Hollywood is making itself irrelevant, says q pop culture panel

Our q pop culture panellists take on the worthy, contentious, and crazy stories from the week in arts and entertainment.
Leaving Idris Elba off the list of nominees was "one of the weirdest snubs in Hollywood history," says Stephen Marche. (Shawn Greene/Netflix/Canadian Press)

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? 


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