79th Annual Academy Awards

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Jon Stewart Is Awarded Another Oscar... Hosting Gig

Despite having participated in the lowest-rated Oscars telecast of the past three years when he hosted in 2006, Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart has been asked back to oversee the ceremony when it airs Feb. 24, 2008, on ABC. "I am thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time," Stewart says in a statement, "because, as they say, the third time's a charm." As previously reported, the 80th Annual Academy Awards will be produced by Gil Cates, who amid his 14 turns at the helm was on hand when Stewart braved his first, Brokeback-tastic hosting gig.  Read Full Article

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Jon Stewart Is Awarded Another Oscar... Hosting Gig

Despite having participated in the lowest-rated Oscars telecast of the past three years when he hosted in 2006, Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart has been asked back to oversee the ceremony when it airs Feb. 24, 2008, on ABC. "I am thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time," Stewart says in a statement, "because, as they say, the third time's a charm." As previously reported, the 80th Annual Academy Awards will be produced by Gil Cates, who amid his 14 turns at the helm was on hand when Stewart braved his first, Brokeback-tastic hosting gig. read more

Giants-Cowboys Score Big, and Other Short Cuts

This season's inaugural telecast of NBC's Sunday Night Football — in which Dallas bested the New York Giants 45-35 — averaged a 13.6 in household ratings, down 10 percent from last year's series opener but more than doubling the audience of any network rival.... Joan Rivers is at it again, serving up fact- and insight-challenged commentary on Sunday's red-carpet Emmy arrivals via a blog at VH1EyeCandy.com.... Speaking of kudos-casts, Gil Cates will for a 14th time helm the Oscars, this time marking the show's 80th anniversary and airing Feb. 24 on ABC. read more

Stones "Cast" as Oscar Controversy Heats Up

Who is keeping a much-deserved category out of the annual gold-grab, and why? The Casting Society of America, whose efforts have long been overlooked by the Academy Awards, has launched an e-mail campaign urging AMPAS to add a category to the annual kudoscast. "I've been fighting for it for over 30 years," CSA president Mike Fenton (who has cast such films as Godfather II and E.T.) tells the New York Daily News. Alas, the way the Academy sees it, directors theoretically have "final say" on who fills what roles. As such, the Directors Guild is wont to squash the CSA's bid. "It's a very sensitive issue," helmer Taylor Hackford tells the News. "[Talk of a casting category] will cause dissension in the ranks." read more

Oscarmath: A Departed Reunion, Ratings and More

A few postscripts to Sunday's Academy Awards:• This year's kudoscast drew 39.9 million total viewers, a million-head gain from 2006's anemic audience. With Ellen DeGeneres at the helm, the show also noted a 15 percent boost in women 18-34.• The Departed's Oscar winners, director Martin Scorsese and scribe William Monahan, may reteam for The Long Play, a rock 'n' roll epic that follows two friends through 40 years in the music business. (Variety)• Helen Mirren may be invited to tea with the real Queen Elizabeth II — whom, a Buckingham Palace says, was "pleased" by her portrayer's best-actress win. (AP)• The goodie bag for presenters at this year's "green" Oscars consisted solely of "a gift of 100,000 lbs. of greenhouse-gas reductions from carbon-offset retailer TerraPass." Don't worry, I'm feeling clueless, too. But that's why I gave you the link. read more

California Girl Bares All in Front of Oscars' Millions

Sunday night on international television, Lindsay Miller, a 22-year-old California native, appeared alongside the biggest film stars in the world — in the nude. As the winner of a Dove contest that called for real people to submit homemade commercials about real beauty, Miller had her 30-second spot introduced by Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez during the Academy Awards telecast. The ad featured the recent college grad and aspiring film editor singing and dancing in the shower — a bold endeavor, considering she was sudsing up in front of many millions of viewers. "I probably thought it wouldn't get to the point where a good portion of America was seeing it all at once, and that it wouldn't make it any farther than my video camera," Miller admits. "But now that it has, I'm thrilled for what it represents." To see the contest's top 10 ads, go to DoveCreamOil.com. — Reporting by Rebecca Paley read more

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Premise: Ellen DeGeneres makes her inaugural hosting appearance at the 79th annual ceremonies. Presenters include George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, Eva Green and Hugh Jackman. Telecast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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