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Hollywood hosts Oscars amid diversity row

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Hollywood hosts Oscars amid diversity row



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Stars of the big screen have been stepping out on the world’s most watched stretch of red carpet.

This year’s Academy Awards, the Oscars, have been held amid anger over diversity in the movie industry.

But a boycott in Hollywood largely failed to gather steam, with black celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg showing up.

“Boycotts to me are a pain in the butt. And if you really want to protest then don’t go to the movies that don’t have the people you want to see in them,” said Goldberg.

“That’s the best way. That’s the best way to protest. Because you don’t want us not to appear here because if we’re not here then we’re really not here. So, I’m not a big fan of boycotting. You can protest all you want, who doesn’t want a vacation in LA.”

The 88th Academy Awards honour the best films of 2015.

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander picked up the supporting actress Oscar for transgender movie “The Danish Girl.” She spoke to reporters as she arrived at the awards ceremony.

“The Oscars yeah. I’m so thrilled. We all here tonight feel like winners. And we are all here tonight to have a good night!” said Vikander.

Of course the Oscars are also about making a fashion statement and this year’s choices have once again set tongues wagging.


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