In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, the amount of parties, gifting lounges, private celebratory dinners reach a crescendo with stars often ...
In a casual conversation in BBC Worldwide offices in New York City, Christian Blauvelt, BBC.com's Deputy Culture Editor gives us an insider scoop into the 2016 Oscar nominations and predicts the top winners of this year's Academy Awards.
Through music, film, dance, poetry, fiction, prose, the stage and beyond, Black artists have created new worlds and ways of living, sparking vital, paradigm-shifting ideas or prompting further necessary questions in exploration of what a revolutionary future looks like.
I have worked in tv and film as a writer/producer for over thirty years and this I know to be true: everyone begins as a minority (some more than othe...
As Hollywood celebrates its biggest night, I plan to lead the charge for inclusion and representation of all groups in the media. That way, in the very near future we can all look back and take pride in a banner year of diversity for everyone in our industry, regardless of race, creed, orientation, ability or gender.
The two news headlines that you just can't seem to escape right now are The Oscars and the wild antics of those Presidential candidates. But have you ever noticed how similar they are?
The truth is that great style transcends size. One of the biggest misconceptions people have around style is that they need to see it on someone who has the exact same body type as theirs.
Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, and while the show is expected to proceed mostly as usual, there will be a white cloud hanging overhead, as well as a few well-publicized absences.
When you set up a system where only very few white guys do all the voting, it's not surprising that you end up with an #OscarsSoWhite controversy. This problem isn't unique to the Academy. Just think about who represents us in elected offices.
This sense of vulnerability to perceived anti-white racism is hard to square with reality. In Hollywood, two straight years of complete exclusion of people of color in the acting categories would seem to make an undeniable case that the system is unfair to people of color, not whites.
This year, I want to show her that pop culture can be fun -- including looking at dresses. I also want her to know that it's OK to enjoy something and still be critical of it. We've already scanned through some Golden Globe photos and picked out our favorite colors and designs.
Hollywood is going to benefit. Our efforts will build a "bench" of diverse talent in almost every sector of the arts. Our goal is to create a significant pipeline for diverse talent and leadership on screen, behind the scenes and in the executive suites. And there is nothing make believe about that.
Now, with Chris Rock hosting the live broadcast of the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night, the conversation will certainly come back to humor. Not that April will be watching.
I'm not saying that you have to hire a celebrity to make a cameo appearance explaining investment strategies to your clients. But you can think outside the box and use analogies in your own explanations.
This most recent Oscar white out might be understood as a reassertion of white identity at the level of representation as juxtaposed with the broader white racial anxiety that has come to take a hold of U.S. society at the present.
We're days away from Hollywood's biggest night out, but there's still time to make your Oscar night IN a huge winner! With some quick DIY décor, savory and sweet bites and creative film tie-ins to keep things lively amidst the awards, you and your guests are bound to feel like a star.