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

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

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...

Beyond epic: ‘Simple but profound’ movies contend for 85th annual Oscars

Beyond epic: ‘Simple but profound’ movies contend for 85th annual Oscars

Louise Newlin, Staff writer

February 21, 2013

Most years, post-nomination Oscar buzz is all about "snubs," or the deserving movies and moviemakers not honored for their work with an Oscar nomination. But while the list of nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards includes some omissions — most notably the director of "Zero Dark Thirty," Ka...

Oscar night promises kudos, controversy over best picture picks

Oscar night promises kudos, controversy over best picture picks

Louise Newlin, Guest Writer

February 23, 2012

No sooner had the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its Oscar picks on Jan. 24 — including an astonishing 11 nominations for “Hugo” — than began the controversy over the best films of 2011. Though the Oscar nomination process is criticized as petty and flawed, the nominees...

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