03/12/2015 01:48 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2015

Harvey Weinstein Calls Out Hollywood's Lily-White Awards Mentality

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Harvey Weinstein has a bone to pick with Hollywood. Nearly two years after financing a trifecta of diversity-highlighting films that went largely snubbed by the Academy, the straight-talking Weinstein Company head — while being honored at the third annual First Time Fest at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, designed to showcase first-time filmmakers — spoke candidly (and very self-servingly) about his distaste for Hollywood’s lily-white awards-season mentality.

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