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Feb 11, 2020. 5 comments

Oscars 2020: 80 Years After Hattie McDaniel Became the 1st Black Academy Award Winner, Hair Love Somehow Became The Night's Only One

Oscars 2020: 80 Years After Hattie McDaniel Became the 1st Black Academy Award Winner, Hair Love Somehow Became The Night's Only One

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel, arguably the most well-known black actress in the entire world at the time, took to the podium at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub inside the legendary Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles to accept her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress—the first ever for a black entertainer.

Adorned in a dazzling turquoise gown—her hair kissed by white gardenias—McDaniel...

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Feb 10, 2020. 3 comments

Oscars 2020: Matthew A. Cherry Manifests #HairLove Success and Janelle Monáe Welcomes Us to the Neighborhood

Oscars 2020: Matthew A. Cherry Manifests #HairLove Success and Janelle Monáe Welcomes Us to the Neighborhood

It’s the biggest (and whitest) night of film once again and we’re here to give you the scoop.

The 92nd Academy Awards marks the conclusion of awards season (but not really because there are at least two big award ceremonies I’ll be attending later this month as Los Angeles loves to pat itself on the back) and it has been quite a week. We made it!

Janelle Monáe welcomed us to the neighborhood...

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Feb 08, 2020.

Oscars Still White: April Reign Explains Why 'Diversity' Alone Isn't Cutting It

Oscars Still White: April Reign Explains Why 'Diversity' Alone Isn't Cutting It
“If you’re throwing a party and you want everybody to come, equity is ensuring that there are different price points. Diversity is inviting everybody. Inclusion is actually asking people to dance once they’re at the party.” —April Reign

It’s 2020 and this awards season is looking real white. What happened to all of those “diversity” initiatives, you say? Enter attorney April Reign.

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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 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 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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