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Cover story: Where's the diversity at the Oscars? (All winners will be lily white?)
CNN ^ | 1/26/11 | Lisa Respers France

Posted on 01/26/2011 12:34:40 PM PST by Libloather

Cover story: Where's the diversity at the Oscars?
By Lisa Respers France, CNN
January 26, 2011 1:54 p.m. EST

(CNN) -- After the Academy Awards ceremony in 2010, there was a great deal of hope that the glass ceiling had finally been shattered in Hollywood.

"The Kathryn Bigelow" effect was coined by some industry observers who believed that her win for "The Hurt Locker," the first Oscar for a woman director, would open doors of opportunity for females behind the camera. The riveting film "Precious" yielded a best supporting actress win for African-American performer Mo'Nique, and the first ever statuette for an African-American screenwriter in the best adapted screenplay category went to Geoffrey Fletcher.

But that was last year.

This year there was a decided dearth of diversity in the Oscar nominations. There are no women or people of color among the director nominees, and the acting nominees are all white. Javier Bardem, who is up for best actor for his role in "Biutiful,' is a Spaniard and therefore European.

Which begs the question: Why in an era of ever increasing diversity among movie audiences is that not being reflected among the nominees for Hollywood's most prestigious award? Where are the diverse faces both in front of and behind the cameras?

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crap; diversity; hollywood; oscars
Divers...er - civility.
1 posted on 01/26/2011 12:34:45 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

...that only counts when they have to be riled up, Jackson and Sharpton are laying low counting money.....


2 posted on 01/26/2011 12:37:06 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Libloather

Couldn’t they do another Sidney Poitier grovel-fest?


3 posted on 01/26/2011 12:38:20 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Libloather

Like all the rules, diversity is for the little people.


4 posted on 01/26/2011 12:39:06 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Libloather

And how come men never win the Best Actress award? That’s sexist on it’s face.


5 posted on 01/26/2011 12:39:43 PM PST by glorgau
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To: swain_forkbeard

And another thing... The Hurt Locker wasn’t all that, was it?


6 posted on 01/26/2011 12:40:07 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Libloather
Why in an era of ever increasing diversity among movie audiences is that not being reflected among the nominees for Hollywood's most prestigious award?

I'm just guessing, but maybe it has to do with qualifications rather than skin color?

7 posted on 01/26/2011 12:40:16 PM PST by Real Cynic No More (The mighty zero, obama,does not warrant the respect necessary for his name to be capitalized.)
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To: Doogle

Well, maybe next year all of the illegal immigrant blaxican trangender actors and filmmakers can make the best movies, and we can have a show with no white people at all in it!

All you have to do is make better movies! I somehow doubt even then, we’d see a “Oh noes, where are all the crackers?” article from CNN, especially as their lead story.

I’m so done with this crap.


8 posted on 01/26/2011 12:40:21 PM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: Libloather

Maybe the appropriate committee in the House should conduct an investigation concerning the lack of diversity in Hollywood movies. Get Spielberg and Meathead and all the usual suspects to come and explain under oath.


9 posted on 01/26/2011 12:41:47 PM PST by Will88
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To: Libloather

I didn’t realize that race mattered one way or the other when passing out merit based awards. Shows what I know.


10 posted on 01/26/2011 12:42:05 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Libloather

Maybe they should ask Kenyae about this, after all, Taylor Swift didn’t deserve her award because Boyonce was black and Obama is the man.


11 posted on 01/26/2011 12:42:16 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Libloather

Maybe they should ask Kenyae about this, after all, Taylor Swift didn’t deserve her award because Boyonce was black and Obama is the man.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 12:42:22 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: glorgau

If I’m a male actor playing a male supporting role and win an Oscar for the performance, can I claim that I identify as a female and demand the award for best actress in a supporting role? Just askin’.


13 posted on 01/26/2011 12:42:51 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Libloather
Try as they might, the Marxists can't connect Follywood, screen writers, or the SAG to the right. So,... nothing to see here, folks, move along,.....
14 posted on 01/26/2011 12:43:14 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Heavyrunner

Obamaville


15 posted on 01/26/2011 12:44:02 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RC one

Are you series? Are you series?


16 posted on 01/26/2011 12:44:17 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Libloather

Anyone looking for a good movie to see, here are my grades for currently showing movies:

The Fighter, A
The King’s Speech B
The Green Hornet C


17 posted on 01/26/2011 12:44:36 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (President Sarah Louise Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: swain_forkbeard

I’m dead series.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 12:45:53 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Libloather

and the award for the blackest actor goes to (drum roll)...Denzel Washington! yeah! applause.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 12:49:18 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: All

Where’s the diversity at the Oscars?
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Maybe the diverse were not the best? This whole diversity mess gets downright silly.

CNN doesn’t look all that diverse.

Lisa needs to tell CNN to get her face out there— in the name of diversity— or does that take more courage than she’s willing to exert?

Charity starts at home, Lisa.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 12:50:23 PM PST by Irenic
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To: glorgau
And how come men never win the Best Actress award? That’s sexist on it’s face.

You know, you're right! And furthermore, why are they limiting the awards to such outdated concepts as the male and female gender role? What about the performers who are confused about their gender, the transgender folks, the ... well, you get the idea.

21 posted on 01/26/2011 12:53:21 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: RC one

Denzel Washington is one of my favorite actors, yeah! applause.


22 posted on 01/26/2011 1:03:35 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Libloather

Lilly-white weirdos is more descriptive.


23 posted on 01/26/2011 1:18:22 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Libloather

More attempts at affirmative action results.


24 posted on 01/26/2011 2:19:14 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Will88

They could force the Rooney Rule into Hollywood. Every Producer must interview one minority for director and every director one minority for lead roles.


25 posted on 01/26/2011 2:31:01 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Libloather

They need to establish Quota’s and lower the Standards. It works for Government and Pepco..


26 posted on 01/26/2011 2:31:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: swain_forkbeard

“The Hurt Locker” was universally panned by vets back from the sandbox. The main character was an adrenaline junkie who was only good at getting his men killed. The fact that the movie didn’t portray our guys as pure evil made it noteworthy.


27 posted on 01/26/2011 2:33:48 PM PST by sinanju
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To: swain_forkbeard

Unless you’re talking about aggressive marketing, nope.


28 posted on 01/26/2011 2:37:32 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Libloather

They can’t focus on one Glorified Group at a time, like crows with their shiny objects. This year it’s all about the Holy Gay.

How BRILLIANT is the movie “The Kids Are Alright (sic)”? OMGosh, a GAY COUPLE!!! Of course it has to generate Oscars! How Important and Meaningful.

Watching the Golden Globes speeches, it was patently apparent that Gay trumps Straight. How stupid are liberals to NEVER give any group equality but always to WORSHIP the discriminated group for its own sake, placing it above all others, all to show how BENEVOLENT and COMPASSIONATE they are.

I live here and Hollywood still makes me sick.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 2:39:18 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: TheConservativeParty

Did you see True Grit?


30 posted on 01/26/2011 3:14:55 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: B4Ranch
The film Unstoppable starred Denzel Washington and made a ton of money. Denzel already won his Oscar so he'll have to be satisfied with a big paycheck.
31 posted on 01/26/2011 5:46:31 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Yaelle

“Gays to the rescue”...Award enough homosexuals and that will cover the perceived racism. Gay trumps race these days. Problem solved!


32 posted on 01/27/2011 6:29:58 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: Mariner

I did not see the current release of True Grit, but last month watched the original again on the Dish.


33 posted on 01/27/2011 1:07:13 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (President Sarah Louise Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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