Surprise Oscar Nominee Andrea Riseborough Accused of White Privilege, Taking Spot from Black Actresses

One of the biggest surprises in this year’s Oscar nominations was actress Andrea Riseborough, who was recognized for her lead performance as an alcoholic in the little-seen indie drama “To Leslie.” Now the British actress is facing growing accusations of white privilege and claims that she usurped the spot from black actresses including Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler.

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Study: Liberal Hollywood Excludes Women, Minorities & LGBT People

A study released on Monday by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism finds that Hollywood’s problems with diversity are the result of the entire industry discriminating against women, minorities, and and the LGBT community.


FCC Launches Inquiry into TV Diversity

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched an inquiry into the state of diverse programming on television, seeking to determine whether independent programmers face undue burdens in gaining carriage from traditional cable operators and other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).

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Spielberg Blasts #OscarsSoWhite: ‘No Inherent or Dormant Racism’ in the Academy

Hollywood titan Steven Spielberg became the latest industry figure to weigh in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy on Thursday, saying in an interview that he does not believe there is “inherent or dormant racism” in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and that he is “not 100 percent” supportive of the Academy’s dramatic rule changes to increase diversity within the organization.