No surprises at the Oscars

Passionate speeches about inclusion light the way for more change to come in Hollywood on the industry's glitziest night of the year

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be remembered as the one which has tried the hardest to bring attention to the grip the straight white male has on Hollywood.

It was a night filled with fierce speeches and music about inclusion, of women, gays and transsexuals, immigrants and non-white professionals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2018, with the headline 'Oscars reform on the way, at last'. Subscribe