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Staff Editorial: Equality in the Oscars

Staff Editorial: Equality in the Oscars

March 16, 2018

For years, the public has criticized the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominees and winners. In 2016, as a response to this critique of the awards, the Academy made a goal to double the number of women and diverse members by the year 2020....

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

McKinley Keener, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Last year at the Oscars, “Moonlight” became the first film to win best picture that featured a LGBT lead in all 89 years of the ceremony. Notice that I did not say “the first gay film” to win. “Moonlight” is not a “gay film.” “Moonlight” is a film about someone who is gay. Take...

Film industry is to blame for lack of representation

Film industry is to blame for lack of representation

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015

As the most prominent film award show and a cultural event, second only to the Superbowl, no one is questioning the impact of the Oscars. But, the nation is questioning why all the nominees this year were suspiciously lacking in one quality: diversity. This year, no minorities were nominated for any...