The Oscars So White tragedy of 2016 made Halle Berry feel like her historic best actress win “meant nothing,” according to Berry.
Following its dramatic Oscar win for Best Picture, Moonlight has now crossed $25 million at the box office proving that sometimes, yes, awards do matter.
In a candid interview, best supporting actress nominee Octavia Spencer gently corrects the notion that this year’s Oscar nominees are not a direct reaction to last year’s #OscarsSoWhite brouhaha because that’s not how movies work.
Many of the films and TV shows that held our attention this year were centered around the black experience. Barry Jenkins’s elegant depiction of a black man’s love in Moonlight earned due praise, and several other prominent titles told black American stories: Fences, Hidden Figures, Loving. On television, the subtle…
Following a year full of Oscars So White controversy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has re-elected its president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
One of the zingers in Chris Rock’s 2016 Oscars monologue was lobbed at Jada Pinkett Smith, who, as you may have heard, boycotted the ceremony this year together with her husband Will Smith.
Until roughly 15 minutes ago, I thought the only people who saw a final cut of By the Sea in its entirety were Angelina Jolie, her assistants, and our very own Rich Juzwiak. And of that handful of viewers, I didn’t think anyone actually enjoyed it.
We arrive at Hollywood’s annual prom night for the 88th year in a row with some caveats and some questions: mainly #OscarsSoWhite is a cause for boycott for many, wherein it’s unclear if the ancient pasty mummy-men controlling the movie industry even saw half the movies on the ballot. But also, does this night even…
Meryl Streep, who was recently catapulted into the #OscarsSoWhite controversy after telling a reporter at the Berlin Film Festival “We’re all Africans, really,” published a blog on the Huffington Post on Thursday called “Setting the Record Straight From Berlin.”
After examining every Best Actor and Best Actress winner in Oscars history, Fusion’s Molly Fitzpatrick noticed something intriguing: the top-winning job for the Best Actress category is “Wife,” and the top-winning job for the Best Actor category is “Criminal.”
When, in January, we learned that the Oscars nominees for leading and supporting acting categories were all white for a second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences knew it needed a robust response — and on the double. But some of the promised reforms are not yet in compliance with the …
Only months after filing for bankruptcy, rapper 50 Cent has landed a day in court for doing what any other rational human being would do in those circumstances: posting selfies with hella cash on Instagram.
A story about Meryl Streep’s response to questions at the Berlin International Film Festival went very viral, because it seemed like she was saying the Oscars don’t have a diversity problem, since white people are essentially African. Turns out, that’s not exactly what happened.
The D-word became a topic of debate on Thursday at the Berlin International Film Festival, where jury president Meryl Streep commented on the seven-member jury panel being all white.
Hollywood is getting better at casting more female leads, according to a new study, but it’s mostly white women in said roles. The report also found that—strangely—female directors are more prone to hiring women than are their male counterparts.