As the Oscars D-word debate rages, Hollywood’s biggest stars are being forced to be enlightening. The latest takes come from Helen Mirren, who says this year’s Academy nominations “just so happened to be that way,” and Ethan Hawke, who supports an Oscars boycott.
Speaking at the Makers Conference earlier today, Halle Berry said that she was “heartbroken” over the continued lack of inclusion and diversity in Hollywood films. Berry, who made history in 2002 when she became the first woman of color to win an Oscar for a leading role, called Hollywood’s sameness the “elephant in…
The #OscarsSoWhite debate has made its way to the White House and, to no surprise, President Barack Obama thinks Hollywood could stand to be a tad more diverse.
Hollywood has just learned a new word: diversity! The movie business has always been massively white, but only recently, in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, has the Academy perked up and outlined plans for widespread changes designed to equalize its membership and voting process.
On Friday, Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling had some opinions about the Academy Awards and race and just couldn’t keep them to herself. The daughter of a fashion heiress and a British army officer, said that the #OscarsSoWhite movement is “is racist to whites.” “One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors…
In response to the overwhelming whiteness of this year’s Oscars (and Hollywood’s diversity problem in general), and as promised by president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has introduced a major overhaul to their membership process.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim from The Office have added to the growing criticism about the Oscars’ lack of diversity.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Viola Davis weighed in on the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees. “The problem is not with the Oscars, the problem is with the Hollywood movie-making system,” Davis said.
2014's Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o has joined an ever-growing list of celebrities and members of Hollywood who have used a variation of the word “disappointed” to explain their feelings about the very white list of Oscar nominees this year.
After expressing frustration over this year’s all white Oscar nominees, the Academy’s president Cheryl Boone Isaacs is making moves to try to diversify its membership.
Following Jada Pinkett Smith’s criticism of this year’s Oscars for the Academy’s failure to recognize films made by and featuring people of color, Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Day that he would not be attending the award show.
Even the Academy president can’t hide her disappointment with this year’s all-white Oscar nominations.
The 2016 Academy Award nominations didn’t have to be so white, straight, and boring. Tangerine, Straight Outta Compton, The Danish Girl, and Carol—four films with major buzz—all had the potential to diversify the kinds of stories recognized by Hollywood’s most prestigious honor. While none of these films received any…
The 2016 Oscar nomination (for 2015 films) have been announced, and, well whatever. This maybe isn’t the time for me to complain about Carol not getting enough or The Revenant getting too many. Or that no actors of color were nominated in any category, nor did any of the films landing nominations in the major…
Here is Chris Rock’s first promo for the 88th Academy Awards, in which he smiles his trademark shit-eating grin and lobs a decent joke. He doesn’t look particularly enthused for the Oscars, but then again, are we?
Remember when, last year, white actors earned all 20 of the Oscar nominations in both leading and supporting categories, and we all said “Yo academy, this is ludicrously shitty and white-washed, even for you”? Before long, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was trending on Twitter — a means of calling out the Academy of…
Steve Jobs, The Walk, and Black Mass were all released in the past couple months to entice Oscar voters and normal audience members alike. Unfortunately, the only viewers biting are the members of the Academy who receive free screeners. All three films flopped at the box office.
Two months ago, an Imgur user named IHasAnOscar posted a photo of him or herself holding an Academy Award statuette in front of an image of the notoriously Oscarless Leonardo DiCaprio. “Yes, it’s real,” the winner captioned it.