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  • Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Believe ‘Selma’ Was Snubbed

    Jan 26, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Despite the uproar over “Selma” supposedly being snubbed by the Academy for this year’s Oscars, Octavia Spencer believes differently. During a sit-down interview with HipHollywood.com, the “Black or White” star weighed in on the situation, as she seemed to think folks may be overreacting with talk of “Selma” being completely overlooked. “I don’t understand what […]

  • Oprah Winfrey Leads Hundreds in MLK Day Selma March (Pics)

    Jan 19, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie “Selma” marched with hundreds in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events around the nation ushering in Monday’s federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader. Winfrey was joined on the front line with the film’s director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo, […]

  • Spike lee Gives Ava DuVernay Advice on Oscar Snub: ‘F**k ‘em’

    Jan 19, 15 by Deron Dalton 3 Comments

    *Last Thursday the 2015 Academy Award nominations were announced and the Oscars quickly drew criticism for pretty much shutting out people of color. Black Twitter created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite while blasting the Academy Awards for not nominating anyone of color — specifically the obvious “Selma.”

  • George Lucas: ‘Selma’ Should’ve Received Director, Actor Oscar Noms

    Jan 16, 15 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *One of the greatest filmmakers of all time believes that “Selma” was robbed when the Academy Award nominations were announced. “There’s always controversy. That’s why I’m not a member,” George Lucas, the director of “Star Wars,” told “CBS This Morning” on Friday. The director, 70, felt that “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo […]

  • Oprah, Other ‘Selma’ Cast Members to March in Selma on Sunday

    Jan 16, 15 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Cast members and producers of the Academy Award-nominated film “Selma” will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by leading a commemorative march with Selma residents on Sunday in Selma, Ala. Director Ava DuVernay, stars David Oyelowo and Common as well as the film’s producers Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will participate in the […]

  • Sharpton Notes Parallel of Ferguson & Oscars ‘Appalling’ Lack of Diversity

    Jan 16, 15 by Qwest7 3 Comments

    *Thursday’s announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations hit a sour note for many people as social media exploded with reaction to the notable absence of people of color. Among those voicing their disappointment was the Rev. Al Sharpton, who issued his thoughts on the situation in a statement. “The lack of diversity in Thursday’s Oscar […]