Chris Rock

How The Oscars’ Social Activism Took On Hollywood

By Kathryn Cramer Brownell Mar 1 – With Chris Rock, an acerbic black comedian, set to host Sunday night’s Oscar broadcast in Hollywood, even as Al Sharpton led a protest outside the Dolby Theater and director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith demanded a boycott of #OscarsSoWhite, viewers expected a potent mix of entertainment

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Wins First Oscar After Much Anticipation

LOS ANGELES, Feb 29 – Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar on Sunday, taking home the best actor statuette for his role in revenge movie “The Revenant.” DiCaprio, 41, had been nominated four times previously for an acting Oscar over a career spanning 25 years. He was the favorite to clinch the Academy Award this

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Oscar Host Chris Rock Confronts Hollywood Racial Furor

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Feb 29 – Comedian Chris Rock launched his return stint as Oscar host on Sunday by immediately, directly confronting the racially charged elephant in the room—the lingering furor over the all-white field of performers nominated for Hollywood’s highest awards. Strolling on stage in a white dinner jacket and bow tie after an opening display

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DiCaprio Is Oscar Shoo-In, But Host Chris Rock May Shock

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, Feb 28  – Suspense and surprises mark the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday after a roller coaster awards season dominated by the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and no clear front-runner for the top honor of best picture. It’s the movie industry’s biggest celebration, but all eyes this year will be on Oscars

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