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Harvey Weinstein Calls Out Hollywood's Lily-White Awards Mentality

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  (L-R)  Actress/recording artist Jennifer Hudson, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company Harvey
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Actress/recording artist Jennifer Hudson, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein, and actress Kerry Washington attend The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Nominees Dinner in partnership with Chopard, DeLeon Tequila, FIJI Water and MAC Cosmetics on February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)

Harvey Weinstein has a bone to pick with Hollywood. Nearly two years after financing a trifecta of diversity-highlighting films that went largely snubbed by the Academy, the straight-talking Weinstein Company head — while being honored at the third annual First Time Fest at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, designed to showcase first-time filmmakers — spoke candidly (and very self-servingly) about his distaste for Hollywood’s lily-white awards-season mentality.

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