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16th Black Reel Award Winners: Creed Punches Its Way to the Top

  The boxing drama Creed delivered a TKO at the 16th Black Reel Awards, winning five awards: Outstanding Film, Outstanding Director (Ryan Coogler, Outstanding Actor (Michael B. Jordan) Outstanding Supporting Actress (Tessa Thompson) and Outstanding Screenplay (Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington). For a look at the full list of nominations go here. Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq found love with an Outstanding ...

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47th NAACP Image Awards: Creed, Compton, black-ish Big Winners

  The NAACP Image Awards don’t often get a lot of press but this year is different. In the face of the overwhelming backlash against the Oscars snubbing any acting nominees who are people of color, the timing and need for recognition by the NAACP couldn’t be more crucial. To be clear, this is (and always will be) more than ...

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2015-2016 Awards Tally: Who’s Won What?

  Here’s who’s won the critics and industry awards so far this season, leading up to the big one – The Oscars. After dominating the critics awards, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight took a back seat to The Big Short, which won the Producers Guild of America award, the most surefire precursor to the Best Picture Oscar. But then, ...

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REVIEW: ‘Creed’ (★★★★)

  In a year that has been filled with remakes, sequels and reboots it’s hard to imagine that what seems like another attempt to reboot the Rocky franchise (most recently was 2006’s Rocky Balboa) wouldn’t have a need to even exist. But make no mistake, this isn’t a seventh Rocky film, it’s the first Creed and it stands on its own. Not ...

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