Monday, November 22, 2010

More Whiteness at The Hollywood Reporter

Last week we discussed The Hollywood Reporter offering up a cover of all white men in its Young Guns: 35 under 35 issue.  When asked about this, a THR spokes-email told Movieline they "picked the most compelling image" for the cover.  Yes.  It's a riveting photo of five guys standing.  No way to replicate that concept with women or minorities.  But those are the tough calls editors have to make.  Let's move on because it's more fun to write about Nikki Finke screwing up or plugging Tilda again.

Since that's all been settled, let's ignore other examples from the past three weeks where THR has problems finding minorities and women to feature.  So avert your gaze from white men at last Thursday's (11/18/10) Awards Watch Roundtable: The Producers with a panel including Christian Colson, Michael De Luca, Graham King, Iain Canning, Mike Medavoy and Mark Wahlberg?

Not Pictured: Jodie Foster, Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Guillermo del Toro
And we can skip the white men at the November 9 Awards Watch Roundtable: The Writers, featuring Aaron Sorkin, Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, John Wells, Todd Phillips and David Lindsay-Abaire.

Not Pictured: Tyler Perry, Diablo Cody, Philippa Boyens and Robert Rodriguez
And finally, we need not pay attention to the undiversity of the November 3 Awards Watch Roundtable: Actresses featuring Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank.

Not Pictured: Mo'Nique, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry
Heck, at least they remembered to invite women to the Actress panel.

[Note: I called and emailed THR asking for a comment.  They have chosen to ignore me.]


Anonymous said...

thr is quickly becoming unimportant. because at least they could have picked interesting white people. sheesh.

Pocahontas said...

Temp X...look. As a woman myself who is not white, I'd love to see some diversity too. But they're inviting people who were nominated, right? So the blame should go to the HFPA or the Academy, not to THR. Awards season has never been known for diversity.

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