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Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the movie industry.

100 years ago in Spokane: Wolfhound, likely rabid, escapes movie studio and bites children, kills puppies

A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a "lost dog” ad in the paper, but in the meantime, the dog spread destruction. It reportedly made its way to Manito Park where it killed two Alaskan wolf puppies. Then it bit two boys who attempted to play with it near their homes.

Film academy president says popular Oscar was misunderstood

The idea to hand out a popular film Oscar has been shelved for now following widespread backlash, but film academy president John Bailey says that the new category was well-intentioned in its efforts to reflect a changing industry and misunderstood by its critics.

100 years ago in Spokane: Popular actor Tyrone Power plans to build movie studio

The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that Tyrone Power, one of the country’s leading movie actors, was proceeding with plans to establish a movie studio in Spokane. The Washington Motion Picture Co. would soon be incorporated and a site for a studio would be announced within two weeks, said C.J Ward, Power’s manager.

AP Exclusive: Accountants in Oscar mistake off the show

Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Brian Cullinan, the PwC representative responsible for handing over the errant envelope that led to “La La Land” mistakenly being announced as best picture rather than “Moonlight,” was distracted backstage. He tweeted (and later deleted) a photo of Emma Stone with her new Oscar minutes before giving presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for best picture.