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.

Via NME:

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.

—PwC

As we knew he would, Chris Rock didn’t hold anything back during his much-anticipated monologue for the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night. Amid the controversy with lack of diversity among Oscar nominees, Rock brought up issues in Hollywood regarding diversity or lack thereof, the Boycott of the Oscars, including his thoughts on Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, racism, and more while keeping his signature funny-but-reality kind of humor to his jokes. If you’ve missed it, check out the full 10-minute monologue below!


Chris Rock – Oscars 2016 Opening Monologue

Janet Hubert strikes again!

The last time we brought you the story of Ms. Hubert, we shared the infamous video message of her response to Jada Pinkett-Smith about the Oscar’s snub of black actors.
This time, the former actress from Fresh Prince of Belair GOES IN on Stacey Dash.

Social media went into a frenzy after Dash recently suggested on a Fox television program that there shouldn’t be a B.E.T network or a Black History Month!
Other celebrities weighed in on Dash’s controversial comments, namely Gabrielle Union.

However, it was the lovely Ms.Hubert who didn’t even bother to “keep it cute” with sugarcoatedness. She told the HuffPost interviewer exactly what she thought of Stacey Dash and her suggestions.

Check out Ms. Hubert’s interview with HuffPost Live below!

Saturday Night Live wouldn’t be where they are if they didn’t poke fun at controversy. In light of the #Oscarsowhite phenomena which stems from the Academy Awards lack of diversity among nominees, SNL did what they do best during last night’s show. Watch the hilarious clip below of the “Screen Guild Awards” as white actors are all chosen as winners for their minuscule roles while the black actors watch in disappointment.

 

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.

 

watch the snippet below

 

 

B.E.T couldn’t let that go. They served some clapback so effortlessly.

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.