#Oscar

  • Yance Ford Is The First Transgender Director Nominated For An Oscar

    Yance Ford, director of Netflix’s Strong Island, has made history as the first transgender director nominated for an Oscar. Strong Island tells the story of how his family coped following the murder of his brother, William, Jr., and explores the systemic racism Black victims face. Discussing the documentary with ESSENCE...
  • Spike Lee Talks ‘Black Klansman’ Movie

    The filmmaker, debuting a Netflix reboot of his 1986 classic, says Trump has given white nationalism “the green light” and explains why ‘Get Out’ was “a masterwork.” Spike Lee has few regrets. But there is that big one. “We’re talking about She’s Gotta Have It,” he says, sitting in...
  • Emergency Board meeting called to determine if Harvey Weinstein will lose his Oscar

    Over the last few days, A-listers and industry bigwigs have joined a race to put as much space between themselves and Harvey Weinstein as possible. After a series of explosive exposés from The New York Times and The New Yorker documenting years of sexual assault and harassment allegations, Weinstein was forced out of his own company, shamed by...
  • Denzel Washington reclaims Oscar buzz with film festival performance!

    Count Denzel Washington back in the Best Actor Oscar race — again. The two-time winner for Best Actor in Training Day and Best Supporting Actor in Glory has actually been nominated seven times, most recently last year for Fences where he also earned an eighth nomination as producer of...
  • @IAMJHUD won Oscar and Grammy on first nominations….Could an Emmy be next?!?!

    Jennifer Hudson is a strong Emmy contender for her show-stopping turn in “Hairspray Live.” Based on the 2003 Tony Award-winning musical (itself adapted from the 1988 John Waters cult classic), this NBC production centers on Tracy Turnblad (Maddie Baillio), a teenager in 1960s Baltimore who dreams of winning a TV dance...
  • ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director dead at 73

    The filmmaker, who won an Oscar for Silence of the Lambs, was also known for Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married and Stop Making Sense.     Source: Twitter Photo: Twitter/@YahooNews...