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.”