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Oscar, a racial issue (since 1929)

The Oscar nominations are not a multi-ethnic society. The scandal exploded in 2016 but, retracing the history of the Academy and doing the math, the question seems rooted

The boycott of the Oscar night by Spike Lee (who was to receive an Academy Honorary Award), Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Tyrese Gibson for the lack of representing color in the list of nominations pushes to reflect. The Academy, after the fuss that was raised, ran for cover announced plans to change the rules (for example increasing the number of members “black” and of different ethnicities) and calling to attend the ceremony on 28 February, the musician and producer Quincy Jones, who will participate, however, only if he is given the chance to hold a five-minute speech on diversity. We’ll see what will happen and especially those who will participate.
Meanwhile, here is a selection of actors, producers, directors, musicians and technicians of color that have won the Oscar.

Sydney Poitier (Lilies of the Field)
It ‘a bit’ the standard-bearer of African American actors. In fact it was the first black actor to win an Oscar for his portrayal of Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field. It was 1964. In 2002 he received an Oscar for lifetime achievement.

Denzel Washington (Training Day)
It was the second black performer to win the statuette in the category “Best Actor” for the film Training Day (2001). The actor was not new to the premium, he had already received in 1990 as “Best Supporting Actor” for Glory – Glory Boys.

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Quincy Jones as part of the production was to be appointed the first time in 1986 for Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. A win in the category, however, the first was Steve McQueen in 2014 (also nominated for Best Director) for 12 Years a Slave.

Irene Cara (Flashdance)
In 1984 Irene Cara was the first African American woman to win an Oscar in a category that would go beyond the recitation. Who does not remember his song Flashdance … What a Feelig? The following year, she touched in with the legendary Stevie Wonder I Just Call To Say I Love You, inserted in the film The Woman in Red. Recently (2015) the rapper Common and John Legend won for the wonderful Glory. The film was Selma – The road to freedom.

Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball)
2002 was a historic year for black actors. In addition to Denzel Washington he won an Oscar also connects Halle Berry for his performance in Monster’s Ball, while Will Smith was defeated by Washington despite its good performance in Michael Mann’s Ali. Halle Barry even today remains the only black actress to receive the statuette in the category “Best Actress”.

Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind)
Women outnumber men in the “non-actors”: 6 to 4. Hattie McDaniel became the first black to win an Oscar. Remember Mami Gone with the Wind (1939)? Unforgettable. They followed Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost in 1991, Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls in 2007, Mo’Nique for Precious in 2010, Octavia Spencer for The Help Lupita Nyong’o in 2012 and for 12 years a slave in 2014.

Russel Williams (Dances with Wolves)
He won two Oscars for mixing the sound. One in 1990 for Glory – Men Edward Zwick’s Glory, the other in 1991 for Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner. But the first black man to win the statuette in the category was Willie D. Burton for Bird Clint Easwood. It was 1989.

Lionel Richie (The Midnight Sun)
After receiving a nomination in 1982 for the song Endless Love, namesake of the Franco Zeffirelli film (in Italian Endless Love), Lionel Richie withdrew the statuette in 1986 for Say You. Say Me, theme song of the film White Nights. Richie in the same year he was nominated along with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton for the song Miss Celie’s Blue inserted in The Color Purple.

Jeoffrey Fletcher (Precious)
It was the first African American to win an Oscar for “Adapted Screenplay”. The film that gave him the coveted prize in 2010 was Precious. John Ridley was in fact the second thanks to 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, from whose novel drew the winning script. The year was 2014.

Oprah Winfrey (from The Color Purple in Selma)
In 1986 he was nominated for “Best Supporting Actress” for The Color Purple, she played Sofia remember? In 2014 he wanted at all costs to produce Selma – The road to freedom, which last year was put on the list of the best films. In 2012 however he received a special Oscar: the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Fusion: the Yokohama restaurant in Milan is said to Foodoracle

The first chapter of Foodoracle, the new series of startups for home delivery of quality food Foodora, takes us in the kitchen of Rosy Chin. Among uramaki with black truffles and Parmesan eggplant with tuna and seaweed

Enter the Rosy Chin restaurant is a bit ‘like going to visit a friend in high school, those who revise from time to time and that riabbracci always willingly. Because even if you’ve never known, even if you’ve never sat at a table in his Yokohama (local gracious to a handful of steps from the Duomo of Milan) the time of the last formalities at most up to ordering water , and then give way to sincere smiles and valuable advice to juggle the proposals in its menu. A menu that Rosy, very Italian Chinese businesswoman third generation, processes and reprocesses along with her husband Paul, Sicilian-Apulian origins: so a lucky combination of love, creativity and different cultures born a kitchen which combines the exotic elegance East with the flavors and ingredients typical of our local tradition. The carbonara becomes seafood, with shrimp and noodles with green tea, eggplant parmigiana meets the seared tuna and Japanese seaweed, the uramaki are embellished with black truffle.

Fusion, in short, in the truest sense of the word. And Rosy knows how to tell it all, making you feel part of their local, his family, his plans for the future.

It is no coincidence, then, that Foodora, the startup is currently active in Milan and Turin for the home delivery of meals and drinks, has chosen her and her restaurant Yokohama to inaugurate Europe-wide web series Foodoracle: a project that It brings the cameras in restaurant kitchens, to reveal the stories, the faces and the passions that lie behind those dishes received directly at home or in the office. “I’m glad I started this partnership with Foodora – said Rosy – because it gives me the assurance that my specialties are delivered in a reasonable time, with the care and courtesy that we would put the waiters of my staff.”

“Besides, our service is different from the alternatives for this reason – continued Matthew Lentini and Gianluca Cocco, country manager of Foodora Italy -. We choose to work exclusively quality restaurants, and why those who order through our app can feel comfortable. Never receive poor food, or cold, or ruined on the way somewhere shake too: the delivery takes place within half an hour, and the dish is always in perfect condition, as if it came straight from the restaurant’s “kitchen. Goal: try to get even with a delivery that effect “wow”

Miley Cyrus, the new life begins with Woody Allen

The “bad girl of pop” could put his head in place (also because it is entrusted with the former) right with the director, in turn, struggling with his first time with a TV series (Amazon): Miley will be the new Allen’s muse?

About the project, ie a TV series for Amazon, Woody Allen has often shown “worried”.

Then, however, he must have made peace with the idea. So much so that the cast is inserting two stars recall – albeit very different. One is Elaine May, the other is Miley Cyrus.

Pop singer could perhaps take advantage of the set of Allen groped for a breakthrough: now that he is also engaged (with ex Liam Hemsworth), might want a new image.
After a couple years of follies and excesses, Miley could make the most, beside the master, his ironic relieving the sexual provocation.

Moreover, for her it is not the first test by actress was born as Hannah Montana and recently starred with Bill Murray in Murray A Very Christmas.
But it will be his first time with Woody Allen, with whom however the eighty-three Elaine May has already been dealing in Criminals with Scientists (2000).

You not yet know much more about this project, except the detail of the setting (the seventies).
A few months ago, in Cannes, Allen had slackened, telling their own difficulties to the idea of ​​making a film into six parts and their own inexperience with the TV series.
Fortunately, the director had confirmed the commitment not to disappoint Amazon, which left him carte blanche in terms of creativity (and, apparently, a very attractive budget).
Who knows if, after ‘”was Scarlett Johansson,” a Woody Allen struggling with to his first TV series, Miley Cyrus will be the new muse?