I don’t think I’ve ever been more invested in an awards season. I have to say with the past two years of Oscars-so-white frenzy, I was beginning to think things would never change. And maybe all the blackness on display, this year, is a fluke, but if I’m being honest. They can’t continue to ignore us. And last year, black folks put in that work on the silver and small screen and gave us some of the most gripping television and movies that I’ve seen in a long time.
I already gave my spiel on the Golden Globes. Check it out here.
Hidden Figures and Moonlight continue to snatch these trophies. The SAG awards happened and it was magical. Taraji said what she said and all was well in the land. Indeed, Catherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn are hidden figures no more.
Without question, 2016 was an unprecedented year in music. I mean…
And we can quibble over who had the best album, but personally, Coloring Book, was my personal favorite, hands down. The come-up for this young man has been astounding and I’m proud of him like he was my own brother. And this just in…
But I’m projecting this year’s Grammy ceremony to be a veritable smorgasbord of black excellence.
And we can’t forget about the coup de gras. The Oscars.
(Check out my post about my feelings on the noms here).
I don’t want to speculate, but I have a hunch – and its just a hunch – that Moonlight is taking Best Picture.
And that’s all I have to say about that.