Actor George Clooney says the Oscar's were more diverse 10 years ago and "...there were nominations left off the table" regarding this year's selections.
Oprah Winfrey isn’t afraid to share her failures and her missteps. After having the #1 daytime talk show for 25 years, she soon learned her audience for OWN was vastly different. Lady O. is on the cover of Variety magazine and she reflects on the five years of ups and downs that have come from […]
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that every high school in the U.S., both public and private, will receive a copy of the DVD free of charge! In addition, teachers can receive […]
Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo brought Black excellence of the red carpet of the Berlinale Festival and Ireland, proving Black films can do well overseas. In case you don’t recall, an e-mail leaked during the Sony hacks revealed a producer telling Michael Lynton, Sony chairman: “I am not saying The Equalizer should not have been […]
Selma breakout star David Oyelowo isn’t holding back when discussing Hollywood recognizing black actors and their performances during Oscar season. Oyelowo appeared at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Sunday where he weighed in on Selma director Ava DuVernay being overlooked for a Best Director nomination as well as himself for a Best Actor nod for this year’s […]
Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer doesn’t get the uproar many are feeling surrounding Selma director Ana DuVernay being overlooked for a Best Director Academy-Award nomination and David Oyelowo failing to get a Best Actor nod. According to Octavia, the film wasn’t subbed at all. The Academy’s voting panel has received tons of backlash over Ana and Oyelowo being […]
We can’t even contain our excitement about this! The mega-talent duo of filmmaker Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo are heading towards their third collaboration (following Middle Of Nowhere and Selma) with the announcement of a Hurricane Katrina-based love story and murder mystery coming soon! MUST READ: Oprah Along With ‘Selma’ Director & Actors To March In Selma […]
Anthony Mackie has the answer to why, Selma director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo were both overlooked for Oscar nominations: People are tired of discussing race! No seriously, that’s his explanation. Mackie spoke with The Grio in a twist of irony to promote his film, Black & White. What’s so ironic about this you ask? The flick deals with, wait for […]