2016 ALL DEF MOVIE AWARDS: Sanaa Lathan, Amber Rose, Cassie, Russell Simmons, Tony Rock, Ice Cube, O'Shea, Snoop Dogg & More Hit The BLACK Carpet
The 2016 All Def Movie Awards went down in Hollywood last night and it was star-studded affair. Sanna Lathan, Amber Rose, Cassie, Russell Simmons, Tony Rock, Ice Cube, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Snoop Dogg and more came out to celebrate black excellence. Pics inside….
Russell Simmons' inaugural All Def Movie Awards were held at Lure nightclub in Hollywood last night. And a slew of celebs came out to celebrate black excellence. The awards show will air on the same day as the Oscars (Feb. 28th) at 7pm EST on the Fusion network.
Taking a break from the studio, The Perfect Guy starlet Sanaa Lathan stepped out looking her usual gorgeous self on the black carpet. The 44-year-old actress got fierce in a blush colored bodycon midi dress that hugged her curves in all the right places. Sanaa nabbed the Best Actress award. Congrats!
If you haven’t heard, Sanaa is stepping out of her comfort zone and has been hitting the studio to work on new music after releasing her single “Emotional,” which appears on The Perfect Guy soundtrack. She was recently spotted in the studio with Jhene Aiko and Big Sean, so we can likely expect some new music from the Hollywood actress.
In other news, Sanaa is gearing up for a lead role in an upcoming FOX police drama series. Get the deets on the new show HERE.
Comedian Tony Rock was snapping it up on the black carpet with his family before hitting the stage to host the event as he often hosts All Def Comedy Live shows. The little girl is Tony's cute niece Madison whom he talks about often on social media. Adorbs.
Tony's brother Chris Rock will host this year's controversial #OscarsSoWhite ceremony.
Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons, the man behind the awards ceremony, was all smiles as he posed it up next to the evening's host. In a statement announcing the awards show, the All Def Digital founder said, “The All Def Movie Awards are not the Black Oscars, but they could be.”
Russell brought his model girlfriend Lucy McIntosh along as his date for the festivities.
Sexy father-son duo Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr. were also in the mix as their movie Straight Outta Compton was up for an award. Rapper Snoop Dogg, who skipped out on this year’s Grammy Awards, was front-and-center for the awards show.
SOC won the Best Picture Award beating films Beasts of No Nation, Chi-raq, Concussion, Creed, and DOPE. Cube also won the Best Black Survivor in a Movie award for his role as Danny Rich in Anaconda.
Budding actress and author Amber Rose was all smiles as she made her way down the carpet. The blonde bombshell kept it sexy in a plunging LBD that put her lady lumps on display. Amber copped the Most Likely To Steal Your Girl Award. Interesting.
Amber's bestie and Brotherly Love star Quincy Brown, son of Hip Hop mogul Diddy, is back in the States after doing some philanthropy work in Haiti.
Model/singer Cassie put her best foot forward in a nude chiffon dress with a high-slit. There were rumors she and Diddy had called it quits. Weeks after the break up rumors started circulating, the actress was spotted in an Instagram video with Diddy in his bathroom. Mmmhmm...we'll be keeping an eye out.
Meanwhile, Cassie is gearing up for the release of her new film The Perfect Match, which is expected to hit theaters March 11th.
The Perfect Match star Michael Ealy, whom we haven't seen on a carpet recently, came out to show his support of Black Hollywood.
“Born Again Virgin” star Eva Marcille looked like goddess in a coral maxi dress.The former “Top Model” chickhas been keeping busy with new gigs. She just premiered on the new BET reality show “About The Business” last night.
"Vanity" star Karrueche Tran was also on the scene days after her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown released a new track, "F*ck You Back to Sleep (Remix)" attempting to swoon her back into his life. Kae has yet to publicly respond to the track. Do you think we will win her back?
By the way, Kae is styling in the Aitana dress by House of CB, silver Tom Ford sandals and an Alchemia Wave Cuff by Charles Albert.
Rick Ross’ ex-fiancee Lira Galore is still in L.A. pursuing acting and modeling. She struck a pose in a sexy number before heading inside.
Comedian Bill Bellamy came out to show his support. He just wrapped up two films, Kindergarten Cop 2 and The Bounce Back, that will be hitting the box office later this year.
Well here's an interesting look. Funnyman Affion Crockett, who stars in the comedy Fifty Shades of Black, showed off his eclectic style one the carpet.
Reality star and actress Tami Roman is keeping in fab these days.
“Real Husbands of Hollywood” star and comedian J.B. Smoove brought his lovely wife Shahidah Omar along as his date for the evening. Love her sparkly two-piece ensemble.
Comedian Gary Owen, who joked about celebrating his 1st Black History Month since being traded for Stacey Dash, was in the mix for the fun. He presented Ice Cube with the Best Black Survivor in a Movie award.
"LAHH: Hollywood" star Moniece Slaughter stepped out rocking a new look. We almost didn't recognize her.
Actor Robert Townsend and his gorgeous daughter Skye Townsend came to show their support snapping up with Russ on the black carpet.
"E! News" correspondent Zuri Hall kept it sulty in a plunging black jumpsuit and black sandals. Love the jumpsuit Zuri.
As the celebs trickled in, they stopped to sign their autographs for the “Make Their Mark” auction with CROSS Pens to help raise funs for #FlintKids. The signed poster will be auctioned off the help raise the funs. Comedian Mike Epps
"Uncle Buck" star Mike Epps and R&B singer/actor Tyrese signed their autographs for charity.
R&B singer Robin Thicke, Cassie and "Basketball Wives: L.A." star Malaysia Pargo made sure to stop by to sign the poster as well.
Below are is the list of All Def Movie Award winners:
Straight Outta Compton
Accepted by Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Sanaa Lathan - The Perfect Guy
Michael B. Jordan - Creed
Ryan Coogler - Creed
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented by Tyrese Gibson
Presented by Jerrod Carmichael
Best Helpful White Person
(Accepted by Robin Thicke, who accepted "on behalf of all White People")
Best Bad Muh Fu$&a Award
Most Quoted Movie
Presented to Ice Cube
Best Black Survivor in a Movie
Ice Cube as Danny Rich in Anaconda
presented by Gary Owen
Most Likely to Steal Your Girl Award
Interestingly enough, Will Smith was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, but he was a no-show at the event.
If you're not watching the Oscars, the All Def Movie Awards is an alternative to the show. It will premiere on Feb. 28th at 7pm EST on Fusion.
Photos: Getty/Brady Wills