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Oscar ’17: The Viola Davis Brouhaha

Jan Lisa Huttner weighs in on the 2017 Oscars’ biggest brouhaha: Why was Viola Davis nominated for Best Supporting Actress rather than Best Actress? A few years back, Viola Davis was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as “Abileen” in The Help, but the Oscar that year went to Meryl Streep for her performance in […]

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Oscar ’17: The Nate Parker Brouhaha

Jan Lisa Huttner weighs in on the 2017 Oscars’ second major brouhaha: Why wasn’t The Birth of a Nation nominated for an Oscar? I will have more to say about this later, but at this point, suffice it to say that Nate Parker’s Oscar problems had nothing to do with questions about his personal life and […]

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Oscar ’17: The O.J. Brouhaha

Jan Lisa Huttner weighs in on the 2017 Oscars’ third major brouhaha: Did OJ: Made in America belong at the Oscars? This one burns in my craw! OJ: Made in America is not “a movie” in the sense of a theatrical release. It was made by ESPN and meant to be watched in episodes on television. The […]

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