For your consideration, here are some talents who can add color to the TV field of critics and contributors. There's Wesley Morris, columnist for The Boston Globe and last year's winner of the Pulitizer Prize for Film Criticism. This month, he leaves the Globe after a successful 10-year run to write for Grantland. I wish him continued success.
In his Zero Dark Thirty review on CBS Sunday Morning over the weekend, David Edelstein closed by saying "You need to see this...You're part of this debate." We, as minority broadcasters, need to be part of the debate on films like that...like The Hunger Games, Hope Springs, Skyfall and Les Misérables. Not just on films like Django Unchained for obvious reasons.
I'm a hardcore film fan. I've loved working as film reviewer on network and local television. Ever since I was a kid growing up in Los Angeles, the day the Academy Award nominations are announced thrills me like a Christmas morning. I have big hopes for January 10th, 2013. I hope the Academy recognizes Jack Black for Bernie and graces Jean-Louis Trintignant, star of 1966's A Man and a Woman and 1969's Z, with a first Oscar nomination for his acclaimed performance in Amour. Also, I hope to see more racial diversity amongst the guest Oscar handicappers on ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today and CBS This Morning. It's time.