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.
Music’s biggest night was last night as The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place at LA’s Staples Center. From Cee-Lo’s peculiar “outfit” to Beyonce’s stunning performance, The star-studded event is the most talked about event during award season, and probably will be for months to come!
Late night talk show host, James Corden, took over hosting duties. While he did an okay job, I can’t help but wonder if LL Cool J turned down the offer or simply wasn’t asked. LL was a Grammy host for the past 5 years.
Of course, the red carpet is where it’s at when the stars arrive at a huge event like The Grammys. We always look forward to the fashions, so we can have something to talk about besides the performances. One artist that has EVERYONE talkin’ is Gnarly “Cee-Lo Green” Davidson!
My dude said if he doesn’t win a Grammy, he’ll at least look like one!
Thank God everyone else kept the dress code traditional, and they looked great!
Although Beyoncé led the pack with the most nominations this year, it was Adele who was the big winner with a Grammy for Album of the Year for ’25’, Record of the Year for “Hello”, and Song of the Year for “Hello”. However, it was her acceptance speech about Beyoncé that had us all in the feels.
Beyonce’s acceptance speech after picking up a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for ‘Lemonade’ was powerful, as well as thought-provoking.
Solange also won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance, “Cranes in the Sky”.
Solange’s big sister WOWED fans with a breath-taking performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from ‘Lemonade.’
Watch Bruno Mars and legendary band, The Time, pay tribute to the Late Great Prince. I must say, I totally underestimated Bruno. He totally slayed “Let’s Go Crazy”. Prince definitely would have been proud!
Bruno did a fantastic and energetic performance of his own hit single, “That’s What I Like” from his album, ’24K Magic’.
How ’bout that kick-ass performance of “We The People” by A Tribe Called Quest?
In case you’ve missed it, click here to watch The 59th Annual Grammys in its entirety.
Here are the full list of winners
Album of the Year
Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist
Chance The Rapper
Best R&B Performance
Solange, “Cranes In The Sky”
Best Rap Performance
Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, “No Problem”
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Best R&B Album
Lalah Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway Live
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best Rap Song
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Best Rap Album
Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book
Best R&B Song
Maxwell, “Lake By The Ocean”
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Rock Song
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Best Musical Theater Album
The Color Purple
Best Country Solo Performance
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Miles Davis and various artists, Steve Berkowitz, Don Cheadle & Robert Glasper, compilation producers, Miles Ahead
Look out for Rihanna as Marion Crane in this season’s ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E!
The superstar’s episode debuts on Monday, February 20th. In the meantime, check out this trailer!
Rihanna is becoming a triple threat as she dabbles more in acting. She’s also starring in ‘Ocean’s 8’, alongside Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock. The film, anticipated by fans of the Ocean’s franchise, drops June of 2018.
“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said Jeff Fager, the news magazine’s executive producer. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 MINUTES. I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”
“I’ve been a big admirer of 60 MINUTES since my days as a young reporter,” said Winfrey. “I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”
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
As Michelle Obama prepares to make her final exit out of The White House, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon had to do a proper send off for our First Lady that included a serenade by Stevie Wonder.
“When I think about the fact that some of them are afraid about what’s to come … I don’t want them to be afraid,” Michelle says during Wednesday’s show. “I want them to embrace the future and know that the world is getting better. We have bumps in the road, we have ups and downs. But I want our kids to move forward, I don’t care where they come from, with strength and with hope.”
“I didn’t think it was going to be that emotional. It’s been surprisingly emotional for all of us in ways that we didn’t expect.” She adds.
Fallon took the time to express his thanks to our First Lady during his epic “Thank You Notes” segment.
“Thank you, Mrs. Obama, for being a smart, strong, independent woman, an activist, a style icon, and a great dancer. And showing us all what it would look like if Beyoncé had married a much nerdier Jay Z,” Fallon joked.
“That’s my boo! Mom jeans and all.” Michelle replies with laughter.
Watch the videos below!
In this next video, The First Lady shares how emotional it has been to say goodbye after eight years as FLOTUS and why one of her daughters, Sasha, missed her dad’s last presidential speech.
I think it’s safe to say that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is disappointed that Starz’s ‘Power’ is not nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe. Jackson, who is one of the executive producers of the groundbreaking drama took to the ‘gram to express his disappointment and even alluded to killing off his character and letting Boxing champ, Floyd Mayweather “do the show”.
The diversity in the nominations of the forthcoming Golden Globes is refreshing to see!
A lot of the shows that we love has snagged nods in major categories! Those shows include ABC’s ‘Black-ish’, HBO’s, ‘Insecure’, the critically-acclaimed film, ‘Moonlight’, and the much talked about FX series, ‘Atlanta’. The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Check the full list of nominees below!
Best Motion Picture – Drama:
“Hell Or High Water”
“Manchester By The Sea”
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
“20th Century Women”
“La La Land”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea”
Joel Edgerton – “Loving”
Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington – “Fences”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Amy Adams – “Arrival”
Jessica Chastain – “Miss Sloane”
Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”
Ruth Negga – “Loving”
Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Colin Farrell – “The Lobster”
Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
Hugh Grant – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Jonah Hill – “War Dogs”
Ryan Reynolds – “Deadpool”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening – “20th Century Women”
Lily Collins – “Rules Don’t Apply”
Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
Emma Stone – “La La Land”
Meryl Streep – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water”
Simon Helberg – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Dev Patel – “Lion”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – “Nocturnal Animals”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Viola Davis – “Fences”
Naomie Harris – “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman – “Lion”
Octavia Spencer – “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”
Best Director – Motion Picture:
Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”
Tom Ford – “Nocturnal Animals”
Mel Gibson – “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”
“La La Land”
“Manchester By The Sea”
“Hell Or High Water”
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language:
“Divines” – France
“Elle” – France
“Neruda” – Chile
“The Salesman” – Iran/France
“Toni Erdmann” – Germany
Best Motion Picture – Animated:
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life As A Zucchini”
Best Original Song – Motion Picture:
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” – “Trolls”
“City Of Stars” – La La Land
“Faith” – Sing
“Gold” – Gold
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
Nicholas Britell– “Moonlight”
Justin Hurwitz – “La La Land”
Johann Johannsson – “Arrival”
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka– “Lion”
Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch – “Hidden Figures”
Best Television Series – Drama:
“Game Of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
“Mozart In The Jungle”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama:
Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys – “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan”
Billy Bob Thornton – “Goliath”
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama:
Caitriona Balfe – “Outlander”
Claire Foy – “The Crown”
Keri Russell – “The Americans”
Winona Ryder – “Stranger Things”
Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”
Gael García Bernal – “Mozart in the Jungle”
Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
Nick Nolte – “Graves”
Jeffrey Tambor – “Transparent”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Rachel Bloom – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Sarah Jessica Parker – “Divorce”
Issa Rae – “Insecure”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Tracee Ellis-Ross – “Black-ish”
Best Limited Series:
“The Night Manager”
“The Night Of”
“The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Riz Ahmed – “The Night Of”
Bryan Cranston – “All The Way”
Tom Hiddleston – “The Night Manager”
John Turturro – “The Night Of”
Courtney B. Vance – “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Felicity Huffman – “American Crime”
Riley Keough – “The Girlfriend Experience”
Sarah Paulson – “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Charlotte Rampling – “London Spy”
Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Olivia Colman – “The Night Manager”
Lena Headey – “Game Of Thrones”
Chrissy Metz – “This Is Us”
Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”
Kerry Washington – “Confirmation”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Sterling K Brown – “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Hugh Laurie – “The Night Manager”
John Lithgow – “The Crown”
Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot”
John Travolta – “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”