Viola Davis Becomes 1st Black Actress to Win Oscar, Tony and Emmy

Viola Davis made history when she walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 2016 film “Fences.” Davis became the 23rd person to complete the triple crown of acting, which is the term used to describe actors and actresses who have won at least one acting award at the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Tonys. Even more special, Davis is the first black woman to do so.

Before her award-winning role in “Fences,” Davis won an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on “How to Get Away with Murder” and two Tony Awards, first in 2001 for her work in “King Hedley II” and then again in 2010 for her work in the Broadway rendition of “Fences.”

Whoopi Goldberg also completed a triple crown of sorts, but her Tony came from producing the Broadway musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” not from acting. Davis’ achievement puts her in a group that includes acting legends like Al Pacino, Jessica Lange, and more.

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Here Are All The 2017 Academy Awards Winners

The 2017 Academy Awards wrapped up last night and the results are in. Moonlight took home the Academy Award for Best Picture, Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali both walked away with Supporting Role Oscars, and OJ: Made in America won Best Documentary Feature. It looks like the Academy took last year’s “Oscars So White” criticism seriously; here is the full list of award winners:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Cinematography
La La Land

Best Documentary Feature
O.J.: Made in America

Best Documentary Short Subject
The White Helmets

Best Foreign Language Film
The Salesman, Iran

Best Live Action Short
Sing

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Sound Editing
Arrival

Best Sound Mixing
Hacksaw Ridge

Best Production Design
La La Land

Best Visual Effects
The Jungle Book

Best Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Suicide Squad

Best Original Score
La La Land

Best Original Song
“City of Stars,” La La Land

Best Original Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight

Best Animated Feature
Zootopia

Best Animated Short Film
Piper

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis Fences

Best Film Editing
Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Directing
Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Picture
Moonlight

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Michael Blackson Fixes Remy Ma's Lyrics on "Shether" Nicki Minaj Diss

After Remy Ma made the long-speculated beef between herself and Nicki Minaj official with “Shether,” comedian Michael Blackson took to social media to give Nicki some words of condolence and reassurance. Listening to “Shether,” and intermittently pausing the track to interject, Michael Blackson corrects Remy’s harsh lyrics: “Hold up Remy, you are wrong,” he says, “Nicki don’t believe her, 360 deals are fine. Hold the f**k up, gonorrhea is very treatable, all you have to do is take a couple of antibiotics, Nicki Minaj you are good.” Watch above.

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Mahershala Ali Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, 1st Muslim w/ Oscar

Mahershala Ali wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the critically acclaimed movie, “Moonlight” at the 89th Acadamy Awards. With the win, Ali became the first Muslim to win an Oscar. Ali was raised as a Christian but later converted to Islam in 1999. He joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in 2001.

“I want to thank my teachers, my professors,” Ali said in his acceptance speech. “One thing they consistently told me […] was that it wasn’t about you. It’s not about you, it’s about these characters, you are a servant. You’re in service to these stories and these characters.”

He went on to thank “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and the film’s cast and crew. He also nodded to his wife and daughter, who was born four days ago.

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Christiano Felicio Steals a Triple Double From Dwyane Wade

Back in January of 1989 Michael Jordan led the Bulls over the Clippers with 41 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Scottie Pippen was also a key contributor, putting up 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, to complete a rare pair of triple-doubles by teammates of the same team in the same game.

On Saturday the Chicago was in the same position, with Jimmy Butler having scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds and 10 assists to go along with them, while Dwyane Wade headed into the final seconds of the game with 20 of his own points to go along with 10 assists. But it wasn’t to be, as he leapt into the air to collect his 10th rebound just before the buzzer, only to have it swiped from his possession by his own teammate, Cristiano Felicio.

“My teammate didn’t want me to be great,” Wade would quip after the game. He would later take to twitter to assure Felicio that it was all good and he had no hard feelings, but surely it was a tough board to lose. The Bulls tandem would have been just the eighth set of teammates to pull off double triple doubles in NBA history, and first since 2007 when Voice Carter and Jason Kidd did it with the Nets.

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