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Memes, Meryl Streep, and Angela Bassett: BA Black History: Halle Berry BA Black History: Halle Berry - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know, HalleBerry was the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Halle Berry’s performance in “Monster’s Ball” won her the 2002 Oscar for Best Actress at the 74th Academy Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This moment is so much bigger than me,” Berry said the night of her legendary win. “This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me: Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, a black woman hasn’t won the award since. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the wake of the 2002 award, several celebrities came forward to denounce the sexism and racism within the award show. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While it had been 74 Academy Award shows with nominees for Best Actress, including DorothyDandridge, AngelaBassett, DianaRoss, CicelyTyson, and WhoopiGoldberg, black women seem to always fall short for the award. But in the event that a black woman is willing to perpetuate a stereotype, many felt that would be the only way a black actress would be recognized. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I wasn’t going to be a prostitute on film,” Bassett said of Berry’s award winning role, explaining why she turned it down. “I couldn’t do that because it’s such a stereotype about black women and sexuality. Film is forever. It’s about putting something out there you can be proud of 10 years later. I mean, Meryl Streep won Oscars without all that,” she said, maintaining that she was proud of Berry and her accomplishment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year, 15 years after Berry’s historic win, the Academy nominated black actors and actresses in every acting category. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will a black woman win this year? What are your thoughts? BABlackHistory
Memes, Meryl Streep, and Angela Bassett: BA Black History: Halle Berry
BA Black History: Halle Berry - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know, HalleBerry was the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Halle Berry’s performance in “Monster’s Ball” won her the 2002 Oscar for Best Actress at the 74th Academy Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This moment is so much bigger than me,” Berry said the night of her legendary win. “This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me: Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, a black woman hasn’t won the award since. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the wake of the 2002 award, several celebrities came forward to denounce the sexism and racism within the award show. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While it had been 74 Academy Award shows with nominees for Best Actress, including DorothyDandridge, AngelaBassett, DianaRoss, CicelyTyson, and WhoopiGoldberg, black women seem to always fall short for the award. But in the event that a black woman is willing to perpetuate a stereotype, many felt that would be the only way a black actress would be recognized. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I wasn’t going to be a prostitute on film,” Bassett said of Berry’s award winning role, explaining why she turned it down. “I couldn’t do that because it’s such a stereotype about black women and sexuality. Film is forever. It’s about putting something out there you can be proud of 10 years later. I mean, Meryl Streep won Oscars without all that,” she said, maintaining that she was proud of Berry and her accomplishment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year, 15 years after Berry’s historic win, the Academy nominated black actors and actresses in every acting category. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will a black woman win this year? What are your thoughts? BABlackHistory

BA Black History: Halle Berry - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know, HalleBerry was the first black woman to win the Acade...

Denzel Washington, Memes, and Politics: VETERANS "MAKING A MOVIE ISALUXURY, IT SA GIFT SEND YOUR SONTO IRAQ... THATS DIFFICULT DENZEL WASHINGTON During a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, actor Denzel Washington was asked about his worst jobs. He replied: "I was a garbage man...you get eight hours of work, but you can do it in three. So you can go home as soon as you finish. Post office, you get three hours of work, and you make it last eight. I did both. I liked being a garbage man better." Then Washington made a salient point about the film and television industry: "They weren't bad jobs. Just like people say: 'Oh, the difficulty of making a movie.' I'm like, listen, send your son to Iraq-that's difficult. It's just a movie. It's like, relax. I don't play that precious nonsense. It's like, oh, a movie. Get outta here. Your son got shot in the face? That's difficult. Making a movie is a luxury; it's a gift. It's an opportunity, and most importantly, it's a gift. Obviously, everybody here is talented enough to do that, but don't get it twisted. It's just a movie. It ain't that big a deal." Denzel Washington is absolutely right. He hit the nail on the head. Hollywood stars have exaggerated their influence and their importance in American society too much: they are trying to teach Americans life and convince them that Trump is a bad choice. Such actresses as Meryl Streep are too pretentious. They should refrain from political commentaries and stop pretending to be great connoisseurs and fathers of the nation. It would be better for everyone. veteranscomefirst veterans_us Veterans Usveterans veteransUSA SupportVeterans Politics USA America Patriots Gratitude HonorVets thankvets supportourtroops semperfi USMC USCG USAF Navy Army military godblessourmilitary soldier holdthegovernmentaccountable RememberEveryoneDeployed Usflag StarsandStripes
Denzel Washington, Memes, and Politics: VETERANS
 "MAKING A MOVIE ISALUXURY,
 IT SA GIFT SEND YOUR SONTO IRAQ...
 THATS DIFFICULT
 DENZEL WASHINGTON
During a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, actor Denzel Washington was asked about his worst jobs. He replied: "I was a garbage man...you get eight hours of work, but you can do it in three. So you can go home as soon as you finish. Post office, you get three hours of work, and you make it last eight. I did both. I liked being a garbage man better." Then Washington made a salient point about the film and television industry: "They weren't bad jobs. Just like people say: 'Oh, the difficulty of making a movie.' I'm like, listen, send your son to Iraq-that's difficult. It's just a movie. It's like, relax. I don't play that precious nonsense. It's like, oh, a movie. Get outta here. Your son got shot in the face? That's difficult. Making a movie is a luxury; it's a gift. It's an opportunity, and most importantly, it's a gift. Obviously, everybody here is talented enough to do that, but don't get it twisted. It's just a movie. It ain't that big a deal." Denzel Washington is absolutely right. He hit the nail on the head. Hollywood stars have exaggerated their influence and their importance in American society too much: they are trying to teach Americans life and convince them that Trump is a bad choice. Such actresses as Meryl Streep are too pretentious. They should refrain from political commentaries and stop pretending to be great connoisseurs and fathers of the nation. It would be better for everyone. veteranscomefirst veterans_us Veterans Usveterans veteransUSA SupportVeterans Politics USA America Patriots Gratitude HonorVets thankvets supportourtroops semperfi USMC USCG USAF Navy Army military godblessourmilitary soldier holdthegovernmentaccountable RememberEveryoneDeployed Usflag StarsandStripes

During a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, actor Denzel Washington was asked about his worst jobs. He replied: "I was a garba...