Oscars 2016

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Did #OscarsSoWhite work? Looking beyond Hollywood's diversity drought
With Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences in the running, Hollywood appears to have responded positively to last year’s protests. But is it just lip service? And could measures to promote diversity go too far?

David Cox

25, Feb, 2017 @7:49 AM

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‘You do gush sometimes’: secrets of an Oscar engraver
Alex Yust on engraving Oscars for Alicia Vikander, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway and other Hollywood stars

Hannah Booth

24, Feb, 2017 @3:59 PM

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Bafta’s efforts to improve diversity make me cautiously optimistic | Bridget Minamore
I was sceptically expecting a vague gesture, but the criteria to require inclusivity at all levels of film-making is a great start

Bridget Minamore

22, Dec, 2016 @12:28 PM

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Moonlight deserves Oscar buzz, but it can't be this year's token black film
After #OscarsSoWhite, Birth of a Nation was a critical favorite before a fall from grace. This year, the Academy must recognize tokenism is not enough

Lanre Bakare

02, Nov, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Paul Verhoeven and Pedro Almodóvar among record 85 foreign language Oscar entrants
Films from the Dutch and Spanish veterans included among the 85 submissions for next year’s award, with German comedy Toni Erdmann an early favourite

Catherine Shoard

12, Oct, 2016 @9:30 AM

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‘It’s impossible to be vulnerable’: how Moonlight reflects being a black gay man in the US
Barry Jenkins’ highly acclaimed new film follows one boy as he grows into manhood, hiding his sexuality. Here, the director and cast talk about the future Oscar contender

Benjamin Lee

15, Sep, 2016 @5:33 PM

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'People need to see this movie': Oscars boss defends The Birth of a Nation
Cheryl Boone Isaacs says people should not judge Nate Parker’s film, which has drawn controversy after publicity surrounding his 1999 rape trial, before seeing it

Benjamin Lee

26, Aug, 2016 @8:44 AM

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected as Academy president
The former publicist, who introduced changes to increase diversity among Oscar voters, is on her fourth and final term in the role

Benjamin Lee

03, Aug, 2016 @10:26 AM

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Oscars new members: eight things we learned from the 2016 invite list
Check your postbox: this year the Academy has asked an unprecedented number of film industry luminaries to join their ranks as part of a drive to double diversity by the end of the decade. Here’s what we’re taking away from the RSVPs

Guardian Film

30, Jun, 2016 @10:46 AM

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Embrace of the Serpent star: 'My tribe is nearly extinct'
Their land was plundered for rubber while they were enslaved or killed. As Embrace of the Serpent tells the story of the tribespeople of Colombia, its star relives a moving screening in the heart of the jungle

Karl Mathiesen

08, Jun, 2016 @5:54 PM

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Deniz Gamze Ergüven: ‘For women in Turkey it’s like the middle ages’
The Turkish director talks about her Oscar-nominated film Mustang – and why reaction to it at home made her take her talents elsewhere

Rachel Cooke

15, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Mustang review – teen tension in Anatolia
Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut is an accomplished study of what it means to be young and female in Turkey

Wendy Ide

15, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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