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Oscars timetable for 2017 revealed

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:13 AM

After OscarsSoWhite trended in 2016 the Academy invites more than 600 artists to join the body most of them women or people of color

OSCARS 2017. The Academy announces the key dates leading up to the Oscars in 2017. Screengrab from Facebook/TheAcademy

George Takei, Ang Lee protest 'racist' Oscar jokes

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:22 PM

25 Academy members of Asian descent complain about the racist jokes by Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen at the 2016 Oscars

GEORGE TAKEI. The 'Star Trek' actor is among 25 Academy members who complained about the racist jokes at the 2016 Oscars. Photo by EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

Jeremy Lin hits out at Oscars Asian 'joke'

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:15 AM

NBA star Jeremy Lin is unimpressed with Chris Rock s Oscar joke involving 3 Asian children

JEREMY LIN. The NBA player says he is tired of it being 'okay' to bash Asians, in reaction to a joke told by Oscars host Chris Rock. Screengrab from Instagram/jlin7

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Feb 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM

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What surprises are in store for Oscars 2016?

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:39 PM

The Revenant is the overall frontrunner with 12 nominations but the competition with its formidable rivals is tough

CHRIS ROCK. Insiders say Chris Rock has completely rewritten his opening monologue in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite scandal. This is just one of many things that can happen at the 2016 Academy Awards. Screengrab from YouTube/Oscars

Stage set for Oscars night tainted by race issue

Feb 26, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The Oscars awards night risks being engulfed by criticism over its overwhelming bias toward white nominees – even sparking a social media campaign under the hashtag OscarsSoWhite

Damning diversity report uncovers 'whitewashed' Hollywood

Feb 23, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Our findings show that an epidemic of invisibility runs throughout popular storytelling the report says

#HOLLYWOODSOWHITE. A study finds that the lack of diversity isn't only a problem with the Oscars, but with Hollywood. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Barack Obama weighs in on Oscars controversy

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:42 AM

I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot? asks the US president

BARACK OBAMA. The US president weighs in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. File photos shows Obama at a reception for the nation's mayors in the East Room of the White House in January 2016. Photo by Dennis Brack/EPA

Ian McKellen says Oscars diversity row 'legitimate'

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Ian McKellen who is gay says that he sympathizes with people who who feel under represented in the industry

IAN MCKELLEN. The actor says that he sympathizes with the actors who feel under-represented in the Oscars. In the photo, the actor arrives at the premiere of 'Mr Holmes' during 41st Deauville American Film Festival in 2015. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Academy vows to double women, minority members by 2020

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The Academy wants to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

THE OSCARS. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences promises reforms to diversify membership. Screengrab from Facebook/TheAcademy

Will Smith confirms Oscars no-show over lack of diversity

Jan 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Like his wife Jada Pinkett Smith Will is not attending the 2016 Oscars to protest the absence of minorities in the acting nominees

WILL SMITH. The actor confirms that he will not attend the 2016 Oscars due to lack of diversity in the acting nominees. File photo shows Will at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in November 2015. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Spike Lee says not calling for Oscars boycott

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Spike Lee s comment comes after him saying that the Oscars actors nominations are lily white for the second year in a row

SPIKE LEE. The director says that although he isn't attending the upcoming 2016 Oscars, he is not calling for a boycott of the event. File photo shows Spike Lee at the Euroleague group C basketball match in Italy in 2014. Photo by Matteo Bazzi/EPA

George Clooney says Oscars moving backwards on diversity

Jan 20, 2016 - 11:51 AM

George says beyond nominating actors of color filmmakers need to provide better roles and opportunities for black actors

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott Oscars over all-white nominees

Jan 19, 2016 - 10:37 AM

UPDATED For the second year in a row all the nominees in the actor categories are white

BOYCOTTING THE OSCARS. Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith are skipping the 2016 Oscars because all the nominees in the actor categories are white. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA, Screengrab from Facebook/jada

Outrage as black actors absent from Oscars lineup

Jan 15, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Actions need to be taken to make sure the industry as a whole is more inclusive says Cheryl Boone Isaacs president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

#OSCARSSOWHITE. The lack of black nominees at the 2016 Oscars sparks outrage. Screengrab from Facebook/TheAcademy