First look at new First Nations/Native American member of Justice League United, a teenage Cree woman based in part on activist Shannen Koostachin.
Lupito Nyong’o in Prada
Kate Hudson in Versace
Charlize Theron in Dior
Sidenote: I love love love the color of Jennifer Lawrence’s dress, but Peblum is soooo over. I love love love the style of Mrs. McConaughey’s dress, but hate the color. Please Hollywood, no more nude dress with sparkle on the red carpet!
Red Nation Film Festival Awards — Oscar History.
In honor of the Eve of Oscar Awards, we thought we’d share this
ground-breaking throwback of American Indian Oscar Winners, Nominees and Activists.
1970, Chief Dan George was the *first* Native American nominee for a
worthy performance in ‘Little Big Man’.
1973, Marlon Brando took a stand for American Indian Image and the
Industry’s treatment of American Indian in not accepting the Oscar for
"Godfather’ instead sent Sacheen Littlefeather to speak on his behalf.
There have only been two Native actors to be nominated an Oscar;
1970, Chief Dan George for his role in Little Big Man
1991, Graham Greene for his role in Dance with Wolves
1999, Graham Greene for his role in The Green Mile
There has only been one Native musician to *WIN* an Oscar;
1982, Buffy St Marie WON - Best Music, Original Song for An Officer and a
Gentleman, For the song “Up Where We Belong”.
There has only been one Native Filmmaker to be close to Oscar nod;
2000, Joanelle Romero’s documentary short, American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian, narrated by Edward Asner. This documentary is the first and only film that compares Hitler’s attempted genocide of German Jews with the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians and the lasting effects on the culture today.
Twenty-two shorts were entered that year. Nine were picked for
consideration. American Holocaust When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian,
was part of that nine chosen.
Joanelle Romero is the only American Indian Filmmaker to date to be close
to Oscar Nod!
American Indian image and stories are worthy, bankable and marketable.
Proving in 1990, Kevin Cosnter’s Dances with Wolves. Winning seven Oscars at the 63rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The screenplay was adapted from the 1988 novel Dances with Wolves by the author, Michael Blake