Hollywood Weekly is pleased to feature the fashion and philanthropy of Ms. Rebecca Wang. Ms. Wang, who graces HW’s cover for an unprecedented 3rd time, is seen in an exquisite 6-page editorial highlighted with incredible photography that captures her beauty, grace and style. Her humanity is one that is not often seen in the glitz and glam of Hollywood. We are pleased to feature the wonderful story of Rebecca Wang in this, our special Oscars 2016
Our coverage of The 88th Annual Academy Awards shines the spotlight on #OscarsSoWhite in a candidate commentary written by Mr. Larry Skilmore. His open letter to Will Smith provides an analysis of Hollywood’s history, demystifying a pattern of selecting films depicting African-Americans actors in a certain light. I applaud The Academy of Motion Pictures for allowing this year’s host, Chris Rock, the creative freedom to engage the audience with his unique style of social humor.
Also, since this is the height of Hollywood’s award season, its only fitting that music icon, multiple GRAMMY Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson will be performing a leg of her Unbreakable world tour at the Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 26th.
We also wish to acknowledge the winners of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. The BAFTA Awards were hosted for an 11th year at London’s Royal Opera House. In a ceremony that reflected an outstanding year in filmmaking, 12 features received BAFTA awards.
And finally, please read our coverage of the City Gala 2016, which successfully featured Sean “Diddy” Combs as host and Sir Richard Branson, who served as keynote speaker. The event was a major fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angles. Click here to read the complete story in this month’s issue.