In a recent interview with BET’s Chantal Potter, Whoopi Goldberg was asked about Viola Davis’ recent Emmy win for Best Leading Actress in a Drama as Annalise Keaton in How to Get Away With Murder, particularly the most frequently quoted line in her acceptance speech: “The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity.”
As if she were in competition with Raven-Symoné for “The View Co-Host Saying The Darndest Things,” an obtuse Goldberg responded, “I’m not sure what it means… ‘Opportunity’ to do what?” before playing down her facetiousness and claiming that there are plenty of opportunities (citing Kerry Washington’s nomination two years ago for Scandal), but they aren’t getting recognized due to no-one voting for them at award ceremonies. If that is the case, what was Goldberg complaining about to Wes Anderson just a few months ago?
Speaking of award-season recognition, Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of “25 Unforgettable Dresses From the Past 25 Years” that you, without looking, probably guessed included Bjork’s Marjan Pejoski-designed “Swan Dress” that she wore to the 2001 Academy Awards. Other selections include Lady Gaga’s infamous “Meat Dress,” designed by Franc Fernandez, that she wore to the 2010 Video Music Awards and J. Lo’s deep, deep V-neck from the 2000 Grammys.