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The BAFTAs Show Up the Oscars With Major Diversity Effort

With the #OscarsSoWhite controversy on a low simmer until the Academy announces this year’s nominees on January 24, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, otherwise known as BAFTA, have done something extraordinary in the effort to make prestigious films less glaringly white. Read More »

Kelly Mantle Makes Oscar History Through Recognition in Both Gender Categories

Kelly Mantle, the gender-fluid performer featured in the indie film "Confessions of a Womanizer," is the first person to be Read More »

Yes, Viola Davis Is Going to Win an Oscar This Year

With the first critics' groups getting ready to vote, a number of heavy-hitter Oscar contenders are finally revealed — and at least one instant frontrunner. Read More »

The Oscars: Then and Now

We've come a long way since the first Academy Award ceremony was first held in 1929. MAKERS is taking a look at one of the most surprising truths about this iconic event. Read More »

Oscar Nominations 2016: The 10 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Now that the rush of Thursday morning's Oscar nominations announcement is behind us, we can take the time to breathe and figure out what we just saw. Did Cate Blanchett really get nominated in best actress while her co-star Rooney Mara got shoved to supporting? Read More »

All You Need to Know About #AskHerMore

During 2015's awards season, a group of organizations and publications have started a rally against the age-old tradition of red carpet pageantry. Gathered under the slogan “Ask Her More,” the campaign aims to address the sexist double standard of red carpet questions.  Read More »

Tig Notaro to Host Oscars 2016? Yes Please.

Now that Sunday’s fanfare has begun to die down, comedian Tig Notaro has started a campaign to be next year’s Oscar host. Read More »

Dames of Champagne: Meet the Women Behind Award Season’s Favorite Drink

During Awards Season, it seems every luncheon and dinner on the Oscars campaign trail overflows with champagne, the traditionally decadent, bubbly alternative to wine. Read More »

Top 5 Moments for Women at the Oscars

Hear how Patricia Arquette brought the crowd to their feet and #AskHerMore brought substance to the red carpet. Read More »

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