LA TIMES lead Sunday: Will this year’s Academy Awards see a repeat of #OscarsSoWhite backlash?

LA TIMES lead Sunday: Will this year’s Academy Awards see a repeat of #OscarsSoWhite backlash?:

Glenn Whipp writes,

Their fear: The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite will be trending on social media again.

The academy found itself on the defensive last year when white actors earned all 20 of the nominations in the lead and supporting categories. The topic came to define the Academy Awards so much that host Neil Patrick Harris opened the ceremony by quipping: “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest.”

The good thing to remember, all: The Oscars are completely and utterly meaningless when it comes to what is actually a good film.





Why should we exist watching movies that are validated by people often under a cloud of movie suspicion.. 

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