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Oscars Ageism?? See Why New Study Wants #OscarsSoYoung To Be The Next Cause

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The Academy may be doing better in representing people of color this year… but that doesn't mean they're completely off the hook!

Though this year's Oscars nominees are much more inclusive in terms of honoring diverse storytelling through films like Fences, Hidden Figures, and Moonlight, there's still one demo that Oscar films have largely ignored.

Well, there are a lot of stories that still aren't being properly told (but that's a different conversation, Scarlett Johansson) — however, a new report has pointed out the stark lack of representation of seniors in this year's nominees!

Related: Grammys Head Honcho Doesn't Think There's A 'Problem With Race At All'

Researchers at USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism looked at the 25 best picture nominees from 2014, 2015, and 2016 and discovered that less than 12 percent of the 1,256 speaking or named characters were 60 years old and up.

That number doesn't quite measure up to the 18.5 percent seniors make up of the U.S. population, OR the 14 percent they make of film ticket buyers.

But it does align with industry trends. In an earlier study, USC researchers found that just 11 percent of characters in the 100 top-grossing films from 2015 were over the age of 59.

Co-author of the study Stacy Smith said this underrepresentation is a "missed opportunity" for studios, explaining:

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The 2017 BAFTAs Open With Lots Of 'Overrated' Meryl Streep! Watch Her Laugh & Be Wowed HERE!

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Thank you, Meryl Streep.

Even though some might find the actress 'overrated,' Meryl delivered the best parts of the opening bit of the 2017 BAFTA Awards.

Related: Meryl Clarifies Her Football Comments

Not only was her 'overrated' accusation used throughout the opening to crack some jokes, but she also gave us the best reactions to the Cirque du Soleil performers at the beginning!

Seriously, she did not find that part of the show overrated! LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) for all the jokes and more Meryl!

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Meryl Streep Clarifies Football Comments And Gets Real About Donald Trump In Emotional Speech For Human Rights Campaign — Watch

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Meryl Streep is here to clear the air!

The living legend spoke last night at the Human Rights Campaign's 2017 Greater New York Gala dinner, and in a long, moving, and emotional speech, she addressed everything from her now-famous Golden Globes speech about football and Donald Trump, to praising her transgender middle school teacher.

Related: Hold Up… Trump Once Called Streep 'Excellent'!

The actress took the stage and started off by clarifying something that she had mentioned in that Golden Globes speech — that she does like football, and has spent much of her life around it:

"First of all, I do like football. Let me just make that clear. I gave seven years, seven of my youngest, prettiest years to being a cheerleader for football, basketball and wrestling." Streep also acknowledged that she was watching the Super Bowl this past Sunday. "I have watched more Pee Wee league football, Pop Warner football, JV and varsity high school football, JV and varsity college level and professional football for over 60 years, more than probably anyone in this room, and, yes, I thought the Falcons/Patriots game was the most exciting football game in history, but in my honest opinion, it is totally crazy that the winning advantage in a Super Bowl tie is determined by means of a coin toss! Sad."

Ha! Love it!!

But after that she went on to the serious stuff, and not only laid out President Trump as woefully unfit for the job, but also spoke to a greater sense of urgency in equal rights.

Here's a video clip of her speech (below), along with the entire speech text:

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SAG Awards 2017: All The Highlights From The Red Carpet To Winona Ryder's Win Face!!

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It's the one night being a drama queen/king really pays off!

The 2017 SAG Awards are finally here, which means it's time to focus on the actors who gave some of the best performances in TV and film from the past year!

From the star-studded red carpet to the MULTIPLE Donald Trump burns throughout the night, there were plenty of highlights throughout the night!

Take a look back at all of the key moments (below):

Millie Bobby Brown & The Boys Of Stranger Things Look Cute AF On The SAG Awards Red Carpet!
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Ariel Winter Is Gorgeous In Gold At The SAG Awards!
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BARB IN THE HOUSE!! Stranger Things Fan Fave Shannon Purser Is Joined By Natalia Dyer & Joe Keery On The SAG Awards Red Carpet
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John Krasinski & Emily Blunt Are So Freaking Cute At The SAG Awards!
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Kaley Cuoco Is A Walking Pastel Dream On The SAG Awards Red Carpet!
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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Are The Sexiest Couple At The SAG Awards!
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Meryl Streep Displays Snow White Wonderment On The SAG Awards Red Carpet!

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Hey girl!

Awards season staple Meryl Streep donned a crisp white getup to the SAG Awards red carpet — and we dig the look! The bird print was cute and very typical Meryl style.

The Florence Foster Jenkins actress completed the frock with a white clutch, chandelier earrings, and cute glasses.

Can't wait to see what she wears for all the forthcoming shows!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Emma Stone, Viola Davis, & More Stars React To Their Oscar Nominations!!

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These are some very happy stars!

Just weeks until the Oscars, and the nominations have finally been announced!

These stars have some celebrating to do!!

Actually, it sounds like some have already started….

Related: J.K. Rowling Crushes Your Cursed Child Dreams!

Take a look at all the best celeb reactions (below) to get a glimpse of all the excitement!

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