Smashing Hollywood’s resistance to facing social and political issues at the Academy Awards, Spotlight’s win shows the power of investigative journalism at a time when newspapers are fighting to survive. The show also took on racism in Hollywood, sexual assault, gay and transgender rights, and even climate change. Welcome to the new mindset of old Hollywood Spotlight team accepts Best Picture Oscar At the heart of what was arguably the most politically charged Academy Awards
Roger Neal’s new Oscar Party has begun a tug of war with Norby Walter’s long established Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Party over attracting “name” stars. However, Neal insists, “there’s enough stars to go around,” while Walters says he could care less about competitors. Lou Ferrigno (who starred on TV as The Hulk '77-'82) with Roger Neal at the publicist/manager's gifting suite. Ferringo has RSVP'd to attend The Night of 100 Stars on Sunday. This week, Hollyw
Jones’ role in at the awards could indicate how the movie Academy has worked to extinguish the flames lit by the Hollywood diversity “crisis.” Jones said he wouldn’t be a presenter if he couldn’t talk about the need for diversity... In the wake of near panic over the lack of diversity among acting nominees for the second year in a row at the Oscars, I will be avidly watching on Sunday to see what musical great Quincy Jones does on the awards show. After this year’s nomination
Oscar Night 1977: Director John Avildsen & producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler surrounding the star When he won a Golden Globe, the veteran performer spun yet another lie about the 1976 movie that made him a star. Will he do it again at the Oscars? Will you be able to tell? Read the true story about the origins of the myth As a fellow baby boomer, I’ll be rooting for Sylvester “Sly” Stallone to win the Best Actor Oscar he should have won thirty-nine years ago. However
Blame it on a change of management at Sony, pressure from the NFL, the holiday season and a completely inept release plan for the movie. Will Smith isn’t planning to attend the Academy Awards this year after his extraordinary performance in Concussion was overlooked - but I don’t believe racism is the real reason. Smith’s hopes weren’t tackled by an overly Caucasian movie Academy, which over the years has happily rewarded many fine black performers and pictures. In this case
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