The nominations for the 2018 Oscars are out, and honestly, the Academy did better than I expected.
When Dina— a documentary about the relationship between Dina Buno, who has autism, and her husband Scott, who is also on the spectrum—debuted at Sundance last year, it resonated with critics and earned the Grand Jury prize.
If 2017 was a year when it felt like the talent and vision of people of color was finally being recognized by the entertainment industry in a concrete—if still woefully incomplete—way, 2018 seems like it will give us films that build on that momentum.
In what I am interpreting as an attempt to redeem themselves after rebooting Will & Grace (which itself put a damper on the high that is This Is Us), NBC is reportedly working with Sleepy Hollow show-runner Albert Kim on a drama about a powerful Korean business family’s dealings in America. Hi hello, I am ready.
As you’re probably well aware, if there is one thing Hollywood loves to do, it’s congratulate itself for taking measures that appear to be progressive while also doing nothing to meaningfully change the issues. Case in point: diversity initiatives.
It’s been decades since black women entrepreneurs created their own beauty empires, but why does it still feel like such a big deal in 2017 when makeup brands emphasize diversity in their messaging? Splinter’s Shruti Prakeh explains.
The past year has seemed like a banner one for inclusivity in film. We saw Moonlight become the first film with an LGBTQ protagonist (not to mention an essentially all-black cast) to win the Oscar for Best Picture, and movies starring women of color like Hidden Figures did gangbusters at the box office.
Let’s stop casting white actors in Asian stories. Let’s get rid of tired racist tropes when we do cast Asian actors in shows and movies. America is changing and it’s about time Hollywood starts to reflect that.
Over the weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latest installment of the eternal web-slinger franchise, proved that a second reboot of the same exact character within a 5-year period can still be wildly successful.
This past weekend, news surfaced that Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim, two stars of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, were parting ways with the show after they were unable to negotiate a salary that matched the salaries of the other two stars of the show, who happen to be white men. Well now CBS would like you to know that they…
Last week, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, two stars of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, departed the show in the midst of salary disputes. According to Variety, Park and Kim, who have both been part of the show since its launch in 2010, were allegedly in talks negotiating a pay raise that would put them on par with the show’s two…
In the latest chapter of its push for diversity—spurred by film consumers from all backgrounds who object to the ways that people who aren’t white men are shut out of the film industry—the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (aka the people behind the Oscars) announced Wednesday that it added 774 new members…
Even though she’s just 19, Halima Aden is already used to breaking down barriers. Last year, Aden was the first Muslim student elected homecoming queen at her high school. She was also the first hijab-wearing model to sign with international modeling firm IMG, to compete in Miss Minnesota USA while wearing a burkini,…
Television today is more diverse than it has ever been, which is simultaneously very encouraging and very frustrating considering just how underrepresented women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people continue to be. But it looks like when it comes to TV cancelations this year, diverse shows may…
It’s that time of year again! The Hollywood Reporter and its endless series of roundtable discussions with the stars of film and television about their experiences in Hollywood.