Hollywood Diversity Report

Hollywood Diversity Report

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Nuclear Iran, Opposites Attract, Hollywood Diversity

Episode: Nuclear Iran, Opposites Attract, Hollywood Diversity

  • Mar 31, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 20:35 mins

(52:03) Guest: Darnell Hunt, professor of sociology at director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American studies at UCLA The 2015 Oscars were widely criticized—and even lampooned by host Neil Patrick Harris—for their lack of diversity. All the nominated actors and actresses were white, and only one best picture nominee Selma, featured a director who was not white and male – she’s African American Ava Duvernay. People chalked up the homogeneity of the Oscars to the largely white, male and middle-aged make-up of the Academy’s voters. A new report out of UCLA finds Hollywood is increasingly out of sync with U.S. demographics where more than 40% of Americans are ethnic minorities and half are female.