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The Academy Is Trying To Make Amends For Being White AF


So there's news on the #OscarsSoWhite front. According to RollingStone, The Academny of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences had a unanimous vote to make "historic changes" to its membership, due to complaints of the lack of diversity amongst nominees, and boycotts from many industry folk. USA Today reports that in 2012 it was found that ...

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Responds To Oscar Nominees Backlash


You know diversity in Hollywood is bad when even Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs is upset over the Oscars 2016 nominees. She has spoken of how "heartbroken and frustrated" she is at the total lack of ethnic minority actors, actresses and filmmakers represented. The bigger problem is that some stars have decided to boycott the ...

The First Trans Person In Over 30 Years Was Finally Nominated For An Oscar!


And her name is Antony Hegarty. The singer for Antony and the Johnsons was nominated for Best Original Song, "Manta Ray," which is from the documentary Racing Extinction. This is the second time a trans person has ever been nominated in the history of the Academy Awards. Before Antony, there was Angela Morley, a composer who transitioned ...