Lee & Low is a children’s book publisher focussed on bringing diverse voices to the forefront and promoting related conversations.
They produced this info graphic of the Academy’s track record on honoring the work of minorities. The backdrop to this includes an investigation by The Los Angeles Times in 2012. The Times found that the majority of Academy members are older white men, and of the 85 best actress awards, just one went to a person of color, Halle Berry in 2002.
The Academy’s new president is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to do so. She and its chief executive Dawn Hudson are taking steps to increase diversity, which includes a diverse roster of faces for the March 2 show.
Click here for interviews with independent filmmakers of color about their roles in Hollywood.
Take a well deserved time out this week and check out Halle Berry on The Wendy Williams Show. Always stunning and her new movie “Cloud Atlas” looks compelling as she plays 5 completely different characters.
The lovely and talented Halle Berry was in Harlem last night (June 14) according to a HCL follower on Twitter. Apparently, she was in town for a benefit dinner organized by Mayor Bloomberg. Of course, the fundraiser was at…where else, Red Rooster Harlem. President Obama has started a trend.
Halle Berry was joined by Law and Order actress Mariska Hargitay and the Mayor himself! We were also told that singer Estelle, who has performed at the Apollo with John Legend, was the entertainment at last nights benefit.