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VIDEO: #OscarsSoWhite goes viral

Controversy followed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement of the nominees for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards — the union alternative to the Oscars

"Yes, it's glitzy and glamorous, but really it's about celebrating our union."

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The Progies show how film awards can be inclusive and progressive

Nominations for the Progie Awards have been voted on. May the Best Progressive films and filmmakers win!

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#OscarsSoWhite goes viral as Academy Awards nominations are announced

Activist communities on the Internet had prepared for it: as it turned out, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was buzzing the morning of Jan. 14.

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Latin Grammy Awards: Don’t vote for racists

 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!"

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"Cartel Land" reviewed, and Mammoth Lakes Film Festival awards

"Cartel Land" deservedly won the Bravery Award; this is yeoman filmmaking, done at great risk to the filmmakers as well as the participants.

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Spirit Awards for Indies; Academy Awards highlights

The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, was held beneath an elaborate tent constructed at Santa Monica Beach.

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Selma: The real winner of every Oscar in sight

The crowd at the Academy Award ceremony stood and cheered. Somebody said that Selma stole the show. How true.

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Hollywood doesn't recognize complexity of black life

This should have been the year that black directors dominated the Oscars.

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People’s World sports writer honored by public TV

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.