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Voice of Disney Princess Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, Just Landed Role in New TV Drama

Voice of Disney Princess Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, Just Landed Role in New TV Drama

This past Sunday, the world got to see Auli's Cravalho, the 16-year-old real-life Disney Princess, take the stage at the 89th Annual Academy Awards as... Read More »

Hollywood Stars Wore Blue Ribbons to the Oscars for This Incredible Reason

Hollywood Stars Wore Blue Ribbons to the Oscars for This Incredible Reason

"Who ever thought we'd be fashion icons?" the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) tweeted during the 89th Academy Awards: Who ever thought w... Read More »

Viola Davis Is the First Black Woman to Wear the Triple Crown of Acting: Oscar, Emmy, and Tony

Viola Davis Is the First Black Woman to Wear the Triple Crown of Acting: Oscar, Emmy, and Tony

Viola Davis just became the first black women to wear the so-called 'triple crown of acting' by winning an Oscar, Emmy and Tony. Not only is she the... Read More »

Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Promise to His Mother and Takes Her As His Date to the Oscars

Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Promise to His Mother and Takes Her As His Date to the Oscars

Lin-Manuel Miranda paraded his date on his arm at Sunday night's 89th Academy Awards. The date was his mother, Luz. Wearing matching ACLU blue ribbon... Read More »

Where Were All the Women At the Oscars?

Where Were All the Women At the Oscars?

If you tuned in to watch the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night, you may have noticed the striking shortage of female nominees and winners. While th... Read More »

9 Oscar Moments That Inspire Us to #BEBOLD

9 Oscar Moments That Inspire Us to #BEBOLD

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony took place Sunday in an night filled with excitement, surprises, and history-making moments. From MAKER and hidden f... Read More »

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

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, #WhatsYourStor... 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

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

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. It was actually a great year for women in movies, so... Read More »

The Oscars: Then and Now

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 abou... Read More »

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