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Listen to Barry Jenkins Read the Acceptance Speech He Didn’t Get to Give for Moonlight

Barry Jenkins didn't get to give his acceptance speech for Moonlight at last year's Academy Awards. He read it at SXSW 2018, and it's incredibly inspiring.

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Kellyanne Conway Thinks Her Mistakes Are Just Like That Moonlight Oscars Mix-Up

Wait, what?

Everyone makes mistakes, right? Kellyanne Conway might make more than her fair share of them, and she does them on television, repeatedly, and her mistakes come with much more drastic consequences than most people's, but sure, mistakes happen.

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Brie Larson Did Not Try to Hide Her Disdain at Having to Give Alleged Sexual Abuser Casey Affleck His Oscar

As last year's Best Actress winner, Brie Larson had to present Casey Affleck with his award. That didn't mean she had to pretend to like it.

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Viola Davis Gives Intense, Emmy-Worthy Speech Accepting Award For Her Oscar-Worthy Performance

When Viola Davis gave her acceptance speech after winning Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars last night for her role in Fences, I needed to lie down. It was a moment so intense and emotional that it damn near wore me out just listening to it! But if anyone deserves to get intense and emotional while waxing poetic about what it means to be an artist, it's Viola Davis. Check out her full speech above.

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Asghar Farhadi’s Oscars Boycott Condemned the Muslim Ban and Sent a Message About Empathy

"My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhuman law that bans entry of immigrants to the US."

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Here’s a Guide to All the Political Pins Celebrities Wore to the Oscars

At this weekend's Oscars, politics ended up being the most popular accessory. If you're wondering what causes your favorite celebrities were repping, here are a few.

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Oscars 2017: Moonlight Wins Best Picture In Most Shocking Upset in Oscar History

If you were rooting for diversity to win out at this year's Oscars, only to throw up your hands and walk away from your screen when La La Land was announced as Best Picture, you missed something really important. La La Land didn't actually win. Moonlight did.

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Oscars 2017: In Memoriam Segment Reminds Us Of the Many Pop Culture Treasures We Lost In 2016

We already knew that 2016 took away far too many brilliant artists. Tonight, to the tune of Sara Bareilles singing Joni Mitchell's "Clouds," we got to take a moment to appreciate the talents and memories of those pop culture. If you missed it, check out full segment above.

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This Year’s Oscar Commercials Were as Political As the Speeches

Much like this year's Super Bowl ads, the content of Oscars ads skewed heavily towards themes of activism and cultural politics.

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Oscars 2017: O.J: Made In America Wins Best Doc Over13th, Highlights Intersectional Politics

We were going hard for Ava DuVernay's 13th at this year's Oscars for the Best Documentary Feature category. Sadly, Ms. DuVernay's brilliant documentary did not take home the Oscar. However, the film that won still provided some much needed political commentary.

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Record Number of Producers Nominated For This Year’s Best Picture Oscar Are Women—Here’s What They Have to Say About Women In Film


The Oscars are coming up in a little over a week, and thankfully the ceremony won't as white as it's been in the past. With Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Fences, and Lion all nominated for Best Picture, actors like Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, and Viola Davis nominated for acting awards, and Moonlight's Barry Jenkins nominated for Best Director, there has been some progress made. Where less progress has been made is in the area of female filmmakers.

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#OscarsSoMale: Women in Film Need Industry Opportunity Before They Can Get Oscar Nods

While women are half the global population, they make up only 17% of directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the highest grossing films of 2016, and only 7% of all directors on the 250 highest-grossing domestic releases last year.

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James Cameron Calls Trump Adminsitration “Insane,” Defends Titanic Door Scene, and Says Oscars Are Biased Against Blockbusters

Basically, he had a lot to say about a lot of things.

The man behind Aliens as well as the Terminator and Avatar franchises, is sharing his thoughts about Donald Trump's current administration, Titanic's infamous door scene and more.

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Viola Davis Just Made Long-Overdue History for Black Women with Her Third Oscar Nomination

Viola Davis has just made Academy Award history with the announcement of her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Fences. She's the first black woman to have ever earned three Oscar nominations, which is a stunning accomplishment in and of itself, even if she doesn't go on to win the award in question.

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What Exactly Constitutes an Oscars Snub?

When we talk about 'snubs,' are we talking about personal taste or something much deeper? What exactly does that word mean?

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Full 2017 Oscar Nomination List Feat. Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Moana, & More

With the Golden Globes behind us, we're now looking ahead to this year's Academy Awards, and this morning, the full list of nominees was finally revealed.

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Things We Saw Today: Jessica Williams’ Speech About Racist Gatekeeping at the Sundance Women’s March

Jessica Williams attended one of the many Women's March events around the globe this past weekend, and someone took video of part of the speech that she delivered.

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Ryan Reynolds Creates “For Your Consideration” Video, So Can We at Least Get Deadpool an Oscar Nomination?

Last night, Ryan Reynolds tweeted a "For Your Consideration" Academy Award video showing off some of Deadpool's more memorable moments.

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