- Oscars draw 43 million viewers Updated: Mar-03-14 3:01 pm
- Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs' game change Updated: Feb-25-14 5:38 pm
- Expect an Oscars filled with music, heroes, Ellen Updated: Feb-24-14 1:38 pm
NEW YORK - An estimated 43 million people watched the Academy Awards, the most-watched audience for the show in a decade and most popular entertainment event on television since the "Friends" finale in 2004.
BEVERLY HILLS, California - When Bette Davis became the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1941, it's believed she was met with such opposition by the predominantly male organization that she resigned after two months.
LOS ANGELES - With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.