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Over the course of his career, the late Paul Winfield was a critically acclaimed actor who was just the third Black person nominated for an acting Oscar. The Los Angeles native was born on May 22, 1939. Winfield spent a portion of his youth in Portland, Oregon before returning to his hometown to complete high […]

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners at this year’s Oscars will need to be quick, both in their walks to the stage and their acceptance speeches. Producers told nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards that they will have 90 seconds from the time their name is called until when their speech will need to […]

Just because Mary J. Blige has two Oscar nominations doesn’t mean that translates into coins. She claims that despite her history-making role in Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” she didn’t coup a dime. In court documents related to Mary’s upcoming divorce trial to ex-husband and manager Kendu Isaacs, she states her expenses overcame her salary. According to The […]

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Essence has chosen Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay for its March 2017 cover celebrating Women’s History Month. Pausing from her adaptation of the popular children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, the acclaimed filmmaker shot the cover two days before Christmas, fresh off a flight from northern California. Inside, DuVernay chats about everything from her Oscar-nominated documentary […]

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There wasn’t a dry eye in the house Thursday when Lupita Nyong’o delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honor for best breakout performance at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon. The 12 Years a Slave star and Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress confessed that as a […]

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An interview with 12 Years a Slave star and current Hollywood It Girl Lupita Nyong’o will be featured on ABC’s Countdown to the Oscars, a backstage pass to the Academy Awards, featuring Q&As with the nominees, rare footage of them before they were famous, and a special celebration of the 20th anniversary of Forrest Gump. Good […]