By preaching acceptance and questioning gender, the company's kids films offer a queer-studies crash course.
Critics call Frozen's twist on the fairytale trope a much-needed corrective, but claiming Disney dreamboats are unrealistic or unhealthy just piles more shame onto young girls' fantasies.
Winfrey in The Butler is a worthy contender for Best Supporting Actress, but a win would again show that the Academy only gives that award to one kind of black character.
The late Cory Monteith transformed the high-school quarterback archetype by revealing it to be a performance—one that disguised self doubt and allowed for kinship with outcasts.
Not all daytime serials are mind-numbingly silly, and many acclaimed TV dramas, like The Sopranos and Homeland, incorporate elements made famous by soaps.
James Gandolfini changed the kind of characters who could anchor major TV dramas—but those characters overwhelmingly still must be men.