And the Oscar goes to– changing the awards show status quo

By Madison TeuscherChris Rock holds an Oscar award on a poster with text reading "We all dream in gold".

The most highly sought-after recognition an actor, director, editor, or film musician can achieve is an Oscar. The 88th annual Academy Awards were certainly more subversive than in past years—but, truthfully, this is a welcome change.

Throughout the evening, there were many direct statements about social change, from Leonardo DiCaprio’s comments on the issue of climate change, Kevin Hart’s remarks on diversity, Chris Rock’s monologue about racism in Hollywood, and Lady Gaga’s performance about sexual assault. Continue reading “And the Oscar goes to– changing the awards show status quo”

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