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Lawrence O’Donnell takes time off hounding Hilary about her emails to do what he does best: pay serious respect to serious issues, talking to Ava DuVernay about Selma the movie and Selma the movement. What other Best Picture nominees are ...

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On Sunday Night 60 Minutes aired a segment about Selma with Ava DuVernay with veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon. Yesterday, tragically, Bob Simon was killed in a car crash on the West Side Highway in New York. He was 73.

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This might finally be the year that the Oscars stop being the be-all and end-all of film awards. The NAACP and the Spirit Awards are two massive awards shows that take place before the Oscars. They mean something when they ...

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Beyonce will perform solo but will return to join John Legend and Common for a performance of Glory – which will no doubt bring down the house. From US Weekly: “We do have an incredible introduction to our performance,” Common ...

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David Oyelowo made his feelings known at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last night. This charge has been circulating for a while now. I spend so much of my time championing any black performances at all, whether they are subservient ...

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The interesting thing about 2015’s Oscar race is that none of it is really going as planned. Though we always try to caution that late breaking movies simply can’t scramble back from whatever controversy hits them in time to really ...

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After some speculation, it has been confirmed that three time Grammy Award winner, Tim McGraw is to step in for Glen Campbell on Oscar night. McGraw will perform “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me. The song ...

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In its 87 years of existence, only four women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar. All of those nominees have made my list of the greatest movies directed by women. While researching this project, the original draft ...
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The headline at Democracy Now! reads “Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity, Oscar Snub and #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag.” But aren’t we so very tired of the whole concept of “snub”? How about we say Oscar Apathy. Sounds better ...

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“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye The awards ...

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When the dust settles on Oscars 2015, when the trinkets and whistle blowers have been put to bed, few memories will remain of this year. One that will linger forever and always, though, is the love story between‘s Jeff ...

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The SAG awards are also happening this Sunday. With Jennifer Aniston out of the Oscar race and Marion Cotillard in, that makes predicting Best Actress kind of tough, although it’s mostly still Julianne Moore’s to lose. The SAG will be ...
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You guys, please don’t give me a hard time for posting two Ava DuVernay items in a row, ok? I’m not going around the web on a scavenger hunt searching exclusively for Ava-themed posts, I promise you. Just that these ...
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Ava DuVernay was invited to screen Selma at the White House on Friday, Jan 16, for President Obama, wife Michelle, Sasha and Malia and other guests. Yesterday on her instagram (directher) Ms DuVernay posted this photo and a brief description ...

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The Oscar race feels as disconnected from American culture than it has ever been. The discussion of film awards has turned into a discussion of art and politics. Women disappearing from the Oscar movies, a voting body made up mostly ...

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name Boyhood Film of the Year. DuVernay is Director of the Year for Selma. Moore and Redmayne Take Actor Prizes. GALECA’S 2014/15 DORIAN AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS: FILM OF THE YEAR Birdman – Fox Searchlight ...

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The one bright spot on nominations day, a day of so many terrible and pointless snubs, that the one name that kept coming up in the news was Ava DuVernay’s. That’s pretty great. Sure, the box office news of American ...
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Lucas is not a voting member of the Academy and wouldn’t want to be. Speaks up for David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay.

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There’s this funny joke that goes something like this, why does a dog lick his own balls? The answer; because he can. Why does the Academy vote the way they do? Because they can. The Academy has made concerted efforts ...

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