#BlackExcellence and the Oscars

The 90th Oscars ceremony took place last Sunday.  Beautiful gowns and well-fitted suits adorned the red carpet. Although, the overall ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel was slightly above heart rate, it was Black Hollywood that showed up and out.

 

On that Wakanda Flex

Wakanda flexed because it can. The highly anticipated Marvel film,  'Black Panther',  has surpassed all projections for the last two weeks and continues to captivate audiences. Once again, reminding Hollywood and it's homogeneous gatekeepers that diverse casts and narratives matter. 

Via Vanity Fair and PopSugar

 

Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph - The Duo We We've Been Waiting For

The two comediennes shared the stage to present some award I literally can't remember but it was their chemistry on stage that couldn't go unnoticed as well as Tiffany's white Alexander McQueen gown that she promised to wear as much she damn well pleased.  The duo shaded #Oscarssowhite in their monologue and kept the crowd laughing. I am not alone in saying that they would make for a dynamic hosting duo for the next Oscars and could definitely give Tina Fey and Amy Poehler a run for their money. So how about you go ahead and run them that contract and money ABC! 

 

Jordan Peele extends Black History Month

Jordan Peele made Oscar history being the first black screenwriter to win for writing his brilliant horror film and slight comedy that exposes and explores the nuances of modern racism.  It's so very well deserved!

 

Vanity Fair Captures THIS MOMENT.

Photo by Mark Seliger for Vanity Fair

Photo by Mark Seliger for Vanity Fair

If you are unaware of the magnitude of this photo, I would implore you to google each and every one of these names:  Regina Hall, Donald Glover, Ava Duvernay, Tracee Ellis- Ross,  Sarah Jones, Rashidah Jones, Lena Waithe, Angela Bassett, Dr. Ivara Esege, Mark Bradford, Chuck Lightning, Shonda Rhimes, Gabrielle Union, Chimmamanda Ngozi, Marianne Jean Baptiste, Mark Bradford , DeRay Mckesson, and Janelle Monae.

 

So cheers to #blackexcellence and the continued success of creators of color. Our collective stories and ideas matter and are breaking ceilings literally as I pen this post.