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Exclusive: Michael Kenneth Williams On Black Films Being ‘Snubbed’

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When it comes to award season, there’s been a lot of online chatter about the word “snubbed” and whether Black people are overusing it.

Last week, the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced and many of 2013’s Black films were not recognized. Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Fruitvale Station and Mandela were among the films shutout by the Academy, leading many people to argue that the projects had been “snubbed.”

While on the red carpet for the 20th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, HipHollywood caught up with Boardwalk Empire star Michael Kenneth Williams and asked thoughts on Black films not being recognized.

“I stay focused on the work and the fact that these films are being made,” Williams said when asked if the Black community is hyper-sensitive when Black films aren’t nominated. “The fact that Idris Elba made the Mandela film, the fact that we made 12 Years a Slave. The fact that Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker told the story of The Butler, that’s the most important thing. That these stories are getting out there so that the next generation can see what happened, and see what who was who, and see what their stories were.”

“It’s nice to be recognized by the awards but if not the important thing as an actor is to stay focused on the work. Enjoy what you do,” the actor explained.

What’s your take on the matter? Do you think Black Hollywood is being snubbed?

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Exclusive: So, Is The New “Friday” Movie Really Happening … Or Nah?!

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There’s Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next … and now maybe Last Friday?

Fans have been begging Ice Cube to bring back his uber popular Friday franchise for years. And now that his look-a-like son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., is killing the thespian game, just like his pops, a reboot seems all the more possible, right?

Just last week, comedian DC Young Fly posted a pic on Instagram teasing his fans about the possibility of himself and Jackson, Jr. filling the roles of Smokey (originally played by Chris Tucker) and Craig.

And of course fans went crazy. But when we chatted with O’Shea during the press day for his new action film “Den of Thieves”, he was a bit more reserved about the idea.

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