Tag: Hollywood

Hollywood Not a Man Not White Don't Bother.

If one wants to build the prototypical Hollywood film, you would start with a white, heterosexual, able-bodied male lead, a new study confirms. The study, conducted by the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, shows that the gender…

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 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…