Tag: Ava DuVernay

‘Selma’ Director Hopes to ‘Dismantle’ Public Perception of Black Lives Matter

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and movie director Ava DuVernay shared their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, telling the outlet that the movement is more than a “slogan and the hashtag and the protest” and that “inclusion” is a better barometer for racial progress in the entertainment industry than the often-used term “diversity.”

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#OscarsSoWhite, Round 2?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) could see a resurgence of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy it endured last year if the organization does not nominate any people of color for acting honors at this year’s Academy Awards, a possibility seen as increasingly likely by many Hollywood awards insiders.