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Hispanic Group Protests at Oscars Luncheon

Feb 05, 2018 - The New York Times

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Nominees for the coming Academy Awards gathered inside the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday to eat a lunch of Chilean sea bass with mango and assemble on risers for a class photo.

“I’m so thrilled for you,” Dawn Hudson, the chief executive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said to a beaming Greta Gerwig, a nominee for her direction of “Lady Bird,” as Steven Spielberg and Jim Gianopulos, Paramount’s chief, held conversations nearby.

The scene outside, however, was considerably less celebratory...