Last night was a big moment for Oscar winners attaching a message to their speeches instead of the usual thanking of family, friends and co-workers. Whether it was an empowering message for depressed teens, a battle cry on unfair wages for women or simply asking their fellow countrymen to take a shot, here are the best five speeches given at last night’s broadcast. More
Selma, the film directed by Ava DuVernay, which focuses on the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s time in Selma Alabama in 1965, wasn’t nominated for many awards. But, when it was called for its first, it took home the gold. More
Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, just tweeted a powerful outtake from her Oscar nominated film. More
There’s been a lot of talk this year about the White Oscars – it’s the first year since 1997 that there has been virtually no diversity represented in all four acting categories and civil rights era film Selma was considered to be snubbed in a number of major categories. The resulting conversation? Media and broadcast viewers alike are taking a closer look at exactly how white and male the Academy itself is. More
Bad movies are a liberating thing – they remind us that no matter how inherently lame that short film intended to “reveal truths about the here and the now” you made in college was, there is something worse that cost way more money out there.
Good movies are an exciting thing, because someone needs to be the yardstick for this kind of thing. More
Martin Luther King Jr. has never been portrayed in a main role in a major motion picture before. Director Ava DuVernay figured that was long overdue, which is how the idea for her upcoming film “Selma” came to be. More