Oscars

Actress Julie Delpy Goes In On The Film Biz, Says Oscars Are Run By Old, Desperate White Dudes, And More…

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Rather than making headlines for winning best screenplay for Before Midnight (which is impossible given that the accolade went to 12 Years A Slave), the spotlight’s temporarily shining on French actress Julie Delpy for another matter. If you’ve ever seen a film written by the...

Lupita Nyong’o Wins Oscar for 12 Years A Slave

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Last night, Lupita N’yongo became the seventh black woman to win an Oscar award exactly 75 Years after Hattie McDaniel became the first.  Nyong’o, who wore a Prada pastel blue floor-length gown with a full skirt and plunging neckline and was surrounded by her 12 Years A...

Irish Times Predicts Lupita Nyong’o Will Take Home Oscar Because She’s Winning the ‘Red Carpet Olympics’

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In today’s Oscar news, Irish Times writer Donald Clarke attempted to tackle the importance of campaigning during awards season through what he calls “the red carpet Olympics.” Clarke begins by explaining why he thinks Luptia Nyong’o should best Jennifer Lawrence for the Best Supporting Actress...

Fruitvale Station and White Validation

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Like many other Blacks watching Sunday’s Golden Globes, I grimaced as award after award went to one white actor after another until the very end — when 12 Years A Slave would go on to collect honors for Best Motion Picture, Drama. It was as...

Academy Awards 2014 Nominations: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Gravity’ Are The Heavyweights

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This morning the nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced and the biggest contenders are “American Hustle,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity”. The nominees for Best Picture are “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “The Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,”...