*Lupita Nyong’o Oscar win was a moment to see at this year’s Oscars ceremony. Hence, today’s throwback to the first African-American to win the gold statue, Hattie McDaniel.
A recent story on TheGrio.com noted that although McDaniel won the best supporting actor Oscar for playing Mammy in “Gone With the Wind,” she sat at a segregated table during the event. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop her from delivering a classy acceptance speech when she made history with her win.
“I sincerely hope I shall always be a credit to my race and to the motion picture industry,” McDaniel stated during her acceptance speech. Continue reading
Actress Halle Berry attends the Fame and Philanthropy Post-Oscar Party at The Vineyard on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California
*Halle Berry is in the headlines today after hitting one of the post Oscar shindigs Sunday night and granting interviews on the red carpet.
The 47-year-old actress wore Versace to the Fame & Philanthropy Post Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, and admitted she’s still “working hard” to lose more baby weight since having her son Maceo with husband Olivier Martinez in October.
“This is vintage Versace,” the Oscar winner told People of her curve-hugging black gown. “It’s one of Gianni’s last pieces. I never go wrong with Versace. I love Versace. And you know, I’m not quite where I want to be with my body, so this was a great dress for me to wear tonight.”
Actor Will Smith presents Best Picture during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California
*One day before Will Smith handed out the Academy Award for Best Picture to “12 Years a Slave,” his movie “After Earth” was announced as the co-winner of this year’s Worst Picture at the 34th Golden Raspberry Awards “honoring” the worst movies and performances of the year.
Halle Berry in “Movie 43″
The other co-winner was sketch comedy pic “Movie 43,” featuring multiple Razzie winner Halle Berry. In addition to Worst Picture, “Movie 43” also earned Worst Director for its 13 directors (including Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Brett Ratner, and Bob Odenkirk), and Worst Screenplay for its 29 screenwriters.
Additional Razzies for “After Earth” include Worst Supporting Actor for Will Smith and Worst Lead Actor for son Jaden, who also teamed up to nab the Razzie for Worst Screen Combo.