When Viola Davis accepted her Oscar Sunday night for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in fences, she actually made history!
Ms. Davis has become a part of what the industry calls the “triple crown club”. She has won an Emmy, a Tony, and an Oscar, making her the first black artist to do so.
By winning the Best Supporting Actress award at last night’s Oscars for her performance in Fences, Viola Davis made history.
The actress added an Academy Award to her Emmy (which she won in 2015 for her performance in TV’s How To Get Away With Murder) and her two Tonys (for King Hedley II in 2001 and Fences in 2010) to complete the so-called “triple crown of acting”.
Davis is the first black woman to achieve this impressive accolade. Though Whoopi Goldberg has also won an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony (as well as a Grammy – making her an ‘EGOT’ winner), neither her Emmy nor her Tony was won for acting.
Davis becomes the 23rd person ever to complete the ‘triple crown of acting’. Other stars to have achieved the accolade include Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Frances McDormand.
A shocking moment unfolded when ‘LaLa Land’ was declared Best Picture during last night’s Oscars, when in fact, ‘Moonlight’ was the actual winner. According to Actor Warren Beatty who was one of the presenters, they were given the wrong card.
The ongoing joke on social media is that the presenters, Warren and Faye Dunaway, “Steve Harveyed” the Best Picture presentation during the live event.
Watch the bizarre incident below!
The PWC issued a statement about the embarrassing blunder!
We sincerely apologize to “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.
We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.
Sunday night, the 2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The big winners include Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, the cast of ‘Hidden Figures’, and ‘Orange Is the New Black’.
The SAG Awards honors the biggest achievements in film and television, and every one of this year’s winners are much-deserving! It was also a night for the stars to express their thoughts on the crazy executive order from Trump to ban immigrants from entering the US. See the complete list of winners (and nominees) and their speeches below!
Cast in a Motion Picture
Hidden Figures **WINNER**
Manchester by the Sea
Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land **WINNER**
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences **WINNER**
Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences **WINNER**
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight **WINNER**
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a Movie
Captain America: Civil War
Hacksaw Ridge **WINNER**
Female Actor in TV Movie or Limited Series
Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra MacDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story **WINNER**
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Male Actor in TV Movie or Limited Series
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bryan Cranston, All the Way **WINNER**
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep **WINNER**
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
William H. Macy, Shameless **WINNER**
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Big Bang Theory
Orange is the New Black **WINNER**
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Lithgow, The Crown **WINNER**
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown **WINNER**
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Ensemble in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things **WINNER*
Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series
Game of Thrones **WINNER**
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The Walking Dead
The anticipation for Tupac’s biopic, ‘All Eyez on Me’is growing like a wildfire. While we wait for its official release, we get a teaser ON HIS BIRTHDAY. The late great Tupac would have turned 45-years-old today [6/16]. Some of us are still in mourning over his tragic death, but we all know the music and memories he’s left behind provides a cushion for our broken hearts. Now, we get to watch his life story on the silver screen…with an actor that could be his twin.
Demetrius Shipp plays Tupac Shakur and I have no doubt, he’ll get an NAACP Image Award! Maybe even an Oscar!
Tonight the @NateParker School of Film and Drama was officially announced and will institutionalize at Wiley, Fall 2016. #Wiley_RYS16
“The hope is that we cover all aspects of filmmaking, from sound, lighting, and cinematography, to just studying film specifically with the cultural component and the history of film. You control the moving picture, you control the masses. So really getting them rallied around the idea of reclaiming the narrative of America, specifically through the eyes of people of color,” Parker said.
Director Joe Carnahan will direct the third installment of the ‘Bad Boys’ franchise, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The first ‘Bad Boys’ was released in 1995 and grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide. The 2003 sequel grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide. The first and the sequel was directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
The film was originally set to drop Feb. 17th, 2017, but Sony Pictures made the change, resulting in a box office competition with Will Farrell’s film, ‘The House’. The original release date of ‘Bad Boys 3‘ was given to ‘The Dark Tower’, which is reportedly set to start production in South Africa, Coming Soon has learned. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the horror sci-fi film stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Abbey Lee.
Who’s ready for more Detective Mike Lowrey and Detective Marcus Burnett?!?
The cast of ‘Good Times’, created a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a movie based on the popular sitcom. Bern Nadette Stanis AKA “Thelma” recently made the official announcement to donate to the project on her Facebook page, urging those to “be a part of history” The goal is to raise 1 million dollars for the cast to be on the silver screen.
How big can we make it? We need your help.
From the day we walked off the set of Good Times, forty years ago, all we have heard is When are you going to have a Good Times reunion? Our audience have told us they need completion. They tell us we are not finished with the first Black T.V. family show. What happened? We want to see our favorite family show back on T.V.
Well, here it is a chance to make that happen. We as a cast have always said maybe one day, we will have a reunion. That one day is here now. It is not just up to us, it is up to our millions of fans who have the power to make it happen.
During these forty years as a cast we have been giving a numerous amount of scripts that were written about what happened to the Evans’ family. The ideas are countless, but as a group we have made a decision on where each character should go and what this long-awaited script should be about. We are bursting at the seems to bring this exciting movie to you. All that we can tell you at this point is that it will be exactly what you expect from us and more.
I am sure you will agree that the ones who can tell the stories of each character are those who have lived with those characters for forty years. That would be each one of us in the cast. Therefore in this movie we will have great input into what our characters will be about now. The success of kick-starter will give us as a cast control of what this movie will be about. Therefore bringing great satisfaction to our audience and to us as a cast who wants to bring nothing but the best to you.
We as the cast have decided to go on the Kick-starter website because we had heard this would be excellent in making the dream of a Good Times Movie Re-Union happen. We checked it out, studied the success of some of our favorite artists who have decided to bring their projects right here on kick-starter and have been very successful in seeing their projects become a reality through the help of their fabulous fans. This is exactly what we want our fans and Good Time lovers to do for our project. Support us in making this movie happen. You will become an active part of bringing this generational movie to the big screen.
Let all of those wonderful memories, those back in the day memories, come back to you with a brand new flare. You know the ones when you watched the show with your mom and dad and grandparents. Sitting in the living room watching that one television set, on CBS one of three stations back then. Well I hope its bringing a smile to your face because its bringing a smile to mine. Those were truly fond memories that we will never forget as we pass the tradition on of watching the show with our children and grandchildren.
Good Times has become a family staple in many American homes. The Evans Family was an African-American family placed in the Cabrini Green projects in Chicago. It’s been playing on television somewhere in the world for 37 consecutive years. Proving that Good Times is not just an African-American show, it is an American iconic show that all people have come to love. It has found its place not only in television history but in the hearts of people all over the world.
The Good Time Family as we call ourselves, want to thank each and every one of our fans for the love and support all of you have shown us throughout these forty most wonderful years that we have known each other.
Watch video of the original cast below
The cast is currently just under $840.00. Wanna donate? go to their Kickstarter here
I have just one question…James died off the show and Florida passed on in real life. How will those obvious changes affect the script?
Would you like to see ‘Good Times‘ on the silver screen?
Last time we showed you an official sneak peek at a clip of the Miles Davis biopic,‘Miles Ahead’, starring Don Cheadle. ‘Miles Ahead’ depicts Davis’s journey during one of the most troubled periods of his life, as he struggled with drug addiction. This biopic will also be Cheadle’s directorial debut. This time, we’re sharing a brand new official trailer for the much-anticipated film, which hit theaters Spring 2016.
Actress and Fox News cultural correspondent Stacey Dash set off a firestorm of criticism with comments about diversity in Hollywood in light of the Oscars snub of black actors. During a recent interview with Outnumbered, the “Clueless” star expressed “a double standard” among African-Americans.
“We have to make up our minds,” Dash said. “Either we want segregation or integration. And if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It’s a double standard.”
“There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. You know? We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.”
While Ms. Dash certainly has a right to her own opinion, I find it troubling that an African-American woman doesn’t acknowledge the importance and necessity of programs, events, etc. established to highlight African-American culture. We need Black History Month, a B.E.T, and other programs that celebrate US and our history because many years ago, we were considered not worthy enough to be celebrated.
It looks like Jada Pinkett-Smith isn’t alone in the boycotting of The Academy Awards. Legendary filmmaker, Spike Lee, has also joined in to “take a stand” against the lack of diversity among The Oscars’ nominations. Spike took to Instagram to post a lengthy statement as a caption under a historic picture of Martin Luther King Jr., explaining his decision to boycott with Jada.
Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle will portray jazz legend and trumpeter Miles Davis in Miles Ahead. Miles Ahead chronicles Davis’s journey during one of the most troubled periods of his life, as he struggled with drug addiction. This biopic will also be Cheadle’s directorial debut.
As told in Bio:
Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s first turn as director, plays like a buddy action movie, rather than a biopic about the iconic jazz composer and trumpeter Miles Davis. In a press conference at the 2015 New York Film Festival, the actor, who co-wrote with Steven Baigelman (Brother’s Keeper, 2002), and who portrays Davis in the film, said that the screenplay was inspired by the “stories in my mind when I listen to his music.” Cheadle’s imagination led him to one of the most troubled periods in Davis’s life, between 1976 and 1980, when his drug addiction made him unable to play his horn or to compose.
A trendsetter and iconoclast, Davis is credited with originating “modal jazz,” where one or two scales or “modes” are used to replace harmonic structure as the basis of a song’s theme. For the uninitiated, that style is best defined by “So What?” on the Kind of Blue album. Bits of that song and other cuts from Davis’s masterwork album are heard in Miles Ahead. Jazzheads will immediately note that the music often does not match the eras depicted in the film, although it is always used effectively. That is a tribute to Cheadle’s knowledge of Davis, and terrific work by composer Robert Glasper and Oscar-award winning sound editor Skip Lievsay.
I smell NAACP, OSCAR, ESSENCE, AND GOLDEN GLOBES all over this
Miles Ahead is set to release in theaters Spring 2016.
Read more on details of the much-anticipated biopic here