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Do The Black Oscars Really Need To Be Brought Back?

With the #OscarsSoWhite debate still ongoing ahead of the 88th Academy Awards, there's now talk about the resurgence of the Tree of Life Awards, known informally as the Black Oscars. It was an event to...

Dame Helen Mirren Says It's "Unfair" To Attack The Oscars Over Diversity Row

Former Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren has mounted a defence of the Academy over its much publicised lack of diversity in its nominations, saying that it’s “unfair” to attack them when the real problem lies...

Halle Berry Describes Oscars Diversity Row As "Heartbreaking"

Halle Berry, the first and only black woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress, has spoken about the current controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in nominations process, describing the situation as “heartbreaking”.The 49...

Bryan Cranston: 'My Oscars Face Will Be Natural, Not Rehearsed'

The American star is in the running for the best actor gone at the 2016 Academy Awards for his impressive turn as real life screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, but faces stiff competition from Leonardo Dicaprio who...

Alicia Vikander: 'Sags Are Like A Fairy Tale'

The Swedish actress landed the coveted prize by winning best supporting actress for her role in The Danish Girl at Saturday night’s (30Jan16) ceremony. She stunned in a sequin Louis Vuitton gown, but Alicia didn’t...

Will Smith Says His Decision To Boycott Oscars "Isn't About Me"

Will Smith has spoken some more about his decision to join his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in boycotting this year’s Oscars ceremony, saying that he wants to be “part of the solution” to the diversity...

Will Smith: 'Oscars Diversity Debate Represents A Much Bigger Issue'

The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are just two of the stars choosing to boycott next month's Academy Awards (28Feb16) after there were no black nominees on the list.And Will believes this...

Barack Obama Joins #Oscarssowhite Debate, Asks: 'Is Everybody Getting A Fair Shot?'

President Barack Obama has joined the #OscarsSoWhite debate which is currently dominating this year’s Academy Awards coverage. With a number of Hollywood stars speaking out on the controversy, the POTUS has said Hollywood could benefit...

Stephen Furst Brands Academy 'Ageist' Over Oscar Voting Changes

The 60 year old, who is also known for his role on sci-fi show Babylon 5, has written an open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences condemning plans to...

Bryce Dallas Howard: 'I Don't Have A Choice But To Buy My Own Red Carpet Gowns'

The Jurassic World actress dressed herself at the Golden Globe Awards and the Critics' Choice Awards earlier this month (Jan16), and is likely to also have purchased her own ensemble to wear for the upcoming...

Chris Rock's Rep Denies Oscars Host Has Rewritten Opening Monologue

Chris Rock’s publicist has denied the comedian has rewritten his Oscars’ script to incorporate the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Rock will host the ceremony on February 28th, but has faced pressure to step down as the awards'...

Oscars Producer: 'Chris Rock Is Rewriting His Oscars Script'

Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin tells U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight that the comedian is not pulling out of hosting duties, but is actually changing his script to include some provocative gags about...

Chris Rock Planning To Address #Oscarssowhite Controversy At Next Month's Ceremony

Some have called for Chris Rock to step down as host of this year’s Oscar’s ceremony, as the debate over the lack of diversity among the nominees continues. But despite pressure, Rock isn’t planning to...

Michael Caine Joins Oscars' Diversity Debate: "You Can't Vote For An Actor Because He's Black"

Michael Caine has given his thoughts on the diversity row which is currently dominating this year’s Oscars coverage. Speaking to Nick Robinson on BBC Radio 4, the veteran actor said: “You can't vote for an...

Reese Witherspoon Joins Oscars Debate And Calls For More Diversity

As the debate over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominations continues, Reese Witherspoon has become the latest star to speak out. On Thursday the actress shared a Time magazine article about the...

Charlotte Rampling Causes Controversy With Oscars Comments

The British star was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in 45 Years when the shortlist was announced on 14 January (16), but the nods hit headlines for all the...

Will Smith Joining His Wife Jada Pinkett Smith In Boycotting Oscars

Will Smith has announced that he’s joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, in her protest at the absence of diversity in the Academy Awards nominations, and won’t be attending the February 28th ceremony.Appearing on ‘Good...

The Academy Awards Boycott: Both Sides Of The Debate

This year's Academy Awards season is turning out to be a pretty intense ride, with the uproar over the nominations' lack of cultural diversity causing a division in the entertainment world. While some people are...

Will Smith Joins Wife In Oscars Boycott

The 47-year-old actor was hotly tipped to receive a nod for a best actor Academy Award thanks to his role as Dr. Bennet Omalu in drama movie Concussion, but when the nominations were...

Mark Ruffalo: 'I Am Torn Over Oscars Boycott'

The organisers of the Oscars have come under fire since the announcement of the nominations earlier this month (Jan16) revealed no black or minority stars had scored nods in the main acting catagories...

Robert Redford On Academy Awards Diversity Scandal: 'I'm Not Into The Oscars'

Several members of the entertainment community are outraged no African-American actors have been nominated in the top four categories at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, which takes place in February (16). Many people are boycotting...

Chris Rock Under Pressure To Step Down As Oscars Host In Diversity Row

Oscars host Chris Rock is coming under increasing calls to boycott the awards ceremony in the aftermath of the controversial nominations last week, in which none of the 20 acting nominations went to a black...

Lupita Nyong'o And George Clooney Join Oscars' Diversity Debate

Lupita Nyong’o and George Clooney have become the latest stars to speak out about this year’s Oscar nominations, which have been criticised for their lack of diversity. Already director Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith have...

Snoop Dogg: 'Hell No, I'm Not Watching The Oscars!'

The US rapper took to social media to express his disgust that no black actors or directors have been nominated for a prestigious golden statuette. He follows in the footsteps of Jada Pinkett Smith and...

The Academy Speaks On Lack Of Diversity In Oscar Nominations, As Stars Call For Boycott

As the debate over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees continues, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has released a lengthly statement addressing the issue....

Spike Lee Will Not Be Attending 2016 Oscars Due To Lack Of Diversity Among Nominees

Director Spike Lee has announced he will not be attending this year’s Oscars, due to the lack of diversity among the nominees. For the second year in a row the Oscar’s was criticised for failing...

Straight Outta Compton Producer Joins Outcry Over Oscars Diversity

In a lengthy post on his Facebook.com page on Friday (15Jan16), Packer congratulated all of the Academy Award nominees, including his movie's screenwriters Jon Herman and Andrea Berloff. The critically-acclaimed N.W.A...

Jada Pinkett-smith Asks If People Of Colour Should Boycott The 'So White' Oscars

Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has raised the question of whether or not people of colour should boycott the Oscars after this year’s nominations once again failed to recognise non-white actors and directors. When the nominations were...

Chris Rock Calls The Oscars 'The White Bet Awards'

This year’s Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday and immediately drew criticism for their lack of diversity, causing the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to trend. But now the 2016 host Chris Rock has even referenced the controversy...

Oscar Nominations Both Refine And Muddle The Awards Race

This year's race feels like the tightest in years, with no clear frontrunner. Instead, four very different films lead the pack. Two are true-life, issue-based movies: the tense Spotlight and the more comical The Big...

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