The president's ongoing feud with the media was on display as stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration's first month. (Pictured, Viola Davis.)
Contemporary actors, including a few at Sunday's Academy Awards, might catch heat for mixing politics with gold statuettes, but politics are in Oscar’s DNA.
This year's Golden Globes outperforms recent Academy Awards in terms of minority representation, and Globes honoree Meryl Streep denounces Donald Trump's campaign-trail "performance."
Upon being named winner of the 2016 Oscar for best actor, Leonardo DiCaprio pleaded with viewers to “work collectively together and stop procrastinating” and support political candidates who credibly promise to rein in corporate polluters.
The actor and comedian was tapped to criticize the academy that had hired him, but he walked the tightrope with grace and blistering humor.
Update: In the show's home stretch, the political moments seemed to happen with about the same frequency that African-Americans were called onto the Oscar stage as presenters Also: Joe's standing O, DiCaprio's climate-change plea and the 88th Oscars' final wins.
Is the "best picture" always the best picture? Not if history is any guide. And some observers will argue that a similar lack of logic is apparent in the shortage of minority representation in the major Oscar nominations.
Voluntary steps to include more people of color and women should be a priority throughout the entire Hollywood system of moviemaking, from studios’ executive ranks to casting.
Backing calls for more diversity in Academy Awards nominations, Ruffalo last week joined other Hollywood figures in criticizing the overseers of the Oscars after no black actors were nominated for the second year straight.
It's not as though there weren't plenty of options to mix up this year's lineup of Oscar nominees.