Spike Lee won his first Oscar Sunday during the 91st Academy Award for best screenplay adaptation for BlacKkKlansman.
The long overdue win was presented to him by his good friend Samuel L. Jackson. After Sam told him that his beloved NY Knicks broke their loosing strike he had the pleasure of reading his friend’s name. Spike walked to the stage where he promptly jumped into Sam’s arms, wrapping his legs around him.
Mahershala Ali took home his second Oscar for best actor in a supporting role for his role in Green Book.
He dedicated the win to his grandmother, “I want to dedicate this to my grandmother, who has been in my ear my entire life. Telling me that if I first I don’t succeed, try, try again. That I can do anything I set my mind to. Always, always pushing me to think positively.”
He won best supporting actor for Moonlight in 2017. He becomes the second black actor to win multiple Oscars, after Denzel Washington.
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Lisa Bonet and husband Jason Momoa arrived at the Oscar Award looking hot in matching outfits by Fendi. Jason wore a custom pink tux and Lisa rocked a pink Fendi Couture tea-length dress featured sequins and floral embellishments.
Regina King walked away with the Academy Award for best supporting actress at the Oscar Award Sunday night for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. The actress won every award leading up to the Oscars so she went in as the favorite to win. She thank her mom and God during her acceptance speech.
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R. Kelly turned himself in Friday after he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse against 4 alleged victims. The Trapped In The Closet singer arrived in van flanked by his security and walked through a throng of reporters to face the charges. Embed from Getty Images
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Jussie Smollett was arrested for filing a false police report where he bizarrely claimed he was attacked. Turns out the star of Empire is said to have paid two men to fake the attack.
Chicago police held a press conference and said Jussie staged the attack to get a better salary. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said, “This announcement today recognizes that ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smolett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career. I’m left hanging my head and asking why. Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations.”
Meanwhile, Jussie’s legal team released a statement saying, “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”