Iranian Director’s Oscar Speech Cuts Both Ways

By: Monday February 27, 2012 6:15 am

Director Asghar Farhadi won the Best Foreign Language Film last night at the Academy Awards for his film A Separation. And the Iranian had a message he delivered in a handwritten speech: At this time, many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy [...]

Politics at the Oscars: Support for Unions, Prosecutions for Financial Fraud

By: Monday February 28, 2011 7:25 am

Yesterday I profiled a few of the actors who made it out to Wisconsin in solidarity with union workers whose rights were threatened. I had a sense that spirit would find its way into the Oscars last night, and it did. Hollywood isn’t actually a super-liberal town, but it’s a big union town. On any [...]