Tag Archives: Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis has speech advice for Oscar winners – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’d like to thank Bruce Davis, former executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the advice he gives to potential awards winners on the etiquette of their acceptance speeches. We’ll keep our praise to Davis short, because we know he’d appreciate[...]

Academy makes major changes to Best Picture race

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For years, there were five Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards. Two years ago, the category expanded to 10, beefing up the Oscar campaigns of fringe films that had outside hopes of contending but really just acknowledging five additional films that were critically adored and/or[...]

Academy Announces the Organization’s New Leadership

HollywoodNews.com: The Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy voted on Thursday to establish a new executive structure for the organization, replacing retiring executive director Bruce Davis with former Film Independent head Dawn Hudson and long-time Academy executive Ric Robertson, who will become the organization’s CEO and COO respectively.[...]

Oscars: ABC and Academy Extend Oscar Telecast Agreement

hollywoodnews.com: The ABC Television Network’s contract to carry the annual Academy Awards presentations has been extended for six more years, though 2020, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ President Tom Sherak and Anne Sweeney, President of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. “This contract ensures that the Oscar show[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Eastwood on Eastwood, and the Academy’s exec director resigns

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. It was announced this morning that Bruce Davis, executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has resigned after more than two decades in[...]

The Oscars: Inside the Academy’s finances

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 1 OF 2 Talk about Oscar gold. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which stages the Academy Awards has amassed net assets of $167 million. That staggering figure is contained in the Academy’s most recent Form 990 it filed with the Internal[...]