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Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy
July 1, 2020
Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars announced the new invitees Tuesday. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this year’s Oscars. ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
Best Films of 2019
December 26, 2019
Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019 and they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera. ... read more »
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Freeform supports Halle Bailey’s Ariel casting amid backlash
July 11, 2019
A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of  "The Little Mermaid.'' Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag (hash) NotMyAriel to object to a black woman portraying the red-headed mermaid princess of the animated film. But the network says "Danish mermaids can be black because Danish (asterisk)people(asterisk) can be black.'' ... read more »
25th Anniversary SAG Awards Exhibit Diversity in Nominations
January 3, 2019
The bright Hollywood lights illuminated the stage as “Crazy Rich Asians” star Awkwafina and two-time SAG award winner Laverne Cox announced the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on Tuesday (Dec. 11). ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
August 13, 2018
For movies opening August 17, 2018. ... read more »
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