Posts Tagged ‘Oscars’

Neither Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) nor Viola Davis (Doubt), who competed against each other in the Best Supporting Actress category, got to go home with the gold statuette last night. Well, it’s still an honor to be nominated. Separately, producers of Trouble the Water, an Oscar-nominated┬ádocumentary, based on the handheld […]


Kimberly Rivers Roberts and her husband, Scott, used her new video camera to capture the horror that was Hurricane Katrina and how it affected their community…in a very real way. Their footage, coupled with news footage and stylized film techniques, led to the development of the Oscar-nominated documentary Trouble the Water, in collaboration with two […]


80 years. 11 Black actors. 13 wins. 1st win in 1939. One in the 60s. Two each in the 80s and 90s. 7 in the 21st century. Of the roughly 300 winners (for acting) in Oscar’s 80-year history, only 13 gold statuettes — about 4% — have been given to a Black actor for a […]