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Oscar®-winning Screenwriter Frank Pierson

Statement from Pierson Family

Oscar-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson died today in Los Angeles of natural causes following a short illness. He was 87. 20120723-190559.jpg

A three-time Academy Award® nominee, Pierson won an Oscar for his original screenplay of “Dog Day Afternoon.” He received nominations for “Cat Ballou” and “Cool Hand Luke.” Pierson’s writing credits also include “Presumed Innocent” and “A Star Is Born,” which he also directed.

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ACADEMY AND ONTHEREDCARPET.COM ANNOUNCE OSCAR® COLLEGE JOURNALIST CONTEST WINNERS

Team from Hofstra University to be flown to Hollywood

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and OnTheRedCarpet.com today announced that the winners of the On The Red Carpet (OTRC) College Journalist Contest is a team of students from Hofstra University – Jackie De Tore (reporter), Beth Laschever (camera) and Melanie Rubin (producer). The Hofstra team was selected from more than 200 entries from around the country.

The winners will be flown out to Los Angeles to cover Oscar Week events, including the Animated Feature Symposium, Foreign Language Film Award press event, the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium and the Governors Ball preview. Additionally, they will have the exclusive opportunity to work with KABC-TV’s OTRC team and report live during the “On The Red Carpet at the Oscars” pre-show (1:30–4 p.m. PT).

Teams were evaluated by KABC and the Academy based on their skills as journalists and their ability to represent OTRC at the Academy Awards®.

For the complete contest rules, go to http://www.redcarpetjournalist.com.

PENÉLOPE CRUZ TO MAKE OSCAR® SHOW APPEARANCE

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Academy Award® winner Penélope Cruz will present at the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.

Cruz won an Oscar in 2008 for her supporting role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She was also nominated for her lead performance in “Volver” (2006) and for her supporting role in “Nine” (2009). Her other film credits include “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Sex and the City 2,” “Sahara,” “Vanilla Sky,” “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” and “Blow.”

OSCAR® NOMINEES TO BE HONORED AT AWARDS LUNCHEON

Eighteen of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among more than 150 Oscar nominees who will gather at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon. Additional confirmations are expected to come in over the weekend.
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ACADEMY AND ONTHEREDCARPET.COM ANNOUNCE OSCAR® COLLEGE JOURNALIST CONTEST

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and OnTheRedCarpet.com today announced the On The Red Carpet (OTRC) College Journalist Contest, inviting college students from around the country to compete for a chance to report live from the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards®.
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