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The Oscars Are Super White…Again


January 19, 2016 

The nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards came out last week and as came as a surprise to no one, they are lily White. With the exception of Alejandro G. Iñarritu who got a best director nod for The Revenant, everyone else is pretty much a Gringo. There were a ton of good movies this….

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Alejandro González Iñárritu Wins Best Director At The Golden Globes


January 10, 2016 

For the second time Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Golden Globe for best director and best motion-picture drama, this time around for the Revenant. The Revenant is based on a true story, via a novel by Michael Punke, and set in a snowbound North American terrain in the 1820s, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the….

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Gael García Bernal Wins A Golden Globe


January 10, 2016 

Gael García se ganó un Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television series musical or comedy. Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle surprised everyone including Gael García who did not expect to win. It was great to see Gael’s reaction and hear his acceptance speech. Other nominee’s in the category included, Rob….

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Mexico Hoping For A “Cantinflas” Oscar Win


September 16, 2014 

The Mexican Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences, the counterpart to the American Academy, has submitted Cantinflas for consideration as the Best Foreign Language Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards. The film has won both critical and box office accolades in its depiction of legendary Mexican comedian Mario Moreno. It’s a good choice for Mexico….

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Oscars Voters Are Mostly Old Crusty White Dudes


February 21, 2012 

In news that comes as a surprise to no one, (especially people like me who work in the film business), the people who vote on the Oscars are old crusty White dudes. You may have wondered how the Oscars work, so let me explain. The Academy Awards are given out every year by the Academy….

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