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Oscars So Diverse

An Asian, a Hispanic and two African-Americans all won Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards last night, which discarded old traditions for new ones. Gone was the Academy president’s customary speech with longer monologues padding out the biggest night in show business. Host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in addressing …

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Pre-Oscar Gala Celebrates Female Directors in Television and Film

As a prelude to the Academy Awards on Sunday, Uptown Magazine held a pre-Oscar gala celebrating “Women Directors in Television and Film.” Dee Rees, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stella Meghie and Chandra Wilson were recognized for Their Outstanding Achievements in TV and Film. Jurnee Smollette-Bell, DeWanda Wise, Denise Boutte, Tika Sumpter and …

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Trendy’s Oscar Favorites

It’s just a few days till the annual Academy Awards and there’s plenty to look forward to for Sunday’s lineup: speeches, surprise winners, golden statuettes and glittering gowns. With less than a week to go till the film industry’s biggest night, Trendy Africa has delved into its fashion archives to …

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Oscar Nominees Daniel, Dee, Bryant and Blige Attend Annual Luncheon

More than 175 Oscar nominees attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. An annual event, the Oscars Nominee luncheon is a chance to meet fellow nominees and hear from important speakers in the film-making community. Academy President John Bailey spoke at the event, …

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Denzel Washington Scores His Ninth Nomination

In an Oscar race sprinkled with fresh faces, one individual of color stands out and that’s Denzel Washington. A familiar face in the Academy’s 90-year history, Washington has received nine nominations in his 40-year acting career, winning just two of those golden statuettes. His latest nomination, a best actor nod, …

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‘Glory’ wins an Oscar

Common and John Legend- Bringing Oscar ‘Glory’ to ‘Selma.’ (Photo by Jason Merritt Getty Images Entertainment). After the controversy the film received over snubs for its cast and director, “Selma” did get an Oscar after all. At least, the theme song “Glory” won the Best Original Song trophy for performers …

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The Countdown to Hollywood’s Biggest Night Begins

Jennifer Hudson previously won best performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, 2007. The countdown to the movie industry’s biggest night is underway. Road closures have been finalized, presenters have been announced and the red carpet’s been rolled out. The annual awards ceremony, which honors …

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Common, John Legend to perform at Oscars

Oscar nominees Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song “Glory” at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “Common and John Legend are artists who have always lifted our spirits and made us think,” said Zadan and Meron. “The Oscar stage is that …

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