Considering the lack of representation at the Oscars this year, it makes sense that somebody decided to host a counter awards ceremony to honor the films and actors that were criminally overlooked by the Academy. FUSION—in collaboration with All Def Digital (ADD)—will air the All Def Movie Awards (ADAMA), a powerful response to the #OscarsSoWhite campaign that has been trending these past couple of weeks. You can stream the whole ceremony, which will run from 7-8 Eastern on Sunday, above.
Tony Rock, the brother of Oscar host Chris Rock is hosting the ceremony, and Will Smith—who many believe was cheated from an Oscar nomination for his work in the sports drama Concussion—will be receiving a lifetime achievement award.
In addition, the ADAMA's are honoring 2015's best in film, which includes Beasts of No Nation, Chi-Raq, Concussion, Straight Outta Compton, Creed, and Dope. Mirroring the Oscars, there are also award categories for the best in directing and acting. Unlike the Oscars, there are also categories like Best Helpful White Person and Best Black Survivor in a Movie.
Some of the guests that are expected to show up throughout the show are Tyrese Gibson, Nick Cannon, Terry Crews, Marlon Wayans, Vivica A. Fox, King Bach, Sannaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Gary Owen, and Jerrod Carmichael.
"The All Def Movie Awards are meant to fill a generational and cultural void–just as the MTV Movie Awards did," Sanjay Sharma, President and CEO of ADD said. "FUSION is the perfect partner to celebrate the uncelebrated, and use comedy to encourage honest dialogue and action."
You can see it all above.