The Urban Legend

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

Illustration of cinematic poster for best picture winner

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner of the Best Picture award, “Green Book”, a film marred by a string of racial issues both on and off camera. “Green Boo...

Urban Reacts to #OscarsSoWhite

August Ackley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

It's unhealthy to worship this awards show that people consider ‘the definitive ranking of a good movie’ when there's clearly a racial and gender bias there, ... it's run by a bunch of old white guys” said Ryan Barnett, (‘19).

REVIEW: Watching the 86th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014

Watch all nine of the Academy Awards best picture nominees for 2013, and you will feel like your perspective on the world has changed. Nominated for best picture in the 2013 Academy Awards are: “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Wolf of Wall...

An Inside Look at the Oscars

Adrienne von Schulthess, Staff writer

February 6, 2011

And the Oscar goes to… The 83rd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center. The award ceremony will be televised on ABC and hosted by actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway. The first Academy Awards Ceremony took place in 1929 and since then 2,768 Oscar statuettes ha...

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