What’s On Tonight: It’s an Oscar night of #OscarsSoWhite
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, February 28. All times are Eastern.
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (ABC, 8:30 p.m.): “We all dream in gold” is the saying that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been trying to associate with tonight’s Oscar ceremony. This color-based reference may or may not be an attempt to distract from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that’s embroiled the awards since the nominations, with the sad and longstanding tradition of a remarkably non-diverse slate of acting and directing nominees finally reaching a boiling point.(Also, the Academy could have done better regarding queer cinema too. We’re just saying.) It spurred a string of boycotts, forced the notoriously hidebound Academy to institute some major changes, and led to a few respected actors running their mouths and giving their publicists angina.
And that …