The Academy Awards have no problem honoring historical dramas, period pieces or scripts “based on a true story,” but has such admiration for these themes ever extended itself to films starring Black actors talking about “Black issues,” helmed by Black auteurs? When the 2015 nominations were announced, Selma was disappointingly absent from categories outside of Best Picture and Best […]

The Academy Awards was an epic night for “12 Years A Slave.” The emotional film, based on Solomon Northup’s story as a slave then a free man, snagged the “Best Picture” award at the end of the night and co-star Lupita Nyong’o snagged a “Best Supporting Actress” award, but the real lesson in the win is […]

Black Twitter Reacts To Chelsea Handler’s ’12 Years A Slave’ Tweets Chelsea Handler got into some hot water last night after tweeting a plug for her book, shortly after Lupita Nyong’o’s historic “Best Supporting Actress” Academy Award win. The comedian and talk show conducted a Twitter takeover for Huffington Post and tweeted “Congratulation #lupita” and promoted her book “Uganda Be Kidding Me” that […]

Lupita Nyong’o shouted out a lot of people in her enchanting Best Supporting Actress speech, including her brother who arguably scored one of the biggest wins of the night! Lupita’s brother, Peter Nyong’o, was at the right place at the right time and smartly slid into the picture when Ellen gathered Hollywood’s A-listers including his sister, Jared […]

Pharrell may have been skipped over for an Oscar, but there were still plenty of reasons for the “Best Song” nominee to be “happy” at the Academy Awards!  The iconic producer performed his infectious hit from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack “Happy,” which went No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts just days before the ceremony, and moved the […]

The 86th annual Academy Awards aired last night, bringing another award season to its end. This year’s ceremony, hosted by Ellen Degeneres, brought cheerful moments like: Lupita Nyong’o’s historic win on the 75th anniversary of Hattie McDaniel’s “Best Supporting Actress” win, and awkward moments like John Ridley’s intense acceptance speech for “Best Adapted Screenplay” for […]

When we look back at the 2014 awards season many years from now, Lupita Nyong’o’s name is sure to show up as one of the biggest breakout stars of the day. And we can see why. She’s Hollywood’s current it-girl on the screen (Angela Bassett described her performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave […]

The biggest question on The Academy Awards red carpet: “Who are you wearing?” To be sure, the choice of ensemble is one that will go down in history for many of the actresses who attend the awards show, especially the ones who go home with Oscars gold. In the ultimate flashback,  MediaRun Digital created an infographic that […]

These kids took the game of dress-up to an Oscar level. CineFix and teamed up for a hilarious video reenactment of the 2014 Oscar Best Picture nominees using pint-sizes actors! If you missed any of this year’s award season favorites like 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street or Gravity, […]