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IFH 051: Are the Oscars Too White…Again? #OscarsSoWhite

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Are the Oscars Too White…Again? #OscarsSoWhite

So the question of the moment is

“Why are the Oscars® so white again? #OscarsSoWhite

The 88th Annual Academy Awards haven’t even aired yet, and there is a hurricane of drama surrounding Hollywood’s most exciting night. Celebrities like Spike Lee and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have called for a boycott due to a lack of minority nominees.

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If you look at the graphic below (Courtesy of you see the Acadamy doesn’t have a firm foundation to stand on.


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I usually don’t discuss topics like this on Indie Film Hustle but when the opportunity to have a sit-down with RB Botto from Stage and talk all things Oscar I jumped at the chance.

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We discuss not only “Why are the Oscars® so white again? #OscarsSoWhite” but we discuss this year’s Oscar races, surprises, snubs and we talk about the current state of the film business. Take a listen!

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  1. BigBrother Vladamir on February 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

    They are too white. Get some mixes and matches in there. Diversity could help the draught of derrivative movies coming out this past decade.

    Bring back new ideas 😀
    All new movies on:

    • Jake Bertz on February 28, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      How about, instead of that, we reward people based on their ability, not their skin color?