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Producers can’t keep politics from edging into Oscar show

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Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood’s awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his “instinct to humiliate.” Stars were even more outspoken at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, held just days after Trump’s travel ban caused havoc at airports across the country. Even last week’s performance-heavy Grammy Awards had a political edge when members of A Tribe Called Quest raised their fists and Q-Tip repeated a call to…

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“Revenant” leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

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The brutal 1820s frontier revenge thriller “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers a year after the Oscars came under withering criticism over its lack of diversity. The strong showing Thursday for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets up director Alejandro Inarritu for…

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Why it’s great the Times won 2 Pulitzers

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I have some pretty strong thoughts on the Pulitzers, specifically the pursuit of them. But I’ll hold off while the Times is still celebrating (Yeah, champagne and cake! Only problem is wondering who will get laid off in order pay for those bottles of Veuve). And the Times should celebrate and we, as its local readers, should be proud of the newspaper. Think of all the major awards given out…the Oscars, the Grammys, the Tonys, etc. Then think of all…

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