Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital Hosting 1st Awards Show

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital (ADD) is hosting its first ever ‘All Def Digital Awards’.The event will take place on Feb. 24 at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre. The show will be hosted by comedian Tony Rock.

Tony Rock

Tony Rock

The awards ceremony will feature a black carpet, a special music performance and an ongoing stream of video content on all of ADD’s social media channels before, during and after the event, according to Variety.

Simmons says,

I don’t expect a 90-year-old Academy member to see ‘Straight Outta Compton’ or vote for it. I’m more concerned that in 2016 there continues to be a stunning lack of diversity in the studios, in the green light process, in the decisions of what films and television series get made, and what actors get chosen. This needs to be addressed institutionally. The All Def Movie Awards are not the Black Oscars, but they could be. This will be a fun, entertaining and hopefully thought provoking celebration of the uncelebrated.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams