Leading Up to the Oscars …..
OSCAR HISTORY & AMERICAN INDIANS
Native nominations and one Oscar win, there have only been four in 89 years of The Oscars:
* Chief Dan George for best supporting actor in 1970,
* Buffy Sainte-Marie for best song in 1982 (WON),
* Graham Greene for best supporting actor in 1990 and 1999
* Joanelle Romero (actor/director/founder of Red Nation Film Festival/Native Women in Film & Television) to date is the only Native filmmaker of The Academy in Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to be short-listed for an OSCAR make the in the Documentary Short Branch. This film is the only film that exists that addresses the American Indian and Jewish Holocausts. Romero is the first Native filmmaker to receive in 2005 the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award for “the vision to see the truth and the courage to speak it.” Romero as of 2016 is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR/ACTOR FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF RED NATION CELEBRATION INSTITUTE, FILM FESTIVAL, NATIVE WOMEN IN FILM JOANELLE ROMERO INVITED TO JOIN THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES IN THEIR EFFORTS TO INCREASE DIVERSITY …. READ FULL STORY