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Oscar wins through the years: 1. Hattie McDaniel, best supporting actress with Fay Bainter, 1940. 2. Whoopi Goldberg, best supporting actress, 1991. 3. Halle Berry, best actress, 2002. 4. Jennifer Hudson, best supporting actress, 2007. 5. Mo'Nique, best supporting actress, 2010. 6. Lupita Nyong’o, best actress, 2014. 7. Octavia Spencer, best supporting actress, 2012. 8.Viola Davis, best supporting actress, 2017 9. Da'Vine Joy Randolph, best supporting actress, 2024. (AP | Oscars | Shutterstock)

Nine years after #OscarsSoWhite, a look at what’s changed

It’s been nine years since #OscarsSoWhite called out a lack of diversity at the Oscars. Has anything changed? Prof. Naila Keleta-Mae and actress Mariah Inger unpack the progress.
Best picture nominee ‘Past Lives’ was directed by South Korean-Canadian filmmaker Celine Song and has scenes in Korean and English. A24/Everett Collection

How non-English language cinema is reshaping the Oscars landscape

Non-English language cinema – previously seen by niche audiences – is increasingly finding acceptance and recognition, reflecting the many demographic changes taking place within the academy.
Children trick or treat and wear Halloween costumes for a full week during Day of the Dead season in Mexico. FG Trade Latin/Collection E+ via Getty Images

Day of the Dead is taking on Halloween traditions, but the sacred holiday is far more than a ‘Mexican Halloween’

Halloween’s influence is transforming popular festivities around Día de los Muertos and its ceremonial customs in rural and urban areas of Mexico in some fascinating ways.
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). Archive PL/Alamy

How Vivien Leigh survived Hollywood before #MeToo

As Hollywood continues to reckon with its past, Vivien Leigh’s story is a reminder of the challenges faced by women, even the most successful ones.
The SAG-AFTRA actors union has been on strike since July 2023. Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The fight for 2% − how residuals became a sticking point for striking actors

Studios say the number is unrealistic − that it amounts to actors not assuming any financial risk for content that flops. But actors simply want to adapt existing payout models to changing technology.

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