Some gains have been made, but calls for Oscar diversity continue ahead of Sunday’s 95th show


The authorSandy Kenyon

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 4:40 am

Some success has been achieved, but calls for Oscar diversity continue

LOS ANGELES- It’s been several years since the Academy launched a major diversity initiative, and gains have been made, but some notable exceptions this year call for much more progress.

Guillermo del Toro has won several Oscars and received his first nomination 15 years ago.

Now he’s back in the Oscar race with Pinocchio.

“We wanted to make a puppet movie that uses puppets to tell a story,” he said.

A trip to the exhibit at MoMA marked a homecoming. Del Toro started in Mexico before becoming famous in the United States

But the veteran reporter says Latinos are still underrepresented in Hollywood.

“We need Wakanda. We Latinos need a movie where we’re front and center, where there’s no immigration story or where we’re the underdog,” he said. animator Alfonso Diaz.

The National Board of Review provided a good opportunity to speak with one of the persistent champions of racism.

“It’s systemic, it’s not just here or there, but you have to look at how the micronuances play out, that’s always something to consider,” said actress Danielle Deadweiler.

The score was clear when Deadweyler was dropped from the Oscar nominations for his role in Till.

A social media lobbying campaign resulted in a lesser-known entry for Best Actress, leading to an Academy investigation.

“In all of this, we want a diverse slate of nominations, and that means a lot. Small movies, big movies,” said Academy CEO Bill Cramer. “We want more female directors.”

Sarah Polley’s Women Talk was thought to be nominated for director, but it wasn’t. And the candidates are again men.

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