Blackbuster Films and TV
It seems like 2016 was the year for black cinema. From Southside with You to The Birth of a Nation, our stories were featured heavily on the big screen this year. Plus, great new sitcoms and television dramas hit the small screen, including FX’s Atlanta, HBO’s Insecure, OWN’s Queen Sugar and Greenleaf, WGN’s Underground—and we even had our own black super hero in Luke Cage.
Whereas the early part of 2016 led with a critique on the lack of Hollywood diversity (remember #OscarsSoWhite?), the rest of the year has already spotlighted some worthy African American award show contenders in Issa Rae, Donald Glover, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Sterling k. Brown and more.
BMWK, what was your favorite black film or series of 2016?