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Last night, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and saw Cicely Tyson receive her honorary Oscar. She is the first black woman to ever win the honor.

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Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship and actress Cicely Tyson brought more than a few people to tears while proudly clutching her Oscar.

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Looks like the Oscars are putting that whole Best Popular Film category idea on ice, at least for the moment. On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced they would not be introducing the new category this year because of the “challenges” posed to films that have already been released.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition […]

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  Sure, Kobe Bryant’s animated short Dear Basketball was nice and everything—enough to win him an Oscar—but it apparently wasn’t good enough to win him a coveted spot with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 8,000-member organization, that represents the inner workings of Hollywood, typically considers those who have won or are […]

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Kobe Bryant asked a serious question on The Jimmy Kimmel Show this week, “How do I provide more opportunities for even more diverse and new voices to be heard in this industry?” Bryant expresses his feelings about having a greater sense of responsibility after his Academy Award win for Best Animated Short Film for his […]

The post After Oscar win, Kobe Bryant wants to advocate for diversity in Hollywood appeared first on theGrio.

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Tiffany Haddish is on fire, and Brad Pitt has taken notice. The Girls Trip actress was playing a game of “date, marry, ditch” backstage during the Oscars for a segment on Live with Kelly and Ryan.  The aired clip, which played on the show Monday, had Haddish dishing on a conversation between a favorite Hollywood […]

The post Tiffany Haddish says Brad Pitt agreed to be her backup plan if her love life tanks appeared first on theGrio.

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This year, awards shows have embraced the “representation matters” idea, and no story illuminates that more than the unexpected connection that Jordan Peele revealed he had to another African-American Oscar winner. Sunday night, the Get Out writer and director made history by becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay — […]

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Oscars 2018 was a night of wins and memorable moments! Here is #TheDownload for March 5th. It’s a celebration in Black Hollywood. Director and creator Jordan Peele became the first African-American director in history to win an Oscar at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Peele won Best Original Screenplay for his horror film ‘Get Out.’ […]

The post The Download | March 5: Jordan Peele is Oscars #BlackExcellence & Common Calls Out the NRA appeared first on theGrio.

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Only a couple Black folks walked home with a statue from this year's Academy Awards ceremony (Congrats Jordan and Kobe!), but as our people are wont to do, we still showed up and showed out.

The post The 7 Blackest moments from the Academy Awards that kept us from falling asleep appeared first on theGrio.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel filled the 2018 Oscars with barbs about sexual misconduct and Hollywood’s lack […]

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Ever since Jordan Peele’s Get Out was nominated for an Oscar, it’s been mired in controversy. But despite the “Horror/Comedy” nomination, to “anti-white” and “racist” accusations, it still raked in millions of dollars at the box office and garnered critical acclaim. And Sunday night Jordan Peele made history as the first African-American to win an […]

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Jordan Peele made history at the 90th Annual Academy Awards winning the award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Get Out. The critically acclaimed film Get Out was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Picture. Taking the stage Jordan Peele had a lot to be thankful for being that he’s the […]

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Director Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” was a smash hit at the box office last year, […]

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Mary J. Blige’s estranged husband Kendu Isaacs is demanding an increase in spousal support citing […]

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Byron Allen will host a star-studded Oscar event in celebration of Entertainment Studios’ 25th anniversary and 2nd Annual Oscar Gala in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The party will feature performances from Katy Perry and Jamie Foxx and will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on March 4. As the Founder, Chairman and CEO of […]

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The Academy Awards promises to be an unforgettable night for Mary J. Blige. Mary J. Blige will be performing “Mighty River,” the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson for the movie Mudbound. MJB is also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her haunting performance in the Dee Rees-directed drama.  Blige, […]

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Good afternoon! It’s Tuesday and we’re feeling a nice little energy boost from today’s Oscar nominations, seeing the likes of Denzel Washington, Jordan Peele and Mary J. Blige in the mix (this woman’s comeback game is SO strong). It’s also nice to see that black unemployment is at a record low.  Just make note that […]

The post Today’s Top 5 Trending Stories: #OscarsSoBlack, Black unemployment and good “Black Panther” News appeared first on theGrio.

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Critically-acclaimed Get Out has been nominated for four Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Picture. The film has failed to win any of the larger award shows like the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and the Golden Globes. If this holds true, Get Out may not have a strong […]

The post #Oscars2018: It’s time for ‘Get Out’ to escape its Awards-show ‘Sunken Place’ appeared first on theGrio.

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On a star-studded night in the final week of February, a select group of elegant […]

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If it were longer than 30 minutes, Mark Anthony Green’s mixtape video, “Fair Use,” would […]

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Before Nate Parker’s film “The Birth of a Nation” hits theaters in October, there is something we must get straight. Rape and sexual violence are epidemics we must address now. Yet boycotting an important film about Nat Turner will not push that debate forward, but it will help to silence the issues of our country’s […]

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Legendary director, writer and producer Reginald Hudlin will be one of the two producers responsible […]

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OPINION - This once very promising actor is now struggling to maintain a decent reputation in the public eye. What happened?...

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