Kenyon hosts an annual pre-Oscar show, The Road to Gold: An Academy Award Preview, Saturday night on Channel 7, 24 hours before ABC broadcasts the festivities. It re-airs Sunday afternoon. He says the 86th edition may spread the wealth among the contenders.
“I think this year is a year where the long held promise of diversity finally flowered a bit,” Kenyon tells Tuned In.
Fruitvale Station and The Butler, films showcasing the plight and positives of African Americans, were shut out of any nominations. But Kenyon says that doesn’t take away from the progress.
“More films that reflect a greater diversity are part of the Oscar discussion this year.”