Janelle Monae, Barry Jenkins

Singer-turned actress Janelle Monáe wore a dress with a splash of color to the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards, held at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles, on Wednesday. Director Barry Jenkins, pictured above, walked away with trophies for Best Director, Best Independent Film, and Best Picture for Moonlight, a gay coming of age film. Janelle won the Breakout Performance Award for her roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

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8th Annual AAFCA Awards - Arrivals

Veteran actress Sanaa Lathan presented the Best Supporting Actor award to Mahershala Ali for Moonlight at the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards.

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Eva Marcille

Reality TV star Eva Marcille was a vision in pink at the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards. Marcille is dating Atlanta mayoral hopeful Michael Sterling. Apparently she bought a twin set to give her confidence the lift it needed.

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  • nucynu25

    Eva is gorgeous

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I've got to check Moonlight out. Janelle is beautiful.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    My boo sanaa but eva giving her a run for her money with those eyes

  • Libra80sBaby

    I can not get with Janelle's eyebrows...I have tried...cause I like her. But.....nah

  • Carolina Blue

    Eva used to be my bae with the short hair...

  • imright

    eva the diva ???

  • Carolina Blue

    Sanaa you look good...ole sneaky ass. I like it???

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Both Sanaa and Eva look like they just got up out the bed??????

  • Rayne

    Beautiful ladies. Yaaaasss

  • Libra80sBaby

    I think I read somewhere that Sanaa an old hoe. But I still think she's beautiful.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Sandy, it appears that you Gay bash: how/why is that when you're in fact a member of LGBT? Thank you in advance.

  • SummerBaby

    I love Sheryl Lee Ralph! Her dimples are everything.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Sheryl Lee Ralph looks amazinggggggg... I don't know what those toes do, but the rest of her looks good!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I like Janelle's dress. Sandra: Do you know the designer? It appears to be Blumarine, but I can't confirm. I love the patterns and appliqués.

  • Dr. P

    I read that on here, Sandy called her an industry bicycle years ago

  • CrunchyBlack1

    dont get stabbed

  • CrunchyBlack1

    old hoe, new hoe, id still marry and luh her

  • nucynu25

    ???

  • nucynu25

    That's right .. hos need love too . Bless your heart .

  • Dr. P

    Ion 'preesheate nobawdi not telling Tanika Ray that her makeup needing blending

  • Buttercup

    Why nobody told Eva the truth about that wig?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    at least she a rich hoe. id take her retired self in and rub her feet everyday after work too

  • Buttercup

    She's always been so pretty to me.

  • SummerBaby

    Me too!

  • http://www.findyournichewithme.com Low E. TUH!

    SANAA BEEN BAE! TASHA MACK IS AGING WELL...SHERYL LEE RALPH LOVES THAT RED...I PREFER MY PINK! -HAIR FLIP-

  • Buttercup

    I thought the same thing until I saw the way she acted when I used to be out in these streets.

  • SummerBaby

    They might have & she thought they were hating. You know how some folks are.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    New Post - Anthony Anderson and his momma

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    IKR? She is so beautiful - too beautiful for that makeup.

  • nucynu25

    You is kind.

  • nucynu25

    Incest

  • Dr. P

    She doesn't need that mess. She is too pretty

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Stephen Bishop looks like Lyfe Jennings if Lyfe got a large settlement check and fixed himself up.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    the best way to be

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Naturally beautiful, sans enhancements! She reminds me of Lisa Nicole Carson.

    I miss that caliber of Black women. I need these two ladies back as well as N'Bushe Wright and Taral Hicks. I was watching Dave Hollister "Unsung" last night. N'Bushe was featured in one of his videos. I wanted to shed one tear when I saw her.

    IDK where she went, but the game needs her back. No shade to Tika Sumpter, but N'Bushe is the G.O.A.T.

  • nucynu25

    She does seem bitchy ?

  • bemetoo

    Have any of the roses seen moonlight...

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    Janelle's been dressed cute lately but this outfit is not!!!

  • Lovezoe

    Was my thoughts but o had to step away from the phone. Them frontals must die

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    ???

  • Dr. P

    N'Bushe is the BAR! Drop DEAD gawjussness!
    Lisa Nicole Carson was too pretty in her hay day, and I barely recognized her in the N.E. biopic

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I saw a recent feature on LNC and she is still bomb. Her life is coming back around, full circle. I'm so happy for her. She is so talented.

    Taral is still gorgeous, too. I haven't seen N'Bushe lately. I'm sure she is still killing it.

  • hi-liter

    Steven Bishop is BAE.

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes, yes he is. EVERY since Girlfriends. :-)

  • Renee26

    She looks so much prettier with her short style...I hope she just wanted a temporary change

  • leapyearpisces

    I was going to TRY to let it go....but who sat it up in the middle of her head. You can CLEARLY tell where her hair ends, and the wig begins, and it didn't eeeen had to be like that.

  • leapyearpisces

    Hi Fen. That Unsung was pretty great. Favorite Girl will always be ONE of my favorite songs. Stevie J is a beast as a musician. In addition to playing the guitar on that song, he sung background too. I even liked the Troop one that came on afterwards (even though I seen it before). Spread my wings and Sweet November...OMG I remembered what grade I was and everything when those came out. The 90's (ALL of the 90's ) was a great time to be a teenager / young adult....BEST DECADE EVER!!!!!!

    Oh and while we bringing back chocolate cuties back, give me my Kent Masters King and my Irish from 702.

  • Buttercup

    At all. LOL

  • Buttercup

    I don't know what that is, but it's not okay.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I still see Kent Masters King on my tv when "The Wash" reairs. I love that movie. She is everything! I am also a huge fan of Chenoa Maxwell. I haven't seen "Hav Plenty" in forever, but I could watch it everyday. Lol. The main characters in that film are all pretty. Robinne Lee is also stunning. Last time I saw Chenoa was when she was on a reality show on OWN. I liked the show, but it only lasted a season.

    The only Dave Hollister single he released that I ever cared about is "One Woman Man". I was never into him as a solo artist, but I will forever love Blackstreet. I was so stoked when I learned Pharrell produced "Tonight's The Night", because that was my fave Blackstreet song back when. I was always here for Tammy Lucas' vocals, too. Still am. I expected Tammy and ATCQ vocalist Vinia Mojica to have successful solo careers, but that never manifested.

    The 90's and early to mid 2000's >>>>>.

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes Happy Song! Where they sampled MJ's off the wall. One of my faves along with Don't Leave (that song STILL goes hard), and Let's stay Together. Let me look up these other two chicks.Tammy Lucan sounds familiar.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Tammy did a lot of background vocals for Teddy and other artists in the 90's. *sings* Is it good to you? I like iiiiiit. Ooh, I liiiike iiiit. *jams*

  • leapyearpisces

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. Look, that ain't the same light-skinned chick that was in that group Nuttyn Nyce is it? I always thought those voices sound alike. Nuttyn Nyce had that song Froggy-Style. That was my jam (and still is). LOL.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I don't remember Tammy being in a group. Her voice is really distinctive, though. She was never in videos because it was a Kelly Price situation. She was a larger woman. I don't remember her being beige, either, but brown.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Here is an OLD pic. She doesn't look large here, but most of what I've seen of her, you can only see her upper body. *shrugs* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b19bc7da7e8945d28f33560915d39c38c714dfe5c5cfec9628af0472a3290844.jpg

  • leapyearpisces

    Gotcha. Nope not the same chick and that girl from Nuttyn Nyce sound similar. Off topic, they need to do an Unsung on Guy, or have they ? I don't remember one.

  • BOSS

    Eva looks ? great ?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I don't remember seeing one on Guy. I would be sitting too close to the tv and waiting for "Groove Me" to come on so I can do the Roger Rabbit. Lol

  • Tee Bullock

    I have it was good, but I don't like how it pushed the agenda for our black men.

  • Li

    I saw Moonlight. Good movie, it makes you think about the plight of black males. But I disagree with calling it a "gay" movie. The young man is "confused" about his sexuality and his only sexual contact is with a young friend. But by the time he's 20 something, he's a drug dealer in the 'hood. I don't know any gay gang members in the 'hood....any that live to tell it.

  • Li

    I agree. I keep getting into arguments about whether Chiron was gay....I think he was sexually repressed....and the reason I say that is you can't be gay and be a gang leader in the 'hood.

  • bemetoo

    I seen it and there is a lot of truth in that story a lot of men struggle with their sexuality and a lot of boys compare meat? sizes when young and a lot of play boys who have all the chicks in school also like a lil bit of manboy ass and mouth on the side..a lot of Drug dealer don't mind a hot man mouth..

  • bemetoo

    It didn't push nothing it shed a Lil light on something that's taboo in the black community

  • leapyearpisces

    LOL! Right! Last night on Troops unsung on one of their old videos did the Alf all the way to the floor and I lost it laughing, and the was dead serious about it too. LOL. Their expressons girl!

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Forgot about Taral hicks, this was my part in an otherwise dull ?movie - https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=f89xrt0zzS4

  • BRuhman_Vista

    I hope that Janelle has put away the gender bending look once and for all. She is a very beautiful woman.

  • Malcom Flex

    Sorry not sorry Janelle shows you sometimes 'that thing' is only a photography angle. If she's not posing showing her left side she got nothing. Is she gonna come out? Is Luvvie going to come out what about Ava??

  • Emily post

    Eva Pigford has that look... Too bad she can not really break into film the camera loves her. Now her clothing choices.... IDK but she pulls off some looks.
    I have a few of Janelles Albums and they were alright... always had 1 or 2 songs. I am curious about her acting she seems like she might have some skill..

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    mmmmmmmmm SANAAAAAAAAAA!!! Janelle is a cutie pie too. Salli Richardson is looking pretty good. I think Eva tries too hard. Wendy is showing the young girls how it's done! but Sanaa!

  • Mel

    I knew Eva boobs looked diff but I'm glad she didn't over do it so it suits her but the hair is a no for me dawg. Sanaa got a new show coming out on fox it looks interesting. Janelle so cute I hope she continue getting roles cus music ain't where the money is at.

  • chappedlippz

    Eva overdid it with that wig/weave

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Sanaa looks like she smokes quite a bit of weed on the reg...