Tag: CHADWICK BOSEMAN

Homecoming Queen: Phylicia Rashad Is the New Dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts

Phylicia Rashad attends the Netflix Premiere for Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” at Metrograph on January 13, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images) “You learn something once, and it’s yours for life…you’ve got big dreams, you want fame. Well, fame costs, and right here is where you start paying—in sweat.” Advertisement […]

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The Producers Of The Oscars Planned The Show Around A Likely Chadwick Boseman Win, Admits Steven Soderbergh

The 2021 Oscars were generally seen as a noble semi-failure, though even that descriptor seems harsh. For everything that didn’t work (the weirdly rushed In Memoriam segment, for one), there were two, maybe even three experiments that did (the cool opening long take, arguably the longer speeches). There was one failure that trumped them all: […]

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Hop in MCU Lovers, We’re Going-Going, Back-Back to Wakanda

Screenshot: Twitter/Marvel Studios Ahh, Wakanda. The destination of my dreams, the city of my slumber, the vibranium-filled vessel of all that is Black and holy. Advertisement The time will soon come, dear brethren and sistren, to take the trek back to our favorite fictional motherland for the sequel to the box office record-smashing, Blackity-black movie: […]

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Anthony Hopkins’ Team ‘Pleaded’ With The Oscars To Let Him Do His Acceptance Speech Over Zoom, But They Were Turned Down

The 2021 Academy Awards show ended not with a bang but a whimper. The money seemed to be on the late Chadwick Boseman winning a posthumous Best Actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The producers even made that category the last of the evening, expecting some big close. Instead the trophy went to Anthony Hopkins […]

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Oscars-Themed Chadwick Boseman NFT Creator Apologizes After Backlash

Image: Twitter/Andre O’Shea The late actor and playwright Chadwick Boseman was not awarded the Oscar last night for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as many fans had hoped. Instead, he got another tribute as part of an unofficial Oscars swag bag promo: a garish non-fungible token that renders a gold bust of Boseman’s head […]

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People Aren’t Thrilled About Chadwick Boseman’s Swag Bag NFT, Especially After His Oscars Snub

The Oscars’ seemingly planned big tribute ending for the late Chadwick Boseman may have gotten spoiled, but there were plenty of reminders of the actor’s life and legacy at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Not all of them thrilled viewers, though, especially after Boseman failed to snag a posthumous Best Actor award for Ma Rainey’s […]

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The 2021 Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Montage Looked Back At A Heartbreaking Year

It’s the most heartrending part of any Oscars ceremony: the “In Memoriam” montage is a chance to reflect on those in the industry who’ve passed in the previous 12 months. But this last year was different: Along with taking half a million lives globally, the pandemic — and the murder of George Floyd — put […]

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Chadwick Boseman Has Been Honored With An NFT Given To Those Attending The Academy Awards

To those lucky enough to attend the Academy Awards every year, the gift bags are the stuff of legend. There’s always some pricey goodies stuffed in there, handed to massive movie stars and below-the-line technicians alike. But those attending the pandemic-era Oscars this year got a little surprise: NFTs honoring the late Chadwick Boseman. NFTs, […]

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A Healthier Him: What Men Need to Know About Preventive Care

Photo: Roman Zaiets (Shutterstock) Fun fact: Many diseases that are common in our community are highly treatable if found early. This is good news! However, for a myriad of reasons, getting men to go to the doctor can be difficult at best, and impossible at worst. Unfortunately, it often takes the loss of a loved […]

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Thousands of Fans Are Apparently Petitioning to Get King T’Challa Recast, and No. Just No.

Chadwick Boseman attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) No. No. No. Nononononononononono. Gif: Giphy Advertisement What we’re not going to do is this. I won’t stand for it. I don’t even want to entertain the thought of […]

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Netflix to Air Special Providing an Intimate Look at Chadwick Boseman’s Artistic Process

Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room during the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp (Getty Images) “Chadwick Boseman forever.” It’s a statement many of his fans and peers have expressed in Boseman’s honor as the indelible mark he’s left on the world will truly live on forever, […]

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BAFTAs 2021: Daniel Kaluuya, Bukky Bakray, Remi Weekes Among Winners

Daniel Kaluuya attends Toast To The Arts Presented By Remy Martin on March 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California; Bukky Bakray attends the “Rocks” premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on September 05, 2019 in Toronto, Canada; Remi Weekes attends the Netflix “His House” Midnight Premier on January 27, 2020 in Park City, […]

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SAG Awards 2021: Daniel Kaluuya, Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Among Winners

Daniel Kaluuya attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Viola Davis at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Chadwick Boseman attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Kevork Djansezian/Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) […]

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Netflix Is Not Fooling Around With Its New Black Content in April 2021

Concrete Cowboy; Zero; Thunder Force; YasukePhoto: Netflix Do you already have a headache from reading various articles that you thought were real—only to be reminded that it’s April Fools’ Day and every shock tweet or news is a whole-ass lie? Well, I hope I can ease your tension with this next lineup from Netflix’s Strong […]

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Eddie Murphy to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame at 2021 NAACP Image Awards

Eddie Murphy speaks onstage during the LA Tastemaker event for Comedians in Cars on July 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills City.Photo: Emma McIntyre for Netflix (Getty Images) Legendary comedian and actor Eddie Murphy is set to be honored at the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards this year. Advertisement In a press release sent to The […]

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Ryan Coogler Says Balancing Grief and Working on Black Panther 2 Is ‘the Hardest Thing’ of His Career

Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman pose on arrival for the European Premiere of ‘Black Panther’ on February 8, 2018. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images) It’s been over six months since the death of Chadwick Boseman and grieving that loss is an ongoing process for his loved ones, fans and peers. It’s an […]

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BAFTAs 2021: Radha Blank, Alfre Woodard, Dominique Fishback Among the Nominees

Radha Blank attends Sundance Institute’s ‘An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro’ on January 23, 2020 in Park City, Utah; Alfre Woodard attends the “Clemency” New York screening on December 09, 2019 in New York City; Dominique Fishback gets ready for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards on March 07, 2021.Photo: Rich Polk for IMDb/ […]

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AAFCA 2021: Regina King, Andra Day, Chadwick Boseman Among Winners

Regina King attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California; Andra Day attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Chadwick Boseman poses at the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Kevork Djansezian/Valerie […]

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Critic’s Choice Awards 2021: Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega Among Winners

Chadwick Boseman attends The 2018 ESPYS on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Daniel Kaluuya attends the “Queen & Slim” UK Premiere on January 28, 2020 in London, England; John Boyega attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 After Party on February 02, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by /Getty Images)Photo: Alberto E. […]

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What’s New and Black on Netflix in March 2021? Well, You Can Get On Up and Pay Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Get On Up (2014)Photo: Universal Pictures LMAO, you (racists who send us hateful emails for every little thing) thought we were going to stop talking about Black-ass content now that Black History Month is over?! Ha! Welcome to The Root! This month—also known as the month where we’re all going to see Facebook memories chronicling […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society and Amazon Broaden Relationship, Ink First-Look Film Deal

Michael B. Jordan attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California.Photo: Paras Griffin for BET (Getty Images) Michael B. Jordan, star of the Creed franchise and Just Mercy is continuing to build upon his relationship with Amazon Studios. This year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” has secured a first-look […]

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Critics Choice Awards 2021 Nominations Announced; Taye Diggs to Host

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020), Da 5 Bloods (2020), The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021), I May Destroy You (2020)Photo: Netflix, Hulu, HBO It’s time for the critics to have their say during awards season! The film nominations for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced on Monday following […]

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SAG Awards 2021: Michaela Coel, Regé Jean Page, Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya Among Nominees

Michaela Coel attends the World Premiere of “Been So Long” on October 12, 2018 in London, England; Regé-Jean Page attends the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star BAFTAs Pre Party on January 22, 2020 in London, England; Viola Davis attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment on December 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; […]

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Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, John David Washington Among Honorees at Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema

Chadwick Boseman attends the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018 in Santa Monica, California; Delroy Lindo poses with AOL at the Maxim Party at Centennial Hall at Fair Park on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas; John David Washington attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2019 in […]

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Golden Globes 2021: Regina King, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Andra Day, Daniel Kaluuya and Leslie Odom Jr. Among Noms

Regina King, left, on set of One Night In Miami; Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Andra Day in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday; Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah; Leslie Odom, Jr. in One Night In Miami.Photo: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Warner […]

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Chadwick Boseman’s Widow Simone Ledward Makes Rare Appearance to Receive Actor’s Tribute at 2020 Gotham Awards

Taylor Simone Ledward and Chadwick Boseman attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) On Monday night, the 30th Annual Gotham Awards took place both virtually and in person at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Even though the format of the […]

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BTS Had Basically All Of 2020’s Most Popular Tweets

Earlier this month, Twitter shared a blog post outlining the most liked and retweeted tweets of 2020, but it doesn’t quite tell the whole story, as the gravity of BTS’ impact on the platform wasn’t done justice. Of the year’s top ten most-liked tweets, two of them were from @BTS_twt, making it the only account […]

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