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Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Oscar flub just one flaw in show

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

As I watched the cast and crew of “La La Land” accept the best picture award at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, I was mad. I thought about how African Americans won both best supporting actress, Viola Davis for “Fences” and best supporting actor, Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight.” And yet a...

Chiste en premios de la academia no es chistoso

Chiste en premios de la academia no es chistoso

Danielle Dyer,
Contriburadora
March 15, 2016
Filed under Spanish

A pesar de ser condenada al ostracismo por los miembros de la comunidad negra debido a las declaraciones que hizo precedentes a los Oscar, Chris Rock introdujo a Stacey Dash — la actriz famosa por su papel como Dionne en la película de 1995 “Sin Pistas” — como la “nueva directora” del “programa...

Academy Awards joke not funny

Academy Awards joke not funny

Danielle Dyer,
Contributor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Despite being ostracized by members of the Black community for statements she made preceding the Oscars, Chris Rock introduced Stacey Dash, the actress most famed for her role as Dionne in the 1995 movie “Clueless,” as the “new director” of the Oscars’ “Minority Outreach Program.” Dash proceeded to take the st...

Diversity in the Academy

Diversity in the Academy

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer
February 27, 2016
Filed under Blog

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received backlash for the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees via the creation of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. The hashtag resurfaced, again, alongside outrage over this year’s nominations which prompted a swift response from the Academy. This y...

And the nominees are…

And the nominees are…

Kris Stewart,
Online and Video Editor
February 22, 2015
Filed under Blog

Here's the full list of Oscar nominations: Best Picture: "American Sniper" Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper, and Peter Morgan, Producers "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers "...

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