After a year of incredible films—or incredibly white films, as host Chris Rock pointed out several times—the Oscars did not disappoint, and put on a spectacular show. While there has been much controversy on the lack of diversity in nominations for the second year in a row, Rock handled it with class and ease, both…
A Closer Look At The Wage Gap In Hollywood’s Entertainment Industry
In her 2011 documentary, “Miss Representation,” Jennifer Siebel Newsom states, “The more power women gain, the stronger the backlash against them.” This statement is just as true today. While women are performing the same jobs as men, they are still only earning 77 cents to the male’s dollar.
How Women Are Using Their Celebrity To Fight For Equal Rights
At the Academy Awards, it’s all about the stars’ glitz and glamour. However, more than ever, women are challenging the stereotypes that follow them on the red carpets. Sexism is no longer something that is being ignored at awards shows, thanks to some of the most important women in Hollywood.
How Musical Numbers Stole The Show At The Oscars
The three best musical moments of the Oscars came from people who were not even nominated for awards. As always, the awards telecast featured performances from the nominees for Best Original Song and this year, the performances provided some of the most noteworthy moments of the night.
A Most Compelling Violent Year
Sometimes the hardest thing for people to do is protect the ones they love. In J.C. Chandor’s most recent film, “A Most Violent Year,” this theme is covered in aspects of family, friendship and marriage.
6 Surprises and Snubs from the Academy Award Nominations
Yesterday morning, the nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced. While some films secured their sure nominations, there were also many surprises. No “Lego Movie?” Above: “The Lego Movie” characters are just as surprised about their lack of nomination as we are. Stock Photo.
5 Nominated Women Who Deserve An Academy Award This Year
Coming off this year’s Academy Award nominations, it is clear some of the best female nominees are the ones who have never won an award before. However, there is always one nominee that stands out, even with three wins under her belt. These are the five that need the Academy to (finally) give them the…
What The Golden Globes Say About Academy Award Predictions
Last night’s Golden Globes proved to be great entertainment, as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the reigns once again as hosts of the show. But, the most exciting part of the awards show is always what happens in the movie categories. While the awards are glamorous to win in their own right, we all know…
Strayed From The Path, Brought Back To Life
“We are never prepared for what we expect.” As “Wild” ends with this James Michener quote, it encompasses what happens throughout the film. While it seems that the film was just going to follow Reese Witherspoon on her journey, there were so many layers that were unexpected.