There is no doubt that 2014 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good, like Lupita Nyong’o’s first Oscar win, to the bad, like Bill Cosby’s string of sexual assault allegations, there was no shortage of events to talk about.
“Your Dreams Are Valid”
Lupita Nyong’o’s role in “12 Years A Slave” not only netted the 31-year-old various endorsements and an Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress, it also made her a role model for countless of people. Following her acceptance speech, Nyong’o made a memorable speech, in which she said; “When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid.”
Aaliyah Biopic Fail?
When Lifetime announced the development of an Aaliyah biopic, fans were not pleased with the casting for the starring role, which was initially held by actress and singer Zendaya Coleman. Following a slight casting shift with the coveted role, which was instead played by actress Alexandra Ship, the film’s Nov. 15 premiere was met with much criticism on social media. But despite the viral backlash, the film drew 3.2 million viewers during its debut airing.
Black History On Broadway
Audra McDonald made history this year when she became the Tony Awards’ most decorated actress. McDonald won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” putting her ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for the most competitive wins by an actress.
Kimye Tie The Knot
The greatest wedding of “all time” took place this year as Kanye West formally made reality star, Kim Kardashian his wife. The pair, who also made headlines this year by gracing the cover of Vogue magazine, exchanged vows during a lavish wedding in Florence, Italy.