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Bill Cosby And Roman Polanski Have Been Expelled From The Academy

It's been announced that Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Oscars President John Bailey Is Being Investigated For Sexual Misconduct

John Bailey, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment.

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The Academy Bought The 2001: A Space Odyssey Shuttle For A Crazy Amount Of Money

We've seen a number of amazing movie props go up for auction at ridiculous prices over the years, and have always wondered who has the hundreds of thousands of dollars it takes to win them all. Well, apparently the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences can be categorized as having this kind of financial liquidity.

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Oscar Nominations Voting Extended To January 4th

Working as a film critic/reporter you realize something about the movie industry: it never stops. At least one new feature, if not five, is put into theaters nationwide every week of the year, and that's not even counting all of the indies, small releases, VOD, and international titles. Hundreds if not thousands of movies come out every single year and you just have to do your best to see as many as you can.

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Russell Brand, Bradley Cooper And Many More Given Academy Membership

For example, the Academy invited 178 artists and executives to join its roster. Invitees for the 2011 class include Russell Brand, Bradley Cooper, Lisa Cholodenko, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Tom Hooper, Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Garner. Wait, two Arthur stars? That has to be a clerical error. Either that or the remake’s poised for a Best Picture run come November and December.

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Banksy Won't Be Allowed To Accept An Oscar In Costume

Given the strength of this year's nominees in the Best Documentary category it's entirely possible that this story won't matter in the long run, but it's still intriguing to think about. I am, of course, referring to the possibility of Banksy, the reclusive, secretive, prankish street artist, winning an Academy Award for his film Exit Through The Gift Shop.

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