The Color Purple (1985): Articles


Steven Spielberg 'The Color Purple': Biggest Oscar Snubs #2

Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple Bill Condon's 'Dreamgirls': Biggest Oscar Snubs #3c Steven Spielberg's Best Direction Oscar nomination for his 1985 film version of Alice Walker's The Color Purple was a given. In fact, some felt the director of the blockbusters Jaws, Close Encounters of Third Kind, Raiders of the […]


Margaret Avery & God: 'The Color Purple' Oscar Controversy

Whoopi Goldberg and Margaret Avery in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple; Avery's “Dear God” trade paper ad   Long before the Nicolas Chartier/vote-for-The Hurt Locker-not-Avatar e-mail and the Robert Wise/Miramax's Gangs of New York Oscar ads caused a stir, lots of eyebrows were raised when both Margaret Avery and God […]


'The Color Purple': Steven Spielberg Racism & Sexism Drama Screening

Steven Spielberg's 1985 Best Picture nominee, the sappy melodrama The Color Purple, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple tells the story of a […]