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Linda Fairstein, the New York City lawyer who prosecuted five innocent men now known as the Exonerated 5 (formerly the Central Park 5), is suing Netflix and director Ava DuVernay because she believes she was portrayed in a “false and defamatory manner,” according to TMZ. The news outlet also states that Fairstein warned DuVernay prior…

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Despite electrifying the culture and winning a pair of Emmy Awards, Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” television miniseries on Netflix was, conspicuously and inexplicably snubbed by the Golden Globe voters. “When They See Us” revolved around the “Central Park Five” — now known as the “Exonerated Five” — which was falsely charged and convicted…

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The nominations for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released. However, unlike the Golden Globes nominations, which were announced Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, nominations for the 2020 SAG Awards didn’t ignore some of the year’s most outstanding Black films, series, directors, actors and producers. Overall, three films — The Irishman, Once Upon a Time…

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The Golden Globes is catching flack for snubbing “When They See Us.” On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, representatives announced nominations for the award ceremony, which will honor the top films and TV programs of 2019, and Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix miniseries was nowhere among them. Although the film garnered several Emmy Awards, fans are upset…

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Ava DuVernay and Netflix are being sued over the critically acclaimed miniseries When They See Us. On Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, attorneys representing the Chicago-based company John E. Reid and Associates Inc. filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that it has been defamed by DuVernay and Netflix by the way its trademarked interrogation method,…

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“Fleabag’ was the big winner at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept.22, 2019. The series was honored with the prestigious Outstanding Comedy Series accolade, as well as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Writing in a Comedy Series for creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Best Directing in a Comedy Series for…

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“Game of Thrones” leads the Emmy nominations with a record-breaking 32 nods. The HBO series, which concluded in May this year after eight years on-screen, is in the running for a host of honors at this year’s ceremony, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor and could bag the Outstanding Lead Actress prize. Although “Game…

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Central Park 5 prosecutor Linda Fairstein claims she was defamed by the ground-quaking “When They See Us” miniseries, writing in an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal that Ava DuVernay’s movie was “so full of distortions and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication.” But Fairstein, a former New York County prosecutor-turned-best-selling writer, had ample…

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