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Opinion | Awards shows are overrated

Opinion | Awards shows are overrated
January 29, 2020
As the 2020 Oscars approach and the same types of controversies and complaints abound, it’s becoming clear that awards shows no longer have a place in our current society — at least the way they are today.

Opinion | Point-Counterpoint: Forgive Kevin Hart already

Members of the LGBTQ+ community protested the choice of Kevin Hart as this year’s host of the Oscars because of a series of tweets in 2010 and 2011 and his subsequent response to them.
January 13, 2019
The best apology is said not with words but with action — Hart’s has grown and changed since his tweets years ago. His conduct indicates his regret, and it’s time that we forgive him.

Opinion | Point-Counterpoint: Nobody needs to forgive Kevin Hart

Members of the LGBTQ+ community protested the choice of Kevin Hart as this year’s host of the Oscars because of a series of tweets in 2010 and 2011 and his subsequent response to them.
January 13, 2019
Supporting violence against gay children, even halfheartedly, is unacceptable. No one should have to teach a grown man in his thirties that saying or doing that is morally wrong.

Pitt film fanatics offer 2018 Oscar predictions

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)
March 1, 2018

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the film industry will recognize some of the most well-crafted, impactful films of the year at the Oscars Sunday night. But Hollywood’s...

Rock solid: host’s comments on diversity outshined awards at Oscars ceremony

Chris Rock at the Academy Awards | TNS
February 29, 2016

Sunday night’s 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony was a night of firsts. Industry professionals started the ceremony’s first boycott over the #OscarsSoWhite controversy — which host Chris Rock...

Oscar’s rejects: The best movies without an awards invite

Oscar's rejects: The best movies without an awards invite
February 19, 2015

“Birdman” or “Boyhood?” This question will likely be repeated 1,000 times before Sunday, when we’ll finally know who takes home Best Picture at the Oscars.The big award, Best Director and Best...

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars
March 5, 2014

Expectations for Ellen DeGeneres as the host of last Sunday’s Academy Awards were high enough even before the event began. Of course, after Seth MacFarlane’s jokes about overweight celebrities, domestic...

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