Oscars

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Academy Builds on Diversity Drive With 30 Percent-POC Class of 2017

The Academy broke induction records with 774 new members, 232 of whom inched up its percentage of people of color from 11 to 13 percent.

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READ: What Barry Jenkins Planned to Say When 'Moonlight' Won Best Picture

The #OscarFail prevented him from delivering his prepared speech. But you can read it here.

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'Moonlight' Stars Offer 'Revelation' in New Calvin Klein Spread

Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert and Ashton Sanders feature in the design house’s new black-and-white fashion campaign.

Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali pose with their Oscars.

The People of Color Who Won Big at the Oscars

…And the craziest, must-see moment of the night.

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Octavia Spencer on Hollywood Diversity: 'The Tide Has Changed, But We Still Have a Ways to Go'

In a new Deadline interview, the actress discusses her “Hidden Figures” performance and actors of color’s increased representation in this year’s Oscar nominee pool.

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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Academy Responds to #OscarsSoWhite Criticism With 683 New Members

The 2016 class, which includes America Ferrera and Michael B. Jordan, is 46 percent female and 41 percent people of color.

Jada Pinkett Smith Says Chris Rock's Oscars Crack 'Comes With the Territory'

Chris Rock targeted the actress’ #OscarsSoWhite boycott during his much-talked-about opening monologue at last week’s Oscars ceremony. 

Chris Rock Swings for Fences, Mostly Misses at This Year's #OscarsSoWhite

Jokes about Asian youth labor exploitation and Stacey Dash left us scratching our heads last night.

Lupita Nyong'o on #OscarsSoWhite: 'It’s a Symptom of Something Else'

“What we are asking for is really for more stories to be told—for inclusion in the stories that are told.”

Uzo Aduba, Idris Elba and More Sweep #SAGsSoBlack

Is this the Screen Actors Guild’s response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy? 

#TBT to Chris Rock Talking S**t about the Oscars...A Decade Ago

“Ben Affleck got a Oscar, and Morgan Freeman got a Oscar—are they equal?” 

#MakeAMovieWhiter Is the Most Hilarious Thing You’ll Read Today

Twitter users decided to see if they could use wordplay to make Hollywood even Whiter. Yes, yes they could.

WATCH: SNL's Spot-on #OscarsSoWhite Spoof

Do you think “Saturday Night Live” can take its own hint and diversify its cast and crew?

Julie Delpy Apologizes for Minimizing Black People's Marginalization in Hollywood

“I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself.”

Academy Changes Voting Rules and Governing Structure to Address #OscarsSoWhite Uproar

“The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.”

#TBT To When a Native Activist Rejected Marlon Brando's Oscar on His Behalf

Watch what might have been the original #OscarsSoWhite protest. 

Oscar Nominations are So White, Even the 'Straight Outta Compton' Nominees are White

No love for Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan or anybody from the “Straight Outta Compton” cast? 

Will There Be a Repeat of #OscarsSoWhite?

Motion Picture Academy members are—rightly—worried that another all-White slate of nominees will prompt backlash.

Chris Rock Will Host the Next Oscars

Chris Rock will give hosting the Academy Awards—also known as the Oscars—a second try this winter.