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Kobe Bryant Cops Oscar, #MeToo Supporters Not Happy About It

Even in retirement, Kobe Bryant is out here winning major awards. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for Dear Basketball, a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016. When Kobe accepted his award, he took all of 26 seconds to take […]

Kobe Bryant Could Soon Add An Oscar Award To His Trophy Case

Life after retirement just got a little bit sweeter for Kobe Bryant. Bryant’s short animated film Dear Basketball will be competing against Garden Party (by Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon), Lou (by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray), Negative Space (by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata) and Revolting Rhymes (by Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer) for […]

Mary J. Blige Makes History and Scores Two Oscar Nominations

Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, follows the story of two families; one black, one white, residing in racist rural Mississippi, trying to maneuver their way through the World War II era. The Netflix feature film is changing the game and competing with the “big leagues” at the 2018 Academy Awards, and has raked up a total […]

5 Oscar-Worthy Movies Starring Will Smith Because It’s His Birthday

Will Smith has come a long way since the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air days. The rapper-turned-actor has been one of the most highest paid actors in Hollywood, and received acknowledgement from the likes of MTV, Teen’s Choice, BET, and the NAACP for his outstanding performances in films that grew near, and dear to our hearts. […]

‘Everybody Black’ : A Peek At Old Hollywood’s Treatment Towards POC

Imagine working cheek to cheek with some of H-wood’s biggest stars, being nominated and winning an academy award, and being lucky enough to be the first to do it. Now imagine doing your business on a toilet designated for ‘Colored’s Only’ while on set, because despite your glittering stardom, segregation was still a thing. Welcome […]

Rihanna Wants To Win An Oscar One Day

Rihanna has won eight Grammys, two Brit awards, and earned the place of #WomanCrushEveryday in many people’s hearts. Now that RiRi is landing more and more acting roles, she’d like to have an Oscar win under her belt. The bad gal told The Sun, “I’d love to get there one day. Who doesn’t want to be […]

Halle Berry Says Her Oscar Win Did Nothing for Diversity in Hollywood

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According to Halle Berry her historic Oscar win in 2002 hasn’t done much to reshape the racial landscape of Hollywood. During a talk with Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Elaine Welteroth at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, she discussed her sentiments about the boycott that took place in 2015 against the Oscars after a noticeable shutout of nominees […]

Rick Ross Calls Chris Rock a “Cornball” For Academy Awards Monologue

As expected, folks are still talking about Chris Rock‘s eyebrow-raising opening monologue–and subsequent skits–at this year’s Academy Awards. Amid the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the heightened attention placed on Hollywood’s issue with diversity and inclusion, Rock took the stage and pinned his ears back, while poking fun at Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, using stereotypes in […]

T.I. Suggests Black Hollywood Host Their Own Oscars

T.I. is suggesting Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx collectively fund an award ceremony for the minorities who aren’t recognized in the Oscars year after year. With the Oscars failing to recognize Black talent in Hollywood for the second consecutive year, Spike Lee, Reverend Al Sharpton, and many others were upset by the […]

Jeremy Lin Says It Wasn’t Cool For Chris Rock to “Bash Asians” During Oscars

Charlotte Hornet point guard Jeremy Lin has spoken out against comedian Chris Rock for promoting Asian stereotypes during his time as host of this year’s Academy Awards. Lin, who made his statement Monday [February 29], sought to point out hypocrisy of someone speaking in support of diversity and equality, while making fun of another group of […]

Should There Have Been A Latino Boycott Of This Year’s Oscars?

As we all know, this year’s Oscars were boycotted by a number of celebrities lead by Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, who sent out a PSA urging the Black community not to partake in anything pertaining to the annual award ceremony. The numbers were clearly there to support her argument of African American disenfranchisement […]

Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Academy Award for Best Actor, His First Oscar

The buzz surrounding this year’s Academy Awards was deafening. From #OscarsSoWhite to boycotts from major actors, actresses and directors to Chris Rock‘s highly-anticipated opening monologue and a bewildering appearance from controversial vixen-turned-Fox News analyst Stacey Dash, there will be no shortage of water cooler conversations this week thanks to last night’s action-packed ceremony. One of […]

What To Expect From Tomorrow’s Academy Awards

Despite calls for a boycott, the show will go on. And it’s hard to believe awards season is finally over! The second to last major awards season event—The Independent Spirit Awards—will air live today [February 27] on IFC at 5pm ET and on Sunday, The Academy Awards will air at 7pm ET on ABC. Chris […]

Actress Meryl Streep: We Are All From Africa

One of Hollywood’s most celebrated actresses of the last century, Meryl Streep, has immersed herself in the diversity controversy in Tinseltown, saying that the entire global population originated in Africa. The three time Oscar winner made the comment when she was questioned at a news conference if she was familiar with world cinema, particularly films […]

Behind The Lens: A Tribute To Spike Lee

Spike Lee is well known for sending powerful messages through his films centered around controversial issues like racism, politics, and violence in the urban communities. Lee has celebrated Black culture through films like Malcolm X and School Daze, just to name a few. He founded and and produced over 35 films with his own production […]

How The SAG Awards Nailed What the Oscars Could Never Get Right

Amid the controversy enveloping the Oscars this year, the Screen Actors Guild Awards made diversity the big winner Saturday night [January 30, 2016]. Among the winners were Queen Latifah for her role in HBO’s Bessie, Viola Davis for her work as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder and Uzo Aduba who took […]

Danny DeVito Speaks Up on Oscar Controversy: “We’re a Bunch of Racists”

Actor Danny DeVito has always packed a surplus of brash personality on the big screen, and it seems his blunt attitude has no problem translating over into the real world. It was this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival that DeVito, an Oscar nominee himself, spoke out against the shutting out of Black actors in […]

Chris Rock Reportedly Preparing New Routine for Next Month’s Oscars

Chris Rock has reportedly scrapped his original script, and is preparing a new routine for next month’s Academy Awards, in light of #OscarsSoWhite and the recent flurry of black members of Hollywood that have chosen to boycott the show. The awards’ producer, Reginald Hudlin, confirmed that Rock would be staying on as host, and in fact, […]

Ice Cube Speaks On The Oscars’ Controversy: “It’s Just Ridiculous”

More than a fair share of people have given their two cents about the lack of African-American representation at the Academy Awards, with no Black actors or actresses up for nominations for second year in a row. The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag has made the discussion social media friendly and opinions have landed between both ends of […]