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7 Unforgetable Moments by Latinos at the Golden Globes

Um, was there a Latino ‘takeover’ of the 73rd Annual Golden Globes? Yes! Jennifer Lopez, America Ferrara, Oscar Isaac and Gael Garcia Bernal were just a few of Latinos that made headlines after one of Hollywood’s biggest nights.

JLo looked stunning, as always, in her Giambattista Valli gown and 200 carats of Harry Winston diamonds — 200 CARATS.

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Let’s face it, JLo, and her peek-a-boo leg, will ALWAYS look #flawless.

And Gina Rodriguez showed the world that Latinas can rock any color they please.

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Get it, girl!

READ: Chompiras, Pan Dulce and Mazapan: Seven Thoughts Latinos Probably Had While Watching the 2015 VMAs

Ricky Gervais started off the night with a well-timed El Chapo joke.

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“I’m going to do this monologue and then go into hiding,” Gervais said. “Not even Sean Penn will find me.” After that, you just knew that Latinos were about to represent.

America Ferrera and Eva Longoria threw some shade at the Golden Globes and reminded everyone that not all Latinas look the same.

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“Hi. I’m Eva Longoira, not Eva Menedes,” Longoria started.

“And hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” Ferrera added.

“And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson,” Longoria said.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Revenant cleaned up at the Globes.

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From Best Motion Picture to Best Director – Motion Picture, Revenant  was clearly the biggest winner of the night. The movie even landed Leonardo DiCaprio another Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture. Congrats, Leo!

READ: 9 Things Jennifer Lopez’s Outfits Reminded Us of During the AMAs

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association fell in love with Oscar Isaac’s role in Show Me a Hero, landing him Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

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His speech was pretty straightforward, but the first three seconds of celebration behind the mic is what got everyone talking about the Guatemalan/Cuban actor.

Heartthrob, Gael Garcia Bernal, was honored with a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his role in Mozart in the Jungle.

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The Mexican actor started his speech off with a resounding, “¡Güey!” as he looked shocked and pleased with being crowned best actor in a TV series.

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The Motion Picture Academy Just Dropped Diversity Requirements For Oscar Nominations And It’s Pretty Lit

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The Motion Picture Academy Just Dropped Diversity Requirements For Oscar Nominations And It’s Pretty Lit

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Equity is coming to the Oscars.

The Academy Awards have long received critique and backlash for their lack of effort to ensure diversity among its nominees. The criticism of these practices dates back to its first show in 1929. Since then, only 6.4% of academy award nominees have been people of color. Since 1991, only 11.2% of the academy’s nominees have been people of color. What’s worse, according to research, white actors have managed to build their careers on winning Oscars for roles in which they played the parts of POC. In fact, more women who are white have won Oscars for brownface and yellowface portrayals of women of color than actual actresses of color.

This year, the Academy is finally making an effort to change.

On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced they made new eligibility requirements for the top prize at the Oscars.

Under the new guidelines for the ceremony’s Best Picture award, films are required to meet two out of four standards. They are: “on-screen representation, themes and narratives; creative leadership and project team; industry access and opportunities; and audience development.”

“We believe these inclusion standards will be a catalyst for long-lasting, essential change in our industry,” the Academy said in a statement.

The new changes will be required in the Best Picture category starting with the 96th Academy Award which will air in 2024.

“The aperture must widen to reflect our diverse global population in both the creation of motion pictures and in the audiences who connect with them. The Academy is committed to playing a vital role in helping make this a reality,” Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a joint statement.

The academy’s newest requirements outline that “films must have at least one of the lead actors or significant supporting actors represent an underrepresented racial group, with at least 30 percent of all actors in minor roles from underrepresented groups.”

It gets better though! The show will require those submitting projects to ensure diversity and inclusion behind the camera as well. The academy is also encouraging projects to ensure women who are either part of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, and part of the LGBTQ+ community as well as people with disabilities.

Here’s to a better award show!

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‘The Tax Collector’ Director Denies That Shia LeBeouf Is In Brownface

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‘The Tax Collector’ Director Denies That Shia LeBeouf Is In Brownface

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Shia LeBeouf is in the new movie “The Tax Collector” and people are accusing him of brownface for this role. The actor takes on the accent for the role and got a chest tattoo to do the role authentically. For some, it is cultural appropriation and it has started a debate.

Shia LeBeouf is the man in “The Tax Collector” and people have questions.

The pulse-pounding trailer has all of the action you can handle so you can only imagine what the full movie is like. The movie is all about the tax collector having to fight to protect his family when a rival takes over his turf. LeBeouf is ready to do whatever it takes to save his family.

Some people are very upset about the role for LeBeouf.

The tattoos and the accent are too much for people. Some have argued that the role was not at all a way of cultural appropriation. Instead, LeBeouf is playing a white role that happens to have grown up in a neighborhood where he picked up the accent and a certain way of dress.

The argument is going both ways with people fighting to defend him.

While the role could be really problematic for some, others see themselves reflected in it. There are many people defending LeBeouf because they too grow up in a neighborhood and took on the culture of the neighborhood.

The director of the film, David Ayer, spoke out saying that LeBeouf is not in brownface.

“He’s a white guy playing a white guy. He’s not taking anyone’s work away,” Ayer told the LA Times to calm the critics.

What do you think?

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