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Raising Our Voices

THR’s Raising Our Voices series is produced and curated by THR editors and presented by Walmart.

Raising Our Voices

Marlee Matlin, Geena Davis Celebrate Diversity Wins and Next Steps at The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Raising Our Voices’ Luncheon

“I’m so grateful that I’m not alone any longer,” CODA star Marlee Matlin told the audience at The Hollywood Reporter‘s inaugural “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” luncheon Wednesday. Introduced by her CODA co-star, Troy Kotsur — who last month became the second deaf Oscar winner ever following Matlin’s historic win 35 years ago […]

The Hollywood Reporter Announces Inaugural ‘Raising Our Voices’ Luncheon With Marlee Matlin to Keynote

The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday announced its inaugural “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” luncheon, featuring a keynote address by Marlee Matlin along with appearances by Troy Kotsur, Geena Davis and more. The event, presented by Walmart, will bring together some of the industry’s most influential and inspiring executives, storytellers and thought-leaders for a […]

Raising Our Voices: ‘Introducing, Selma Blair’ Receives Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking

Watch a video of Introducing, Selma Blair writer-director Rachel Fleit accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding achievement in documentary filmmaking for the Discovery+ film, alongside Selma Blair. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Hollywood. The featured craftspeople have […]

Raising Our Voices: ‘Respect’ Receives Outstanding Achievement in Hair, Makeup and Costume Design

Watch a video of Lawrence Davis, Stephanie “Stevie” Martin and Clint Ramos accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding achievement in hair, makeup and costume design for MGM’s Respect. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Hollywood. The featured craftspeople […]

Raising Our Voices: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Receives Outstanding Achievement in Animated Filmmaking

Watch a video of Raya and the Last Dragon writers Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim, directors Carlos López Estrada and Don Hall and stars Kelly Marie Tran and Daniel Dae Kim accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding achievement in animated filmmaking for the Disney film. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by […]

Raising Our Voices: Rebecca Hall Receives Outstanding Debut Feature for ‘Passing’

Watch a video of Passing writer-director Rebecca Hall accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding debut feature for the Netflix film. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Hollywood. The featured craftspeople have been selected by THR editors from critically acclaimed […]

Raising Our Voices: ‘Reservation Dogs’ Receives Outstanding Television Series

Watch a video of Sterlin Harjo, who co-created FX’s Reservation Dogs with Taika Waititi, accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding television series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Hollywood. The featured craftspeople have been selected by THR editors from […]

Raising Our Voices: ‘Language Lessons’ Receives Outstanding Independent Feature

Watch a video of Language Lessons star, co-writer and director Natalie Morales accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding independent feature for the Shout Studios film. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Hollywood. The featured craftspeople have been selected […]

Raising Our Voices: ‘King Richard’ Stars Receive Breakthrough Performers Award

Watch a video of King Richard stars Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, who play Venus and Serena Williams, respectively, in the Warner Bros. Pictures film, accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for breakthrough performers. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in […]

Raising Our Voices: ‘CODA’ Receives Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting

Watch a video of CODA writer-director Sian Heder accepting the Raising Our Voices Award for outstanding achievement in screenwriting for the Apple TV+ film, along with a tribute from star Marlee Matlin. The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices series, presented by Walmart, focuses on emerging artisans from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in Hollywood. The […]

Raising Our Voices: How Mentorship Opened Doors for Crafts Leaders on ‘Respect’

The road to Respect began with the Queen of Soul herself, who was involved in discussions about her biopic several years before her passing in 2018. Ultimately, it took a village to bring the life story of Aretha Franklin to the big screen for the first time. With the legendary singer already having anointed Oscar […]

Raising Our Voices: How the Artisans of ‘Blue Bayou’ Redefined American Identity

Blue Bayou, Justin Chon’s third consecutive drama that seriously explores the Korean American experience, presented the filmmaker with his biggest challenge yet. In the Focus Features release, the writer-director also stars in the central role of Antonio, Korean by birth but brought up in Louisiana by an abusive adoptive father and an adoptive mother who […]