You Can Watch Creed and Straight Outta Compton Win on Oscar Night If You Watch the All Def Movie Awards

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
Producer Russell Simmons and actor Tony Rock attend the ALL Def Movie Awards at Lure Nightclub on February 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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The All Def Movie Awards were taped Wednesday night and will air on The Root's sister network, Fusion on Sunday night—the same night as the Academy Awards.

Produced, in part, as an alternative to the Academy Awards because of the #OscarSoWhite controversy, Russell Simmons and his Def team honored black entertainers, most notably, Will Smith, who received a Lifetime Achievement award, the Hollywood Reporter reports.


Straight Outta Compon won for Best Picture. Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler—Creed's lead actor and director, picked up awards for Best Actor and Best Director.

If you're itching to see some of the movies and actors who you think should have been recognized at the Academy Awards on Sunday Ngiht, Fusion on TV or the livestream on might be the place to be. 

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.


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