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Oscars 2017: so what just happened?

Oscars 2017: so what just happened?

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

At least no one can say that the Academy Awards ceremony was boring this year. Ending with a twist that not even M. Night Shyamalan at his craziest could come up with, this year's Oscars were full of surprises and satisfying wins. Here are the most notable wins and moments from the evening. "Moonlight" takes h...

Thoughts on the Oscar winners

Thoughts on the Oscar winners

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

The Academy Awards were on Sunday, Feb. 28. To my surprise, I actually liked it. If you read my previous piece on the Oscars, you must know that my opinion is still on the side of diversity. That doesn't mean I can't fall prey to making predictions on the winners. That being said, let us get into...

Academy Awards continue to exclude minorities

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Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

For the second year in a row, all 20 of the nominees for acting categories in the Academy Awards are white. All of the directing nominees are men. This has become a sad pattern by the Academy, although perhaps the Academy isn't completely to blame. Perhaps we need to look to Hollywood as a whole, which...