Ten days ago, Russell Simmons decided to throw his own award ceremony. Called the All Def Movie Awards — borrowing its name from the mogul’s All Def Digital platform — the event was to “celebrate the uncelebrated” against a backdrop of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The last-minute journey ended Wednesday night when the awards were hosted by comedian Tony Rock at Hollywood’s Lure Nightclub.
The event entertained the packed nightclub. A number of bits poked fun at the diversity conversation in Hollywood. D. L. Hughley and Mike Epps did a bit on actors who should have won an Oscar for a particular role, but didn't, like Washington, who won for "Training Day" but not for "Malcolm X." Angela Bassett, they said, deserved an Oscar for her turn as Tina Turner in 1993's "What's Love Got to Do With It," and Leonardo DiCaprio — who may finally win his first Oscar this year — should've won for "Wolf of Wall Street."
Best helpful white person
Best bad muh ...
Most likely to steal your girl
Best black survivor in a movie
Lifetime achievement award
"Straight Outta Compton," accepted by Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr.
The All Def Movie Awards airs Sunday — opposite the Oscars — on Fusion. It will begin at 7 p.m. EST and re-air throughout the night.