black actors

Celebrities Boycott Oscars for Lack of Diversity

By Ian Simpson Jan 18 – Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Monday they will boycott next month’s Academy Awards ceremony because black actors were shut out of nominations, and the Academy acknowledged it needed to do more to promote diversity. The Oscar acting nominees announced on Thursday lacked black performers

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Denzel Washington Awarded Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Honor

By Nichola Groom and Piya Sinha-Roy BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 11 – Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington joined the ranks of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro when he was awarded the Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday – only the third black actor to be recognized in the more than 60-year history

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