Djimon Hounsou Slams Black Hollywood's Big Year

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou Slams Black Hollywood's Big Year

The Oscar nominee not excited for the year of Black films.

Published January 22, 2014

It seems like everybody is excited by the plethora of excellent Black films that came out this past year — like 12 Years a Slave, The Butler, Fruitvale Station and Mandela, to name a few — and of course, for the Black talent that are in competition for the upcoming Academy Awards. But not Djimon Hounsou.

The actor, a two-time Oscar nominee himself for Blood Diamond and In America, tells TMZ he's sick and tired of all the talk about "Black Hollywood's big year." 

"This happens every time there's a Black nominee," he says, adding that if one person or film is recognized then there is outrage of others who are snubbed.

Guess Hounsou won't be tuning in to the Oscars to cheer for 12 Years a Slave to make Academy Awards history. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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