Thursday, September 13, 2012

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

David Letterman

The honorees for this year's Kennedy Center Honors to be presented December 4, were announced yesterday. The gala will be broadcast on CBS, December 26.

The honorees are: Late-night host on CBS David Letterman, actor Dustin Hoffman, Blues guitarist Buddy Guy, dancer Natalia Makarov, and Led Zeppelin, which is being honored as a band. However, keyboardist-bassist John Paul Jones, guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant each will receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Drummer John Bonham died in 1980.


Saturday, September 01, 2012


Tuesday, September 4, 5 p.m., PT, is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit short subject documentaries and all required paperwork to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 85th Academy Awards.

To be eligible, the documentaries must complete a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. Films completing their qualifying run after September 4 must still complete and submit all paperwork, including legal contracts, by the deadline.

Each completed entry form must be accompanied by supporting materials, including an English-language synopsis of the film, a list of film credits, filmographies of the director(s), 30 DVD copies of the film, and proof of seven-day qualifying exhibition.

Additional information about the documentary-award categories may be obtained b
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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™, Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.