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I Know What You Did Last Summer was released in 1997.
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In September 2013, Akash Nikolas wrote about the Academy's continual failure to recognize varied performances by black actresses.
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In December 2012, Noah Berlatsky wrote about Katy Perry's aversion to feminism.
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