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A few facts you should know to put the video in context:

There are 26 people nominated for best director, best screenwriting (both adapted and original), and best cinematography. All of them are men.

Yep. Not one single woman.


Even worse, there are three other categories not mentioned in this video that don't have female nominees: sound mixing, visual effects, and original score.

One of the singers mentions that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is 93% white and 76% male. That is very, very sadly true — and those statistics are recent, calculated as of February 2014 last year. The average age is also 63.

If you would have liked to see the Academy Awards give the spotlight to more women in these categories, share this post.

via Lady A / Twitter and Whittlz / Flickr

In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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