SELMA Is Now: John Legend and Common Just Gave An Amazing Oscar Speech
Selma is now, Legend began. The struggle for justice is now. The Voting Rights Act that they fought for fifty years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. Right now the struggle for justice is real. We live in the most.
Selma | Desiring God
The recent movie Selma tells the story of the civil rights efforts to gain the right of unencumbered voting for Blacks in Alabama. As the movie begins, the raw juxtaposition of Martin Luther Kings receiving the Nobel Peace Prize��.
Oscar Money Watch: SELMAs Snubs Were More Important Than Its Nods
The good news with the Oscar season almost in the rear view is that we can go back to discussing Selma a film and less as an object of controversy. So much of the conversation around Selma has been centered around the Oscars, and I am as guilty of this.
Protests Over Acadamy Awards Lack of Diversity Canceled at
Protests Over Acadamy Awards Lack of Diversity Canceled at Selma Directors Request. Posted 4:59 AM, February 23, 2015, by Los Angeles Times, Updated at 05:01am, February 23, 2015��.
Oscar or not, SELMA will be one of historys champs
Current events anointed ���Selma��� the Movie That Stands for Something ��� which is worth far more than any 8.5-pound gold statue. The cast and creators of the film, which dramatizes the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.s push for voting rights in 1965, knew.
Oprah has a pal from Selma: star David Oyelowo
���Selma��� got snubbed by the Oscars, only picking up a Best Picture nod, but executive producer Oprah Winfrey isnt too bummed out. The ex-talk show host told Confidenti@l theres been a huge upside in being involved in the film about Martin Luther King Jr.
Setting the record straight on SELMA and SELMA
The Oscars will be handed out tonight, honoring the years greatest achievements in film. ���Selma,��� which focuses on the 1965 campaign to secure voting rights for black Americans, will not be among the biggest winners ��� even though it is up for Best.
The Man Who Would Be King
Capping a very busy year of performances, the British actor David Oyelowo plays what he considers the role of a lifetime: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma.”. Profile of David Oyelowo, British actor who is starring as Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Ava DuVernay biopic Selma.
Boyhood, SELMA and American Sniper: race meets.
Boyhood, Selma and American Sniper: race meets masculinity on film ��� part one. In the first part of analysis of the role of race in three of this years most celebrated films, Steven W Thrasher focuses on Richard Linklaters tale��.
Selma Director on Lyndon B. Johnson Portrayal: Im Not.
Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, refused to be drawn into the growing debate over the films portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson, as she spoke in front of a group of New York tastemakers Tuesday, telling them, Im��.
SELMA: Ava Duvernay (Featurette)
Selma: The Women Of Selma (Featurette)
SELMA and Real-World Voter Intimidation
. Registrars once administered easy poll tests to white applicants and impossible ones to black applicants.
UPDATED: 83-year-old man dies in SELMA house fire
SELMA -- A pre-dawn Monday house fire claimed the life of an 83-year-old Selma man. Charles Clairday was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire, his home at 10608 E. Jackson St. An off-duty Muncie firefighter driving to work noticed smoke coming from .
‘Birdman Captures Best Picture Oscar
The film about a washed-up actors comeback bid also gave Alejandro G. Iñárritu the award for best director. Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J. K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette won top acting prizes.
With her civil rights movie, “Selma,” Ava DuVernay has done what few female directors get the opportunity to do: go large — with politics and history, with serious muscle.. Film director Ava DuVernay, whose historical drama Selma is set for release by Paramount Pictures, is one of few women, and even fewer black women, who have opportunity to direct serious, big-budget films.
SELMA and the Sex Tape Controversy: MLK Historian.
The FBIs secret audiotapes of Martin Luther King Jr., revealing the civil rights leaders adulteries, are at the heart of much of the controversy surrounding best picture nominee Selma. Ava DuVernays film suggests that��.
Depiction of Lyndon B. Johnson in ‘SELMA’ Raises Hackles
Was Lyndon B. Johnson a civil rights mastermind, or a reluctant follower pulled along by activists led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?. Ava DuVernay film Selma has drawn criticism over its depiction of Pres Lyndon B Johnson as reluctant participant in, or even obstruction to, Rev Dr Martin Luther Kings civil rights fight; film has won praise ans awards buzz for its portrayal of 1965 protests in small Alabama town but reignites debate over Johnsons role in movement.
Heres a bunch of morons calling the Oscars RACIST for.
oscars r racist trash this yr (more thn usual anyway), the only possible good that can happen is selma winning BP and that wont happen. ��� anne boleyn stan (@ashaggreyjoy) February 22, 2015��.
SELMA Director Ava DuVernay on Awkward and Weird First
When Oprah Winfrey was filming Lee Daniels The Butler in 2012, her co-star (and future Selma breakout actor) David Oyelowo handed her a DVD of an indie film hed acted in called Middle of Nowhere. He said, You have to��.
Selma stars march in Alabama
Oprah Winfrey and other cast members of the film Selma march in Alabama to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Julie Noce reports.
Selma: An Early Look At Selma (Featurette)
A Historical Controversy About ‘Selma
Readers react to questions about the accuracy of a new film in its depictions of President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Letter from author Gay Talese comments on Jan 1 article about how Ava DuVernay film Selma has drawn criticism for way it casts Pres Lyndon B Johnsons attitudes and actions toward black voting rights.
Oscars 2015: Why SELMAs Best Hope Is Glory - The.
Of course were disappointed that the movie wasnt nominated, but at least we got in through the side door with a song.
Film Shows a Selma Some Would Rather Not Revisit
In a city struggling to emerge from the shadows of Jim Crow, the release of Selma has stirred complex emotions as residents reflect on the past and future.. Selma, Ala, has changed a lot in years since 1965 attack on civil rights marchers on Edmund Pettus Bridge, which is depicted in Ava DuVernay film Selma; some residents are glad to keep memory of Bloody Sunday alive but others would rather not revisit it.
Clothes and Character: Theory, SELMA and Hobbit
. Talking with costume designers about how their choices affected actors and their films.
Largest-ever congressional delegation to attend SELMA March anniversary
The delegation of House members and senators will spend March 6-8 in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Marion for the 50th anniversary of the historic voting rights marches in 1965. President Barack Obama will join them on March 7 in Selma to .
Selma to Be Screened Free in Selma
. Paramount Pictures will show the film free at Selma’s Walton Theater beginning Jan. 9 as part of the movie’s national release.
Oscars: Selma Tops Social Media Best Picture Ranking.
If rank-and-file moviegoers were to choose the Oscars this year, Best Picture would go to. Selma. At least thats the word from Amobee Brand Intelligence, a digital marketing firm that studied 600,000 websites in addition to��.
John Legend Accepts SELMA Oscar: More Black Men Under Correctional.
John Legend and Common accepted the Oscar for best original song at the 87th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night. Selmas Glory won following a performance by the two musicians that received a tearful standing ovation .
John Legend and Common Perform Glory From SELMA At The.
Oscars 2015: John Legend and Common perform Glory from Selma.
Selma and the woman who should have made history: Ava.
Ava DuVernay knew last month she wasnt going to be nominated for an Oscar. She knew it before the controversy began over how President Lyndon B. Johnson is depicted in her movie, Selma, and before screening copies��.
8 Trips Inspired by Oscar-Nominated Films
From Cambridge to the Czech Republic, suggestions for where to go for each of the movies that were nominated for best picture this year.
Notes on People; Rumsfeld Undergoes Surgery
Navy surgeons have a high degree of confidence that a growth removed from Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfelds thyroid gland yesterday was not cancerous. A Pentagon spokesman said that the right lobe of the gland, with a related tube called the isthmus, was taken out.. Pentagon spokesman says surgeons have high degree of confidence that growth removed from Rumsfelds thyroid gland was not cancerous (S)
GLORYs Win for SELMA Blacked the White Out
So Ironically the one Black film by and about Blacks��� Selma, which addressed the struggle of Blacks in America seemly taught us nothing because apparently because we were there, everyone of us in attendance, or watching the Oscars on T.V. If we were .
Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 9: SELMA Incredibly.
I lived through the 60s and my most heartfelt opinion is that Selma did not suffer from racism but is just inadequate to the events that it covered ��� to the civil rights movement and to [Dr. Martin Luther] King [Jr.] and to the��.
From SELMA to Snowden, Oscar Speeches Invoke Activism and Calls for Social.
Winning the Best Original Song along with the rapper Common for Glory, featured in the movie Selma, singer John Legend paid tribute to protesters from the civil rights era to today. In her acceptance speech for Best Documentary Citizenfour ��� the.
WATCH: Common and John Legend Bring Oscars Audience to Tears with Glory.
Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris didnt shy away from the controversy over ���Selmas��� perceived snubs and the overall lack of diversity in the nominations, opening the ceremony by joking, ���tonight we honor Hollywoods best and whitest ��� sorry, brightest!
Selma march inspires mans fight against school racism
And when I got to the eighth grade, that is when the march from Selma to Montgomery occurred, Williams said. Williams lived in the rural Mount Meigs area of Montgomery with his parents, who were educators for black schools. There wasnt an opportunity.
David Oyelowo and ‘SELMA’
David Oyelowo, who plays the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma,” says his not being African-American allowed him to approach the character “cleanly” in ways an American actor might not.
Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot 2015 - The Hollywood Reporter
An anonymous female Academy member gives Patricia Arquette a nod for having no work done in 12 years, says she could have watched my hair grow during Foxcatcher and resented Selma filmmakers wearing I cant��.
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Django Unchained Producer on SELMA Oscar Snubs: Did.
Was there Oscar-worthy work in Selma that was overlooked? Absolutely! Why did it happen? One obvious problem is that not enough screeners were sent to the voters. And regardless of race, every Oscar year is full of��.
Fact-Checking the Film: Selma | EW.com
Selma has won critical raves for its depiction of Martin Luther King Jr., and the crucial 50-mile civil-rights march from the small Alabama town to the state capitol in Montgomery in March 1965. But the stirring and tense��.
Oscars 2015: Glory from movie Selma wins award for best original song
Glory, the soaring ballad at the heart of the movie Selma, won an Academy Award tonight for best original song. Writers John Legend and Common accepted the trophy after performing the song at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. Their stirring .
Questioning the Historical Accuracy of Selma
. A Johnson aide says the film wrongly paints the president as an opponent of the historic civil rights march.
SELMA Wins Oscar for Best Original Song with Glory
John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn ��� better known as John Legend and Common ��� have won the Best Song Oscar for the rousing ���Glory��� from ���Selma. ���Glory��� won over ���Everything Is Awesome��� from ���The Lego Movie���; ���Grateful��� from ���Beyond the Lights���; ���Im .
A 50-Mile March, Nearly 50 Years Later
Ava DuVernays film Selma follows civil rights demonstrators in March 1965 across an Alabama bridge and into a new era for black Americans, with progress made and promises unkept.. A O Scott reviews movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo.
Why Selma Didnt Win Best Picture
But then the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is gifted Selma. And barring an upset Best Picture win, well have to say the Academy royally botched this one, in a way only the Academy can. Given that Selma has an almost unheard of 99 percent .
Selma to Montgomery: On bikes, riders experience history
Editors Note: Montgomery Advertiser reporter KymKlass was one of 350 cyclists who took part in Saturdays Selma to Montgomery Voters Rights March bike ride, starting at Riverside Park in Selma, and finishing 54 miles later at the State Capitol Building.
Selma and American Sniper: men depicted in black and white
In the second part of analysis of the role of race in three of this years most celebrated films, Steven W Thrasher focuses on Selma and American Sniper.