The theme of my book launch party was "F#*& the Oscars." It wasn't meant to be ornery -- just campy, irreverent, and fun. It was, as one would imagine, held on Oscar night. A Joan Rivers impersonator greeted guests. There was an open bar and no shortage of the obligatory tiny quiches.
Though this doesn't bode well for artists of color, the real loser may be the industry itself. Millennials are snubbing the Oscars, according to USA Today.