Chris Rock lawn jockey

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.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Actor Will Smith is one of the few black stars on the official (read: white) Hollywood A-list. But his membership into that exclusive club may be in jeopardy.

In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Smith confirmed he will not attend the Oscar Awards on Feb. 28.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Actress Lupita Nyong’o says there’s an “unconscious prejudice” in the Academy Awards nominations process.

The 32-year-old Mexican who won an Oscar for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’ in 2014, expressed disappointment in “the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Awards nominations,” which she says “has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.”

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Oscar nominations

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.

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Celebrities at the LAX

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o was all smiles as she waded through a sea of paparazzi at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) today. Nyong’o, 31, won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in 12 Years a Slave on Sunday. Lupita was upstaged by her lesser famous sibling Peter Nyong’o, who attends Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Peter photo bombed a star-studded Selfie that was tweeted by Ellen Degeneres, who hosted the Oscars.

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12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

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.

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