Hmmmm … should we all be saying “F- the Oscars”?
While many people are still upset by Selma star David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay’s Oscars snub, actors Chris Spencer and Anthony Anderson are taking a different approach.
While at the NAACP Image Awards luncheon, Spencer revealed his feelings towards the Academy, “F- the Oscars”, he told HipHollywood, “I don’t understand why we care so much about this trophy,” the Real Husbands of Hollywood creator continued. Anderson seemed to echo those sentiments when he stated, “We don’t need awards and awards shows to validate who we are.”
On the other hand, Selma star Niecy Nash felt a bit differently about the snub, especially since she saw firsthand the amazing accomplishments of both Ava and David. “Selma is an American story and I think Ava did a beautiful job. I think David Oyelowo’s performance was transformative and I definitely think there should have been a place for them at the table.”
The Oscars may have missed the mark, but Selma, Ava Duvernay and David Oyelowo were all nominated for NAACP Image Awards. You can read the full list of nominees here and watch the NAACP Image Awards when they air live Friday, February 6th on TV One.
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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