The lack of black nominees comes after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, took pains to diversify its voting body. The organization expanded its voting roles after failing to nominate any actors of color in 2016 and 2015 — a move that resulted in the #OscarsSoWhite movement. Since then, the group has added some 2,000 members, raising the percentage of minority members to 16% in 2018, an increase from 8% in 2015. However, there has been some controversy. The Academy counts new members from Spain as racial minorities, which some members privately object to, believing they should be considered white. … [Read more...] about Number of Black Oscar Nominees Hits 3-Year Low in 2020
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The next weekend, attention shifted to Paris, where the demonstrations became violent and police used tear gas and water cannons on protesters. Four different individuals presented themselves as spokespeople for the movement, and soon everyone tried to get in on the action, from far-right and far-left political parties to alleged Russian provocateurs to anti-immigrant voices. The protests brought out a torrent of commentary from French intellectuals, who didn’t hesitate to describe the moment in the most dire terms: Bernard-Henri Lévy said that the marchers’ choices threatened to “place themselves in the tradition of paranoid nihilism and pollute their ranks with the political vandals that France still produces in abundance.” … [Read more...] about Macron Wanted to Lead the World. Now He’s Struggling to Lead France.
Under O’Connell Marsh’s leadership, Gaumont was once regarded as the first French company to establish itself in the highly competitive U.S. TV market, with a slate of popular shows such as “Hannibal” for NBC, and “Narcos,” which quickly became one of Netflix’s biggest hits and the first Spanish-language show to become a global success, years before “Money Heist” came along. It also produced “Hemlock Grove” and animated series “F is for Family” for the streaming giant. … [Read more...] about Gaumont Scales Down U.S. Operations, Anticipates Big Losses (EXCLUSIVE)
At least 56 colleges that gave Cosby an honorary degree rescinded the distinction after his conviction, according to a CNN review. Among the most recent are Pepperdine University in California and The Juilliard School in New York, spokespeople from those places told CNN. Some colleges have decided not to revoke, such as Hampton University in Virginia, which "honored him for all the good work he has done in his financial and other support of the young women and men who have attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities," a spokesman said in an email in response to a question about the status of Cosby's degree in light of the conviction. … [Read more...] about How many stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame belong on the walk of shame?
The defense has also questioned why Weinstein’s accusers stayed in friendly contact for years with a man they say had assaulted them. Prosecutors sought to give jurors some answers Friday by calling to the stand a forensic psychiatrist who testified about the same topic at the Pennsylvania trial that led to Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction on charges of sexually assaulting a woman. … [Read more...] about Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein sex attack