Tag: Hollywood

AAPI actors

New Study Reveals Most AAPI Characters in Hollywood Films Either Sexualized or Used As Comic Relief

Despite recent critically acclaimed and award-winning films like Minari and The Farewell, it appears Hollywood is still woefully slow in creating diverse, inclusive and non-stereotyped roles for its Asian American and Pacific Islander actors. A new study has found that the majority of roles given to Asian actors in the…

Marilyn Monroe statue in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Erects Giant ‘Sexist’ Statue of Marilyn Monroe

Throughout much of her life, and even now, 69 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is considered a larger-than-life Hollywood icon. And now, thanks to a new 26-foot-tall, 34,000 pound-memorial statue of the actress recently unveiled in Palm Springs, the actress is literally larger than life — but not everyone…

Riz Ahmed

Academy Award-Nominated Actor Riz Ahmed Backs Groundbreaking Study on Muslim Representation in Hollywood 

Earlier this year, British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Sound of Metal, an inclusive story about a hearing-impaired musician. Now, the Primetime Emmy Award winner is turning his attention to another vitally important form of representation: positive Muslim depictions in modern Hollywood films. CNN’s…

Chadwick Boseman

Howard University Renaming Its College of Fine Arts in Honor of Actor and Alumnus Chadwick Boseman

Following the recent appointment of beloved TV mom Phylicia Rashad as Howard University’s new Dean of Fine Arts, the acclaimed HBCU has furthered its connection to Hollywood, announcing that its College of Fine Arts will be renamed after the late actor Chadwick Boseman, one of the school’s most noteworthy alumni….

Dwayne Johnson

New Study Shows AAPI Roles Are So Limited in Hollywood That ‘The Rock’ Alone Represents More Than One-Third of Them

As if the recent jaw-dropping news that 42% of Americans couldn’t name a famous Asian American (despite Vice President Kamala Harris being one) weren’t bad enough, now comes another disturbing example of just how underrepresented AAPI individuals are in all aspects of American society and the business world, including the…

Golden Globes

Golden Globes Announce Series of Changes to Promote Increased Diversity Within Membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Following ongoing criticism over a lack of diversity in its selections and membership, plus the recent news that Netflix and Amazon are considering withdrawing their films out of consideration for prizes in the future, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the voting body behind the Golden Globes — has announced…

Chloe Zhao

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…