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2017 is off to a great start for Viola Davis. On Thursday, she was received the first star of the year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is now the 2,597th entertainer to make the career mark. The announcement of the ceremony was made last month and by all accounts, Davis was hoping to treat the event as an ordinary day, according to USA Today.

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The 2016 BET Awards was epic and by far one of the best awards the Network has done so far. The show was hosted by “Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross who’s great  chemistry and playfulness energized fans and prepared audiences at the Microsoft Theater and across the world for a fun show. The show was hot from start with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar getting everyone in formation to the close out with the beautiful Sheila E honoring her mentor and friend Prince. I can recap the in between and share my behind the scenes photos after the break. READ MORE

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FreddyO loves the kids and I have this dope project that I want to share with you in celebration of Black History Month and the upcoming Women’s History Month staring two of my favorite little stars actresses Jaylin Simone and Jasmin Alyse. These little go getters decided to celebrate black history and actresses in an iconic way.

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 Talk about raw beauty!

 

Viola Davis and Lupita Nyongo went there for Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood 2016 special inside the March 2016 issue.  Go inside the pages to see their stunning makeup free and natural coif’d portraits, as well as a fresh faced Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Vanity Fair tapped 13 of cinema’s finest actresses for their 2016 Hollywood Portfolio issue.

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While the Oscars ignore some of Hollywood’s best actors and actresses, the SAG Awards seem to have gotten it right. Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah and Viola Davis all nabbed SAG Awards tonight. Celebrate with the ladies inside…

We are BEAMING with Black Girl Joy after three of our fave actresses brought home awards at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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“Orange Is The New Black” breakout star Uzo Aduba returned to this year’s award to add a few more trophies to her collection. Just like last year, Uzo copped the first award of the evening winning the Best Female Actor In a Comedy Series for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on the hit Netflix original series.

 

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This is her 2nd SAG Award in the category. Her facial expression says it all!

Peep her acceptance speech below:

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And that’s not all for Uzo…

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Repeating history for a 2nd time, the entire “OITNB” cast, including Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley and Vicky Jeudy, won for Best Ensemble In a Comedy Series. Their cast mate Danielle Brooks likely couldn’t make the awards show due to her Broadway stint on “The Color Purple.”

The cast totally embraces women of all colors, shapes and sizes and we love it! Congrats to them for winning the award for the 2nd year in a row.

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Queen Latifah brought home the Best Female Actor In a TV Movie for her role as musical legend Bessie Smith in the HBO biopic. It was well deserved as she nailed Bessie in the film.

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This makes Queen’s third SAG Award that will join her collection of trophies.

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And as you can see, she was super excited about her win.

During her acceptance speech, she encouraged people who don’t fit the mold that society says you should fit in to keep fighting and going after your dreams. Check it:

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And yet another winner…

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The fabulousness that is Viola Davis won Best Performance By An Actress In a Drama Series for her role as the tough, no ish taking lawyer Annalise Keaton in the hit ABC series “How To Get Away With Murder.” This win marks the esteemed actress’ 4th SAG Award.

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During her acceptance speech, she addressed how people react to her character Annalise Keaton not being likable. She said, “Why do I have to be a hero? Why do I have to be a mentor? My job as an actor is just to create a human being.” Peep her full speech above.

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After winning her award, Viola (with her husband Julius Tennon on her arm) stopped to chop it backstage about how important this award means to her.

In the press room…

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The Award winning actress addressed the Oscars boycott (“Openness is more important than boycotting”) and talked about diversity NOT being a trending topic. Check it above.

Congrats to all the ladies!

2015-Emmy-Awards-67th-Primetime-Emmy-Award-Nominations-AnnouncedThe 2015 Emmy Award nominations were revealed today and some of your favorite show made the list.  Find out what Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifa and Angela Bassett and more were nominated for inside.  READ MORE