Tag Archives: Oscars

Oscar Prejudice: Vin Diesel breaks silence

Diesel gives two cents on Oscars. Mass Appeal Wire Reports MUMBAI, India — Action movies, when well directed, can be invigorating, mirthful and compelling. But they never seem to garner Oscar Award recognition. Never, ever, ever. Doesn’t matter how prodigal the budget or how remunerative they are at the box office. Action films are routinely snubbed when it comes to the ...

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Will and Jada are rebounding quite nicely in the aftermath of Academy Awards snub

Will Smith not fazed by Rock’s remarks. Mass Appeal Wire Reports NEW YORK — Less than 24 hours after skipping the 2016 Academy Awards, an upbeat Will Smith was spotted on the New York City set of “Collateral Beauty” on Monday (Feb 29th). The “Concussion” star and wife Jada Pinkett Smith boycotted Sunday night’s event amid mounting frustration over the lack of ...

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Chris Rock tackles #OscarsSoWhite controversy at 88th Academy Awards

Chris Rock tackles Oscars controversy. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — The 88th Academy Awards have been submerged in hot water ever since it was announced that, for the second consecutive year, all the acting nominees are white — triggering ‪#‎OscarsSoWhite‬ protests and demands for a boycott. As expected, host Chris Rock tackled the issue head on — quipping ...

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Hollywood couple Will & Jada force massive diversity changes at Oscars

Oscar Awards implements new diversity rule. Mass Appeal Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Amid mounting protests from many actors of color, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to concoct a new Negro rule to help spur diversity in its membership by 2020. “The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” said ...

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