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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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The Oscars -- New Members Are Mostly Minorities ... But #OscarsStillSoWhite

29 June 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The Oscars added 683 new members to its voting body Wednesday ... in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite bruhaha, and while nearly half of the new class are minorities, it barely put a dent in the overall white and male demo. According to the Academy ... 46 percent of the new class are female and 41 percent ... people of color. Sounds like a lot, but when you factor in the pre-existing members it's only a 2-3%. Notable names on the list include Idris Elba, »

- TMZ Staff

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TV Scorecard: What Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed in 2016?

29 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Over the past two months, networks have been making major decisions about what shows will make the cut for Fall. Which shows will return this Summer? Which comedies and dramas are getting one final season? What is disappearing into the night, never to be seen again? Take a look below to find out the fate of your favorite shows, and if it's not on this list, it's probably on our previous scorecard! What's Been Renewed ABC Once Upon a Time: Just ahead of its highly anticipated 100th episode, the fantasy series has been picked up for its sixth season. Scandal: The heart-stopping political drama will return for a sixth season. Grey's Anatomy: The iconic medical drama is officially coming back for season 13! How to Get Away With Murder:: This crazy-addictive, insane show will be covering up murders for a third season. Modern Family: ABC's staple family comedy has been given another season. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Bet Awards 2016: Full Bet Awards Winners List

26 June 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2016 Bet Awards are officially underway at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, honoring the best in music, television, movies and sports from the past year. Hosted for the second year in a row by “Black-ish” co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the show is giving some of our favorite films, from “Creed” to “Beasts of No Nation,” “Dope” and more, a chance to add some final hardware to their awards cabinets.

In addition to those three movies, the Best Movie category is rounded out by “Concussion” and “Straight Outta Compton.” The acting races pit Kerry Washington against Viola Davis, Michael B. Jordan against Idris Elba, and more. Samuel L. Jackson and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams will both receive special honors, the former with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the latter with the Humanitarian Award. There’s also planned tributes to the late Muhammad Ali and Prince. »

- Zack Sharf

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Bet Awards Winners: Complete List

26 June 2016 4:53 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 2016 Bet Awards took place on Sunday night, honoring big names in music, film and television.

Beyonce, who kicked off the show with a fiery performance with Kendrick Lamar, was a big winner, winning video of the year for “Formation” as well as the Coca-Cola viewers’ choice award. Her album “Lemonade” was released in April, too late to be eligible for the awards — “Formation,” however, was released earlier in the year.

Bryson Tiller took home some big prizes as well: best male R&B/pop artist and best new artist. He was up for several other awards as well, including video of the year.

The ceremony aired live on Bet from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. See the list of winners below.

(Note — there were several awards that were not announced during the broadcast. This post will be updated when they’re announced.)

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- Variety Staff

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BET Awards Winners: Complete List

26 June 2016 4:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2016 BET Awards took place on Sunday night, honoring big names in music, film and television.

Beyonce, who kicked off the show with a fiery performance with Kendrick Lamar, was a big winner, winning video of the year for “Formation” as well as the Coca-Cola viewers’ choice award. Her album “Lemonade” was released in April, too late to be eligible for the awards — “Formation,” however, was released earlier in the year.

Bryson Tiller took home some big prizes as well: best male R&B/pop artist and best new artist. He was up for several other awards as well, including video of the year.

The ceremony aired live on Bet from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. See the list of winners below.

(Note — there were several awards that were not announced during the broadcast. This post will be updated when they’re announced. »

- Variety Staff

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Bet Awards 2016 Red Carpet Arrivals: See Karrueche Tran, Tia Mowry and More Stars

26 June 2016 3:49 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The stars are coming out to play, on the red carpet that is. It's finally time for the 2016 Bet Awards and some of your favorite celebrities are arriving at the annual show to celebrate mass achievement in black entertainment. In addition to the highly anticipated musical tribute to Prince, stars including Usher, Alicia Keys and Future are scheduled to perform on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Plus, a slew of familiar faces including Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union and Snoop Dogg will present some of the biggest awards of the night. Before the show begins at 8 p.m. sharp, we're taking a look at the fun, wild and unpredictable red carpet fashion at this year's show. »

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Stevie Wonder, French Montana, Fat Joe and Remy Ma Will Perform at Bet Awards

23 June 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Bet Awards are going "All the Way Up!" Bet announced the second slate of performers for its 16th annual award show on Thursday. Stevie Wonder, French Montana, Fat Joe and Remy Ma are all scheduled to take the stage for the June 26 live show. Previously announced performers include Usher, Future, Alicia Keys and Maxwell. Related Video: Stevie Wonder Performs Three Surprise Concerts in One Day! Sheila E., The Roots, D'Angelo and Janelle Monáe will honor Prince with a special musical tribute to the late pop icon. Not only is there a star-studded lineup, the list of presenters is also chock full of A-listers. »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Stevie Wonder, French Montana, Fat Joe and Remy Ma Will Perform at BET Awards

23 June 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The BET Awards are going "All the Way Up!" BET announced the second slate of performers for its 16th annual award show on Thursday. Stevie Wonder, French Montana, Fat Joe and Remy Ma are all scheduled to take the stage for the June 26 live show. Previously announced performers include Usher, Future, Alicia Keys and Maxwell. Sheila E., The Roots, D'Angelo and Janelle Monáe will honor Prince with a special musical tribute to the late pop icon. Not only is there a star-studded lineup, the list of presenters is also chock full of A-listers. DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Snoop Dogg, Birdman, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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The Birth Of A Nation Trailer Teases Nate Parker’s Tour-De-Force

22 June 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sundance darling The Birth of a Nation has fast become one of the early dark horses going into this year’s awards circuit – and it’s little wonder why.

Set against the antebellum South, Nate Parker’s creative tour-de-force – Parker wrote, directed, produced and starred in the inspired race drama – revolves around the true story of one Nat Turner, the slave and preacher who famously staged one of the most important uprisings in American history in the Virginia of 1830.

Indeed, early buzz for The Birth of a Nation on the festival circuit ensured Parker’s passion project became the highest sale in Sundance history, and you can get a gist of the drama that awaits in October via the movie’s official synopsis. Taking point as Nat Turner, Parker leads the charge as a “literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat »

- Michael Briers

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Dwyane Wade -- Naked Photo Shoot Was Weird ... Here's Why (Video)

22 June 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_4nsjn28p"]] Here's Dwyane Wade talking about the one Big hang-up he had when it came to stripping down naked for Espn ... and it ain't something you'd expect from the guy.  D-Wade was at Lax when we brought up the spread from Espn The Magazine's Body Issue  ... a spread his famous wife, Gabrielle Union, Loooveeed!!!  Check out his face when we read some of her tweets ... including the one where she wrote, "Why dontcha circle back to »

- TMZ Staff

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Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation gets a new trailer

21 June 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for the hotly anticipated drama The Birth of a Nation, which sees Nate Parker directing and leading a cast that includes Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Colman Domingo and Penelope Ann Miller; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth Of A Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities — against himself and his fellow slaves — Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

The Birth of a Nation is set for release on October 7th.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Must Watch: Full Theatrical Trailer for Nate Parker's 'Birth of a Nation'

21 June 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"To watch a strong man broken down is a terrible thing." Fox Searchlight has debuted the full theatrical trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, the award-winning film from Sundance this year about a slave uprising. The first trailer was powerful, but this one is even better. The cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Junior, Penelope Ann Miller and Aja Naomi King. I raved about this film at Sundance, and I'm waiting for it to connect with audiences worldwide when it opens. The song they're using for these trailers is lovely, and it adds an extra amount of emotional power. It's one of the best films this year and I recommend catching this in theaters. Here's the full theatrical trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, from Fox Searchlight's YouTube: Set against the antebellum South, The Birth »

- Alex Billington

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Brand New Trailer Hits for Nate Paker's 'The Birth Of A Nation'

21 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a brand new trailer for writer, director, producer and star Nate Parker’s powerful slave drama The Birth Of A Nation. The film also stars Armie HammerMark Boone Jr.Colman DomingoAunjanue EllisDwight HenryAja Naomi KingEsther ScottRoger Guenveur SmithGabrielle UnionPenelope Ann Miller, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Set against the backdrop of the antebellum South, The Birth Of A Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Check out the new trailer and let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Fox Searchlight will release The Birth »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Witness The Birth of a Nation in the new full-length trailer

21 June 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s still a little early to be making any kind of award-season predictions, but we’re pretty confident that The Birth of a Nation will turn up somewhere once nominations role out.

A full-length trailer for Nate Parker’s Sundance hit The Birth of a Nation was just released, and it’s confirming our beliefs about this being one to watch. Nate Parker also stars in the film as Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who leads a rebellion against slave-owners in the antebellum south. Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, and Aja Naomi King also star.

Based on the incredible true story, The Birth of a Nation also takes its title from the infamously and overtly racist D.W. Griffith film of the same name, originally released in 1915. Parker’s re-imagining of the film looks incredibly powerful, and it will inevitably end up on some “Best of 2016” lists come the end of the year. »

- Amanda Wood

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Full Trailer: ‘We’ll Fight, and We’ll Number in the Hundreds’

21 June 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The fiery full-length trailer of Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” debuted on Tuesday, set to the tune of Grammy-nominated artist Andra Day’s “Rise Up.”

Filled with the sound of rattling chains and the cracking of whips, the trailer offers up a riveting peek into world that led to the famous Nat Turner Rebellion.

“Lord’s spoken to me — visions of what’s to come. The rise of good against evil,” said Turner (Parker) in the trailer, among a group of fellow slaves.

“What we gunna do?” he’s asked.

“We’ll fight. Once it begins, our brothers and sisters will join. And we’ll number in the hundreds. Thousands even.”

The film, which had its premiere at Sundance, won over critics and audiences at the fest, receiving the grand jury prize and audience award. It was sold to Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million, which set the record »

- Lamarco McClendon

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Oscar Frontrunner ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Debuts Official Trailer

21 June 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The frenzy of Hollywood’s awards season may be far off, but one thing is certain: Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” can already claim itself a frontrunner. Between the film’s multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival and its record-breaking deal with Fox Searchlight totaling $17.5 million—not to mention its release following two years of the Academy Awards’ #OscarsSoWhite controversy—the buzz is undeniable. Parker, who directed, co-wrote, and produced the film, plays Nat Turner, the African-American slave and preacher who led a historic rebellion against slavery in antebellum Virginia. Co-starring Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union, and Armie Hammer as slaveowner Samuel Turner, “The Birth of a Nation” offers a wealth of powerful screen performances, as evidenced by the new trailer below. “I can write a book about Nat Turner...but if I make a film about it, especially in this climate, »

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Trailer: Nate Parker Is a Child of God in New Look at His Sundance Prizewinner

21 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” has been among the most buzzed-about, anticipated films of the year since it premiered in Park City this January. The slavery drama set a Sundance record when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million; it also took home the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition. Watch the film’s new trailer below.

Read More: Nate Parker’s 10 Huge Lessons from Making ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Parker, who wrote, directed and co-produced, also stars as Nat Turner, a slave and preacher who in 1831 led a slave uprising in Georgia. Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union all co-star in “The Birth of a Nation,” whose use of the title made famous by D.W. Griffith’s 1915 film is no coincidence.

Read More: Fox Searchlight Sets Oscar Friendly »

- Michael Nordine

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A Revolt Begins in Full-Length Trailer For Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’

21 June 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While Free State of Jones is getting a prime summer release date this week, another slave drama, Nate Parker‘s writing-directing debut The Birth of a Nation, will arrive in the heat of the fall awards season. Picked up by Fox Searchlight for a record $17.5 million, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner tells the true story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. They’ve now released the emotional and fiery full-length trailer, along with a fantastic poster.

I said in my review, “Directed, written, produced by, and starring Nate Parker, the Nat Turner biopic The Birth of a Nation is an unflinching and hopeful call to action where the helmer’s passion can be felt in every frame. By nodding to D. W. Griffith’s controversial, formally groundbreaking 1915 film, Parker is forging a new cinematic history for one of America’s most shameful eras. What’s lacking in aesthetic cohesion, »

- Leonard Pearce

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