Last week it was announced that Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital (ADD) network planned to produce the the first-ever All Def Movie Awards which will take place just days before the Oscars, at the World Famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. Reports stated that the event will be held on February 24 and hosted by Tony Rock.
Anyway, our sources stated to us that Will Smith is scheduled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Simmons has plans for several other things during the event that will be a surprise to the general audience.
As reported, awards will be recognized by members of the All Def Academy, who today announced the following films will compete for Best Picture of 2015:
– “Beasts of No Nation”
– “Straight Outta Compton”
Members of the public can vote for two categories in the All Def Movie Awards (Best Picture and Most Quoted Movie) online at http://bit.ly/AllDefMA, through midnight on February 23rd.
Other awards will honor Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director as well as Best Bad Muh F**ka and other often overlooked categories, such as Best Helpful White Person and Best Black Survivor in a Movie.
The All Def Movie Awards, which will be held just yards from the Academy Awards stage, will feature a Black Carpet for celebrity presenters, arrivals and VIP guests. The show will also feature a special live musical performance, and a consistent stream of video content before, during and after the show on all of ADD’s social channels, including Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat and Periscope.
The All Def Movie Awards will be programmed as part of All Def Comedy Live, a live weekly comedy showcase. HBO is currently developing a series around the weekly event, which routinely draws celebrities and the best new, emerging and established artists working America’s comedy stages.
Admission is by invitation only, but a select number of seats will be reserved for fans by lottery.