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Best Actress in a Leading Role makes call for more inclusion. Authentic representation of disability wins Best Live Action Short. Best Picture Winner goes to film with actor playing a disability she doesn’t have. Diversity and inclusion segment omits people with disabilities. Los Angeles, Calif., March 5 – In a historic call for more information, [click to continue...]

Two Categories to Watch: Visual Effects and Full-Length Documentary Nominations Include People with Autism Los Angeles, Calif. – As Hollywood gets ready to celebrate the Oscars this weekend, a glaring omission of nominees is evident. No known actor with a disability was nominated for an Academy Award. By not including authentic disability in the diversity [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md, Jan. 24 – Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four have themes or sub-plots related to disability. For example, Manchester by the Sea includes themes of mental health, alcoholism and drug use. Likewise, Moonlight includes story lines surrounding drug addiction. Arrival, a science-fiction film, includes a child who dies from cancer. [click to continue...]

Washington, Feb. 27 – With the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, a spotlight has been put on the lack of racial diversity in the Oscars. Article after article focuses on the absence of Black, Hispanic, Latino and Asian Americans being nominated by the Academy. That is needed. However, it’s not enough. “Diversity must really mean diversity – and [click to continue...]

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