Hollywood is making itself irrelevant, says q pop culture panel
Our q pop culture panellists — this week, Rachel Giese of Chatelaine, Esquire columnist Stephen Marche and Canadian filmmaker Charles Officer — take on the worthy, contentious, and crazy stories from the week in arts and entertainment.
At issue today:
- For the second year in a row, every single acting nomination for the Oscars went to a white actor or actress. Is the Academy making itself irrelevant by ignoring diverse contenders and less conventional films?
- Famously, Leonardo DiCaprio has never won an Oscar. Now he's the front-runner for Best Actor with The Revenant. Our panellists place their bets.
- The show runners of The Good Wife have announced they're leaving at the end of the current season. Should the show go on without them? When is it best for a TV show to bow out?