8th Annual Governor’s Awards: Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, More

It’s finally happened: Martial Arts Action Superstar Jackie Chan has won an Academy Award! Governors Awards on November 12th honored him, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Chan’s career spanned over 200 films and countless broken bones in the process, and his craft is often disregarded by the Read More …

Shared from Vulture.com: Black Actors Won More Awards at This Year’s Tonys Than in the Last 9 Years of the Oscars

Leave it to Broadway to show modern society how it’s done right. And of course… ‪#‎LinManuel‬ ‪#‎LoveIsLove‬ ‪#‎Hamilton‬ ‪#‎TonyAwards‬ ‪#‎OscarsSoWhite Read full article here: http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/black-actors-win-big-at-2016-tonys.html

Shared from NPR: What Does Genius Look Like?

Don Cheadle On Miles Davis And Race In Hollywood: “[T]he most important part of this . . . happens much earlier, I think, [and that’s] where the discussion needs to take place: where decisions are being made about what kinds of material to greenlight, what kinds of stories to tell, who are the people that are deciding Read More …

The Big Night: The 88th Academy Awards TONIGHT!

Hope you’ve made your Academy Award predictions for tonight! To remind you, all nominees are listed at the Internet Movie Database at the following link: http://www.imdb.com/awards-central/oscars Carol's in the RoomSpotlight bears a Revenant:Beasts of Tangerine!#OscarsSoWhite #Haiku #micropoetry — Garett Thomas (@directorG2011) February 28, 2016 Write your no-guts-no-glory predictions, then tune in at 4 pm to Read More …

Talking Movies with PenTV – 105 – Discussing the 88th Academy Awards Nominations

Host Gina Mazzetti and myself discuss the down-low about the 88th Academy Award nominations for films of 2015. We touch on everything, with topics ranging from #OscarsSoWhite and LGBT superheroes, to keeping movies unusual and which current film is the best regardless of nominations. Recorded 1.22.2015 at Peninsula Television, Inc. — pentv.tv I’m also adding Read More …

Shared from Indiewire: David Oyelowo Slams the Oscars as Academy President Promises ‘Big Changes’

For two years straight, Academy Award nominations have mostly selected talents both in front and behind camera without much regard to diversity in America. It has led to both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announcing their boycotts of this year’s ceremony, as well as David Oyelowo of last year’s Selma labeling it “unforgivable.” Academy Read More …