News Nuggets: Flashback to first Oscar telecast 60 years ago

The Huffington Post takes a look back at the first televised Oscars 60 years ago: “As one might imagine, things were a bit different back then. Despite being the first telecast, it was the 25th time the Academy handed out its little gold men. Whereas today’s ceremony is held exclusively in Hollywood, the 25th annual Academy Awards were conducted simultaneously at Hollywood’s RKO Pantages Theatre and at New York City’s now-nonexistent NBC International Theatre.”

Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean join the ACM Awards lineup as performers, along with Eric Church, Tim McGraw, and Carrie Underwood. Billboard

Jennifer Hudson will be honored for her music and philanthropy at the Grammys on the Hill Awards on April 17. Broadway World

Barfi” was India’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, but it lost at home at the National Film Awards. IBN Live

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle blasts the Oscars for awarding “Life of Pi“: “Doyle is far from the first person to suggest that [Claudio] Miranda‘s digitally enhanced work on Ang Lee‘s waterborne fantasy is arguably more a triumph of visual effects than of cinematography: the same complaints surrounded Mauro Fiore‘s Oscar win for ‘Avatar’ three years ago. But nobody in the industry has expressed an opinion on the matter quite as emphatically as Doyle …” In Contention

Director Lynne Ramsay (“We Need to Talk About Kevin“) quits Natalie Portman film “Jane Got a Gun” on day one of shooting. Deadline

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