The Oscars 2018, a Time for Change

           In the middle of the Oscars ceremony, three actresses took the floor to highlight the necessary freedom of speech for women as well as the little representation that is given to them and all other minorities in Hollywood. It took more than two hours for the 90th Academy Awards to offer what was expected for too long: a tribute to women and minorities too long removed from Hollywood. After a year marked by the Weinstein affair but also by the success of films such as Wonder Woman, Get Out and Black Panther, the Academy paid tribute to the creative possibilities emanating from these works through a ‘Trailblazers’ montage. They also took a moment to discuss the achievements of non-white-male actors, directors, writers, and more in recent cinema. The sequence was introduced by Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra, three victims of Harvey Weinstein who came on stage to talk about the action of the Time’s Up movement for gender equality in Hollywood. “The changes we are witnessing are being driven by the powerful sound of new voices…our voices, joining together in a mighty chorus that is finally saying ‘Time’s up,’” Sciorra said. 

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