No good news for Natives and other minorities
Once again, Hollywood is talking about the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations. The 20 nominated actors were all white; the group excluded such highly-touted names as Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, and Will Smith.
Or is it simply a reiteration that no Native actors were nominated despite their sterling performances in The Revenant. The Academy doesn’t seem to be aware that incredible Native films such as Songs My Brother Taught Me and Mekko, and documentaries “Children of the Arctic,” and “Paya The Water Story of the Paiute,” are winning awards at the prestigious Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles.