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Oscars 2016: Academy president acknowledges 'elephant in the room' at luncheon

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the academy’s annual Oscar nominees luncheon Monday by acknowledging a topic that has touched nearly every event this awards season --  the question of diversity.

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DGA Awards: Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins for 'The Revenant'

For the second year in a row, Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the Directors Guild of America’s feature film award Saturday, giving his survival drama “The Revenant” a boost in the ever-shifting best picture race.

“I never expected to win this award, truly,” Iñárritu said, after earning the first back-to-back win in DGA history. “I’m ... paralyzed. Tough men don’t cry; that’s what Ridley Scott said today.”

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'Revenant' vs. 'Spotlight' vs. 'Big Short': Best picture front-runners sharpen their Oscar pitches

The Oscar best picture race fragmented further Saturday night with Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Directors Guild award win for "The Revenant," a development that was perhaps inevitable in a year in which guild voters splintered their support among three different movies.

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Black award shows are important, but 'we can't uncement the many years of the "gold standard" '

Following outrage over the mostly white list of Oscar nominees, black people find themselves wrestling with a question posed by James Baldwin in his 1963 book “The Fire Next Time”: “Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” In this case, the burning house is an entertainment industry that makes money off the labor of people of color, but seemingly refuses to value them otherwise.

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'Son of Saul' is a terrifying glimpse inside Auschwitz-Birkenau

With the Oscars just a few weeks away, it may be time to catch up with "Son of Saul." One of the favorites to take the foreign language film award, it is a remarkable piece of cinema that demands to be seen whether it wins or not.

A drama set in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944, "Son of Saul" is an immersive experience of the most disturbing kind, an unwavering vision of a particular kind of hell.

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