As host of the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, actor Chris Rock tackled diversity in Hollywood, delivering a stinging monologue.
This year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy has sparked a lot of conversation about actors and actresses (past and present) who should have received acknowledgement from the prestigious award show.
In a recent interview with The Real, Janet Hubert expressed her admiration for Jada Pinkett Smith's artistry: "I respect Jada highly. I respect her skill, I respect her as an artist, I respect her as an actress, very much."
Will Smith has revealed that he’s pleased with how “quickly” and “aggressively” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.…
Straight Outta Compton’s Oscars snub was one of the factors that brought attention to the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity and stirred up a lot of controversy; but after word spread that the film’s cast members were not invited to this year’s ceremony, it added fuel to the #OscarsSoWhite fire.
Chris Rock is not giving up his gig hosting the Oscars. Instead, he’s going to flip up the entire show to highlight #OscarsSoWhite. A number of Black artists are choosing to skip the 2016 Oscars in protest of the Academy Awards lack of diversity among the field nominees. There are so few people of color […]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled new plans to increase diversity among the Academy's membership.
The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences implements plans to diversify the Oscars. The people (Jada, Will, Snoop Dogg, etc) have spoken, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences listened. The film academy announced they would be implementing changes in their membership to encourage diversity, AP reports. Cheryl […]
The actor appears on GMA to discuss Oscars Boycott Will Smith joined Robin Roberts this morning on GMA, and his message was clear: “The beauty of Hollywood, combined with American ideals is the ultimate dream for humanity.” During his segment, Will made clear his stand on the Oscars’ glaring diversity problem, his support of his wife Jada Pinkett […]
With the recent boycott against this year’s Oscar Award show, a video of Eddie Murphy resurfaced from 1988 at the 60th Oscars explaining the lack…
Arsenio Hall is joining the #OscarsSoWhite conversation. Emotions and outrage have been running high since last week’s Academy Award nominees announcement which reflect a blaring lack of regard for deserving actors and actresses of color yet again despite a year of excellence in film. The conversation came to a head this week when actress Jada Pinkett […]
Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued a statement over the weekend after Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith called for an Oscars boycott. President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, issued a statement over the weekend after Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith called for a boycott of the Oscars […]