It’s going to be a long road to 2020, so we’ll need an indignant, British voice of reason on Sunday nights. HBO is happy to oblige, extending John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight for an additional three seasons. Break out the Bud Light Lime!
There’s not shortage of controversy around this year’s Oscars. But there is a shortage of roles for people of color in Hollywood — or at least that’s the argument that tends to get made by those who think that it’s not fair to blame the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for selecting an all-white field of acting nominees (for the second year in a row). The fault, they claim, lies with the Hollywood filmmakers who don’t make opportunities for actors of color in the first place. The system of honoring actors is merely a reflection, supposedly, of the larger system of moviemaking, and all its flaws.
The oil industry in North Dakota has had its fair share of media coverage over the years, but not quite to the extent that 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' covered it on their October 11th episode.