All posts tagged "oscars"

  • Spike Lee attends the premiere of "Chi-Raq" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
    Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
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  • This photo provided by courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox shows, Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, in a scene from the film, "The Revenant," directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. (Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox via AP) The Associated Press
    ‘Revenant’ leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

    (AP) — The brutal 1820s frontier revenge thriller “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers a year after the Oscars...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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    Oscars committed to culturally diversifying its membership: chief

    BUSAN (Yonhap) — The organization that gives out Academy Awards has “really begun” diversifying its membership, an issue it has faced for decades, its chief said Wednesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has frequently...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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  • Bong Joon-ho
    Academy invites five Korean filmmakers, actors to membership for the first time

    Five South Korean filmmakers and actors have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for the first time in history. Directors Bong Joon-ho, Kim Sang-jin and Im Kwon-taek, and actors Choi Min-sik, Song Kang-ho will...

    • Posted June 29, 2015
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  • Mok Plus CEO Mok Eun-jung and Sharon Farrell  at the 87th Academy Awards Sunday. (Yonhap)
    Hanbok at Oscars

    A Korean hanbok designer attended the Oscars hand-in-hand with actress Sharon Farrell, 75, in Korean traditional garb Sunday. The ceremony was the second year in a row for Mok Plus CEO Mok Eun-jung and Farrell to showcase...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • Host Neil Patrick Harris speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
    The naked truth: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36.6 million people watching the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show on ABC Sunday night. The Nielsen...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • Visitors to the Hollywood and Highland center take a picture with an Oscar statue as preparations are made for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 22. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
    Rain might dampen Oscars red carpet

    40 percent chance of showers in the area, according to the National Weather Services HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Glamorous gown? Check. Glittering jewelry? Check. Umbrella? Well, It could be a necessary evil for stars heading to the Oscar red carpet....

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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