White out

I was feeling kind of chipper about how good this year's crop of Oscar wannabes is turning out until I read an article entitled "The Whitest Oscars in Ten Years?"  in  "The Hollywood Reporter." It argues convincingly that this year the only hope of any black contenders at the Academy Awards  will be coming from  Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls." Tyler Perry? Back in January I wrote something about how the election of Obama didn't translate into an improved image of African-Americans in Hollywood films (see "The Blind Side" item below). But at least there WAS an image.
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