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Chris Rock’s Oscar Joke Receives Inevitable Backlash | Film News

  There was a lot of expectations for Chris Rock who was hosting this year’s Academy Awards. Amid the tensions stirred by his comments regarding the diversity issue of the nominees, everyone was sure that he would have direct jabs about it during the actual ceremony.   Which he accomplished and, in some sense, actually succeeded in adding comedy and[…]

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Sacha Baron Cohen: ‘I don’t think the Oscars are racist’ | Film News

  The man behind comedic characters like Ali G, Borat, Bruno and General Aladeen has recently shared his thoughts regarding the race issues within the Academy Awards. While speaking with reporters at the 69th Bafta awards (via The Guardian), Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly made satirized comments suggesting “I hear many Caucasians were nominated” and that he was “there to give the[…]

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Ava DuVernay On Diversity: ‘I Hate That Word So, So Much’ | Film News

  The debate over Hollywood’s diversity problem has only intensified over the past couple of weeks. Several people from the Hollywood elite have spoken out. Director and trailblazer Ava DuVernay, one of the most outspoken advocates for change, would however, prefer to use a different word when discussing Hollywood’s inclusion problem.   Speaking with The New York Times at the Sundance Film[…]

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Ellen Page Weighs In On Hollywood’s Diversity Problem | Film News

  Ellen Page is the latest in a long line of celebrities to voice her opinion on the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations. Chatting with People at Sundance Film Festival, Page commented on the Academy’s new guidelines and explained that the issue “means a lot to me as an audience member and as a human being”.   “It[…]

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Danny DeVito Addresses Oscars Controversy | Film News

  Racial dispute continues to burn through one of the most prestigious award shows in the entertainment business. Joining in with many other influential figures who have had their say, Danny DeVito has stepped in to share his thoughts about the matter.   Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, he made blunt and direct comments regarding the diversity issue stating[…]

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