Move comes a week after the Michael Russell Group parted with the Globes and HFPA after 17 years.
James Gray will receive a tribute at the second Beaune Intl. Thriller Film Festival.
Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher is circling a directing project of his own.
Now that "The Hurt Locker" has been crowned best pic, skeptics and conspiracy theorists can begin debating whether the winner actually received the highest number of first-place votes.
When the Academy introduced its best animated feature category in 2001, it included a condition "that no award be made" in the event of a year without enough high-quality contenders.
Three years after reinventing itself as U.S. distributor, Summit Entertainment has achieved a level of prestige that comes only from winning Oscars.
In a history-making night for Hollywood, Summit Entertainment's "The Hurt Locker" dismantled the competition at Sunday's 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony.
This year's Oscar race was a study in contrasts as the two pics that received the highest number of noms reflected opposite ends of the box office spectrum.