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  • Mo'Nique talks Oscar backlash, being 'blackballed,' in new interview

    Mo'Nique talks Oscar backlash, being 'blackballed,' in new interview
    In anticipation of both the Oscars on Sunday and the 75th anniversary of Hattie McDaniel's historic win, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Woodlawn native Mo'Nique about the impact winning an Oscar for "Precious" in 2010 has had on her career.
  • Ruth E. Carter's meeting with Spike Lee changed everything

    "Selma" costume designer Ruth E. Carter never set out to work in Hollywood. Even while living in a tiny apartment in Los Angeles' Koreatown in the 1980s, Carter found herself not on film sets, but working for local theater companies and designing for...

    Oprah Winfrey, 'Selma' filmmaker to create OWN drama series inspired by 'Queen Sugar' novel

    Oprah Winfrey and the director of the Oscar-nominated movie "Selma" are creating a drama series for Winfrey's TV channel. The project from Winfrey and filmmaker Ava DuVernay is inspired by the Natalie Baszile novel "Queen Sugar," the OWN channel said...

    With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television

    With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television
    The 2014-15 TV season was already shaping up to be a watershed year for diversity on the major networks, thanks to the success of ABC's "black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder." The most-watched new comedy and new drama of the season, respectively,...

    Hollywood system still reluctant to fund back minority directors

    When director Steve McQueen accepted honors for best director and best picture at last year's Academy Awards for his film "12 Years a Slave," many applauded Hollywood for championing diversity. It was a fitting cap to a year that was called the "African-...