Tag : Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
title : Religious Film Makes Oscars' List: 'Ave Maria' Shows Comedic Struggle of Nuns, Israelis
summary : A Palestinian short film, "Ave Maria" is one of the 2016 Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short Film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. The film explores a comedic look at an encounter between Palestinian nuns and a Jewish settler family in the West Bank, whose unexpected and challenging situation is wholly shaped by religious commitments and differences.
date : Jan 20, 2016 01:23 PM EST
title : Al Sharpton: Reverend Blasts Film Industry For Lack of Racial Diversity in Oscar Nominations
summary : Because no minorities were nominated in the acting categories of the 88th Academy Awards this week, Rev. Al Sharpton took to the air waves Thursday to claim the situation shows the industry's "fraudulent image of progressive and liberal politics and policies." He announced he is convening a Hollywood Summit in February to highlight those studios and others in the film industry who aren't "living up to their obligations."
date : Jan 15, 2016 11:37 AM EST