The 10 Most Magnificent Moments For Black Hollywood In 2015...And 2016 So Far

Yaaaaaaasssss! (Taraji P. Henson voice)

  1. 1

    "You Gon' Wait!"

    Taraji P. Henson wins Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama at the Golden Globes for her role as Cookie Lyon in "Empire." In true Cookie fashion when she's asked to wrap her speech, she responds: "I've waited 20 years for this. You gon' wait"! — You have to love and respect Taraji.

  2. 2

    Yes We Can!

    Viola Davis wins Best Drama Actress Emmy for #HTGAWM.

  3. 3

    "We No Longer Need to Ask to be Invited Anywhere"

    Jada Pinkett Smith boycotts the Oscars.

  4. 4

    Birth of a Film Revolution

    Nate Parker writes, produces and directs "Birth of a Nation," which inks a deal with Fox Searchlight for approximately $17.5M.

  5. 5

    50 Shades of #BlackGirlMagic

    Not only did the director get her own Barbie Doll, but Ava DuVernay also teamed with Oprah to create an original Television series based on the novel “Queen Sugar” written by Natalie Baszile.

  6. 6

    New Era

    "Straight Outta Compton" hits the box office, grossing $56.1M in the opening weekend and $161M in total.

  7. 7

    Idris FTW; He's Beastly!

    The actor becomes the first African-American and male overall to win two SAG Awards; Elba won for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for "Beasts of No Nation" and for Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Mini Series for "Luther."

  8. 8

    Michael Be Great

    Aside from giving a stellar performance in the film "Creed," Michael B. Jordan also just recently won the honor of being named Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in the motion picture at the NAACP Image Awards.

  9. 9

    Ease on Down the Road to Awareness

    NBC's "The Wiz" Live! premieres and giving a new generation the chance to experience the magic of the original all over again.

  10. 10

    Shine On, Girl!

    Regina King wins an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie for her work for "American Crime."

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