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Sundance Film Festival News Archive
Lena Dunham & Gabrielle Union React To The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy — And Get Real About The Diversity Problems In Hollywood!
More high-profile people are speaking out about diversity in Hollywood — and it's about time!
The Girls creator opened things up by being very candid about how studios ought to take a look at diverse voices and talent in El Lay:
Kristen Stewart Says Women Should "Do Something" Instead Of Complain About Gender Inequality In Hollywood!
Kristen Stewart isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers!
In Hollywood, one of the most controversial topics today is gender equality. As we reported, readers were shocked when they learned that The X-Files tried to pay Gillian Anderson half of what they offered David Duchovny!
Recently, KStew visited the Variety Studio in Sundance to promote her new film Certain Women, and was asked about the issue. Let's just say her response may surprise you.
First, the 25-year-old concedes that she is a highly paid, in-demand actress who hasn't experienced the same prejudices that other thespians have faced.
But technically speaking, Jon Hamm only has the most recent trophy under his name — and John Hamm has the other!
Speaking to Vanity Fair at the Sundance Film Festival, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor revealed that when he won his Golden Globe back in 2008, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association misspelled his name on the trophy!
Due to the writers strike that year, the traditional Globes ceremony didn't happen — instead, the winners were announced at a news conference that day!
And Hamm remembered getting his award in the mail later on, only to discover it was for "John Hamm" — he recalled:
"I was like, ‘Oh man. Uh, guys, there's no ‘H'."
Awww! We'd feel bad for him if he wasn't a two time award winner! LOLz!
We're sure the association won't make the same mistake when they mail Hammm the plaque this year! Oh shoot…
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Nick Jonas is on fire!
Not only is the Jealous singer on the top of the music charts, but the 23-year-old stud's acting career is also at an all-time high.
In his new flick Goat — which is getting a lot of buzz since its premiere on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival — Jonas plays a college student who struggles with the morality of his frat's pledging process as he watches his younger brother being hazed.
He told People:
Poor Daniel Radcliffe.
The British actor has a film premiering at Sundance Film Festival this weekend, and, uh, it's not going so well…
Radcliffe and Paul Dano are starring in Swiss Army Man, a film which — seriously — is about a dead guy who comes to life through farting.
Not surprisingly, it's been
John Legend Opens Up About #OscarsSoWhite: 'It's Important For The Academy To Come Closer To Reflecting What The Real Population Looks Like'
John Legend is a smart man!
Legend mentioned how, even though diversity in acting nominations at the Oscars was critically important, there was actually one area that was far more important in terms of being inclusive and equal: the Academy's governing ranks.
Legend said about diversity in the Academy's membership:
Tell it like it is, Danny DeVito!
The actor spoke to the Associated Press while he was at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, and he got very candid about how much of a problem he thought it was for the Oscars to fail to nominate people of color for their awards this year.
DeVito, joined by fellow actors Don Cheadle and Sam Neill, can be seen (below) very openly talking about race in America, and where the Academy Awards got it wrong: