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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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Kimberly Steward’s ‘Manchester By the Sea’ Brings In Six Oscar Nominations

Besides Oprah Winfrey, Kimberly Steward is the second Black female producer to have her film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Though she is an industry newcomer, Steward is making her presence felt bringing in six nominations in total. Recognized for her work on Manchester By the Sea, Steward shared with The Huffington…

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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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Spike Lee Pens A Facebook Letter on His Decision to Boycott The Oscars

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we set aside and observe the day as a National Day of Service to remember the legacy of Dr. King and to do our small, but significant parts in giving back to our own communities. Today, filmmaker and producer Spike Lee used Dr. King’s legacy and messages of equality…

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Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar & Discusses Diversity In Hollywood

Looks like the Academy finally decided to take Spike Lee’s advice to “do the right thing.” At the Academy’s annual Governor’s Awards this past weekend, Spike Lee was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his continual contributions to Hollywood. Although very pleased with this achievement, Spike Lee used his award speech as a platform to address…

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Stolen Dress Has Been Returned

You’d imagine a $150,000 dress would be laced with the finest materials, but apparently Lupita Nyong’o’s Calvin Klein Oscars gown contained 6,000 fake pearls. The dress was stolen from her hotel but returned 48 hours later as the thieves had no time for fauxness. The dress was speculated to be worth $10 million but the…

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Common & John Legend Earn A Standing Ovation With Oscar Appearance Speech

Common and John Legend took the stage to perform “Glory” before grabbing the the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Alongside their moving performance which sparked tears in the audience, the duo also addressed the on-going issue about violence and racial discrimination. Common spoke of Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge — a landmark best associated with…

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Patricia Arquette Delivers Feminist Oscars Acceptance Speech

Actress Patricia Arquette used last night’s Oscars win to deliver the gospel. As she accepted her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a single mother in Boyhood, Arquette stated: “To every woman who gave birth to every tax payer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal…

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