Controversy followed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement of the nominees for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.
"Yes, it's glitzy and glamorous, but really it's about celebrating our union."
Nominations for the Progie Awards have been voted on. May the Best Progressive films and filmmakers win!
Activist communities on the Internet had prepared for it: as it turned out, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was buzzing the morning of Jan. 14.
The Latin Grammy Awards started out as a typical music awards show, until Los Tigres and Mana held up a large sign that read "Latinos Unidos No Voten for Racistas!"
"Cartel Land" deservedly won the Bravery Award; this is yeoman filmmaking, done at great risk to the filmmakers as well as the participants.
The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, was held beneath an elaborate tent constructed at Santa Monica Beach.
The crowd at the Academy Award ceremony stood and cheered. Somebody said that Selma stole the show. How true.
This should have been the year that black directors dominated the Oscars.
When he is not doing journalism and community media Neil teaches history at a local junior high school, reads comic books and spends time with his girlfriend, Lisa.