Viola Davis

For the first time in history, a record 6 black actors were nominated for Academy Awards. But actress Viola Davis denies the rise in black nominations is in response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that nearly disrupted the 2016 Academy Awards.

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Moonlight

Who said a movie with a majority black cast can’t win awards unless the main character plays a maid or a crack addict?

Moonlight is about a black boy named Chiron who grows up in a rough part of Miami and finally accepts his homosexuality after longing for a boyhood pal.

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Tyler Perry Madea

Tyler Perry‘s Boo! A Madea Halloween is #1 at the box office for the 2nd straight week. ‘Boo!’ beat out Tom Hanks‘ ‘Inferno,’ earning more than $17.2 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $52.6 million.

Perry expressed his gratitude in email blasts to subscribers on his mailing list.

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Tyler Perry

Director, playwright, and actor Tyler Perry is celebrating the #1 box office success of his latest movie, ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’. The holiday film edged out Tom Cruise‘s ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with ticket sales of $17.6 million.

But Perry regrets his struggles to reach white audiences with his hit movies.

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Al Sharpton

Fox Searchlight’s Oscar hopeful Birth of a Nation fell short of expectations at the box office this weekend.

The scandal-plagued movie was expected to bring in at least $10 million in ticket sales. But ‘Nation’ earned only $350,000 on Friday and will finish the 3-day weekend just under $8 million.

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