It’s Oscar weekend 2018, so it’s no surprise that we’ve been seeing a lot of Viola Davis. The three-time Academy Award nominee, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 2016’s Fences‚ is a regular on the awards circuit and is often called the “black Meryl Streep”—to which she rightly responds, “[then] pay me…
We know, we know: You’re exhausted by the seemingly never-ending references to Black Panther and the Dora Milaje and black excellence and ... this is your cue to exit stage left. You know, to someplace that’s not The Root.
It’s no secret that Viola Davis came from meager beginnings. It’s also an understatement to call the brilliant actress’s upbringing meager. Davis has said it before and says it again, “I always say that I was a rung lower than poor; I was ‘po.’”
Viola Davis is sick of Hollywood’s shit.
You’re gonna see Black Panther, you’re gonna see Black Panther, everyone gets to see Black Panther!
Everyone’s betting on black in the fight against sexual harassment. On Tuesday morning, Conde Nast Publications—home to Vogue and Vanity Fair—announced that it will partner with eBay to auction off some of the gowns and tuxedos the stars wore to the 2018 Golden Globes.
Denzel Washington is a living icon—a man so ensconced in our collective cultural consciousness that even his voice, his walk and his facial expressions are considered independent sentient beings. He was at the Golden Globes last night as his friend Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime…
Viola Davis, First of Her Name, the Unbossed, Queen of Acceptance Speeches and Yellow Gowns, released a scorching statement to Variety on the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
The golden era of black TV continues to shine, shine, shine. Viola Davis, the cryingest, actingest actress on the scene today, is teaming up with sublime producer Larry Wilmore on a new comedy picked up by ABC, according to reports.
It's been over a week since Viola Davis won her first Academy Award for her portrayal of "Rose" in Denzel Washington's screen adaptation of August Wilson's iconic and devastating Fences; bringing her one step closer to coveted EGOT status. Which means it's been over a week since the biggest travesty of awards season…
“At last,” Derrick Clifton wrote Monday for NBCBLK.
Viola Davis is a national treasure. And even before her Oscar win Sunday, Harvard University had named Davis its Artist of the Year. On March 4, Davis will accept the Harvard Foundation’s arts medal during the 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival in Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre.
In one of the most entertaining "spontaneous" bits I've ever seen performed at the Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel allowed a group of flabbergasted and starstruck tourists into the Dolby Theater to walk past the audience. This, of course, introduced the world to #GaryFromChicago and his wife — computer generated…
Mahershala Ali set the tone for the evening as he walked onstage to accept the first award of the night. Ali, who won for best supporting actor in Moonlight, made history as he became the first Muslim actor to ever win an Academy Award.
I have a complicated relationship with the Academy Awards.
The big mystery of the third season’s second half continues in episode 13 as everyone tries to figure out who killed Wes… Wait, I started the last episode recap the exact same way. So much for uncharted territory here. Well, Annalise is out of jail now, so that’s new.
The big mystery of the third season’s second half continues in episode 12 as everyone tries to figure out who killed Wes. We immediately see that (unsurprisingly) Frank was lying about being with Wes through the time of the fire. Wes actually ended up getting into a cab and calling a mysterious contact marked “In Case…
The 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards took place Sunday night, and on the heels of President HWSRN’s immigration ban specifically targeting Muslims, some award winners used the opportunity to speak out against the atrocities that unfolded over the weekend.
Between Moonlight's win and Tracee Ellis Ross going Peak Tracee Ellis Ross with her win and her speech and her joy and her dress (and her dress and her dress and her dress) and Issa Rae not winning (yet) but reminding us that we probably should get used to seeing her at these types of events and nominated for those…