Oscar winner is… a white, middle-aged man

The Telegraph U.K. reports: After a year in which statistics showed women being increasingly marginalized in the film industry, the 2015 Oscar nominations have been criticized for featuring too few women and too many middle-aged white men. Reaction on the internet was fierce. When David Daniel pointed out the stark lack of diversity in the nominations, it was retweeted more than 1,200 times in 20 minutes. All of the nominations for both Best Adapted and Original Screenplay, … [Read more...]

Honoring Elizabeth Taylor's Work in the HIV Community

    Honoring Elizabeth Taylor's Work in the HIV Community       Elizabeth Taylor AIDS.gov joins our colleagues at organizations such as amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), and POZ in recognizing the passing of Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011). In addition to being known as an Oscar-winning actress, Ms. Taylor was truly committed to responding to HIV from the early days of the epidemic. In particular, she was dedicated to research and addressing … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Canadian Academy Award Nominees

  Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Academy Award Nominees   January 25, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today congratulating Canadian nominees on the Academy Award nominations for their work: “On behalf of Canadians across the country, I extend my congratulations to Canadian director and screenwriter Denis Villeneuve and producers Luc Déry and Kim McGraw for the nomination of their film Incendies as Best Foreign Language … [Read more...]

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