Diversity plays out as Oscars get under way

| | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0)

Once an evening of backslapping and merrymaking within the narrow confines of Hollywood, the Academy Awards this time looked like a United Nations exercise in diversity. The 79th annual Oscars feature their most ethnically varied lineup ever, with stars and stories that reflect the growing multiculturalism taking root around the globe.

‘‘What a wonderful night. Such diversity in the room,’’ said Ellen DeGeneres, serving as Oscar host for the first time, ‘‘in a year when there’s been so many negative things said about people’s race, religion and sexual orientation.

‘‘And I want to put this out there: If there weren’t blacks, Jews and gays, there would be no Oscars,’’ she said, adding’’ ‘‘Or anyone named Oscar, when you think about that.’’

AP

0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Diversity plays out as Oscars get under way.

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/2522

Leave a comment


Type the characters you see in the picture above.

Awards calendar

Your complete calendar of upcoming entertainment awards shows and other related events! To mark your calendar, click here.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Thomas Conner published on February 25, 2007 8:53 PM.

Husband-wife nominees trade places was the previous entry in this blog.

19th loss makes an Oscars record is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Pages