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Spike Lee to Receive Honorary Oscar

(USA Today) – Director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Oscar awards, while the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will go to Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made the announcement of the honorary awards on Thursday after Read More

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The Biggest Problem with ‘Selma’ Has Nothing to Do with LBJ or the Oscars

  (The Washington Post) – “Selma” delivers a powerful dramatization of the bloody civil rights march in Alabama that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The depiction has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, but has been criticized for various deviations from historical fact. Supporters of President Lyndon Johnson have decried his portrayal as an antagonist who only reluctantly supported the Voting Rights Act after attempting Read More