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11 Sep 2020
Halle Berry, who became the first African American to win the best actress Oscar, has called her historic win "one of my biggest heartbreaks" as she remains the only black actress to have won the award. Berry, 54, was presented the Best Actress award in 2002 for her role as Leticia Musgrove in indie drama…
4 Jul 2020
There is good news from the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) commonly called the Oscars. The Academy has extended invitation to three notable motion picture practitioners...
1 Jul 2020
Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian-British actress Cynthia Erivo and Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotosho were among those invited to join Hollywood's Academy on Tuesday, as the Oscars-awarding club opened its prestigious doors to a diverse crop of new members. In its efforts to increase female and ethnic minority membership, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
3 Mar 2020
Nigerian-British actress and singer, Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo, was the only black artist nominated for an Oscar in the recent Academy Awards in Hollywood for her role in Harriet which has grossed over $41.7 million at the box office.
Julia Roberts and Harriet Tubman
20 Nov 2019
Gregory Allen Howard, the screenwriter of 'Harriet' has opened up that a Harriet Tubman biopic was almost produced 25-years-ago. Although this sounds like an exciting news, he also made the shocking reveal that a studio executive had no idea that Tubman was black and even suggested Hollywood sweetheart, Julia Roberts for the role of Tubman.…
17 Nov 2019
Nigerian-British actress and Grammy winning singer Cynthia Erivo disclosed that she nearly gave up singing to be a spinal surgeon. The "Harriet" star revealed this in a chat with Emmy winning American actress Alfre Woodard on Variety's “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors”. Erivo said she had been singing since she was toddler. Her mother noticed…
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24 Jul 2019
The official trailer of Harriet has been released. Harriet is based on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman and tells the extraordinary tale of her escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history; it is…
19 Sep 2018
An American Tyler Holmes has kicked off an online petition to disallow British-Nigerian Cynthia Erivo from playing the role of American abolitionist and political activist, Harriet Tubman in the forthcoming film Harriet. The reason critics have said is that she is not American and does not know what it is like to be a slave.…

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