Tag: #OscarsSoWhite

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…

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…

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…