Straight Outta Compton was one of the best movies last year. However, it did not receive a nomination for Best Picture -- and that snub is among many this season sparking the color controversy for the most coveted prize in show business: The Oscar.
The movies and gala ceremonies are very different things. If Oscars went to paintings, most years the Picasso and the Van Gogh aren't nominated and the Edward Hopper ends up losing to the Bob Ross.
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As a coach, I'm most interested, and inspired, by my clients who use the tools they currently have -- their talent, networks, social media -- to create the opportunities their talents require.
I'll be watching the Oscars with my daughter on Sunday. I want her to see what a top actor in my field looks like and how they're honored for their achievements. And maybe show her the side of my career that's not all schlepping around to auditions in weird outfits.
Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.
In case you haven't heard, the Oscars are this weekend -- which made us think about some of the best moments, most awkward moments, weirdest moments and more that have happened at Oscars past.
So before anyone else boycotts the Oscars or does a sound bite on a red carpet about the injustices (which we do appreciate the acknowledgement), take a moment and consider this: Make an effort to change the industry from within by reflecting on how you contribute to the problem.
In the early morning hours of February 25th, 1942, wartime Los Angeles flew into a panic as an ominous, saucer-like object flew over the city, touching off a massive anti-aircraft barrage. Despite the intense barrage, however, no aircraft wreckage was ever recovered.
Ginger Rogers didn't toe the line. She danced to her own tune to advance women in Hollywood for generations to come. Her message is on point today. What should women in Hollywood do to earn respect and equal pay and roles?
The Look of Silence is the latest film by Joshua Oppenheimer. It's companion film; The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. When I first saw these films I knew I was watching something that went beyond anything I'd seen in documentary filmmaking.
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This year, I saw every one of the 31 nominated feature films and 15 nominated shorts. Here are my random comments on most of the categories.
With the Oscars 2016 around the corner and the promise of more diversity by the year 2020 including women behind and in front of the camera, a change that was long overdue and finally is being challenged, there is still a need of more conversation about it.
Outside the Academy Awards at the gateway to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a striking Oscars statuette poses for tourists and media. While the bald gold...
Welcome to my annual Oscars Party! This year's theme is The Fork Awakens! Let me take your Coat Winslet, you sure look like you're ready to Hateful At...