Tag: Uzo Aduba

NBC’s ‘The Wiz’ Called ‘Racist’ for Having All-Black Cast

NBC’s The Wiz Live! was a massive success for the network Thursday night, drawing an estimated 11.5 million viewers for the special live broadcast of the 1974 Tony-winning musical — however, some social media users, apparently unaware of the musical’s history, called the show racist for its use of an all-black cast.

SAG Awards Honor Actors, Flaunt Political Correctness

The Screen Actors Guild Awards show was broadcast live on TNT at 5:00 pm Pacific time Sunday. The show was proceeding apace, with Actor trophies being bestowed upon worthy recipients such as Uzo Aduba in Orange Is the New Black (HBO) and Patricia Arquette in the twelve-years-in-the-making film Boyhood, when Guild president Ken Howard took the stage.