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2014 Oscars And Diversity

DISCLAIMER: Some of you may wonder about the lateness of this blog. True, I could have posted this around the time of the nominations or around the time the winners were announced. 3,633 more words

Showbiz

Alex Haley's Roots: Hollywood Gets It Right But Fails to Continue!

Fear knocked, Faith answered, and no one was there! —Christian Proverb

Recently, I purchased the 1977 television miniseries collection of “Roots: The Saga of an American Family… 1,402 more words

Politics

These Were the Films That Benefited Most from the Oscars Expanding the Best Picture Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that hands out the Oscars, is reportedly mulling a switch back to five Best Picture nominees only, as an expansion intended to get more blockbusters into the mix is widely seen as a failure. 186 more words

Academy Visual History Program Collections Summer Intern

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The Academy Oral History Projects Department (http://www.oscars.org/oral-history) invites moving image archive studies or library & information science graduate students to apply for a summer internship working with content produced by the Academy’s Visual History Program, a born-digital recording initiative of long-form video interviews with influential filmmakers. 522 more words

USA

Oral History Collections Summer Intern, The Academy Oral History Project

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The Academy Oral History Projects Department invites moving image archive studies or library science graduate students to apply for the Oral History Collections summer internship. 512 more words

USA

Is Oscar(R) Relevant?

The Oscar® ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland in Los Angeles. Neil Patrick Harris hosted the telecast, to somewhat tepid reviews. 503 more words

AMPAS

My Ranking of the Best Picture Nominees

Here’s my ranking of this year’s Best Picture nominations – from my least favorite to favorite.

8. American Sniper

Beyond the fact that I did not like… 634 more words

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