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Graphic Best Picture Oscars 2015 Title Sequence

For the sequence of “Best Picture” nominations during the Oscars 2015 Ceremony, show producer Lee Lodge asked the graphic designer Henry Hobson and animation studio Elastic to create graphic titles for each movie in competition : Birdman, The Imitation Game, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Whiplash, The Theory of Everything, Selma and American Sniper.

Titanic (1997) A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Oh, Titanic. As overwrought and teased as the film is now, it’s hard to deny its epic status. With a big budget and even bigger aspirations, the film mostly cashes its own cheque. The cinematography is lovely, the music a perfect accompaniment and Leo and Kate are well, the Leo and Kate you want and remember. Equal parts gorgeous and smart and in-love. It’s earned its classic epic status. 7/10.

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2015 Oscar Best Picture Nominees x Sony Hack

Taglines replaced with the leaked email exchanges  of Amy Pascal & Scott Rudin

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Black Women in Black History Day 28:

Viola Davis

Last and certainly not least, we have the classically beautiful Viola Davis.

Beginning her career on the stage, Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson’s King Hedley II (2001). She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004), followed by a second Tony and a third Drama Desk Award for her role in Fences (2010).

Davis has played supporting roles in several films, including Traffic (2000), Solaris (2002), Knight and Day (2010) and Ender’s Game (2013). Her eleven-minute-long performance in Doubt (2008), an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s play earned her several honors, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture nomination. Her leading role in the film The Help (2010) garnered her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress nomination and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, among others. In 2012, she was listed by Time as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Beginning in 2014, Davis’ leading role in the television series How to Get Away with Murder also drew major praise.

Viola has been known to be able to work any role, to make it hers, and do a damn good job at it. Despite her surplus of talent however, Hollywood’s bias for light skinned black woman has made it hard for Viola to get the roles she deserves. Her latest role in HTGAWM has shown what she can do when she is given her due, and I can only hope that she will be given more opportunities to shine, because boy does she deserve it.

"It is a time when Black women now have no choice but to take matters in their own hands and create images for ourselves … It’s up to us to look for the material, it’s up to us to produce it ourselves, it’s up to us to choose the stories."