Can a Broadsheet reader recommend or has seen any of the movies nominated for Oscar for Best Film? This is the first year I know nothing about any of them, although I’m curious about Mank for the name alone.
Animator Bard Edlund visualises the paltry diversity of Oscar winners over the years (including his own advance predictions for 2015). He sez:
A lot of noise has been made about the lack of diversity among nominees for the Oscars this year. This video shows how many black, hispanic, and asian winners there have been throughout history, across four main categories — best actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, writing (original and adapted screenplays), and directing.
In the live action short category for his directorial debut Pentecost.
The short, according to the LA Times, “tells the story of Damien Lynch, a young altar boy who is offered the chance to serve at an important Mass in his small town, his chance to redeem himself after his last turn as altar boy two weeks before, when he knocked Father O’Toole off the altar.”