Oscars Archives

Comedy and knowing what’s not funny

April 7, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Like many people, I enjoy a good laugh. Sitcoms, funny movies and stand-up comedy are among the forms of entertainment I seek out when it’s time to unwind. Many of my favorite entertainers, past and present, are comedians – Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen De Generes, Cedric (The… [Read More]

How Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ win got lost in Oscars’ ugliest moment

March 31, 2022

The winner of this year’s Oscar for documentary feature was “Summer of Soul ( … or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s sublime, ecstatic film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Few were surprised; even fewer seemed to take notice. For those in the Dolby Theatre and those of us watching… [Read More]

Oscars: women, people of color triumph on night of firsts (and seconds)

February 28, 2019

Oscar Sunday marked a night of important firsts — and seconds — for diverse artists and filmmakers and their Hollywood contributions. The 2019 telecast started making history almost immediately. After Regina King accepted best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk, Ruth E. Carter became the first African American woman to ever win best… [Read More]

Jordan Peele was among the few to make history with his Oscar win

March 8, 2018

Jordan Peele stopped writing the script for his horror- satire film Get Out about 20 times before he finally finished it. On Sunday night, it won him an Oscar. “I thought it was impossible,” Peele said while accepting the award for best original screenplay. “I thought it wasn’t going to work. I thought no one… [Read More]