At a time when film criticism is being criticized for being dominated by white men, Rotten Tomatoes is trying to highlight more diverse voices. The review aggregator, known for its “fresh” or “rotten” Tomatometer ranking system, said it is changing its criteria to include new media platforms, such as podcasts and streaming shows, as opposed […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white, straight, able-bodied men, both in front of the camera and behind.
The Hollywood star discusses the empowering nature of her new action-thriller, wanting black women to be part of more mythologies and when we can expect Bad Boys on the small screen.
Gerard Butler, the star of new eco-disaster movie 'Geostorm', says diversity is very important in his new film, but he remains unrepentant about starring in 'Gods of Egypt'.
Issues in Hollywood range largely between race and gender, and it seems the latter could be about to challenged with discrimination laws. There’s no denying that the American film industry seems to be heavily populated by a specific gender and ethnicity of person, resulting in an outcry when, as per the Oscars 2016, it was dominated by white nominees and had virtually no other skin colour or ethnicity represented. According to Deadline, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has concluded that Hollywood is guilty in discrimination against female directors, and plan to take action.
Earlier this year, director Scott Derrickson tweeted: “Wish more online diversity activists had aggressively celebrated ROGUE ONE. Praise can be as effective as criticism.” That’s ‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson, himself no stranger to issues of diversity after he was accused of ‘whitewashing’ by casting Tilda Swinton as an Asian character.
Studio defends its commitment to diversity in casting and says character's shifting ethnicity is consistent with backstory: "... the embodiment is Celtic."
1. Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Academy Award Always a nominee but never a winner. This finally changed for Leo at the 88th Academy Awards when he scooped up the Best Actor award for his performance in “The Revenant.” DiCaprio gave a heartfelt thanks to his team and old friends, including Martin Scorsese, and even worked in a message on climate change saying, “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating… Let us not take this planet for granted. Alejandro González Iñárritu wins Best Director second year in a row Iñárritu took home the hardware for directing “The Revenant.” He won in the same category last year for directing “Birdman,” making him the first director to win back-to-back Oscars in 65 years and only the third man to have done it so far. The first was John Ford who won in 1940 for “The Grapes of Wrath” and in 1941 for “How Green Was My Valley,” and the second was Joseph L. Mankiewicz who won in 1949 for “A Letter to Three Wives” and 1950 for “All About Eve.” 3.