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.