quarta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2016

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They're not just African Americans. Women and the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transvestites) have little weight in the current American entertainment industry. This is the conclusion of the alleged first study conducted on this controversial topic, flamed after protests by the absence of African-American named among the nominees for the Oscars this year and this when there would be movies and performances to deserve at least appear on the list of finalists.

ICYMI: MDSCInitiative's new study, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CARD2016?src=hash">#CARD2016</a>. Hear more about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HollywoodSoWhite?src=hash">#HollywoodSoWhite</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/KPCC">KPCC theframe</a>: <a href="https://t.co/7h3tDdRb1D">https://t.co/7h3tDd Rb1D</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ASCJquoted?src=hash">#ASCJquoted</a><p>â€" USC Annenberg (USCAnnenberg) 23 fevereiro 2016

Movies like "the courage of a champion", with Will Smith, "Chi-Raq", Spike Lee, or, especially, "Beasts of No Nation", with Idris Elba, and "Straight Outta Compton", which depicts the history of RAP group Niggaz Wit Attitudes (NWA), were virtually ignored by the members of the Academy. Only the latter got a nomination for best original screenplay.

Will Smith's wife, Jada Smith, was the first to assume the boycott the ceremony of delivery of the Oscars â€" the husband said it would be ridiculous for him to go. Also the Director Spike Lee announced the boycott the ceremony.

Director lizgarbus on exploring the life of <a href="https://twitter.com/NinaSimoneMusic">NinaSimoneMusic in #WhatHappenedMissSimone: https://t.co/51SD6BJgTb #OscarMovies</a>

In the category of best documentary, one of the named, curiously, portrays the life of Nina Simone, black that gave the world in the 50 1 of the best voices ever on the Blues and Soul and became one of the biggest advocates of equal civil rights in the United States. The ceremony on Sunday (February 28), where Nina Simone can shine despite strong competition, among others, Amy Winehouse, will host, interestingly, a black: comedian Chris Rock.

The #Oscars countdown continues… pic.twitter.com/l8A1IX2sLp

A poll from Reu ters/LSPSOS questioned cidadõs Americans about a campaign to boycott the presentation of the Oscars due to a lack of afro-americabnos named for the second consecutive year. The results dictated that 43.9 per 100 of respondents did not agree with the boycott and 23.4 per 100 conrodavam. Almost 23% you chose not to take a position on the subject and 9.9 per 100 did not know answer.

Among white respondents, 51.4 per 100 were against the boycott and 50% of those surveyed were in favour blacks.

Conducted by the Annenberg School of communication and journalism at the University of Southern California, in the United States, the study looked at 109 movies and over 300 television series released in 2014, the year, interestingly, in Hollywood the movie 12 years devoted Slave ", Mexico-actress Lupita Nyong'o Kenyan (" 12 Years a slave ") and Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón (" Gravity "). From there to here, however, the Academy of Hollywood it's been 2 years without any appointment of African-Americans in the categories for best actor.

"Among the 441 films and series for the small screen that evaluated more than 20% had not even a talking character black or African-American. More than 50% had no Asian or Asian American character. Among the characters all 11306 we studied, only one-third were girls or women and only 229 were LGBT community ", reveals the teacher Stacy l. Smith, of the Annenberg School of communication and journalism, USC.

LGBT Community Lacks Equity: 2% of chars LGB in 414 Film, TV & Digital stories #CARD2016 https://t.co/77aBp62JBH pic.twitter.com/uXVs5tLj2G

In an interview with the Associated Press (video below), the teacher referred to the "hashtag" (a term which creates a specific social networks Division) #OscarsSoWhite (Oscars as white), suggesting, in cinematic language, "the prequel" of this term should be the "hashtag" #HollywoodSoWhite (Hollywood so white). "Our study makes it very clear: Hollywood is a white and heterosexual boys club. We see this refeltido by the media ", aléega Stacy l. Smith.

After termination of actress Patricia Arquete, in last year's Edition, the alleged wage discrimination between actors and actresses in large American film productions, the Oscars is now overshadowed by the absence of minorities. The Hollywood Academy, presided over by an African-American, curiously ensures, however, that he's working on a reversal of this imbalance.

"The Academy has been active in the last three or four years on the issue of inclusion of new and different voices, and filmmakers, regardless of which gender, race or ethnic origin are," said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the President of the world's most famous institution of the seventh art, concluding: "we thought it was important that the world know that we're working on it."

Director lizgarbus on exploring the life of <a href="https://twitter.com/NinaSimoneMusic">NinaSimoneMusic in #WhatHappenedMissSimone: https://t.co/51SD6BJgTb #OscarMovies</a>

At the end of January, with a unanimous vote, the Board of Governors of the Academy of motion picture arts and Sciences in Hollywood approved a series of measures to make the body mor e diverse composition, pledging to double the number of women and minority representatives until 2020.

The measures come into force later this year. The new members will be able to vote for 10 years and will be renewed if Association remain working in the sector during the Decade in question. The members shall have the right to vote for life after 30 years as members of the Academy or if they are nominated for an Oscar.

Women represent only 19% of TheAcademy's non-acting nominations <a href="https://t.co/EglBNG49lS">https://t.co/EglBNG49lS</a> v <a href="https://twitter.com/Variety">Variety #womeninfilm #Oscars #OscarsWomen</a>

In 88 yrs, TheAcademy nominated 4 wome n in best-director category,only 1 woman won <a href="https://t.co/BcvHER7OTD">https://t.co/BcvHER7OTD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/VanityFair">VanityFair #OscarsWomen #Oscars</a>

Morgan Freeman on #Oscars diversity: It starts with industry, not the Academy https://t.co/0AyyNz9Ikw pic.twitter.com/UEz5OOZACf

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