Oscars

Chris Rock Keeps It All the Way Real About Black Women & Hollywood: ‘Black Women Get Paid Less Than Everybody’

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In his latest interview with ESSENCE, comedian Chris Rock keeps it all the way real about diversity in Hollywood and how difficult Black actresses actually have it. While actresses like Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, and Viola Davis have been en vogue lately, Rock...

Lupita Nyong’o Expresses Disappointment About Oscars

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Two years ago, Lupita Nyong’o was the belle of the ball, when she won an Oscar for her role as a slave in  12 Years A Slave. But that hasn’t stopped her from expressing her opinion about this year’s lack of inclusion and diversity at the upcoming...

Janet Hubert Has Nothing But Nice Things to Say About Jada Pinkett Smith…Now

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‘I Respect Jada Highly’— Janet Hubert Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Vivian on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” had nothing but nice things to say about Jada Pinkett-Smith during a recent talk show appearance. “I respect Jada highly,” Hubert said on an upcoming episode of  “The...

Viola Davis: One White Woman In Hollywood Makes More Than All The A-List Black Actresses Combined

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Viola Davis is the latest entertainer to throw her opinion on this year’s Academy Award nominations into the ring. Though Davis says she won’t be attending the Oscars because she’ll be “on vacation” she did speak on the controversy concerning the lack of diversity among the...

George Clooney Agrees That There Aren’t Enough Options Available To Minorities In Quality Films

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Variety asked Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney for his thoughts on what Hollywood should be doing differently to ensure we can abandon the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag altogether. “I don’t think it’s a problem of who you’re picking as much as it is: How many options are available...

Lupita Nyong’o is ‘Disappointed’ In the Lack of Diversity of This Year’s Oscar Nominees & She’s Working to Change Things

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Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has added her voice to the chorus of Oscar critics. Since the Kenyan actress won the Best Supporting Actress trophy for her role in 12 Years A Slave in 2014, the Academy has failed to nominate any actors of color. While some like...