Tag Archives: Spike Lee

08Dec/16

A look back in the year of film in 2016

A look back on the year in film from award season and film festivals through to highest paid actors and biggest box office films.

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26Jan/16
Collective punishment, Boycott, Civil disobedience, Community organizing, Academy Awards, Boycotts of Israel, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Oscars, Los Angeles

African-Americans told to tune out Oscars

Los Angeles activists urge viewers to boycott Oscars by tuning out until Academy implements change.
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24Jan/16
AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson

Academy leaders talk about their new membership policy

AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson talk about the recent membership changes at The Academy following the diversity issue in Hollywood

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23Jan/16
gil robertson

A Hollywood insider view on the Oscar diversity issue

Hollywood industry insiders, Gil Robertson, the President of the African American Film Critics Association, and Stephen Galloway from The Hollywood Reporter give their take on the diversity issues surrounding the Academy Awards

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23Jan/16
British actress Charlotte Rampling

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling calls awards boycott racist

Charlotte Rampling says the boycott of the Oscars protesting the absence of black actors and directors is racist toward whites.
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21Jan/16

Will Smith also to stay away from Oscars in diversity protest

Actor Will Smith says he will not attend the 2016 Oscar ceremony in protest over the absence of actors of color among the nominees.

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19Jan/16

Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith vow to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony after black actors are shut out of the nominations. The Academy says it needs to do more to promote diversity.

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