Category Archives: Film

Media Questions Of The Week

Why are internet commenters suggesting that Jussie Smollet lied about being the victim of hate attack after he filed a police report? 

How will the public receive the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland when it airs on HBO in March? 

Why did the NFL break tradition and cancel the press conference for their Super Bowl halftime performers which is Maroon 5 this year? 

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Black Panther Receives Seven Academy Award Nominations

Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani announced the 2019 Oscar nominations Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Marvel Studio’s Black Panther received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Sound Editing, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Original Score, Original Song and Costume Design. Black Panther is the first comic book movie to get Best Picture Oscar nomination. The film became the highest earning film of 2018 in the United States and the second highest worldwide. 

The 91st Annual Academy Awards will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 24, 2019.

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Media Questions Of The Week

Why didn’t Black Panther win any Golden Globe awards after being nominated for Best Drama Picture, Best Original Song and Best Score? 

 

Will Mister Cee’s openness about his bisexuality help eradicate homophobia in hip-hop?  

Will R. Kelly’s career survive nationwide outrage, protests, and a criminal investigation in Georgia prompted by Surviving R. Kelly

 

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Media Questions Of The Week

 

What does Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks, think of the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly?

 

Were Kevin Hart and Ellen right about critics who took offense to Hart’s past homophobic Tweets being haters? Should Hart reconsider hosting the Oscars since Ellen contacted officials on his behalf?  

 

 

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Boots Riley Talks About Sorry To Bother You & More

Boots Riley talks to the Hollywood Reporter about trends, his debut film Sorry To Bother You and more. The film was one of the most intriguing to be released in 2018. Riley, who is also known as the founder of the Bay Area rap group The Coup, wanted to look at issues around capital and exploitation. Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson co-starred in the dark comedy distributed by Annapurna Pictures. 

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