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Rolling Stone's Peter Travers and Walt Hickey of FiveThirtyEight Countdown Top Oscars Moments
ABC News' Amna Nawaz visits AMC 84th to chat with the film critic and writer about their favorite speeches in Oscars history.
Academy Awards Diversity Controversy Draws in More Celebrities
"The View" co-hosts talk about the latest stars weighing in on diversity issues surrounding this year's Oscar nominations.
Academy Awards Nominations Continue to Lack Diversity in Top Categories
The criticism about the lack of diversity in nominations continued for a second year after the Academy Award nods were announced Thursday in Hollywood. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was revived from one year ago when critics and social media commentators noticed that not one person of color was
See 'Gone with the Wind' Set Inside Old Georgia Barn
Classic film fans will have to travel to the South to get a look at one of the most famous Hollywood movie sets of all time. Tara, the plantation from the 1939 film " Gone with the Wind ," isn't on display on a Hollywood back-lot, but is actually broken down into thousands of pieces of lumber and
'12 Years a Slave' Makes History at the 2014 Oscars
This is the first time that a film by a black director has won best picture.
Throwback Thursday: Black History Month Pioneers
Now for special edition a throwback Thursday honoring black history this morning we look back at black artists who hadn't made not only valuable contributions to their community but whose talent and served as a catalyst for change from pop culture to advancing the evolution of modern American
'Devious Maids' Criticized for Portrayals of Hispanics
ABC News’ Daisha Riley reports: “Devious Maids,” a new television series produced by actress Eva Longoria, hasn’t even premiered yet but it’s already drawing heavy criticism from people who say it shows Latinas in demeaning stereotypical roles. “There probably wasn’t a Latina in the country...
Feb. 29: 'Gone With the Wind' Sweeps Oscars 1940
1940 First African American Actress to Win an Oscar Actress Hattie McDaniel won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 1940 Academy Awards. McDaniel played the role of the sassy maid “Mammy” in the film adaptation of “Gone With the Wind.” McDaniel received...
Leap Year Politics
Leap Years come every four years, making the 29th of February a day for the history books. From politician "Leaplings," who are children born on that extra February day, to presidents announcing their re-election bids, here are some political factoids with Leap Year connections. And if it weren't
Mammy to Minnie: Black Women Oscar Winners
After Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for best supporting actress, Jennifer Hudson , who won the same award in 2006, was first to welcome her into the very exclusive club of black women Oscar winners. "Yes Welcome to the family Octavia!! Congrats Amazing she tweeted Sunday night. Like all