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The Official Oscars Swag Bag Isn’t Actually “Official”

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#OscarGiftBag is the new viral hashtag spurring controversy this awards season.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has filed suit in a California federal court seeking an injunction and treble profits and damages against the marketing company Distinctive Assets for trademark infringement.  Distinctive Assets specializes in promoting products […]

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2016 Oscars Boycott Watch: Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and counting

Last Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the official nominations for the 2016 Oscars. Proponents for greater racial diversity in the film industry are critical of this year’s list, especially of the fact that, for the second year in a row, all the nominees for Best Actor are white. The disappointment […]

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