The 88th Annual Academy Awards plunged right into the reverie of #OscarsSoWhite and host Chris Rock returned amid the controversy to ensure that the much-hyped ceremony would be #SoBlack that the mostly white audience would be fumbling in the dark for the light switch.
The 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards took place on Saturday – in typical fashion – since it is of course, the day before the Oscars.
Los Angeles was sunny and bright and comfortably warm as the stars of the big screen gathered to celebrate the bold, the talented and the diverse.
Idris Elba and Abraham Attah
Vanity Fair has unveiled the roster of actresses that were selected to pose for its annual Hollywood issue and for the most part, the esteemed gathering features a not so surprising list of recipients.
Obviously the goal was to project the solidarity between the old timers and those on the rise as well as the talented mainstays. There are also a handful of this year’s Oscar nominees thrown in the mix.
The Golden Globes took place on Sunday night, with host Ricky Gervais returning to wreck more chaos and mayhem.
The British comedian actor did justice to Caitlyn Jenner and Ben Affleck among others but his antics paled in comparison to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Taraji P. Henson.
Tarai P. Henson in custom Stella McCartney
The nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday morning in Hollywood by two of the industry’s rising stars, John Boyega who will be seen in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Elizabeth Olsen, star of Avengers: Age of Voltron.