How the 1990 Academy Awards lit the fuse for today's Oscar diversity initiative

In the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day 1990, Karl Malden and Geena Davis announced on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that the Oscars had very little love for Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” Two nominations: Best Supporting Actor for Danny Aiello’s portrayal of the pandering pizzeria owner Sal and a thanks-for-playing Best Original Screenplay nod...
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26 times the Oscars got it wrong

Whether it's "Citizen Kane" or "Saving Private Ryan" or Sylvester Stallone, there will always be films and actors who end up getting the short end of the Oscar stick, despite all indications that they're the better nominees. Each year, movie fans debate whether or not their favorite films got the respect and awards due to them, and every year, some favorites get snubbed. Let's look...
February 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya • The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday. Gallmann, known for her bestselling book "I Dreamed of Africa," which became a movie by the same name starring Kim Basinger, was patrolling the ranch...
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August 03, 2017

25 times the Oscars got it wrong

Each year, movie fans debate whether or not their favorite films got the respect and awards due to them, and every year, some favorites get snubbed. We look at 25 of the biggest snubs to date.
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Does Suzyn = Kim Basinger?

We've all seen The Natural. When Bob Redford gives in to temptation, he loses his mojo. He strikes out a lot. He sucks (my guess is, Kim Basinger's character was doing the same, but that's hearsay). The message is clear: Beware the femme fatale. Stay clean, stay pure of heart, have ice cream floats with Glenn Close and your son. It's the only way to succeed at America's greatest...

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