David Oyelowo says it would be 'tragic' if Will Smith Oscars slap led to inclusion and diversity 'backslide' in Hollywood
David Oyelowo worries that Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars "will have a negative effect on the ongoing push for inclusion" in Hollywood.
Game Changers: David Oyelowo reflects on how his impromptu role in #OscarsSoWhite forced Hollywood to act
Acclaimed actor reflects on ‘inadvertently, unwittingly’ igniting #OscarsSoWhite movement and stirring real change in the industry.
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- Kevin Polowy
Four of the eight movies nominated for Best Picture this year are adapted from true stories (American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Selma, and The Theory of Everything), and all of them, as well as one of major acting contenders (Foxcatcher), have come under fire from the fact-checking brigade. Here’s an overview of the various complaints lodged against these Oscar contenders. What’s Different: Writer-director Bennett Miller loosely based this dark wrestling drama on Mark Schultz’s autobiography, Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold, and admitted in the press notes that his film is “fact to fiction as a vehicle back to truth.” Entertainment Weekly enumerated a handful of differences between Schultz’s and Miller’s accounts, including the fact that Schultz (Channing Tatum in the film) was initially recruited by du Pont (Steve Carell) to coach at Villanova before coming to live on du Pont’s Foxcatcher estate, never made that flattering speech about du Pont, and wasn’t hooked onto cocaine by the tycoon (according to Schultz’s account, du Pont ask him where he could find the drug).