Oscars Highlights: Black Directors Dominate Documentary Category (Historic); ‘Moonlight’ Picks Up 8; Bradford Young Finally Gets One; Denzel Washington Sets Record

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

To welcome the new class of nominees, several Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members including Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe joined Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to reveal the 89th Oscars Nominations, this morning, Tuesday, January… Continue Reading

All (Ok, Not All) of Black Hollywood Has Been Invited to Join The Academy Amid Diversity Push

ACADEMY INVITES 683 TO MEMBERSHIP

Still working to right past wrongs, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues its diversity push by extending invitations to join the organization to a rather diverse list of 683 artists and executives who have “distinguished themselves by their… Continue Reading

Poster: Mira Nair’s ‘The Queen of Katwe’ (Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga)

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The first full trailer is expected to debut tomorrow (see the teaser announcing this at the bottom of this post). Today we get a first look at the film’s poster (embedded above). Disney has slotted Mira Nair’s drama “Queen of Katwe”… Continue Reading