Fusion and All Def Digital, the fastest growing video programming brand in hip hop and youth culture, presented this week in Hollywood the first-ever All Def Movie Awards just days before the Oscars.
The live award show was hosted by a very funny Tony Rock and brightly honored industry legends Will Smith and Norman Lear. The light-hearted and fun spirited event took big steps to celebrate diversity in motion picture entertainment.
Awards were recognized by members of the All Def Academy with films BEASTS OF NO NATION, CHI-RAQ, CONCUSSION, CREED, DOPE and STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON listed as in competition.
Special guests included: Russell Simmons, Tony Rock, Ice Cube, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Mike Epps, Nick Cannon, Tyrese Gibson, Vivica A. Fox, Terry Crews, Marlon Wayans, King Bach, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, JB Smoove, Robert Townsend, Gary Owen, Wade Wilson, Affion Crocket, Bill Duke, Jerrod Carmichael, Regina Hall, Eva Marcille, Amber Rose, Quincy Brown, Elise Neal, Regina Taylor, Brett Ratner, Nicole Arbour, DJ Cassidy, Lil Rel, Mystic, Tre Melvin, J Snow, Robin Thicke, Tara Reid and many others.
“This is not really a protest. It’s a celebration,” Simmons said during the awards show. “It’s a celebration of a lot of people who otherwise would not be celebrated.”
Films were honored in the highest regard, including Best Picture winner STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON.
ALL WINNERS INCLUDED:
Straight Outta Compton
Accepted by Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Sanaa Lathan – The Perfect Guy
Michael B. Jordan – Creed
Ryan Coogler – Creed
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented by Tyrese Gibson
Presented by Jerrod Carmichael
Best Helpful White Person
(Accepted by Robin Thicke, who accepted “on behalf of all White People”)
Best Bad Muh Fu$&a Award
Most Quoted Movie
Presented to Ice Cube
Best Black Survivor in a Movie
Ice Cube as Danny Rich in Anaconda
presented by Gary Owen
Most Likely to Steal Your Girl Award
Fusion aired the show during the Oscars telecast.