal, a pewter-like alloy, which made it easier to give the statuettes their smooth finish. Because of the metals shortage during World War II, Oscars® were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, all of the awarded plaster figures were exchanged for gold-plated metal ones.
Achievements in up to 24 regular categories will be honored on February 24, 2013, at the 85th Academy Awards® presentation at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. However, the Academy won’t know how many statuettes it will actually hand out until the envelopes are opened on Oscar Night®. Although the number of categories will be known prior to the ceremony, the possibility of ties and of multiple recipients sharing the prize in some categories makes the exact number of Oscar statuettes to be presented unpredictable. As in previous years, any surplus awards will be housed in the Academy’s vault until next year’s
event.
“Each Oscar statuette is individually handcrafted,” says Scott Siegel, president of R.S.
Owens. “This statuette is only a tiny portion of our overall business, but it makes us known all
around the world. No other award is as universally recognized as the Oscar, and we treat it with
the extra-special tender loving care that it deserves. We are extremely proud that the Academy
has entrusted its manufacture to us.”
Except in years when the Academy created a publicity event out of the delivery of the
Oscars from Chicago to Los Angeles, they normally were sent over land by common carrier.
However, in 2000, only a few weeks before the presentation date, that year’s shipment of
Oscars was stolen from the overland carrier’s loading dock. They were recovered a week later,
but not before some nerve-wracking days had passed. Since then, the Academy has kept an
additional ceremony’s-worth of statuettes on hand.
The Oscar statuette is the most recognized award in the world. Its success as a symbol
of achievement in filmmaking would doubtless amaze those who attended that dinner more than
80 years ago, as well as its designer, Cedric Gibbons.
It stands today, as it has since 1929, without peer, on the mantels of the greatest
filmmakers in history.

Feb 242013
 

Oscars Governors Ball

Oscars Governors Ball

Ball Production by Cheryl Cecchetto / Sequoia Productions
Menu Created by Wolfgang Puck with Chef Partner Matt Bencivenga and Pastry Chef Sherry Yard
Fun Ballroom Facts

  • 1,500 guests
  •  950 event staff
  •  350 culinary staff
  • 12,000 glasses for beverages
  • 1,500 bottles of Thienot Champagne
  •  4,000 small plates
  •  4,500 ramekins and verrines
  •  6,000 cocktail forks
  • 4,500 bamboo skewers
  •  4 different waiter uniforms totaling 344 specialty costumes designed for the ball
  •  1.78 million beads in the chandelier rings
  •  .45 miles of rope and tape light in the chandelier
  • CNC Router has spent more than 530 hours cutting the curved shapes used on the décor elements including; laminate flooring, partitions, riser walls, stage plugs and the chandelier
  •  18,000 LED points of light in the chandelier
  •  More than 100 suspension points to hang the chandelier
  • 1,000 sheets of 4’ x 8’ of plywood
  •  28,000 square feet of ceiling fabric
  •  12,000 square feet of wall fabric
  •  Approximately 1,500 yards of assorted metallic damask, metallic silk with velvet trim, peau de soi and hand-embroidered confetti organza with metallic threads for table linens and pillows
  •  423 furniture pieces
  •  1,935 yards of fabric to recover furniture
  •  6.072 feet of metal used to fabricate 302 barstools
  •  60 feet glass creating custom round, square, rectangle and oval tables
  • 38 gallons of environmentally friendly custom paint
  •  2,100 man hours
  • Fun Food Facts
  •  6,500 wood fired Oscar shaped flat bread
  •  3,500 miso cones
  •  250 pounds troll-caught Atlantic bigeye
  •  17 whole us wild caught yellowtail
  •  1300 farmed oysters
  •  5 kilos American farm raised caviar
  •  600 Maine lobsters
  • 7,500 individual us shrimp
  •  250 pounds sticky rice
  • 30 gallons cocktail sauce
  •  50 whole yellowtail snapper
  •  25 gallons spicy mustard
  •  1,250 stone crab claws
  •  1,200 yukon gold potatoes
  •  200 pounds beluga lentils
  •  300 whole jidori chickens
  •  6,000 chestnut tortellini
  •  400 pounds Snake River Farms New York steak
  •  10 pounds white truffles from Alba, Italy
  •  10 pounds winter black truffles from Burgundy, France
  • 3,500 kombu chips (seaweed chips)
  •  2,500 caprese cones
  •  2,750 bacon wrapped dates
  • 4,500 pieces of truffle and parmesan grissini
  •  20,000 pieces of California grown micro greens
  •  6,000 pieces housemade mini brioche buns
  •  5,000 cage-free eggs
  •  200 quarts heavy cream
  •  200 quarts milk
  •  150 pounds organic sugar
  •  1,000 pounds of Guittard bittersweet chocolate
  •  10 pounds edible gold dust
  • 5,000 mini chocolate Oscars
  •  200 pounds McGrath Farm strawberries
  •  300 pounds Pudwil Farm blackberries
  • 1600 pounds unsalted butter
  •  20 pounds crème fraiche
  •  More than 80 local farmers for fruits and vegetables
  •  All fish and seafood SeafoodWatch compliant
  •  540 bottles 2007 Sterling Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  •  540 bottles 2009 Sterling Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay
  •  2,280 Total bottles of Sterling Vineyards wine
  •  13,680 Total glasses of Sterling Vineyards wine
  • 1,824,000 – number of premium Sterling grapes to create the spectacular wines for the Oscar celebrations
Feb 242013
 

KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND SETH MACFARLANE
PERFORM SPECIAL OSCAR® CLOSING NUMBER

KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND SETH MACFARLANE PERFORM SPECIAL OSCAR

Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane will participate in a special show closing musical performance.

“After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Chenoweth joins a stellar list of previously announced performers including Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Feb 232013
 

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO PERFORM AT

GOVERNORS BALL ON OSCAR® SUNDAY

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO PERFORM AT GOVERNORS BALL ON OSCAR

Michael Feinstein, two-time Emmy® and five-time Grammy® Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” will take the stage on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Academy’s official post-Oscar ® celebration, the Governors Ball.

Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.

Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. Through his live performances, recordings, film and television appearances, and his songwriting (in collaboration with Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lindy Robbins and Carole Bayer Sager), Feinstein is an all-star force in American music.

Feinstein will perform for the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries.  The Ball will be held in The Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.
ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Feb 232013
 

Governors Ball Red Carpet Preview – Feb 21

Governors Ball Red Carpet Preview Feb 21
WHAT:
A preview of the food and décor of this year’s Governors Ball – the celebration immediately following the Oscars® hosted by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

WHO:
Cheryl Cecchetto, Governors Ball producer
Wolfgang Puck, master chef

Evite/Postmark.com, digital cards designed by Marc Friedland for at-home Oscar parties
Patrón and Ultimat Vodka, creating custom cocktails for the Oscars
Sterling Vineyards, the featured wine of the Oscars
Thiénot, the exclusive champagne of the Oscars

WHEN:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
10 to 11 a.m.
10 – 10:10am Still photography only
10:10 – 11am Photography, video and interviews

WHERE:
Red Carpet
Hollywood & Highland Center®

MISC:
To gain access to the Red Carpet, individuals must present either an Oscars Day of Show Credential or an Oscars Setup Credential.
For information on applying for an Oscars Setup Credential, visit
http://www.oscars.org/press/credentials.html
RSVP not required.

Feb 222013
 

JACK NICHOLSON AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN

NAMED AS PRESENTERS ON OSCAR® TELECAST

Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present OSCAR TELECAST

Multiple Academy Award® winners Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present on this year’s Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won for his leading performances in  “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and ”As Good as It Gets” (1997). He also won the award for supporting actor in 1983 for “Terms of Endearment.”

Hoffman, who has been nominated seven times, won for his leading performances in “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and “Rain Man” (1988).

“Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world,” said Zadan and Meron.  “Their participation in this year’s Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today.”

Previously announced Oscar presenters include Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.

ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

 

Feb 222013
 
Ahmanson Theatre performance The Royale The Scottsboro Boys

David St. Louis in a staged reading of “The Royale.” Marco Ramirez’s powerful new play will have its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.Photo by Craig Schwartz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT:        “The Royale”
by Marco Ramirez
Directed by Daniel Aukin
World Premiere.

DESCRIPTION:    Set in the boxing world of the early 1900s, Jay “The Sport” Jackson has talent and confidence and wants what he feels is owed to him: a shot at the championship. Even though blacks were not offered bouts with white boxers, Jay wants to be the first African American crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and is pushing hard to have that dream realized, no matter the consequences.“The Royale” is loosely inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American sports icon, and whose reign as the world heavyweight champion lasted from 1908 to 1915.

DATES/TIMES:    Previews Begin April 28. Opens May 5.
Continues through June 2, 2013.
Previews: (April 28-May 4)
Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. No performance
on Monday.
Opens Sunday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Regular Performances: (Beginning May 9)
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays.
Exceptions: No public performances on May 7, 8, 14 and 15 (Student matinees only). No 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 11.

TICKET INFO:    Ticket Prices: $20-$50 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are available by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles), online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office two hours prior to performances. Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.

LOCATION:        Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.
Ample free parking and restaurants adjacent.

May-June 2013

EVENT:        “The Scottsboro Boys”

Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Book by David Thompson
Directed and Choreographed by Susan Stroman

DESCRIPTION:    The bold and wildly entertaining “The Scottsboro Boys” explores a shocking and pivotal chapter in American history with arresting originality, innovative staging and piercing new songs. The show is based on the infamous “Scottsboro” case in the 1930s, and tells the story of the nine unjustly accused African American men whose lives would eventually spark the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press called it “… a staggeringly inventive piece of musical theatre. …” “The Scottsboro Boys” received 12 Tony Award nominations in 2011, including Best Musical.

DATES/TIMES:    Previews Begin May 21, 2013. Opens May 29. Through June 30.
Previews (May 21-28): Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performance.
Opens Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m.
Regular Performances (May 30-June 30):
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.;
Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  No Monday performances.
Exceptions: Added 2 p.m. performances on Thursdays, June 20 and June 27. No 6:30 p.m. performance on Sundays, June 23 and June 30.
TICKET INFO:    Ticket Prices: $20 – $115 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.  Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.
LOCATION:        Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

Feb 212013
 

JANE FONDA, JENNIFER GARNER, KRISTEN STEWART AND KERRY WASHINGTON TO PRESENT ON OSCAR® TELECAST

TO PRESENT ON OSCAR TELECAST

Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda will join Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart and Kerry Washington to present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Fonda earned seven nominations and won Academy Awards for her roles in “Klute” and “Coming Home.” Garner was seen in this year’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and will be seen next in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Stewart is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the “Twilight” saga and also starred in 2012’s “On the Road” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Washington starred in the Best Picture Nominee “Django Unchained” and was seen in “A Thousand Words.” Washington is also the star of ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.”

Fonda, Garner, Stewart and Washington join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham,Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.

ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Feb 212013
 

CHRIS CONNELLY

TO WELCOME

OSCARS® RED CARPET GUESTS

CHRIS CONNELLY TO WELCOME OSCARS

Academy Award® nominees, presenters and performers arriving on the red carpet on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, will be greeted by entertainment and sports reporter Chris Connelly, the Academy announced today. This will be Connelly’s first stint as the Academy’s red carpet greeter.

Connelly’s celebrity chats will be streamed live in the Backstage Pass on Oscar.com and the official Oscars App.  The interviews will also be audible to the thousands of bleacher fans and arriving guests.

Connelly is a reporter for ESPN and a contributor on pop culture to ABC News, where he frequently interviews filmmakers and actors.  From 2000 to 2007, he was a co-host and interviewer for the official Academy Awards pre-show, duties for which he brought the wrong pants to the show only once. He first covered the red carpet at the Oscars in 1989, for MTV, where he was the host of the network’s movie show, “The Big Picture.”  From 1987 to 1996, he was an editor and writer for the movie magazine, Premiere.

Stories he has worked on at ESPN have won three Sports Emmys® and six Edward R. Murrow Awards. Since 2006, he’s served as correspondent and host for ESPN’s yearly “My Wish” series, in collaboration with Make-A-Wish. He was a consulting producer for ESPN Films’ documentary series 30 for 30, which won a Peabody Award.

The Oscars Backstage Pass is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast. With more than 20 live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet and throughout the backstage area of the Dolby Theatre during the telecast, fans will have insider views into the most memorable moments of the night.  The Backstage Pass experience launched in 2011 to much acclaim and has been recognized with an Emmy for Creative Achievement in Interactive Arts and an Industry Star Mobile Excellence Award.  It remains unprecedented in terms of live event second screen access.  This Backstage Pass is sponsored by Samsung, and is available for the first time on Android, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1 and GSIII.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.

Feb 212013
 

OSCAR® PRODUCERS NAME PERFORMERS IN
CELEBRATION OF MUSICALS OF THE LAST DECADE

OSCAR® PRODUCERS NAME PERFORMERS IN CELEBRATION
JENNIFER HUDSON, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, HUGH JACKMAN, RUSSELL CROWE, ANNE HATHAWAY, AMANDA SEYFRIED, EDDIE REDMAYNE, AARON TVEIT, SAMANTHA BARKS AND HELENA BONHAM CARTER

Academy Award® winners Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe join this year’s Oscar® nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway along with Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter in a celebration honoring movie musicals of the last decade, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
“We are pleased to have been able to amass so much talent to create the celebration of musicals of the last decade that we envisioned,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  “We are thrilled that so many talented actors have agreed to bring our vision to life.”
Earlier this month, the producers announced a planned tribute recognizing the resurgence of musicals over the past decade with performances highlighting “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls” and “Les Misérables.”
Hudson, Zeta-Jones, Jackman, Hathaway, Crowe, Seyfried, Redmayne, Barks, Tveit and Bonham Carter join a stellar list of previously announced performers including Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.
ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Feb 202013
 

CAST IS SET FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF “THE NETHER” AT CENTER THEATRE GROUP’S KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE Jennifer Haley’s Gripping New Drama Runs March 19 – April 14, 2013

Ahmanson Theatre CAST IS SET FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NETHER

Front row(LtoR):cast members Brighid Fleming, Robert Joy, Jeanne Syquia.
Back row(LtoR) Adam Haas Hunter, Dakin Matthews.
(LtoR) Dramaturg Pier Carlo Talenti,playwrighter Haley and director Neel Keller.

The cast is set for “The Nether,” a gripping new play by Jennifer Haley in which the moral complexity of the increasingly pervasive and addictive world of virtual reality is explored. “The Nether” will have its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, March 19 through April 14, 2013. 

The opening is scheduled for March 24. Directed by CTG Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller, the cast, which began rehearsals this week, features Brighid Fleming, Adam Haas Hunter, Robert Joy, Dakin Matthews and Jeanne Syquia. The scenic design is by Adrian Jones, costume design by Alex Jaeger, lighting design by Christopher Kuhl and sound design by John Zalewski. Casting is by Erika Sellin and the production stage manager is Kirsten Parker.  “The Nether” tantalizes with timely, thought-provoking questions about the growing sophistication of the digital realm, and the possibility that it will become a more fulfilling place to “live” than the real world.

Set in the not-too-distant future, where a detective investigates a highly interactive site in which taboo acts of secret desires are blurring the boundaries of right and wrong, and of virtual and real. She finds herself in a battle of wills with a charismatic suspect and wrestles with the question, is it a crime if the blood is just bits of computer code?  Local playwright Jennifer Haley won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for “The Nether,” which was developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Lark Play Development Center.

She was a member of CTG’s 2011-2012 Writers’ Workshop where she wrote “Sustainable Living,” which was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Other plays include “Breadcrumbs” at the American Contemporary Theatre Festival, also produced locally at Theatre 150 in Ojai, “Froggy,” a graphic novel play, in development with American Conservatory Theatre and The Banff Centre; and “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” which premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2008 Humana Festival and continues to see productions nationwide. She has had residencies with the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Page 73 Productions/Rockefeller Brothers Fund and The MacDowell Colony.

She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University.  Her work is published by Samuel French and Playscripts, Inc. Jennifer founded a network of dramatic writers in Los Angeles called the Playwrights Union. Neel Keller is a Los Angeles based director and Associate Artistic Director at Center Theatre Group.

For CTG Neel directed the world premiere of Jessica Goldberg’s “Good Thing,” the American premiere of David Greig’s “Pyrenees,” “Stones in His Pockets” as well as many readings and workshops for CTG’s varied new play development initiatives. As a producer, Neel worked closely with the creative teams of the world premieres of “Leap of Faith,” Randy Newman’s “Harps and Angels,” “13,” “Yellow Face,” “Poor Behavior,” “Bones,” “Of Equal Measure,” “Minsky’s,” “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” and The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” Neel also served as Artistic Director of Chicago’s Remains Theatre, Associate Artistic Director at La Jolla Playhouse and was on the staffs of Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Theater, the American National Theatre, and “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.”  Neel’s other directing credits include the world premiere productions of Howard Gould’s “Diva” and Tom Babe’s “Downed American,” the American premiere production of David Greig’s “The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Tickets for “The Nether” are available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office. The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

Feb 202013
 

55-Hour Northbound-Only I-405
Freeway Lane Reductions between Montana
Avenue and Getty Center Drive
Off-Ramp Planned Beginning Friday, March 1, 2013
Off Ramp Planned Beginning Friday, March 1, 2013
Beginning Friday night, March 1, 2013, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will reduce the northbound I-405 from five lanes to two between Montana Avenue and the Getty Center off-ramp in West Los Angeles for 55 hours. 

The contractor will pave the future High-Occupancy Vehicle lane (HOV) and realign the I-405 in this area. Motorists are advised to anticipate potential delays when traveling through the 2.4-mile lane reduction area and take alternate northbound routes if necessary.

This is not a full freeway closure.  The Southbound I-405 will be open and Northbound Sepulveda will remain fully operational with two lanes throughout the 55-hour lane reduction period.

The three closed freeway lanes and their corresponding on ramps will be closed for an extended 55-hour duration to enable the contractor to shift k-rail, grind existing pavement, place and compact new pavement and stripe new pavement in the freeway’s center lanes.  These activities will enable the contractor to realign this portion of the I-405 to incorporate a future northbound HOV Lane.  The HOV lane now under construction will ultimately extend 10 miles between the I-10 and U.S. 101 and complete the last remaining gap in the I-405 HOV lane network.

All northbound freeway lanes and ramps will reopen to the public by 5 a.m. on Monday, March 4.  The current weather forecast does not call for rain; however, if that changes, the operation will shift approximately one week. A schedule for lane and ramp closures is as follows:

Lane Reductions

At 10 p.m. on Friday, March 1, the #1 lane on Northbound I-405 from Montana to Getty off-ramp will close.

At 11 p.m. on Friday, March 1, the #2 lane on Northbound I-405 from Montana to Getty off-ramp will close.

At 12 midnight on Saturday, March 2, the #3 lane on Northbound I-405 from Montana to Getty off-ramp will close.

Ramp Closures

The Northbound Getty and Northbound Moraga on-ramps will be closed at 10 p.m. March 1 until 5 a.m. March 4

The Northbound Montana and Northbound Moraga off-ramps will be closed at 10 p.m. March 1 to 5 a.m. March 4.

At the completion of the work the Northbound Getty on-ramp will remain closed for five months.

Westbound Wilshire Boulevard to Northbound Sepulveda will be used as an alternative route for those who wish to bypass the lane reduction area. They will enter Northbound I-405 again at Skirball Center Drive.

Changeable message signs and traffic control officers will be deployed at key locations within the project area to help guide motorists through the area.  Emergency access will be provided through the lane reduction area.

Feb 192013
 

JENNIFER ANISTON, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, JAMIE FOXX
AND PAUL RUDD TO PRESENT ON OSCAR® SUNDAY

 TO PRESENT ON OSCAR SUNDAY

Oscar-winning actors Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx will join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as presenters on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Aniston’s credits include “The Switch,” “Marley and Me,” “The Break-Up,” “Along Came Polly,” “Bruce Almighty,” “The Good Girl” and “Office Space.” She most recently co-starred with Rudd in “Wanderlust.”

Douglas has won Oscars® for his performance as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street” and as producer of the 1975 Best Picture winner “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Foxx, who garnered a Supporting Actor nomination for “Collateral,” took home an Oscar for his title role in “Ray.”

Rudd’s credits include “This Is 40,” “I Love You, Man,” “Role Models,” “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” In March, he will be seen in “Admission.”

Aniston, Douglas, Foxx and Rudd join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.
ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Feb 192013
 

BLACK RABBIT, WHITE HOLE

March 2 – April 6, 2013
Opening Reception Saturday, March 2, 6-9 p.m.

NICHOLAS AGUAYO
GABRIELE BEVERIDGE (London)
JENNIFER BOYSEN
CLAUDE COLLINS-STRACENSKY
EDUARDO CONSUEGRA
JOHN DIVOLA
MICHAEL DOPP
KIM FISHER
EMILIE HALPERN
BARBARA KASTEN (Chicago)
ALICE KONITZ
CHRIS LIPOMI
CURTIS MANN
CAMERON MARTIN (New York)
IAN PEDIGO (New York)
ISAAC RESNIKOFF
MATT SAUNDERS (Berlin)
MELANIE SCHIFF
NILS SCHIRRMACHER
DANIEL R. SMALL
ALICE WALTON (London)

Curated by Amy Thoner

Samuel Freeman is pleased to announce Black Rabbit, White Hole, a group exhibition featuring 21 artists based in and outside of Los Angeles.  Spanning photographic, painting, sculptural, and mixed media works, the exhibition takes on—and reverses—the common literary tropes of the black hole and the white rabbit.

Much has been said about black holes.  As a conundrum of space-time and literary metaphor, it is well accepted that a black hole pulls light and matter into eternal oblivion.   Far more perplexing than the black hole’s endless void, however—and almost never referenced—the theoretical white hole is its perfect inverse, with matter and luminescence endlessly escaping, but no point of origin or entry for that light, whatsoever.  In a similar fashion, within the realm of magic, folklore and symbology, the rarely mentioned black rabbit gets overlooked in favor of its docile, omnipresent white counterpart, yet should be considered a more intriguing foil.  Fast, elusive, sometimes ominous, and easily camouflaged into darkness, the black rabbit is slippery.

Attempting to tonally capture this intuitive mid-moment between inversion of logic and poetic switch, the exhibition Black Rabbit, White Hole combines works that embrace, reverse or subvert metaphorical, logical, or material understandings of lightness, darkness, reflection and disappearance.  Equally represented is work that is bound to binaries, inverse relationships, or bipolarities.  The exhibition’s numerous photographic works probe zones of abstraction, medium-specific experimentation, conceptual or art-historical commentary, and photography’s relationship to sculpture and painting; John Divola’s Dark Star C and Barbara Kasten’s Studio Constructs preside as key touchstones for a younger generation’s rampant exploration of the photographic.   Mono- and bichromatic paintings invoke similar tensions between photomechanical reproduction and traditional painting, and sculptural works of uncanny geometries and humble materials show a nascent formalism with a marked tension between the crudely handmade/idiosyncratic and the highly polished or reductive.