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Oscar Nominations 2016 Prove Once Again that Diversity Will Remain a Myth

The Oscar nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Thursday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
And while some greeted the morning with jubilation and excitement, others were trying to reconcile the fact that after an impressive showcase of talent – the Academy still refuses to recognize the achievements and contributions of actors of color or even those behind the camera.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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Confirmed! F. Gary Gray Is Officially On Board For ‘Furious 8’

After days of speculation and a teaser photo courtesy of Vin Diesel – it was confirmed on Thursday that Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray will helm the eighth installment of the billion dollar franchise that rocked the box office to its core this past spring. Gray tweeted his excitement at the prospect of garnering one of the most privileged assignments in Hollywood.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director F. Gary Gray Likely To Helm ‘Furious 8’

That was quick. Less than a week after actor and producer Vin Diesel hinted on his Facebook page that he was more than willing to direct the 8th installment of the Fast franchise after the search for James Wan’s replacement was yielding no results – Diesel updated his page with a very telling photo. The pic features him and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray with smiles on their faces, sitting behind the backdrop of a board populated with images from the past Fast and Furious films.

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