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2021 Academy Awards: Socially Distanced and Socially Focused With a Renewed Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion

Following a turbulent and chaotic year for movies, it makes sense that the 2021 Academy Awards would be different from any Oscar telecast we’d seen in the past. Eliminating much of the pomp and circumstance the ceremony is so prone to, this year’s awards telecast was a smaller, socially aware…

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ReelAbilities Film Festival Highlights People with Disabilities

With Hollywood still dismissing filmmakers with disabilities, one film festival is dedicating itself to giving these artists an opportunity to jump-start their careers. The ReelAbilities Film Festival, which held a three-day event in Los Angeles this past weekend, celebrates awareness and the power of film to shatter misconceptions about the…

Kobe Bryant Wins Oscar, Takes Dig at Fox News Host

Former NBA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, along with animator Glen Keane, won the Oscaron Sunday night for best animated short film for “Dear Basketball.” The film is based on a poem Bryant wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from his basketball career. During their acceptance speech, Keane said, “Whatever…

Disney's 'Coco' Wins Animated Feature Oscar

(Reuters) — “Coco,” the colorful adventure into the land of the dead from Walt Disney Co’s (No. 36 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) Pixar Animation Studios, won the Oscar on Sunday for best animated feature film. The story of family, memory and legacy follows a boy named Miguel…

Political Correctness Earned 'Moonlight' its Oscar, Says Fox Host

“Moonlight” took home the best picture award at the Oscars this weekend thanks to a “political imperative” and a “moral” obligation, according to conservative media. On Monday’s “Fox & Friends” Fox News correspondent Tucker Carlson discussed the Oscars and the incident in which “La La Land” was mistakenly given the…

Diverse Film Casts Keep Hollywood Execs Making Money at Box Office, Says Report

Ahead of the 89th Academy Awards show on Sunday, UCLA has released its annual Hollywood Diversity report, which highlights that diversity means higher financial returns on productions. The report, generated through the university’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, examined the 200 top-grossing theatrical film releases in 2015,…