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The Oscars: Everything Else You Need To Know | Film News

  A political night for film. There were some surprises, and some not, as well as an intelligent discussion of diversity.   As expected Chris Rock was not only hilarious, but managed to tackle and incorporate Hollywood diversity, or lack of it, into his monologue. He considered the bigger picture and asked questions that wouldn’t have crossed many peoples minds.[…]

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Oscars Controversy Reflects Wider American Social Issues According To Will Smith | Film News

  The controversy surrounding the Oscars rumbles on, with Will Smith commenting that the row reflects larger issues in American society. He was speaking following the screening of his new movie Concussion – for which he was expected to pick up a nomination for ‘Best Actor’.   He clarified his position on the debate, saying, “first and foremost it’s not[…]

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Suggests Boycott Of ‘All White’ Oscars | Film News

  Jada Pinkett-Smith has queried whether Hollywood figures from ethnic backgrounds should boycott his years Oscars awards ceremony over lack of diversity. On Twitter she expressed her disappointment at the Academy’s failure to nominate any non-whites for any of the major prizes.   “At the Oscars … people of colour are always welcomed to give out awards … even entertain,” she[…]

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Chris Rock Gives His Unique Take On ‘The Oscars’ | Film News

  In October 2015, Chris Rock confirmed that he’d officially been invited back to host the 2016 Academy Awards for a second time. Now, in a short video clip uploaded on his Twitter profile, Rock debunks the myth of any glitz and glamour happening on the night. Instead, he highlights all the drunken debauchery that will actually be going on:[…]

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