Academy Awards

The #BlackJoy was alive and well at the 89th Annual Oscars ceremony, with Hollywood’s Black A-listers being awarded for their achievements in film this year. This year’s Oscar winners put #OscarsSoWhite to shame, with many of our favorites snagging Hollywood’s biggest honor. Take a look at who took home gold this year: Here are this […]

Don’t feel bad for the losers at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony — they won’t be leaving empty-handed. According to The Daily Beast, this year’s Oscars gift bag will contain a record $200,000 worth of swag. Distinctive Assets, the company that puts the bags together, describes this year’s haul as “once again a blend of […]

On this day, Hattie McDaniel known for her supporting roles became the first African American to win the Oscar Award for her role as ‘Mammy’ in the movie “Gone With The Wind.” Not only was she the first African American to receive this award, but the was the only woman to have received it until […]

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Straight Outta Compton’s Oscars snub was one of the factors that brought attention to the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity and stirred up a lot of controversy; but after word spread that the film’s cast members were not invited to this year’s ceremony, it added fuel to the #OscarsSoWhite fire.

Outrage over the lack of diversity among nominees at the Oscars will not keep Chris Rock from his hosting duties, the show’s producer told ET…

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Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Bunche Center at UCLA, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss Hollywood’s diversity numbers behind the Academy Awards and the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The Bunche Center at UCLA releases an annual diversity report through a series of quantifiable statistics showing where the entertainment industry falls short in inclusion and representation. From […]

Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees are forcing stars to choose sides…

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The Academy, as always, ignored some of the stellar work by Black filmmakers and thespians this year.

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The 87th Academy Awards — though many took umbrage to the fact that people of color were few and far between among the nominees — were…

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Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing…

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Just weeks after coming under fire for failing to nominate Black actresses, actors or directors for Sunday’s 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood leaders have been…

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While most were surprised by David Oyelowo’s (pictured left) Oscar snub for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the critically acclaimed “Selma,” the actor…