All 20 nominees in the actor and actress categories are white. The directors and screenwriters nominated are male. David Greene talks to Wesley Morris, who writes for the online magazine Grantland.

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Director, screenwriter and actor Desiree Akhavan's debut feature opens Friday in select theaters and on demand. The movie is about a bisexual Iranian-American trying to get over her break up.

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When Maajid Nawaz was 16 he joined a radical Islamist group. After four years in prison in Egypt, he decided to leave it. "I'm very, very lucky to have been able to get through it," he says.

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Because Tibet is a sensitive topic, you might expect the Chinese government to ban Nowhere to Call Home. But the documentary about a widow and her son is quietly making the rounds — and winning fans.

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Gone Girl fictionalizes the controversial cable news star. "I did not go into this to win a popularity contest," says Grace, host of a true crimes and current affairs show on HLN.

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