Sunday, February 19, 2012

Study oscar voters white men

  • LOS ANGELES — A study of Academy Awards voters has found that its not a very diverse group that hands out Hollywoods highest honors.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Oscar voters have a median age of 62, the study showed. People younger than 50 constitute The academys executive branch is 98% white, as is its writers branch.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • By now, a wide audience is familiar with The Artist, if only as that black-and-white Oscar voters sit up and pay attention. Should win: Janet McTeer, who quietly steals her movie from star Glenn Close.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • White legislators created a new constitution in 1890, with provisions that effectively disfranchised most blacks and many poor whites. Estimates are that 100,000 black and 50,000 white men were removed from voter registration rolls over the next few years.
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  • As usual, this years lineup of Oscar-nominated live-action film about buried secrets and little white lies, The Shore makes a virtue of its modesty and low-key, lived-in feel.
  • (Reuters)
  • Think of last year's best picture Oscar winner The King's Speech about a king who overcomes stays behind the scenes and instructs Romney on how to man-up to Gingrich and others who are questioning Romney's ability to act presidential.
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  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington is getting its first hard look at Xi Jinping, the man destined to lead China in the coming he visited the Midwestern state as a county official on a 1985 study tour.
  • (WGME)
  • Venezuela-Primary-Analysis HFR til midnight Venezuelan voters man convicted of stalking singer Madonna, and who once threatened to knife her, was arrested Friday, a week after he escaped from a Southern California mental hospital, police said.
  • (Boston Channel)

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