Mary J. Blige discusses her two Oscar nominations along with the rise of the #MeToo era: ““I didn’t anticipate any of this,” Mudbound‘s Mary J. Blige told Deadline this morning, regarding her pair of Oscar nominations for the Netflix film. “I just knew I was part of a very powerful, important film, and I was happy to be a […]

A list of 25 notable female directors has been curated in response to the lack of female representation in the 2018 Oscar nominations:  “Greta Gerwig landed an Oscar nomination for directing “Lady Bird” this year – and she’s only the fifth woman to be acknowledged in the category. If that seems ridiculous, and symptomatic of […]

Latin America has great representation in the upcoming Oscars with 16 films, 6 films directed by women, and one film with a transgender woman as the lead actress:  “A transgender woman is front and center in what many deem the strongest foreign-language Oscar contender from Latin America this year, Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman” by Sebastian […]

Mary J. Blige has made history with her two nominations for the 90th Academy Awards: “Mary J Blige has officially made Oscar history as the first person ever to be nominated for an acting performance and an original song in a single year. The Grammy award winning R&B superstar has earned an Oscar nom for […]

Los Angeles, CA — The NAACP released the following statement following the announcement of the nominees for the 89th Oscars (the Academy Awards): The Academy Awards, a prestigious award show with great influence over the entertainment industry, has made significant progress in diversifying this year’s nominees. The NAACP is pleased to see that the nominees for […]

Netflix original movie ‘Mudbound,’ directed by Dee Rees, recently won an Audience Award for best Narrative and could possibly earn Netflix an Oscar:  ““Mudbound,” which is currently in 12th place to claim the Best Picture Oscar according to our 24 experts, just won the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the Middleburg Film Festival. While […]

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been released: “Oscar nominations for the 90th annual awards were announced on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Academy President John Bailey was joined by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis to reveal the nominees in 24 categories. Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” continued […]

Despite the recent rise in diversity among a variety of films, is it possible that the Oscars are still not recognizing people of color for their work?:  “Denzel  Washington could score a nomination for ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.,’ but, for the third time in four years, the acting category might come up short in terms of […]

The release of Oscar nominations revealed the first transgender filmmaker to be nominated as a director: “Chile’s ‘A Fantastic Woman,’ nominated for the best foreign language film, also stars trans actress Daniela Vega. Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a […]

Female representation continues to remain visible within the Academy Award Nominations: “Coming on the heels of the Women’s March, believed to be the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated women across virtually every Oscar category to match a record set in 2016. The representation of female […]