Manny P. here…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have adjusted a few of their rules for the upcoming Oscar ceremony at the Dolby Theatre on February 24th, 2013. Among the changes:
~ The Academy Award category for makeup will be known as Best Makeup and Hairstyling
~ The Board of Governors also voted to allow additional songwriters to be considered in the Original Song category
~ Clarifications were made in the rules regarding technical requirements to be eligible in the Foreign Language and Visual Effects categories
Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences reviews each category rule established by previous Board of Governors.
The Academy also announced new member invitees. They include Best Actor winner Jean Dujardin, Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer, and Best Director Michel Hazanavicius. 2011 Oscar-nominated supporting actresses Berenice Bejo, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer, Jessica Chastain; and supporting actor Jonah Hill are among the 176 moviemakers asked to become part of Academy membership. Another notable on the list: Matthew McConaughey.
~ Doris Singleton was part of Lucille Ball’s stable of character actors she employed at Desilu. Doris is best remembered for playing Carolyn Appleby (among other comedic foils for the legendary red-head) on I Love Lucy. She also appeared on Here’s Lucy and The Lucy Show. Singleton appeared in a variety of television situation comedies and weekly dramas for almost two decades.
Doris Singleton (right with Lucille Ball) was 92.
~ Don Grady began his career on the Mickey Mouse Club. But, he’s known for portraying the elder Robbie Douglas on My Three Sons. After the series ended, Grady dabbled as a successful composer and musician. He wrote The Phil Donahue Show theme; composed the score for the film Switch, which was directed by Blake Edwards; and created the sound for the Las Vegas show, EFX, a live showcase for Michael Crawford.
Don Grady (right) was 68.
Until next time> “never forget”