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“Gifted” Actress Octavia Spencer Likes To Get Involved with Movies That Have a ‘Heart and a Brain’

In the first half of her career, Octavia Spencer was considered a talented actress. But she was never thrilled with her obscure status. The anonymity changed when she won the 2012 supporting actress Academy Award for her part as the defiant maid in The Help. Add to that her recent

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Tim McGraw Talks Faith, Forgiveness, and How He Would Answer Those Who Have Problems With Octavia Spencer Playing God In “The Shack”

Country singer/actor Tim McGraw has spoken at length about his troubled upbringing — being raised by a bipolar man whom he thought was his father and then accidentally discovering during his adolescence that his biological dad was former New York Mets pitcher Frank “Tug” McGraw, who initially rejected him and

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WATCH: Viola Davis Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Fences’, Thanks Denzel Washington for Putting God ‘in the Driver’s Seat’

Viola Davis’ historic bid for her first Academy Award came to a close Sunday night, capping off with the actress winning a gilded statuette amid a monumental year for diversity in the awards race. (more…)

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LISTEN: Lecrae and Breyan Isaac Seek the “River Of Jordan” In New Song For “The Shack” Soundtrack

Grammy award winner Lecrae is back with a new uplifting track from the highly anticipated The Shack soundtrack, which stars Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. (more…)

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WATCH: Denzel Washington Delivers Motivational Speech At 2017 NAACP Image Awards

Denzel Washington took home the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Troy Maxon in the August Wilson adapted film Fences. As Washington, already a two-time Academy Award winning actor, continues to rack up awards as he heads to this year’s Oscar ceremony,

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Octavia Spencer says Diversity Among Oscar Season Movies “Is Not A Reaction To #OscarsSoWhite”

As Dorothy Vaughan in Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures, Octavia Spencer joins a cast of extraordinary characters working at NASA in the 1960s during the height of segregation and the struggle for civil rights. Along with Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and an entire team of gifted black women mathematicians, Vaughan was

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WATCH: Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Urges Oscar Nominees to ‘Stand Up’ Politically

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave an impassioned appeal to fellow members to "stand up" in politically turbulent times during her speech at Monday's Oscars nominees' luncheon. (more…)

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WATCH: New Clip From Movie Adaption of “The Shack” Shows Octavia Spencer Depicting God

“The Shack” is an upcoming “faith-based” film directed by Stuart Hazeldine and written by John Fusco, based on the 2007 novel of same name by William P. Young. In case you haven’t been paying attention, “faith-based” films are popular right now, serving a seemingly previously ignored chunk of the movie-going

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3 Milwaukee Girls Dress Up as ‘Hidden Figures’ Characters for School Project

Hidden Figures has inspired three girls in Milwaukee to dress up as the main characters in the hit movie. (more…)

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‘Hidden Figures’ Director Theodore Melfi says he Whitewashed Some Scenes because He Didn’t Want to Depict All White People as Racist

Director Theodore Melfi says he had to whitewash a couple of scenes in the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures because it’s not fair to depict ALL the white characters and the white establishment as racist, even though history says otherwise. (more…)

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WATCH: Taraji P. Henson Calls For Unity During her Tearful SAG Awards Speech

Sunday evening’s (Jan. 29) Screen Actors Guild Awards were highly political and emotional with every winner shining a light on love, acceptance and understanding. Taraji P. Henson helped usher in waves of love while receiving The Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” for

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Harvard’s 2017 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award Goes To Octavia Spencer

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, fresh off her nomination for a second Oscar, is heading to Massachusetts to pick up yet another award: Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. (more…)

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With 2017 Nominations, #OscarsSoWhite Is No More

The curse of #OscarsSoWhite has ended. (more…)

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2017 Oscar Nominations Announced: 14 For ‘La La Land,’ and 6 For Black Actors

Oscar voters showered the neo-musical “La La Land” with 14 nominations on Tuesday, a tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most in Academy Award history. But the academy also moved past two #OscarsSoWhite years by honoring six black actors — a record — and including diverse films

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