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‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences’ take top SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES — “La La Land” may be the top Oscar contender, but “Hidden Figures” — the story of three black women who overcome 1960s racial divides to play a critical scientific role in launching the nation’s space program — has more momentum after claiming the top prize at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild…

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Activists planning new Oscar protest

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of minority groups and civil rights activists are launching another national boycott and protest of the 2017 Academy Awards. The announcement was made Jan. 24, hours after this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced and despite the fact that six black actors were nominated for Academy Awards, an all-time high.…

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