Tag: Hollywood

Oscar Voters Nominate All White Actors, Again

By Sheryl Estrada The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag from 2015 resurfaced on Twitter Thursday following the announcement of 2016 Academy Awards nominations. In a repeat performance, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Award voters have selected exclusively white nominees. The 20 actors and actresses nominated in the four acting…

Hollywood's Lack of Diversity Mocked by America Ferrera and Eva Longoria

By Sheryl Estrada Actresses America Ferrera (left) and Eva Longoria at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10. At the 2016 Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday night,actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoriaused wit to make a point to Hollywood about its subtle racism:stop consistently mistaking Latina actresses for…

Hollywood Projects Stunning Lack of Diversity

By Sheryl Estrada It’s not a news flash that major Hollywood films lack diverse characters.The acting nominees for this year’sAcademy Awards were solely white actors and actresses. However, more jarring evidence has been revealed. The study “Inequality in 700 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Character Gender, Race and LGBT Status”…

Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson Make Emmy Award Nomination History

By Sheryl Estrada Actresses Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. Photos by Shutterstock. Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson have made history in Hollywood. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday, and it is the first time two black actressesearned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in…

Lack of Diversity Costing Hollywood Money

By Sheryl Estrada According to “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script,” which makes a correlation between diversity and revenue in Tinseltown, business as usual “may soon be unsustainable” as “diversity sells.” The report is the second in a series from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies…

'And the Winner Is White!'

By Albert Lin Oscar’s lack of diversity is not just a problem this year. As this animation by Norwegian artist Brd Edlund shows, no nonwhite group has made much of a dent in any of the Academy’s major awards, dating back to 1929. Diversity Among Winners at the Oscars from…