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Octavia Spencer Pokes Fun at “Hidden Fences” in SNL Monologue

We continue to fall deeper in love with Octavia Spencer. Not only is she a brilliant actress and author, but she is also quite hilarious. Spencer hosted Saturday’s SNL by opening the show with a monologue that poked fun at this awards season’s reoccurring error where media announcers repeatedly called Hidden Figures by the wrong…

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Black Contemporary Film and the Endurance of Legacy

Oscars season is officially here! As a self-described film nerd, 2016 felt like a dream. From small films like ‘Little Men’ and ‘White Girl’ (who were royally gipped this awards season) to standard American blockbusters, it was an incredible year for cinema. When tasked with the responsibility to reflect on the last year in Black film,…

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Earn Fully Merited Oscar Nominations

There won’t be another #OscarsSoWhite this year and we’re really glad about it. Formally known as the Academy Awards, The Oscars has revealed all nominations for its 89th annual award ceremony airing February 26, 2017. And with most of our favorites raking in nods under several categories, we’re going to be tuned in and ready…

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Viola Davis Will Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

When she’s not giving us her all as the mysterious Annalise Keating on Shonda Rhimes‘ How to Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis is either already receiving nods from the Academy for her role in the highly anticipated adaption of August Wilson’s Fences or preparing herself to receive the first star of the new year on the Hollywood…

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Join Denzel Washington & Viola Davis in 1950’s Pittsburgh In The Trailer for ‘Fences’

One can expect a certain amount of greatness and magic when both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are cast as the leads for a film. This Christmas Eve, the two will star in the on screen adaption of August Wilson’s play, Fences. Having each received Tony Awards for their performances of the play in 2010, the…

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