diversity in film

‘Spotlight’ Wins Top Oscar Prize on Night of Racial Critique

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, Feb 29 – Catholic Church abuse movie “Spotlight” was named best picture, the top award at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, after an evening peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dominated the industry. Mexico’s Alejandro Inarritu nabbed the best directing Oscar for “The Revenant”,

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Celebrities Boycott Oscars for Lack of Diversity

By Ian Simpson Jan 18 – Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Monday they will boycott next month’s Academy Awards ceremony because black actors were shut out of nominations, and the Academy acknowledged it needed to do more to promote diversity. The Oscar acting nominees announced on Thursday lacked black performers

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