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Oscar Alternatives: My 2016 Academy Award Dream Picks

As the red carpet rolls out for this Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards, controversy may overshadow the usual celebrity worship and horserace analysis. But for all the handwringing over the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees, maybe the rallying hashtag shouldn’t be #OscarsSoWhite, but #OscarsWhoCares? Yes, the movie industry has a serious diversity problem, but... Read more »

Team Colors: This Year’s Oscars Controversy Trivializes Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

Team Colors: This Year’s Oscars Controversy Trivializes Hollywood’s Diversity Problem
Whew! I guess we can all breathe easier now, right? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in response to the firestorm of controversy surrounding the lack of minorities among this year’s Oscar nominees, has established new rules to diversify AMPAS membership. The aim is to double the number of minorities and women by... Read more »
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