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The 2021 Oscars Have Been Pushed Back to April

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The 2021 Academy Awards have been pushed back from its customary February date to a run in April. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the 93rd Academy Awards telecast will be pushed to April 25, 2021, Variety reports. The delay has occurred due to the impact of the coronavirus. “For over […]

2021 Oscars Expected to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus

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The coronavirus has had an impact on everything but could even reach as far as February 2021, pushing back the 93rd annual Academy Awards. Variety reports the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is thinking about postponing the award show. The show is set to air on February 28, 2021, but the definitive plans […]

‘Joker’ Leads Oscar Nominations, Minority Groups Nearly Shut Out

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The 92nd Academy Awards are set to occur next month and Joker leads the list of Oscar nominations with 11. The film will be included in the leading categories of the night alongside films like 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which earned 10 nominations each. Additional films rounding out the […]

Stiffer Competition? Streaming Services Causing Controversy for Awards Shows

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In the past few years, streaming services have revolutionized how millions around the world listen to music and watch television, shows, and movies. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more streaming services have captivated audiences with the release of quality movies, record-breaking shows, and intriguing documentaries- including many hip hop features, such as Biggie & Tupac, […]

Happy 47th Birthday to Chicago Hip-Hop Icon Common!

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On this date in 1972, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., the rapper, actor and poet also known as Common, was born in Chicago, Illinois. The Grammy and Academy Award-winning artist is not only an icon of Windy City’s Hip Hop scene, but he has also helped to blaze a trail for Golden Era rappers into other […]

2019 Oscars Showcase Dazzling Display of Diversity

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As the 2019 Oscars cap off a film season where competition was stiff and talent were plentiful, one thing is for certain- the success of the film industry over the past year is obviously due to a greater amount of racial, ethnic, gender, and lifestyle diversity than ever before. A Queen tribute performance kicked off […]

Snoop Dogg Downs Oscars and Supports BET And Soul Train Awards

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Snoop Dogg has never been the type to bite his tongue or hold his thoughts for anybody. He’s always felt comfortable expressing what’s on his mind, and after comedian-actor Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars, Snoop gave it to the Academy. In an Instagram post, the multifaceted rapper, host and proud advocate for […]

Kevin Hart Set to Host 2019 Academy Awards

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Hollywood is gearing up for awards season and Kevin Hart will host its biggest night, the 2019 Academy Awards. The comedian shared the news on Instagram with his fans, signifying that he crossed a personal milestone off his bucket list. “I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Happy 45th Birthday To Common!

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On this date in 1972, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., the rapper, actor and poet also known as Common, was born in Chicago, Illinois. The Grammy and Academy Award winning artist is not only an icon of Windy City’s Hip Hop scene, but he has also helped to blaze a trail for Golden Era rappers into […]

Viola Davis Becomes First Black Actor To Win Oscar, Emmy And Tony

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Sunday night marked a huge win for Viola Davis. Not only did she take the award for Best Supporting Actress for her critically acclaimed work in “Fences,” but the star made history. As a teary-eyed Davis accepted the Oscar at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, she achieved what’s known as the triple crown of […]

What To Expect From Tomorrow’s Academy Awards

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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 […]

Living Legends In Black Entertainment: The Legacy Of Cicely Tyson

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As we all know, February is the month where we celebrate Black History by sharing, discussing, and educating each other about our past and present influencers, inventors, and all amazing people in African American culture. There are a plethora of Black living legends in the entertainment business who’ve watched the world (and the entertainment industry) […]

Tyrese Calls for Chris Rock to Not Host Next Month’s Academy Awards

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Next month, Chris Rock is set to host the 2016 Academy Awards in a year that’s become increasingly controversial for the nominations since they were announced earlier this month. From Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee, to the Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs have spoken about the glaring absence of persons of color in the Oscar […]

And The Oscar Nominees Are…

Hollywood anxiously awaited the official nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards as the list was finalized this morning during a special two part news conference, aired live on ABC. Inside the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined […]