Tag: Oscars

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,…

Chris Rock at the Oscars: Hollywood is 'a different type of racist'

By Sheryl Estrada Chris Rock at the 88th Annual Academy Awards In his opening monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, host Chris Rock used his comedic style of humor mixed with brutal honesty to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, while wearing a white tuxedo jacket. For the second…

Hollywood Directors to Skip Oscars for #JUSTICEFORFLINT Event

By Sheryl Estrada Ryan Coogler, director and co-writer of “Creed,” will not be in the audience during the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, even though one of his film’s stars, Sylvester Stallone, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Instead, he will be in Flint, Michigan, supporting…