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'12 Years a Slave' Wins Big, and With Words, at Academy Awards Play

‘12 Years a Slave’ Wins Big, and With Words, at Academy Awards

by Jamilah King on March 3 2014, 9:24AM

The film won three of the Academy Award’s biggest prizes on Sunday night.

Topics: Culture

Lupita Nyong'o: 'I Was Teased and Taunted About My Skin'

Lupita Nyong’o: ‘I Was Teased and Taunted About My Skin’

by Jamilah King on February 28 2014, 9:18AM

The actress opened up about some of the obstacles she had to overcome while growing up as a dark-skinned girl.

Topics: Culture

The Oscar Statue is Modeled After a Mexican Immigrant

The Oscar Statue is Modeled After a Mexican Immigrant

by Jamilah King on February 28 2014, 8:47AM

Emilio Fernández went on to become one of the most celebrated directors of Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema.

Topics: Culture

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

by Jamilah King on February 27 2014, 11:15AM

The year of the black film? Not so fast.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

'12 Years a Slave,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Among This Year's Oscar Nominations

‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘20 Feet From Stardom’ Among This Year’s Oscar Nominations

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 9:27AM

The awards season continues to be kind

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 10:23AM

There are at least five feature documentaries directed by black women qualifying for Academy Award consideration.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects First Black President

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects First Black President

by Jamilah King on July 31 2013, 9:47AM

Is change finally coming to Hollywood?

Topics: /NOW

The Oscars Academy Just Added A Lot More Color

The Oscars Academy Just Added A Lot More Color

by Jamilah King on July 1 2013, 10:25AM

276 people were invited to join one of Hollywood’s most exclusive clubs.

Topics: /NOW

Number of Black Best Actor Oscars Nominees Could Be Unprecedented in 2014

Number of Black Best Actor Oscars Nominees Could Be Unprecedented in 2014

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2013, 3:12PM

If entertainment industry insiders’ predictions turn out to be true they’ll also be host to an unprecedented number of black nominees in the best actor in a leading role category.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oscars Academy Just Might Be Getting More Latino Members

Oscars Academy Just Might Be Getting More Latino Members

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 5:10PM

Latinos make up less than 2% of the Academy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Academy Adds Lupe Ontiveros to 'In Memoriam' Slideshow

Academy Adds Lupe Ontiveros to ‘In Memoriam’ Slideshow

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2013, 11:22AM

After pressure from Latino organizations the Academy adds the actress to the ‘In Memoriam’ slideshow on their website.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lupe Ontiveros' Family Speaks Out: Oscars Snub Was a 'Glaring Omission'

Lupe Ontiveros’ Family Speaks Out: Oscars Snub Was a ‘Glaring Omission’

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2013, 12:40PM

Her Oscars’ snub was exactly the kind of erasure that Ontiveros fought against during her career.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oscars 'In Memoriam' Snubs Lupe Ontiveros, Twice

Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Snubs Lupe Ontiveros, Twice

by Jorge Rivas on February 25 2013, 11:08AM

Last night’s Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ reel left out actress Lupe Ontiveros. The Mexican-American actress passed away on July 26, 2012.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

by Jorge Rivas on February 25 2013, 10:22AM

Watch the short documentary “Inocente” about a homeless undocumented teen on Colorlines.com

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michelle Obama Wears Indian-American Designer Naeem Khan's Dress to Oscars

Michelle Obama Wears Indian-American Designer Naeem Khan’s Dress to Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on February 25 2013, 9:48AM

First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance via video at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Quvenzhané Wallis Hits the Oscar Red Carpet in Style

Quvenzhané Wallis Hits the Oscar Red Carpet in Style

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2013, 6:40PM

Wallis could become the second African-American ever to win an Oscar in the best actress in a leading role category

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

LAX Officials Threaten to Deport Palestinian Filmmaker On His Way to Oscars

LAX Officials Threaten to Deport Palestinian Filmmaker On His Way to Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on February 20 2013, 5:37PM

An Oscar nominated Palestinian filmmaker and his family traveling to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards this Sunday were detained for hours at the Los Angeles International Airport by U.S. Customs officials. Emad Burnat, whose film “5 Broken Cameras” has…

Topics: /NOW

Quvenzhané Wallis On The Moment She Learned About Her Oscar Nod

Quvenzhané Wallis On The Moment She Learned About Her Oscar Nod

by Jorge Rivas on February 18 2013, 1:23PM

Quvenzhané Wallis was a guest on CNN’s “Starting Point” with host Soledad O’Brien this morning. Wallis, the youngest best actress nominee in Oscar history, discussed what it was like when she found out she was nominated for her role in…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Quvenzhané Wallis Tells André Leon Talley She's Not Wearing a Long Dress to the Oscars

Quvenzhané Wallis Tells André Leon Talley She’s Not Wearing a Long Dress to the Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 12:01PM

Last week, Wallis became the youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar in the best-actress category.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 3:45PM

You can watch the short-documentary nominated for an Oscar online.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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