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February 17, 2014
This is what the diversity breakdown of best director nominees for the Oscars looks like. This year provides a big opportunity for a breakthrough, as Buzzfeed’s Adam B. Vary explains:

At this year’s Academy Awards, Alfonso Cuarón could be the first Latino man to win the Oscar for Best Director (for the sci-fi film Gravity) — and given that he’s won the Directors Guild of America award, he is by far the odds-on favorite to win. If he doesn’t, however, the man who has a strong chance of scoring an upset is12 Years a Slave’s director Steve McQueen — who would be the first black man to win in this category.
And this would be a very big deal: More than perhaps any other people in the world, film directors have had the greatest first-hand influence on how we see ourselves for over a century, as they’ve steered tens of thousands of film productions big and small, driving and defining one of (if not the) most influential representation of our culture for just about 100 years.
But when one looks at the nominees and winners for the Academy Award for Best Director — the best barometer we have for whom the film industry regards as the finest film directors of their respective years — an overwhelming majority of them have been white men.

By the way, that sliver of the pie shown that makes up people who aren’t white and male represents just 17 people.

This is what the diversity breakdown of best director nominees for the Oscars looks like. This year provides a big opportunity for a breakthrough, as Buzzfeed’s Adam B. Vary explains:

At this year’s Academy Awards, Alfonso Cuarón could be the first Latino man to win the Oscar for Best Director (for the sci-fi film Gravity) — and given that he’s won the Directors Guild of America award, he is by far the odds-on favorite to win. If he doesn’t, however, the man who has a strong chance of scoring an upset is12 Years a Slave’s director Steve McQueen — who would be the first black man to win in this category.

And this would be a very big deal: More than perhaps any other people in the world, film directors have had the greatest first-hand influence on how we see ourselves for over a century, as they’ve steered tens of thousands of film productions big and small, driving and defining one of (if not the) most influential representation of our culture for just about 100 years.

But when one looks at the nominees and winners for the Academy Award for Best Director — the best barometer we have for whom the film industry regards as the finest film directors of their respective years — an overwhelming majority of them have been white men.

By the way, that sliver of the pie shown that makes up people who aren’t white and male represents just 17 people.

11:55 // 5 months ago
February 28, 2013
17:22 // 1 year ago
February 25, 2013
There’s your apology from The Onion, folks. (thanks kateoplis)

There’s your apology from The Onion, folks. (thanks kateoplis)

11:48 // 1 year ago

In which someone doesn’t understand that we understand the Onion is satire

adiologist says: People who don’t understand that The Onion is satire are hilarious. Ok, and, I admit it, slightly saddening.

» SFB says: Did you know that you can understand something is satire and still call it out for being unbelievably awful? Say, when a nine-year-old is getting called a C-word? (As it turns out, The Onion ended up deleting that tweet after a public outcry.) It’s literally unbelievable that you think people complaining about this are stupid enough to not see it’s satire. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: twitter.com)

1:40 // 1 year ago
The Onion’s last half hour of tweets: Where to start? Particularly in regards to the one we blacked out. *shudder*

The Onion’s last half hour of tweets: Where to start? Particularly in regards to the one we blacked out. *shudder*

0:27 // 1 year ago
You can’t hold grudges … it’s hard, but you can’t hold grudges.
Ben Affleck • Offering advice on how to succeed in Hollywood.
0:00 // 1 year ago
February 24, 2013
dailydot:

Beards. Just. Touched.

Bros hugging bros.

dailydot:

Beards. Just. Touched.

Bros hugging bros.

23:59 // 1 year ago
23:58 // 1 year ago
buzzfeed:

WHOAAAAAA

Hey Michelle, what’s shakin’?

buzzfeed:

WHOAAAAAA

Hey Michelle, what’s shakin’?

23:55 // 1 year ago
In case you missed it, an ad for e-cigarettes just ran on the Oscars. That’s a new one. Look at the fine print here — it contains nicotine. (ht @SpireAd)
EDIT: No matter your opinion on e-cigs, my point is that they shouldn’t be advertised on TV. They’re too similar to the real thing.

In case you missed it, an ad for e-cigarettes just ran on the Oscars. That’s a new one. Look at the fine print here — it contains nicotine. (ht @SpireAd)

EDIT: No matter your opinion on e-cigs, my point is that they shouldn’t be advertised on TV. They’re too similar to the real thing.

23:28 // 1 year ago