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Diversity Aboveground: Oscars Boycott?

Diversity Aboveground: Oscars Boycott?

Last Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards  and once again, it appeared comprised almost entirely of Caucasian males. Women did fare better with previous years. The eight Best Picture nominees had seven female producers although the only solo female directors represented are Deniz Gamze Ergüven under

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Diversity Aboveground: 2015 Recap

2015 was an exciting time for diversity in entertainment. Now’s the time to celebrate the triumphs that happened this year. Star Wars: The Force Awakens “It’s a phenomenon in the [film] industry that we call ‘stupid people’. There is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on. You hear ‘Oh, [female superheroes]

Diversity Aboveground: More Action Films Starring Females!

1939 is known as one of the greatest years in motion picture history. The biggest blockbuster didn’t arrive until December 15 but it was about a young southern woman fighting to keep her family farm among war and romances. Gone with the Wind was the highest grossing film for decades and is still argued to

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