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Kerry Washington Beautifullly Explained Why She Didn’t Boycott The Oscars

ABC Some celebrities decided not to attend this year's Academy Awards after the 2016 acting nominations were, for the second year in a row, comprised entirely of white performers. On the red carpet before the ceremony, Scandal star Kerry Washington said that she understands and supports those who decided to boycott, but added that true change also requires diverse voices to be part of the conversation. “A lot of people have asked me why I’m here tonight and the thing I’ve been thinking about is, if you look at the…

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Chris Rock’s Oscars Monologue Was What This Very White Awards Season Needed

Chris Rock Getty Images Academy Awards host Chris Rock started in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy as soon as the ceremony began, just like viewers knew he would. Taking the stage after a montage of the movies of the year, Rock said, “Man, I counted at least 15 black people during that montage.” Then, he added, “You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job. Y'all would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.” Racial inequality in Hollywood was the topic of the night. For the second year…

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Lady Gaga Had 52 Rape Survivors Join Her On Stage At The Oscars

Lady Gaga Getty Images In one of the most moving moments of the Academy Awards, Lady Gaga, surrounded by 52 survivors of sexual assault, performed “Til It Happens to You,” her and Diane Warren's Oscar-nominated song. The song was featured in Kirby Dick's documentary The Hunting Ground, a stirring polemic about sexual assault on college campuses. Going into the ceremony, “Til It Happens to You” was considered the favorite in its category, but ended up losing to the largely shrugged off “Writing's on the Wall” by Sam Smith from Spectre….

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Chris Rock Didn’t Destroy The Oscars, But He Didn’t Save Them Either

Chris Rock makes his unfortunate Asian child-labor joke at the 88th Academy Awards. Adam Taylor / ABC Chris Rock is responsible for one of the most brilliantly uncomfortable things that's ever happened at the Academy Awards. It was a sketch he did when he hosted for the first time in 2005, the one in which he went to the Magic Johnson Theatre in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, to ask moviegoers there about what they had seen versus the titles that had been nominated. “You often hear that Hollywood is out of…

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Juliette Lewis Reacts to Dad Geoffrey’s Oscars 2016 In Memoriam Snub

Juliette Lewis makes her arrival to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 42-year-old actress took to Twitter earlier in the night to respond to her father, Geoffrey Lewis, being snubbed during the In Memoriam tribute. Geoffrey passed away back in April of 2015. “I know @TheAcademy didn’t mean to overlook my dad #GeoffreyLewis in the memorium. who was beloved by so many,” Juliette wrote on Twitter. “My dad #GeoffreyLewis was beloved…

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