Oscars

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Indigenous Critics Not Pleased That Kevin Hart Will Host Oscars

The comedian faces backlash for throwing a “cowboys and Indians” party for his son’s first birthday.

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Watch Cecily Tyson Accept Honorary Oscar

The 93-year-old Hollywood veteran reflected on her decades of work in the entertainment industry while accepting a special gold statue at the 10th Annual Governors Awards.

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How Artists of Color Made Race Matter at the 90th Oscars

#OscarsALittleLessWhite?

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4 Can't-Miss Quotes From a Roundtable of Every African American Ever Nominated for a Best Director Oscar

Barry Jenkins, John Singleton, Lee Daniels and Jordan Peele sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a discussion about past and present realities for Black American filmmakers.

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Oscar-Nominated 'Traffic Stop' Explores Violent Arrest of Breaion King

The short documentary delves into the Black teacher’s interaction with two White Austin Police Department officers in 2015. 

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Advocacy Groups Say Academy, Entertainment Industry Need to Do Better

Color of Change and The National Hispanic Media Coalition are calling for more Black and Latinx representation and recognition in the entertainment industry.

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'Get Out,' 'Strong Island' Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations

Here are the artists of color and race-focused films to follow at this year’s Academy Awards. 

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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.

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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.