Alternative Oscars

  • A Union Guide to the Alternative Oscars

    By Ross Lenihan

    In response to the #OscarsSoWhite movement, Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records, decided to throw an impromptu alternative ceremony. Held on Wednesday, the 2016 All Def Movie Awards were hosted by Tony Rock, brother to Chris Rock, the Oscar’s host. The honorees and award winners - who were given golden statues called “The Goldie,” inspired by the 1973 film “The Mack” – were a heavily union crowd.