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Oscar Nominations 2018: The good, the snubs and the ugly


January 29, 2018

In about a month, the Academy will put an end to the campaigns and arguments of 2017’s best films. Viewers woke up early on Jan. 23 to see which artists were nominated for their craft in categories like producing, directing...

Oscars whitewash due to lack of roles for minorities

Eugenia Lozano

March 4, 2016

Many 2016 Oscar viewers would probably agree that host Chris Rock was rightfully critical of the Academy’s exclusion of black Americans from this year’s nominations.However, some of that anger might be too particular and mi...

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Ely Garcia

March 4, 2016

“Lights, Camera…the Oscars!”The Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) recently presented music from classic Oscar-winning films at their “Lights, Camera … Oscars!” event, just in time for the Oscar season.The event took p...

Only white after Labor Day: Oscars do not show diversity


January 26, 2015

The 87th Academy Awards, premiering Feb. 22, will be the whitest since 1998.More popularly known as the Oscars, the ceremony is a long-time favorite in entertainment. It’s also the film industry’s annual tribute to cinemat...


March 6, 2013

The 2013 Academy Awards was the most entertaining show in recent years with a charming and engaging host and fantastic winners in all categories. Seth McFarlane was wonderful, opening traditionally with jokes about the nominees when he was in...

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