Cicely Tyson Becomes The First Black Woman To Receive Honorary Oscar

The momentous occasion included sister legends Oprah, Ava DuVernay and many more. 

Legends in film united over the weekend to pay tribute to Cicely Tyson as she became the first black woman to receive an honorary Oscar for over 60 years of work in the industry.

The Academy's 10th annual Governors Awards took place Sunday (Nov. 18) with Ava DuVernay introducing the 93-year-old while celebrating her legendary career. She also received touching tributes from Oprah and Quincy Jones, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

“Her work, grace, dignity, class, humility and profound professionalism firmly placed her on the pedestal of Hollywood royalty, and now, at long last, I could not be more honored to say that tonight, Cicely Tyson receives her more than well-deserved Oscar,” Jones said while DuVernay cited Tyson for being  “the seed for so many of us, the rose that we adore.”

Tyson's lengthy career includes the films The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, A Woman Called Moses, WilmaRoots, and many others. The Tony and Emmy winner was given her first and last Oscar nomination for her role as Rebecca in the 1972 film adaption of Sounder. Many of her younger fans know Tyson for her work with Tyler Perry in the Madea franchise and Viola Davis on How To Get Away With Murder. 

Other guests included Lupita Nyong’o, Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, Barry Jenkins, Steve McQueen, Chadwick Boseman, Shonda Rhimes, Spike Lee, Anita Hill, Mahershala Ali, Michael B. Jordan and Dania Guria.

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Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' Won't Return To Netflix For Season Three

Nola Darling and the She's Gotta Have It cast will not return to Netflix for season three, according to Entertainment Weekly. Director Spike Lee revisited his 1986 feature film to create the series adaption in 2017.

Starring DeWanda Wise (Nola Darling), her character considers herself a free-spirited artist who weaves her intimate relationships and experiences, all while going toe-to-toe with the gentrification of her Brooklyn community.

The sudden cancellation arrived less than two months after season two aired earlier this summer. "While this is our last season, we're very proud that it will be on our service for years to come," Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement on Wednesday (July 17).

The nineteen-episode series also starred Anthony Ramos, Ifenesh Hadera, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, and Fat Joe. Musical selections featured on the show included Stevie Wonder, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Madonna, Erykah Badu, and Frank Ocean.

Lee is currently working on an upcoming film for Netflix titled Da 5 Bloods. The war drama tells the story of Vietnam veterans with appearances from Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), Delroy Lindo (The Good Fight), and Norm Lewis (Les Misérables).

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Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Keke Palmer And More Star in 'Hustlers' Trailer

On Wednesday (July 17), the trailer for the star-studded Hustlers film debuted, highlighting appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, Lizzo, and Cardi B.

Complex reports that Lorene Scafaria's drama is based on The Cut's article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler, who describes the story as "a modern Robin Hood story for you: a few strippers who stole from (mostly) rich, (usually) disgusting, (in their minds) pathetic men and gave to, well, themselves."

Cardi B will grace the box office for the first time, and writer/director Scafaria was determined to cast the "Money" artist in the feature film but it was not an easy task. Scafaria previously told Vulture, "I chased Cardi for two years," and admitted that the connection happened through a direct message. "I got back a 'We know, we'll get back to you,'" she said. "I didn't know if I was talking to her or somebody else."

Watch the Hustlers trailer above, that has already racked up 95,000 views on YouTube.

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Jharrel Jerome Earns First Emmy Nomination For "When They See Us"

Jharrel Jerome's powerful performance in When They See Us has earned the actor an Emmy nomination.

Announced Tuesday (July 16), the nominations were announced by comedians Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken) and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) at the Saban Media Center in Los Angeles. Some of the biggest nods were given to HBO's Game of Thrones and FX's critical darling, Pose. Billy Porter landed a Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination while Viola Davis snagged yet another Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy nod for her role on How To Get Away With Murder. 

But the streaming world also reigned supreme. Jerome earned his first nomination portraying Korey Wise of the Exonerated Five, also known as the Central Park Five for the Netflix film When They See Us. Directed by Ava DuVernay, Wise's performance was a true standout as he highlighted the importance of mental health and Wise's harrowing time in prison for a crime he was falsely accused of. He was also the only character to portray Wise as a youth and adult.

Co-star Niecy Nash also earned her first Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

The 21-year-old knows a thing or two about critical acclaim. He previously starred in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight which also took home an Austin Film Critics Association Special Honorary Award, an Ensemble Performance Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award and an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC) “Bodyguard” (Netflix) “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “Killing Eve” (AMC/BBC America) “Ozark” (Netflix) “Pose” (FX) “Succession” (HBO) “This Is Us” (NBC)

Comedy Series

“Barry” (HBO) “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime) “The Good Place” (NBC) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime) “Russian Doll” (Netflix) “Schitt’s Creek” “Veep”

Limited Series

“Chernobyl” (HBO) “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime) “Fosse/Verdon” (FX) “Sharp Objects” (HBO) “When They See Us” (Netflix)

Television Movie

“Black Mirror” “Bandersnatch” “Brexit” “Deadwood” “KingLear” “MyDinnerWithHerve”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”) Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) Billy Porter (“Pose”) Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”) Laura Linney (“Ozark”) Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”) Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”) Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”) Bill Hader (“Barry”) Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”) Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”) Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”) Benicio Del Toro (“Escape at Dannemora”) Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”) Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”) Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”) Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”) Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us”) Joey King (“The Act”) Niecy Nash (“When They See Us”)

Reality Competition

Variety Talk Show

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”) Julia Garner (“Ozark”) Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”) Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”) Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”) Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”) Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (“Game of Thrones”) Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”) Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”) Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”) Sian Clifford (“Fleabag”) Olivia Colman (“Fleabag”) Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”) Sarah Goldberg (“Barry”) Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”) Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”) Tony Hale (“Veep”) Stephen Root (“Barry”) Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Patricia Arquette (“The Act”) Marsha Stephanie Blake (“When They See Us”) Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”) Vera Farmiga (“When They See Us”) Margaret Qualley (“Fosse/Verdon”) Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Asante Blackk (“When They See Us”) Paul Dano (“Escape at Dannemora”) John Leguizamo (“When They See Us”) Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”) Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”) Michael K. Williams (“When They See Us”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”) Phylicia Rashad (“This Is Us”) Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away With Murder”) Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Angarano (“This Is Us”) Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”) Kumail Nanjiani (“The Twilight Zone”) Glynn Turman (“How to Get Away With Murder”) Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Sandra Oh (“Saturday Night Live”) Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”) Kristin Scott Thomas (“Fleabag”) Fiona Shaw (“Fleabag”) Emma Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Matt Damon (“Saturday Night Live”) Robert De Niro (“Saturday Night Live”) Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Peter MacNicol (“Veep”) John Mulaney (“Saturday Night Live”) Adam Sandler (“Saturday Night Live”) Rufus Sewell (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Structured Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS) “Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives” (Food Network) “Queer Eye” (Netflix) “Shark Tank” (ABC) “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” (Netflix) “Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program

“Born This Way” (A&E) “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel) “Life Below Zero” (National Geographic) “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1) “Somebody Feed Phil” (Netflix) “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

Host for a Reality or Competition Program

James Corden (“The World’s Best”) Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game Of Games”) Marie Kondo (“Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”) Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman (“Making It”) RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

Variety Sketch Series

“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV) “Documentary Now!” (IFC) “Drunk History” (Comedy Central) “I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman” (Hulu) “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) “Who Is America?” (Showtime)

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