Posts Tagged “Academy Awards”

Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

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Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars Comedian Kevin Hart made a comedy joke that lampooned Gays and he was quickly tossed from hosting this year’s Oscars. But the real controversy is the Oscars. Are they even relevant anymore? By Ray Hanania I wish the Oscars reacted to complaints as fast and as…

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Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?”

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Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?”

Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?” Hollywood has been at war with the Arab World since it produced its very first movie. And it is has only gotten worse. Hollywood is one of the biggest contributory factors fueling anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism and hatred, despite their occasional words of “diversity.” Not since Vanessa Redgrave…

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

Archive: A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally…

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Favorite moment from the Oscars

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Favorite moment from the Oscars

Favorite moment from the Oscars Published in the Arab News Feb. 22, 2017 By Ray Hanania Over the past few weeks in America, the mainstream news media has been focused on the presentation of Oscars for Hollywood’s “best” films at the Academy Awards this Sunday (Feb. 26). Many media rebroadcast and reported on “favorite moments”…

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again…

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أفلام هوليود، الجبهة التي لم نفتحها بعد

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أفلام هوليود، الجبهة التي لم نفتحها بعد A very special Oscar night بقلم راي حنانيه  منذ نشأتي الأولى في أمريكا، هذا البلد المعادي للعرب، أستذكر كيف أن كل الأفلام السينمائية المتعلقة بالشرق الأوسط تصوّر العرب على أنهم الأشرار، والاسرائيليين على أنهم الأبطال. أية شخصية إرهابية في مثل تلك الأفلام كانت لها ملامح شبيهة بأقاربي، وهذا…

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Uncensored Cable TV Shows Earn Emmys

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Uncensored Cable TV Shows Earn Emmys By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Friday, September 28, 2012 Let me start by saying that the Emmys are meaningless to me as a TV consumer. The Emmy Awards are the TV equivalent of the Academy Awards. And like the Academy Awards, the “best” are chosen not by the public,…

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