Oscars


Women’s Equality: Still a Long Way to Go
24 Feb 2015

Women’s Equality: Still a Long Way to Go

My appearance today with Dan Maduri on NewsTalk Florida talking Patricia Arquette’s activist statement at the Oscars on behalf of women, the reality of women in today’s workforce and the gender discrimination that remains.  Click the pic below to hear our interview: Click the pic to hear our interview… http://www.newstalkflorida.com/patricia-arquette-common-sense-approach-oscar-speech/   post this


23 Feb 2015

Patricia Arquette Roars for Women’s Equality at Oscars

Patricia Arquette brought excitement to an otherwise lackluster Oscar telecast with her impassioned speech on behalf of women’s equality.  Upon accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress, she stood before a worldwide audience of 1 billion and declared: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and every citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to...

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Lupita Nyong'o at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Photo: Hubert Boesl (Credit Image: Hubert Boesl/DPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)
08 Mar 2014

Lupita Nyong’o on True Beauty vs. the “Seduction of Inadequacy”

Lupita Nyong’o’s grace and wisdom were evident not only in her speech on the night of her Oscar win for “12 Years A Slave,” but also while being honored at this year’s ESSENCE Magazine Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.  Reading a fan letter she had received from a girl who felt self-loathing because of her very dark skin, Ms. Nyong’o shared that she, too, “got...

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04 Mar 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Oscars and Women in Film 3/3/2014

An article I posted, What the Oscars Tell Us About How Society Views Women, has been getting lots of play and addresses Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett calling out studio heads and filmmakers for keeping women’s stories sidelined — although many play big at the box office.  Jerry and I share our thoughts about the ceremonies, discuss Best Documentary winner “20 Feet from Stardom” and the realities of...

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03 Mar 2014

What the Oscars Tell Us about How Society Views Women

Last night, at the apex of her career, standing before a TV audience of one billion, Cate Blanchett held the Best Actress Oscar in her hand and chided ‘filmmakers “who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences.  They are not.  Audiences want to see them, and in fact, they earn money.”’  Blanchett’s championing the...

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26 Feb 2013

"We Saw Your Boobs" at the Oscars – Seth MacFarlane's Sexism, Biting Satire or Both?

Seth MacFarlane performed what is likely Hollywood’s most thankless job Sunday night — hosting the Oscars.  Right on cue, his bad reviews came in.  Buzzfeed, among many other publications such as Daily Beast, did a takedown of his “juvenile” material and his nine most sexist moments.  Not being familiar with Mr. MacFarlane’s work, I have no stake whatsoever in defending or attacking  him, but have a different...

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19 Feb 2013

Finlay & Smart Tackle Disaster Preparedness and the Upcoming Race for Oscar

We all know the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.  Last Friday, a 9,000 ton meteor hit Chelyabinsk, Russia injuring over 1,000 people.  Please john us tonight as John Smart and I welcome Daphne Germaine, owner of GandDSurvivalKits.com. We discuss the importance of disaster preparedness and what everyone needs to make it through an earthquake, hurricane, or asteroid strike. In our second half, we’ll...

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