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Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali pose with their Oscars.

The People of Color Who Won Big at the Oscars

…And the craziest, must-see moment of the night.

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Viola Davis to Star in 'Small Great Things' Film Adaptation

The 2016 novel tells the story of a Black nurse who is prosecuted after a White supremacist couple’s infant dies from a heart attack.

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Black Thespian Excellence Shines at SAG Awards

The “Hidden Figures” cast, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali dominated the film awards. 

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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'This is Us' Star Sterling K. Brown is Excited About the Future of Black Stories on Film and TV

“To be African-American and alive—it’s a good thing,” said the Emmy award-winning actor to The Undefeated. 

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'Hidden Fences' Isn't Real, but These Hilarious #GoldenGlobeErrors Tweets Are

The hashtag came in response to red carpet interviewer Jenna Bush Hager and award presenter Michael Keaton conflating the names of two predominantly Black movies, ”Hidden Figures” and “Fences,” during the Golden Globes broadcast.

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'Moonlight' Win, Tracee Ellis Ross' Speech and More Golden Globes Greatness

Ross, Viola Davis, Donald Glover and more Black Hollywood luminaries won big at last night’s awards. 

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August Wilson, Barry Jenkins, Donald Glover Nominated for WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America’s dual awards ceremonies will take place in New York City and Los Angeles on February 19.

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3 Questions With ‘Fences’ Star Jovan Adepo

We talked to Adepo, who plays the embittered son in “Fences,” about working with heavy hitters, the state of Black Hollywood and being a “revolutionary optimist.” 

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Black Women Dominate SAG Awards' Best Supporting Actress Nominations

It’s the first time since 2008 that women of color are a majority in that group.

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WATCH: Viola Davis' Moving Critics' Choice Awards Acceptance Speech

Davis received the #SeeHer Award.

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'Moonlight,' 'Atlanta' Earn Golden Globe Noms

Several directors, writers and performers of color in television and film were nominated for Golden Globes.

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ICYMI: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Dig Into 'Fences' With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Washington and Davis discussed their upcoming movie, adapted from August Wilson’s eponymous play, and its present-day resonance with the NBA legend and social activist for The Hollywood Reporter’s new cover story. 

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WATCH: Viola Davis Speaks Truth About the Marginalization of Black Film

The “Fences” star candidly addressed inclusion in film and television in at conversation with Tom Hanks for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

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WATCH: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Reprise Broadway Roles in 'Fences' Trailer

August Wilson adapted his own acclaimed play about a working-class Black family in Pittsburgh for the upcoming film, directed by Washington.