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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.
Christopher Nolan accepts the award for Best Director for ‘Oppenheimer’ during the Oscars on March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

As ‘Oppenheimer’ triumphs at the Oscars, we should ask how historical films frame our shared future

The success of ‘Oppenheimer’ at the Academy Awards presents an opportunity to think about critical criteria for viewing historical film — and what we are owed by historical filmmakers.
Zendaya presents the award for best cinematography during the Oscars on March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., wearing Armani Privé. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Oscars 2024: How a dress goes from haute couture design to red carpet

Beyond film, the Oscars spotlights the world of haute couture, where each design house involved in creating bespoke garments is celebrated for its distinctive esthetic.
The score of ‘Poor Things,’ by composer Jerskin Fendrix, is one of several Oscar-nominated scores by a composer with solid credentials in popular music. (Searchlight Pictures)

Oscars 2024: How ‘Poor Things’ music scoring brilliantly invents a fresh world for cinematic sound

Using a variety of instruments and playing live music on the film set are all part of how composer Jerskin Fendrix generated brilliant sonic accompaniment for ‘Poor Things.’
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.

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