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Zack Linly Zack Linly Jan 15, 2020. 18 comments

Stephen King Speaks on Diversity. Me, Ava DuVernay and Black People, in General, Need Him to Zip It

Stephen King Speaks on Diversity. Me, Ava DuVernay and Black People, in General, Need Him to Zip It

You know, maybe all the white Hollywood insiders just need to keep diversity’s name out their mouths and just yield the floor to the writers, directors, and actors of color who actually have to deal with the lack thereof.

Iconic author Stephen King took to Twitter on Tuesday and came dangerously close to traveling in the footsteps of Tim Burton, who defended the lack of non-white actors in his...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jan 14, 2020. 20 comments

How to Win an Oscar If You’re Black

How to Win an Oscar If You’re Black

The #OscarsSoWhite, they called the police on the BET Awards.

The #OscarsSoWhite, Pete Buttigieg was almost nominated for an award.

The #OscarsSoWhite, Cuba Gooding Jr. tried to marry his statue.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards and, as usual, they’re rooting for everybody white. Although the Oscar committee has touted...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jan 14, 2020. 5 comments

A Boomerang of Black Erasure: Welp, Eddie Murphy’s 1988 Oscars Presentation Is Still Relevant in 2020

A Boomerang of Black Erasure: Welp, Eddie Murphy’s 1988 Oscars Presentation Is Still Relevant in 2020

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Shortly after the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced, writer Todd Spence shared an eerily relevant clip of Eddie Murphy presenting the Best Picture award at the 60th Academy Awards in 1988.

As Murphy stood on the stage, he recalled what led him to this moment, noting he first thought “No, I ain’t goin’” when he was...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jan 13, 2020. 22 comments

Oscars 2020: On a Scale of Taylor Swift to Gary Owen, How White Were the Nominations?

Oscars 2020: On a Scale of Taylor Swift to Gary Owen, How White Were the Nominations?

East Coast privilege was alive and well as West Coasters woke up before the sun rose (at 5:18 a.m.) while the right coast woke up at 8:18 a.m. to hear the nominations for the biggest night in film.

I’ve had my calendar marked to this date for a while, but let’s pause for a minute to talk about that errant time. I sat here wondering, why 5:18? Sure, I knew the time zones of our rather large...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jan 10, 2020. 9 comments

#OscarsSoWypipo: How Is the 2020 Academy Awards Going Hostless Again When Michael Harriot Is Right Here?

#OscarsSoWypipo: How Is the 2020 Academy Awards Going Hostless Again When Michael Harriot Is Right Here?

If you think the 2020 Oscars was going to return to regularly scheduled programming by featuring a single comedian performing a snarkily narcissistic monologue in front of actors who take themselves too seriously, think again!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 92nd Academy Awards will carry on without a host for the second year in a row.

“Let me confirm it now, together with the...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Dec 20, 2019. 11 comments

10 Years an #OscarsSoWhite: Only 5 Actresses of Color Were Nominated for Lead Actress in the Entire Decade

10 Years an #OscarsSoWhite: Only 5 Actresses of Color Were Nominated for Lead Actress in the Entire Decade

The stench of stagnant progression is in the air as we look back at the history of Oscar nominations in the 2010s.

The Hollywood Reporter recently highlighted every Oscar-winning actress (in both lead and supporting categories) in the 2010s and in doing so, found one glaring bit of news: only five actresses of color were recognized by the Academy in the lead actress category in the past...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 27, 2019. 11 comments

Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars? The Blackademy Weighs In

Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars? The Blackademy Weighs In

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Hollywood patting themselves on the back because awards season is ramping up once again!

Following the controversy surrounding his homophobic comments, Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards. Since a qualified and willing replacement was never found, the show went on, hostless. As we look forward to the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020,...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 05, 2019. 15 comments

Nigeria's First Oscars Submission Disqualified For Having Too Much English, Which Is the Country's Official Language

Nigeria's First Oscars Submission Disqualified For Having Too Much English, Which Is the Country's Official Language

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has some explaining to do.

According to The Wrap, Nigeria’s Lionheart has been disqualified from the 92nd Academy Awards race. The film, directed by and starring Genevieve Nnaji, was vying for a spot in the Best International Feature Film category. Nnaji portrays Adaeze Obiagu, who “tries to keep her father’s struggling company afloat in a...

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Damon Young Damon Young Feb 27, 2019. 21 comments

A List of Things Personally Threatened By Billy Porter's Red Carpet Gown

A List of Things Personally Threatened By Billy Porter's Red Carpet Gown

1. My sexuality (of course)

2. My blackness

3. My black male-ness

4. My fashion sense

5. My understanding of how gowns work

6. My relationship with my dad

7. My feelings about carpets

8. My feelings about the color red

9. My feelings about when things like “carpets” and “red” are in close proximity

10. My feelings about niggas who go by “Billy” instead of “Bill” or “Will” or “Willie” or “William”

11....

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Feb 27, 2019. 24 comments

Lisa Bonet’s ‘C’mon, White People’ Eyeroll, Explained

Lisa Bonet’s ‘C’mon, White People’ Eyeroll, Explained

I was sitting at a table in a late-night Chicago diner when I first discovered my negro superpowers.

At another table, sat an older white couple. They looked like regular white people who kiss their dogs in the mouth and enjoy the occasional Pat Benatar ditty. But there was something about them that gave me pause, especially when they started chatting up a black woman sitting at the counter....

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Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Feb 26, 2019. 20 comments

Billy Porter Wore a Gown and You Will Deal With It

Billy Porter Wore a Gown and You Will Deal With It

The day of the 2019 Oscars, thousands of men—who I’m presuming live in their parents’ basements and holla from the passenger side of their best friend’s ride—had their already-fragile masculinity shattered when Billy Porter entered the Academy Awards resembling the black Cinderella and bibbidi-bobbidi-booed all over the red carpet.

Porter, who has made it known that the red carpet belongs to...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Feb 26, 2019. 17 comments

What It Means When White People Call You Racist

What It Means When White People Call You Racist

The angriest I’ve ever been was when my cousin failed to show up after promising to give me a haircut on the day of my senior prom. Coming in at a close second is the day I gave Gray Segal (not his real name, but close) a black eye.

Gray and I had gym together when I was in the eighth grade. One day, while we were getting dressed in the locker room, Gray told a semi-racist joke that I can now...

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P.J. Rickards P.J. Rickards Feb 26, 2019. 9 comments

Spike Lee Needed More Than Tea After Green Book Won the Oscar for Best Picture

Spike Lee Needed More Than Tea After Green Book Won the Oscar for Best Picture

After multiple Oscar nominations and an honorary award, Spike Lee finally won a competitive Oscar for co-writing the adapted screenplay for his film, BlacKkKlansman. However, he still had to take a backseat to Green Book, which won Best Picture of the year. Backstage, Spike channeled our best drunk uncle and had a few words to say about it.

He also took some time to talk about the impact of...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Feb 26, 2019. 16 comments

Do the White Thing: Racist-In-Chief Calls Spike Lee’s Oscar Speech 'Racist Hit'

Do the White Thing: Racist-In-Chief Calls Spike Lee’s Oscar Speech 'Racist Hit'

I believe that that there is someone on President KKKlansman’s staff whose job it is to bring him clips of news in which people mention or even vaguely allude to his name. Because I don’t believe that there are enough hours in the day, even for a president who spends most of his time ordering KFC from Uber Eats, playing virtual golf and prank calling world leaders, to know everything that...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Feb 23, 2019. 4 comments

As Awards Season Wraps Up, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Honor Our Magic

As Awards Season Wraps Up, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Honor Our Magic

The competition may be fierce for Hollywood’s top honors on Oscars Sunday, but at the annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon on Wednesday, it was all love ... with fierceness of a different sort.

This year’s honorees Regina Hall, KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg and the “Mother of Black Hollywood” Jenifer Lewis were all on hand to accept their statuettes at the star-studded...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Feb 07, 2019. 3 comments

One Moment in Time: Only Once Have 2 Black Women Been Nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in the Same Year 

One Moment in Time: Only Once Have 2 Black Women Been Nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in the Same Year 

Picture it: 1973, at the 45th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, attended by the most celebrated filmmakers, actors and creators in the world.

Two cherished living queens in black history, Diana Ross and Cicely Tyson, sat in the audience awaiting the result as Raquel Welch and Gene Hackman rattled off the Best Actress nominees that year.

The complete list of nominees for the Academy’s favorite...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jan 22, 2019. 23 comments

2019 Oscars: Nominations Are In and Spike Lee Finally Gets His Directing Nod [Updated]

2019 Oscars: Nominations Are In and Spike Lee Finally Gets His Directing Nod [Updated]

It’s time: The grand finale of awards season has announced its nominees.

When the nominations announcers were... announced last week, Tracee Ellis Ross tweeted her co-host, Kumail Nanjiani on wardrobe coordination.

Before the sun rose on the West Coast on Tuesday, the world got to see just what Nanjiani and Ross picked to wear as they announced several nominations that would undoubtedly...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jan 04, 2019. 18 comments

Kevin Hart to 'Assess' Returning to Host the Oscars After Ellen Degeneres Reveals the Academy Wants Him Back 

Kevin Hart to 'Assess' Returning to Host the Oscars After Ellen Degeneres Reveals the Academy Wants Him Back 

The show’s not over. Well...possibly.

Kevin Hart, he of the firm stance against true atonement, recently appeared on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show to thoroughly discuss the grand opening/grand closing of his Oscars hosting gig on national television for the first time.

It bears repeating: Kevin Hart was about to secure yet another bag in his cornucopia of clutches and instead of issuing another...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Dec 12, 2018. 9 comments

Oscars Now Considering Host-less Show After Offering Job to Single, Solitary Straight Male

Oscars Now Considering Host-less Show After Offering Job to Single, Solitary Straight Male

Another day, another long-standing American institution revealing it has learned absolutely nothing.

After Kevin Hart’s decision to relinquish his duties as host after coming under fire for homophobic tweets, and not even a year after the #MeToo movement exposed the depths of bigotry and sexism in Hollywood to the world, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is out of ideas.

Deep in...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Dec 12, 2018. 17 comments

Kevin Hart’s Comedy Is a Stupid Hill to Die On

Kevin Hart’s Comedy Is a Stupid Hill to Die On
“I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit.” - Erykah Badu“If you can’t take the heat, eat bologna.” - My mama

A brief list of names I’ve been called:

CoonThe real racist“Secret KKK collaborator”Anti-white“The Sellout writer for The Root

I believe those things as much as I believe my mother when she refers to me as the “smartest boy in the world” and my homeboy Marty Wesley, who once called...

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