“The issue is not the Academy. Even if you fill the Academy with black and Latino and Asian members, if there’s no one on the screen to vote for, you’re not going to get the outcome that you want. I won once, so it can’t be that racist. You need directors and producers who will say, ‘Hey, what about so and so?’ They need to be aware that the picture is not complete.”
– Oscar winning actress and host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, who won her Oscar for ‘Ghost’ in 1991.
“I really appreciated this article in TIME on the lack of racial and gender diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations. So disappointed that some of 2015’s best films, filmmakers and performances were not recognized. Nothing can diminish the quality of their work, but these filmmakers deserve recognition. As an Academy member, I would love to see a more diverse voting membership.”
– Actress, Resse Witherspoon on the #Oscarssowhite controversy
This movie looks incredibly fun! Check out the latest trailer for the film that’s sure to break box office records above!
At the Oscars…people of color are always welcomed to give out awards…even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments. Should people of color refrain from participating all together? People can only treat us in the way in which we allow.
With much respect in the midst of deep disappointment,
– Actress Jada Pinkette Smith, on the lack of diversity at the OSCARS
#OSCARSSOWHITE [boy culture]
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John Krasinski got fit in just 4 months [kenneth]
Bette Medler‘s bathhouse performances inspired Marc Jacobs to become a designer [queerty]
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers slams homophobic, racist chants at football games [towleroad]
Grab the wet wipes: Terry Richardson had a baby shower [dlisted]
Here’s Austin Butler from The Shannara Chronicles getting wet and wild [ohlala]
IF there’s one person you don’t want to piss off, we’ve come to learn it’s director Xavier Dolan. After all, he did direct the music video for the song that all gays and moms out there pray at the alter of everyday at their cubicle to — you may know it as the pop song titled Adele‘s Hello, which instantly makes him one of the world’s most-powerful French Canadians by default. Check out his slap in NetFlix‘s hoo-ha after the jump! He’s right!