Find out all about the issue that is dominating Hollywood: #Oscarssowhite
Tuesday 9 Feb 2016
"This year, there's an elephant in the room. I have asked the elephant to leave."
This year's Oscar show "will be the most diverse ever," producer David Hill told Variety at the Oscar nominees luncheon. Despite the lack of acting nominees of colour -- which the Academy has no control over -- Hill and fellow Academy Awards...
It's a lonely club for non-acting female Oscar winners.
Ever since Oscar nominations were announced Jan. 14, there has been a lot of talk about diversity -- but most of it has centred on racial disparity. However, there is one group that's not a minority, but still under-represented in the film world:...
Tuesday 26 Jan 2016
"No openly gay man has ever won the Oscar; I wonder if that is prejudice or chance."
As the Academy works to remedy Hollywood's inclusion issue, Sir Ian McKellen is stressing the need to broaden the definition of the word diversity. McKellen says that gay actors are being "disregarded" and ignored by Hollywood as much as African...
Monday 25 Jan 2016
"The demographic complexity of this country should be reflected," says the Oscar front-runner, of the sweeping changes to the organising body.
Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has called for Hollywood to do far more in the wake of the push for more minority and female members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences."The demographic complexity of this country...
Saturday Night Live skewers the Academy in an awards season sketch.
By Kristopher Tapley, Co-Awards Editor "No matter how you feel about it, it casts sort of a pall over the season, which is too bad."That's how one of this year's Oscar nominees summed up the now-annual #OscarsSoWhite controversy when we...
"This is exactly like MTV was in the 1980s."
12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen has weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding the lack of non-white acting nominees at the 2016 Oscars, saying he hopes it will be a "watershed moment" for the industry."Hopefully, when people look...
Saturday 23 Jan 2016
The Oscars organising body is taking action to not be 'so white'.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes Hollywood's annual Oscar awards ceremony, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020.The Academy said under its new criteria, members who have not...
Best actress nominee criticises the Oscars backlash.
British actress and first-time Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling said in a radio interview on Friday the boycott of the Oscars protesting the absence of black actors and directors is racist toward whites.In the interview, Rampling was asked...