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The joke was on famous Hollywood cinematographer Dick Pope, whose Oscar nomination celebration for Mr. Turner was derailed by a mispronunciation of his name.


Provided that “Happy” wins an Academy Award, Pharrell Williams might make (Black) history this weekend. On Sunday (March 2), Williams could become the sixth Black person to win a Best Original Song Oscar in the awards show’s 85-year history.


Oprah Winfrey returned to acting after a long layoff, and her appearance in The Butler especially caused a stir based on comments from co-star Terrence Howard. The mogul has been recognized along with Forest Whitaker, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan by Essence and the stars grace the cover of the magazine’s Hollywood issue.


Vanity Fair has been running its special Hollywood issue for 20 years but it wasn’t until this year however that the magazine featured Black actors on its front cover page. Actors Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor get  the coveted spot, joining four other celebrated Black actors on the entire cover page foldout which serves as […]

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The Golden Globes are a hours away, and as Hollywood prepares to salute some of its biggest and brightest in film and television, the color barrier is still in clear view. For more than 70 years, several Black actors and actresses have been nominated for Globes, but only a small bunch have actually made it to […]


12 Years A Slave was one of this year’s most critically acclaimed films, with its star Chiwetel Ejiofor delivering a stirring performance as main character Solomon Northup. Despite this, it appears that theaters in Italy have promotional posters of the film that display prominent white characters instead.

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It looks like movie goers can expect a another quality piece with 12 Years A Slave, the film adaptation to an 1853 autobiography of the same name. Artist/actor turned director Steve McQueen — Hunger and Shame are his only previous work — captured the story, which follows Solomon Northup, a free Black circa 1841 who was captured and sold into […]