There's been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Oscars this year seeing as how all 20 of the acting nominees are white.
While SEVERAL people have spoken out about the issue, one highly esteemed actress we had not heard from was Meryl Streep — until now.
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The topic of diversity among the nominees came up at the Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday and seeing as how Streep is the Jury's president, she did her best to address the questions thrown her way.
The 66-year-old began by talking about the diversity of the festival's judges by saying:
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey, Jr. better watch their backs!
That's because Ian McKellen is giving their interpretations of Sherlock Holmes a run for their money in the first trailer for his new movie Mr. Holmes.
The American and British co-production is yet another stab at the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character, but with a twist!
While Benedict and RDJ have portrayed the detective in his prime, Ian's film will see him as a much older gentleman who has one last mystery to solve… his own!
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This ought to get the Fifty Shades of Grey fans excited!
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan made their first real red carpet appearance together at the Berlin International Film Festival's premiere of the movie on Wednesday!
With only a couple days before the release, the 25-year-old starlet was out to wow in a gorge, plunging black gown designed to have crisp buttons like a formal coat. And the red lipstick paired with the dazzling necklace and pearl ring definitely made for the perfect touches.
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It happens to the best of them!
Jennifer Lawrence isn't the only actress to famously trip up the stairs at a big event, but Dame Helen Mirren, too.
The ever-flawless 69-year-old got caught up in her long green train at the Woman In Gold premiere during the Berlin International Film Festival on Monday!
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Don't worry, she's ok! Helen got up gracefully, even flashing photogs a knowing smile!
And still, she looked stunning in her lace curve-hugging Dolce & Gabbana gown, polished off with a bevy of diamonds to complete the regal ensem!
[Image via Getty Images.]
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Natalie Portman is on a roll!
The gorgeous actress attended the Berlin International Film Festival's premiere of As We Were Dreaming on Monday in flawless form!
And despite choosing to rock Lanvin just the night before, she opted for Dior once again.
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Well, the two do go hand in hand, don't they?? Especially considering she's one of the label's few spokeswomen!
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Elizabeth Banks is no stranger to heating up the red carpet — and that she did at the Berlin International Film Festival photocall for Love & Mercy on Sunday!
The blonde beauty arrived in a floor-sweeping, show-stopping scarlet Elie Saab gown complete with an entirely beaded bodice and subtle sheer skirt!
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She's easily giving us life with this luxe number.
The belted waist, pockets, and her curled updo were only a handful of things that could lead anyone to be envious of this look!
We're so in awe!
[Image via WENN.]
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Has Rooney Mara ever been cast as a vampire?
Because she would NAIL that role!
The pale-skinned actress looked like a seksi femme Charlie Chaplin at the photocall for Side Effects in Berlin on Tuesday.
Wearing high-waisted Balenciaga Resort pin-striped pants and two-toned crop top, Rooney posed with co-star Jude Law and even cracked a smile!
A rosy blush and red lips could've looked too harsh, but they actually played off very well against her fair complexion.
Such a classic beauty. Just look at that sculpted bone structure!
[Image via Eva Napp/WENN.]
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