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Cool Horror Gear: NECA's Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Leatherface figure!

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, NECA is putting out a new Leatherface figure meant for you devoted fans of that batshit crazy motion picture.  According to the site, LeatherfaceShow More Summary

Why the Academy’s Diversity Push Will Be Tougher Than It Seems

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The Motion Picture Academy wants to double its minority membership and achieve gender parity. A close look at its largest group, the actors branch, shows how far it has to go.

In Academy’s Diversity Efforts, a Risk of Bias

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ goal of doubling its minority membership and achieving gender parity could discriminate against older members.

#OscarsSoWhite joins a long line of Oscar controversies

The #OscarsSoWhite uproar over the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominations the last two years and the subsequent call by some for a boycott of the ceremony played a role in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changing the rules regarding the organization's membership. But...

Helen Mirren says it's 'unfair' to criticize the Oscars for nominating only white actors

Helen Mirren is defending the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, saying it's "unfair" to criticize the organization over the Oscars' diversity controversy. For the second year in a row, all 20 actors nominated are white, which...Show More Summary

Watch: Helen Mirren Claims #OscarsSoWhite Debate is 'Unfair' to the Academy

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Oscar winner Helen Mirren believes the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts is facing “unfair” criticism over claims the organisation is racially exclusive. Since it was announced in January that—for the second year in a row—there isShow More Summary

Congressmen send letter to film academy and call diversity plan a 'first step'

Members of Congress are commending the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its new diversity initiatives, offering support as the organization moves forward with its efforts. Representatives Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) sent a letter to academy President Cheryl...

Cheryl Boone Isaacs: ‘At Some Point, You Need To Speak Up’

Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since she was nominated for the position in 2013. It is a prestigious position in perhaps the most prestigious organization in Hollywood. The president of the Academy has a wide range of responsibilities, but perhaps none has been more... Show More Summary

‘The Big Short’: Expert Opinion On The Realities Of The Film

The Big Short is on the list of Oscar nominees for this year’s coveted Best Motion Picture award, and it definitely deserves the nomination. It is a movie that is based on a book of the same name, written by Michael Lewis, and it covers the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Show More Summary

Marlon Brando Nailed Hollywood's Diversity Issue Over 40 Years Ago

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

In 1973, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Marlon Brando for Best Actor after a now iconic performance in "The Godfather" as Don Vito Corleone. He was pretty much a shoe-in. When presenters Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore announced his name, however, Brando famously wasn't there to accept it. Show More Summary

Quincy Jones Will Use the Oscars to Demand Diversity

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that Quincy Jones will present an award at the Oscars ceremony in February, and the legendary record producer has said he will use his moment in the spotlight to affirm...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About This Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences comes under fire - for the second consecutive year - for the lack of diversity among the nominated actors, this year's critically acclaimed documentary features are not only diverse but also vastly momentous. Show More Summary

Oscars: Second Group Of Presenters Includes Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Munn & Kerry Washington

UPDATE, 12:05 PM: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the second group of presenters for the 88th Academy Awards later this month. They are Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Show More Summary

SAG Awards: ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘House of Cards’ Among the TV Winners — Here Are All the Winners and Nominees in TV and Film

The Screen Actors Guild awarded its honors for 2016 in a ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium Saturday in Los Angeles. A win for “Spotlight” for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture anointed the movie as one...

Mark Ruffalo Movie ‘Spotlight’ Almost Didn’t Get Made — Now It’s An Oscar Contender

When Spotlight won Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild awards Saturday night, Mark Ruffalo said the honor was unexpected — and, as People reported, took a moment to acknowledge those who lived through the events central to the film’s story. Show More Summary

2016 SAG Awards Winners: ‘Spotlight’ and Diversity Come Out on Top

The Oscars are about a month away, but this past weekend the Screen Actors Guild handed out the awards to their fellow members for some fine work in motion pictures. And the major award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion...Show More Summary

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016: Leo's march to Oscar gold in 'The Revenant'

The ninth time was the charm Saturday evening for Leonardo DiCaprio. The 41-year-old actor earned his first Screen Actors Guild Award for lead male actor in a motion picture for "The Revenant" after eight other tries. The SAG win, combined with earning the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards...

SAG Awards: Mark Ruffalo & Michael Keaton’s ‘Spotlight’ Acceptance Speech

Open Road’s Spotlight won the marquee Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture honor tonight at the SAG Awards. The win gives solid Oscar Best Picture momentum to the the pic, which centers on the Boston Globe‘s Pulitzer-winning investigation into the Catholic Church child abuse scandal in Boston. Show More Summary

Backstage At The SAG Awards: ‘Spotlight’ Cast, Leonardo DiCaprio & More

Refresh for latest: The Spotlight cast dropped in after their win for best cast in a motion picture to discuss what further can be done about the issues around child molestation in the Catholic Church. Actor Michael Keaton expanded on...Show More Summary

SAG Awards: ‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win big; complete list of winners

The Oscar race just got more complicated. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, journalism drama “Spotlight” took home the trophy for ensemble cast in a motion picture, the biggest prize of the night. In other words, frontier epic “The Revenant” (which won big at the Golden Globes and leads with 12 Oscar nominations) isn’t necessarily […]

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