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Kenton Library Hosts African American Genealogy Event Dec. 2

Stephen Hanks to present on genealogy resources and methods ...

PSU Hires New Police Chief

Donnell Tanksley brings policing philosophy rooted in community engagement to PSU ...

African American Portraits Exhibit at PAM Ends Dec. 29

Towards the end of its six month run, exhibit conveys the Black experience, late 1800s - 1990s ...

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...



Black Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians Must Respect the Black Press

Rosetta Miller-Perry discusses how Black celebrities snub the Black Press when they get “discovered” by the mainstream media ...

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...



Common and John Legend accept award at the 2015 Golden Globes
By Kam Williams | The Skanner News

Common (left) & John Legend won for song 'Glory' from 'Selma.' PAUL DRINKWATER / ASSOCIATED PRESS


The 2015 awards season was officially underway with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual recognition of the best in film and television.

An early indicator of Academy Award potential, the Golden Globes have established Boyhood as the early Oscar favorite. Directed by Richard Linkater, the time-lapse coming-of-age drama won in the Best Picture, Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) categories.

The festivities were co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who again toned down their act in comparison to their raunchy predecessor, Ricky Gervais. The celebrity-friendly emcees’ only exception involved a couple of potshots taken at two-time Golden Globes-winner Bill Cosby (for The Cosby Show).

During an opening monologue mention of the movie Into the Woods, Poehler stated that “Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby,” a reference to the dozens of women claiming the comedian once raped them after slipping a knockout drug into their drinks. Fey followed that joke with an uncanny imitation of the conspicuously-absent Cosby in which he confesses, “I put the pills in the people.”

Turns out there was no truth to the rumor that Selma would win for Best Picture despite an accidental, early posting on Friday to that effect on the official Golden Globe website. In fact, the stirring civil rights saga’s only trophy came for Best Song, “Glory,” a hip-hop anthem by John Legend and Common. It looks like Selma’s prospects might have been diminished by the allegations that it contains a couple of historical errors in its portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson.

Complete List of 2015 Golden Globe Winners

Best Picture, Drama: "Boyhood"
Best Picture, Comedy or Musical: "The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Director: Ricard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Best Actor, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Actress, Drama: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, "Big Eyes"
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Best Original Score: Johann Johannsson, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Original Song: "Glory" (music by John Legend, Common), "Selma"
Best Animated Feature Film: "How to Train Your Dragon 2"
Best Screenplay: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, "Birdman"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Leviathan" (Russia)

Best Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: "Fargo"
Best Comedy Series: "Transparent"
Best Dramatic Series: "The Affair"
Best Actor, Drama: Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Best Actress, Drama: Ruth Wilson, "The Affair"
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Best Actor, Miniseries or Made–for-TV Movie: Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"
Best Actress, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart"

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: George Clooney


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