Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been denied entry into the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, despite winning an Oscar earlier this year for Best Animated Short Film.
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Gary Oldman’s third ex-wife is unimpressed with Oscar voters for honoring the British actor and NBA icon Kobe Bryant with Oscar wins, after both faced criminal misconduct allegations in the past.
Janelle Monáe took home the Best Dressed Award at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar After Party in Los Angeles. Heads turned when the 32-year-old singer and actress arrived in a red custom asymmetrical pantsuit designed by Christian Siriano.
Comedienne Tiffany Haddish honored her absentee father’s Eritrean heritage by wearing a traditional Eritrean gown to the 2018 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday. Haddish’s father walked out and abandoned his family when Haddish was 3. Her ex-husband William Stewart located Haddish’s long lost father who agreed to give Haddish away at her and Stewart’s first wedding. Haddish filed for divorce from Stewart in 2011 and again in 2013.
EDIT: Haddish’s father passed away in 2017.
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The numbers are in. Even Warren Beatty’s Best Picture flub couldn’t save Sunday night’s Oscar Awards snooze fest. ABC viewers tuned out in droves as spoiled leftwing celebrities threatened to turn the 2017 Oscars telecast into their anti-Trump political platform.
Viola Davis finally won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences. The 51-year-old Golden Globe winner’s competition included Hidden Figures‘ star Octavia Spencer, Lion‘s Nicole Kidman and Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris.
New dad Mahershali Ali won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the gay coming-of-gay film Moonlight.
As he took to the stage, the 43-year-old Oakland native made sure to give a special shout out to his wife Amatus Sami-Karim, the mother of his newborn daughter Bari Najma Ali, who was born on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Actress Taraji P Henson looked elegant and poised on the red carpet at the Oscars. She wore a midnight-sapphire Alberta Ferretti gown accessorized with a Nirav Modi bib necklace and a Jimmy Choo clutch.
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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.
Chris Rock’s monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards was a no holds barred view on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy from a black comedian’s perspective.
While many consider Rock’s Oscars opening monologue to be legendary, not everyone was impressed with Rock’s jokes.