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Oscars 2018 Committed to Promise an Inclusion for Future Films

Film | 6 March 2018

The most prestigious night of The 90th Academy Awards promises the bright future of film industry to be more inclusive and bring more diversity to a screen. This year’s nomination becomes the huge step for Hollywood to transform in opening the broader possibility to involve in the production of the movie, representing the real story of people in front and behind the camera.

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Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel last Sunday (Pacific Standard Time), the appreciation night opened with distinctive monologue when he addressed the Time’s UP, Me Too, and Never Again movement which led to further action started for the film to real-file when the story actually begins.

Specifically, three actress Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek help the Oscars salute the trailblazers that become new voices in a cinematic scene. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences addressed a deep honour for those who breakthrough the biased perception of gender, race, and ethnicity to tell their stories.

As the achievement night celebrate the timeless classic, Academy also looks forward to making sure that the next 90 year empower limitless possibility of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

“That’s what this year has promised us,” Ashley Judd said at the speech.

Oscar-nominated Greta Gerwig addressed her opinion by watching her favourite movie which mostly directed by men, admitted that the number of female director and cinematographer is quite a few in Hollywood. When her film Lady Bird catches the attention, she is one of a trailblazer as a female director and writer, aligned with Patty Jenkins who directs Wonder Woman.

The diversity has seen through the film when Jordan Peele, the director of Best Picture nomination film Get Out tells a story about the portrayal of the interracial love story between Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams).

Kumail Nanjiani broke through the perception that Indian-American also could join to make a good movie which in some way are dominated by white actor and actress about their perception of life for the long period of time. Adapted from his personal romance story with his wife Emily V Gordon, Kumail produced The Big Sick as the story about racial culture differences, surprised the moviegoers about the fun story of Muslim in America.

Senior Actress and director Geena Davis reflected the classic Thelma and Louise (1991) which was predicted to be the image of the film which put the women on leading role with action character, as the change takes a slow response, until this year culmination. The campaign is relay effort from prior acts, exposes the hypocrisy of walk of fame which hiding human essence that has become invisible behind stereotypes.

“You can deconstruct the very way People see themselves and the way that they are seen,” said Ava DuVernay, a female director who just premiered her latest film Disney animated feature Wrinkle in Time. Adding with a strong statement from actress Salma Hayek who said “Only through originality, we can really get to the heart of real human stories”, Which also reflected by this year movie The Post, Call Me by Your Name, Beatriz at Dinner, Mudbound, and The Best Picture The Shape of Water.

The salute moment is closed with a humble invitation that this is the perfect time to make a movie for everyone, as Gerwig said: “Go make your movie, Go make it!”