'Scandal's' Tony Goldwyn member of 'The Academy'

Sandy Kenyon reports from Hollywood.
February 27, 2014 8:40:42 PM PST
"Scandal" returned on ABC Thursday night, and as the Oscars near, one of the stars of the show is very involved in the Academy.

His vice president may be front and center now, but love him or hate him, President Fitzgerald has been the focus of so much scandal.

So it may come as a surprise to learn that the man who plays him is a pillar of the Hollywood community and a member of 'The Academy' best known for giving out Oscars.

"He's an actor. He's a director. He's a producer. He's at the top of his game," said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President.

Long before Tony Goldwyn found fame on TV's "Scandal," this academy member was born into Hollywood royalty.

"This is the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, which is named after my grandfather, who was one of, really, the founders of the industry before there even was an Academy," Tony Goldwyn said.

An academy member and its president are custodians of a unique legacy.

Housed in the film vault Eyewitness News visited last year, and the library where Eyewitness News spent time the year before that, and in an old art-deco department store there's a new home for these treasures, an academy museum, is taking shape.

"To be able to congregate here and celebrate each other's work and learn from one another is really important," Goldwyn said.