The Academy Award nominations were announced live this morning to much fanfare. Oprah’s vanity film ‘Selma’ received an unlikely Oscar nod. Click the link to see if your favorite actor or movie was nominated. By the way, fan favorite Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, was snubbed by the Academy for a Best Picture nom.
The Golden Globes of the past have always been stiff, snobby, pompous affairs. Though no one really believed Oprah‘s vanity film ‘Selma’ had a chance of winning a Golden Globe award last night, rapper Common and singer/songwriter John Legend pulled off something of an upset by winning Best Original Song for the truly forgettable “Glory” off the ‘Selma’ soundtrack.
Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea won the American Music Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album over more deserving rappers Drake and Eminem during the live telecast last night. Iggy also won Favorite artist Rap/Hip-Hop. It was one of those moments in music history that galvanized the hip hop community against one artist.
Steve McQueen‘s slavery-themed film 12 Years a Slave won the top honor at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Actor Will Smith, who was awarded a Razzie on Saturday for worst actor in a flop (After Earth), presented the Best Picture Oscar Award to 12 Years a Slave.
Director McQueen said: “Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live… I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”
It was another “end of white guilt” moment for the Oscar Academy who have conditioned audiences to believe that black actors are only at their best when they portray slaves or humble domestic help.
President Obama’s lies have earned him the less-than-prestigious ‘Lie Of The Year’ Award, CBS News reports.
It’s not exactly the Nobel Peace Prize, but at least Obama won’t end the year without being recognized for some small achievement.
‘Glee’ star Amber Riley and her dance partner Derek Hough won the coveted championship trophy during the Dancing With The Stars Finale on Tuesday. Riley’s surprising footwork and her inspiring enthusiasm helped boost the season 17 ratings 17%, according to USA Today.
Riley said she had no hopes of even making it through to the final round when the season began.
“When I first started, I just didn’t think there was any way that I could win. It wasn’t a thought for me. It was just like, ‘Go and do your best, do your best,’ ” she said after Tuesday’s finale. “With every week, I kind of wanted it a little bit more and toward the end, I was just like, ‘Man, it’s actually possible. I’m in the finals.’ Getting through to the end was a reward in itself, but the trophy was the cherry on top.”
Watch Amber Riley and Derek Hough’s Samba and Quickstep (Fusion) dance after the break.
— Tamar & Vince (@TamarVinceShow) October 29, 2013
For the first time in her 24-year recording career, singer Tamar Braxton has gone platinum! Tamar’s “Love & War” single was certified platinum. The announcement was made via the Tamar and Vince Show Twitter page. Tamar joins her Grammy-winning sister, Toni Braxton, in a very exclusive category.