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EMMA STONE BECOMES FIRST OSCAR VOTER OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN HERITAGE

Stone
Stone

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Emma Stone became the first ever actress of Native Hawaiian descent to become a voter of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which hands out the annual Oscars.

The Academy announced its new invitations Friday, potentially adding 322 names to the voter list.

Becoming an Oscar voter is not automatic for Hollywood actors, directors, producers and others involved in film-making.  Voters have to be invited and invitees must accept.

Stone, many will recall, played Stephanie Ng, the quarter Native Hawaiian love interest of Bradley Cooper in the Sony Pictures film, “Aloha.”

The Adobo Chronicles® congratulates Stone as well as fellow invitee Ronaldo Del Carmen (Up,” “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”) for this great honor.  Del Carmen is Filipino and co-director of the new Disney animation film “Inside Out.”

Del Carmen
Del Carmen

To find out the names of the new invitees and to check out whether or not your favorite Hollywood actor or actress is an Oscar voter, visit NeverTooEarlyMoviePredictions.

THE OSCARS: ‘BOYHOOD’ SEQUEL STARTS FILMING

Boyhood_filmHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – ‘Boyhood,’ one of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture, will have a much-awaited sequel and has started filming, according to reliable insider sources in Hollywood.

‘Boyhood’ captures the joys and pitfalls of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater). Vignettes, filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years, capture family meals, road trips, birthday parties, graduations and other important milestones. Songs from Coldplay, Arcade Fire and other artists capture the time period. It is directed by Richard Linklater.

The sequel, with a working title, ‘Manhood,’ will have the same cast and the same director.

It is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2027 — in 12 years to be  exact. Mark your calendars!

BEST PICTURE CATEGORY ELIMINATED FROM THIS YEAR’S OSCARS!

imageHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – For the Oscars, actors vote for actors, directors vote for directors, writers vote for writers — at least in the first round of nominations. But all voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences get to cast their ballot for Best Picture as well as the other category winners to be announced this Sunday.

So one would expect all 6,000 plus Oscar voters to have seen the 8 nominees for this year’s Best Picture, right?

Wrong!

A poll conducted by The Hollywood Reporter shows that about 6 percent of Oscars voters have not seen the Best Picture nominees, and that of those who have seen the films, majority saw it on screeners — in other words, on DVD.

Recognizing that film industry insiders no longer want to sit in a crowded theater or listen to their fellow audience members talk and text during the movie, The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences voted today to change the name of their top award from “Best Picture” to “Best DVD.”

An anonymous source within the academy confided: “We only wish this poll had been conducted years ago, so that the Oscars from the 80’s and 90’s could have accurately been given for ‘Best VHS Tape’.”

Are you watching Sunday night’s Oscars?  Who do you predict will win Best DVD?

For the most comprehensive list of confirmed Oscar voters, visit The Academy Awards Project.