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The 20 Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2017 Oscar Nominations

The 20 Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2017 Oscar Nominations

If Oscar prognostication is a sport, then nominations morning is the playoff game. And of course, as gratifying as it may be to find that you’ve accurately predicted the outcomes, it’s even more
The 20 Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2017 Oscar Nominations

The 20 Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2017 Oscar Nominations

If Oscar prognostication is a sport, then nominations morning is the playoff game. And of course, as gratifying as it may be to find that you’ve accurately predicted the outcomes, it’s even more
Cheryl Boone Isaacs Put the Oscars on a Path Toward Diversity. Will Her Successor Continue the Trend?

Cheryl Boone Isaacs Put the Oscars on a Path Toward Diversity. Will Her Successor Continue the Trend?

Tonight’s 89th annual Academy Awards will be very different from last year’s broadcast or even the year before. In 2015 and 2016, there were no black actors or actors of color nominated in any acting
These 7 Women Could Make History At The Oscars Tonight

These 7 Women Could Make History At The Oscars Tonight

They stand out in a field still dominated by men.
For Many, Hollywood Gets Closer to the Truth

For Many, Hollywood Gets Closer to the Truth

“At last,” Derrick Clifton wrote Monday for NBCBLK. Read more...
Racial Progress in Film Remains Slow Drag 30 Years After Hollywood Shuffle

Racial Progress in Film Remains Slow Drag 30 Years After Hollywood Shuffle

Robert Townsend’s Hollywood Shuffle was released 30 years ago this year. Although it couldn’t have been noted at the time, Shuffle became a foundational film that launched the careers of two of our
Actress Elizabeth Banks Calls Out Steven Spielberg for Never Making a Movie With a Female Lead, Because I Guess The Color Purple Doesn’t Exist

Actress Elizabeth Banks Calls Out Steven Spielberg for Never Making a Movie With a Female Lead, Because I Guess The Color Purple Doesn’t Exist

While accepting an award from the nonprofit group Women in Film, actress Elizabeth Banks took some time out to talk about the issues that women face in Hollywood. Her message, however, was overridden

Black Twitter breaks up ‘Game of Thrones’ lovefest with protest against HBO’s ‘Confederate’

#NoConfederate trended worldwide during last night's episode. The post Black Twitter breaks up ‘Game of Thrones’ lovefest with protest against HBO’s ‘Confederate’ appeared first on The Daily Dot.
These Emmy Winners Made History at the 2017 Awards Show

These Emmy Winners Made History at the 2017 Awards Show

Wins by women and people of color broke new ground in Hollywood.
A New Report Shows Black Women’s Influence at Work and on the Web

A New Report Shows Black Women’s Influence at Work and on the Web

“Corporations can’t afford not to pay attention to black women online anymore.”
I Graded Hollywood on Diversity and It Didn’t Go Well

I Graded Hollywood on Diversity and It Didn’t Go Well

A report card for the film industry giants.
Jessica Chastain’s response to “The Envelope’s” all-white cover is not enough

Jessica Chastain’s response to “The Envelope’s” all-white cover is not enough

While many of us were busy binging on Netflix, family, and cookies over the holiday weekend, a super important conversation took place…
Yes, the 2018 Oscar nominations are more diverse — but #OscarsSoWhite is still a problem

Yes, the 2018 Oscar nominations are more diverse — but #OscarsSoWhite is still a problem

When the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced in January, there was something noticeably different about this year’s list of…
Gina Rodriguez Pens Powerful Essay Calling Under-Representation of Latinos in Hollywood 'Devastating'

Gina Rodriguez Pens Powerful Essay Calling Under-Representation of Latinos in Hollywood 'Devastating'

Only 3 percent of all speaking characters in films during the past decade were played by Latinos.
Eric Garcetti, Ava DuVernay Launch ‘Diversity Grants’ for Hollywood

Eric Garcetti, Ava DuVernay Launch ‘Diversity Grants’ for Hollywood

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and producer Dan Lin launched the Evolve Entertainment Fund on Monday, a private-public partnership to boost diversity within the entertainment
Aubrey Plaza rightfully called out the Oscars for its lack of Latina nominees

Aubrey Plaza rightfully called out the Oscars for its lack of Latina nominees

The 2018 Oscars aren’t *quite* as white as they’ve been in recent years. This year’s Oscar nominees were notable for recognizing actors,…
Denzel Deserves Another Oscar, But Not the Academy's Charity

Denzel Deserves Another Oscar, But Not the Academy's Charity

We know Denzel got robbed for Best Actor for 'Fences,' but will the Academy try to smooth it over this year?
Of Lions, Hunters and Heroes: Black Film, Black Stories and Black Realities

Of Lions, Hunters and Heroes: Black Film, Black Stories and Black Realities

Tonight the Black Lives Matter Global Network took to the Oscars stage. Five years of building up black communities. Five years of experiencing police repression. Five years of centering black stories
Say Bye to #OscarsSoWhite; Academy Announces New Members in Hopes of Becoming More Diverse

Say Bye to #OscarsSoWhite; Academy Announces New Members in Hopes of Becoming More Diverse

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wasn’t too happy when the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was going around in 2016, so it decided to go with so diverse instead.Read more...