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MAKERS Nominates You: Discover and Share Some of History's Hidden Figures Just in Time for the Oscars

Do you have an untold story? Share it with us on the MAKERS Stories app, then nominate a friend to do the same. #BEBOLD and tell us, #WhatsYourStory? Read More »

How Bad Does a Movie Have to Be for Meryl Streep to Not Get an Oscar Nomination? I Watched 23 to Find Out

For years, philosophers have asked, If Meryl Streep acts in a movie and doesn't get nominated for an Academy Award...did she really act in it at all? Read More »

Leading Roles for Women in Movies Have Increased — But It's Not All Good News

We were all ecstatic to leave 2016, but it turns out not everything about last year was terrible. 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 »

Iranian Actress Will Not Attend the Oscars to Boycott the Immigration Ban

Though Taraneh Alidoosti starred in the Oscar nominated Iranian film, "The Salesman," the Iranian actress will not b Read More »

Viola Davis Just Became the First African-American Woman to Be Nominated Three Times for an Oscar

Actress Viola Davis just became the first African American woman to ever be nominated three times for an Academy Award, following Tuesday's nomination announcements. Read More »

Here Are All the Female Nominees to Watch at the Oscars

With so many powerful women making history and taking home coveted titles at award shows this season, the MAKERS team looki Read More »

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 »

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