The Academy of Arts and Sciences is anxious to avoid last year’s controversies over the lack of Oscar nominations for black people and people of color. A record six black people were nominated for Oscars this year.
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Actor Laverne Cox walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards over the weekend. The crowd gasped as Cox showed off his lanky legs in a crimson Prabal Gurung gown.
Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson penned this emotional Instagram tribute to the beautiful Viola Davis, who picked up a SAG Award for best actress this weekend.
The 40-year-old “How To Get Away With Murder” star is an inspiration to 100% black women and girls everywhere.
This is the celebration we missed when the Miss Universe 2015 Pageant ended abruptly due to a colossal mixup between host Steve Harvey, the teleprompter guy, and the cue card.
The cue card that Steve Harvey should have read from correctly named Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach the winner of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant. But Steve read from the teleprompter which named Miss Colombia the winner. The correct winner was eventually crowned but the show ended abruptly because it ran over its allotted time slot due to the mixup. The 2015 Miss Universe Pageant was taped live at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Michael Jackson‘s Thriller is the 1st album ever to reach the 30 million sales mark in the United States!
Jackson’s breakthrough Thriller album remains the #1 selling album of all time with over 100 million sales worldwide.
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.