This year’s Academy Awards were praised by many for tackling pressing issues including the lack of diversity in Hollywood and global warming, but the topic of sexual assault was one of the biggest of the night, with Vice President Joe Biden and singer Lady Gaga pushing for the end of rape culture.
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The 87th Annual Academy Awards were held Sunday and once again, were dominated by whites in all categories. It is no question that people of color are severely underrepresented at the Oscars.
This year there are 10 films up for the Best Picture Award including “Toy Story 3,” “127 Hours,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Inception,” “True Grit,” “The King’s Speech,” “Black Swan,” “The Social Network,” “ The Fighter “ and “Winter’s Bone.”