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.

Read more »

Gabrielle Union and Stacey Dash

No one respects anyone else’s opinion anymore. Republican conservative Stacey Dash, 49, was harassed unmercifully for offering her opinion on the Oscars black participation trophy debate.

Actress Gabrielle Union, 45, who is known to be opinionated herself, weighed in by calling Stacey “crazy” for having an opinion that she doesn’t agree with.

Read more »

Patricia Arquette poses in the press room at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

Actress Patricia Arquette stoked the fires of controversy during her acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 87th Annual Academy Oscar Awards, held in Hollywood, California, on Sunday.

Read more »

A star-studded Selfie Tweeted on Sunday by Oscar Awards host Ellen Degeneres broke a Twitter record that was previously held by U.S. President Barack Obama.

“We just crashed and broke Twitter. We have made history,” announced Degeneres after her Tweet was retweeted over one million times by Twitter users during the Oscar Awards telecast Sunday night.

Included in the All-Star Selfie were Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper (who actually snapped the Selfie), Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong’o and her bespectacled brother, and Angelina Jolie, among others.

Read more »

"12 Years A Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o at the New York Knicks vs 76ers game

Oscar nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o was spotted sitting court side at last night’s NY Knicks vs Philadelphia 76ers game with a tall, handsome man. The “12 Years A Slave” star and her date sat court side with actress Edie Falco and actor John Leguizamo as the New York Knicks fell to Philadelphia 110-108 at Madison Square Garden in NY.

Read more »

Comedian turned TV talk show host Mo’Nique became only the fourth black woman in history to win a coveted Oscar award last night during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held in Hollywood. The other 3 actresses to win Academy awards are Hattie McDaniel (the first black male or female to win an Oscar), Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson.

Mo’Nique, who won for her searing dramatic portrayal of an abusive welfare mother in ‘Precious’, also became the first stand up comedienne to win an Oscar. After a rumored falling out with down low director Lee Daniels, Mo’Nique, 42, refused to help promote the film last year leading to speculation that she wanted to be paid to promote the film along with co-stars Gabourey Sidibe and Mariah Carey.

Some say it may have been Daniels diva attitude and egomania that cost him the Oscar. Backstage at the Indie Awards on Friday, Daniels said, “We’ve won already,” when asked about his Oscar chances.

Mo’Nique’s deliberate omission of Daniels’ name in her acceptance speech drew this side eye glance from veteran actor Samuel Jackson which lit up Twitter.com last night and became a trending topic.

Sadly, Sidibe, 26, failed in her bid to become the youngest Oscar winner in the Best Actress category for her leading role in ‘Precious’. It just wasn’t her time as she lost to Sandra Bullock who took home the trophy for her heartfelt performance in the tearjerker ‘The Blind Side.’

Bullock also won a Razzie for the same performance, and made history by becoming the first actress to win both the Razzie and an Oscar on the same weekend.

Surprisingly, a movie that nobody saw, ‘The Hurt Locker’ upset ‘Avatar’ for the Best Picture Oscar. In what will certainly be viewed as a snub to the legendary director, James cameron — his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, won the Oscar for best director. Cameron, who sat behind Bigelow, said, “Yes, yes” and gave her a standing ovation as she accepted her first ever Oscar.

Source: Yahoo

1