Starring Yaya Dacosta and Arlen Escarrpeta. Premieres Saturday January 17 at 8/7c on Lifetime.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient Afrian artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated...
The Book of Negroes
Based on the award-winning novel by Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata Diallo after her capture and the pain she endured as part of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Starring Aunjanue Ellis as well as Cuba Gooding Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., The Book of Negroes will premiere February 2015 on BET.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starring John Boyega. In theaters December 18, 2015.
Starring Chris Rock, Gabriel Union, and Rosario Dawson.
Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Tessa Thompson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lorraine Toussaint.
Beyond The Lights
Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker.
NEW YORK (AP) – Terry Crews is going in for Cedric The Entertainer as new host of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.” Crews, an actor, former NFL player and Old Spice pitchman, will join the weekday game show starting this fall, according to its studio, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. He replaces comedian Cedric The Entertainer, who’s hosting the show... Read More »
Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role on Sunday night for her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in Steve McQueen‘s “12 Years a Slave.” Nyong’o beat out several high-profile actresses such as Julia Roberts of “August: Osage County,” Sally Hawkins of “Blue Jasmine,” June Squibb of “Nebraska,” and Jennifer Lawrence... Read More »
TELEVISION Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Kevin Hart, “Real Husbands of Hollywood” Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Wendy Raquel Robinson, “The Game” Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Morris Chestnut, “Nurse Jackie” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Brandy Norwood, “The Game” Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles” Outstanding... Read More »
Gossip surrounding Quentin Tarantino‘s 2012 film Django Unchained has hit the internet yet again. We’ve now learned that Tyrese Gibson (Fast & The Furious, Baby Boy) was possibly in the running for the lead role of Django. The role eventually went to Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, but not before Gibson created his very own audition tape. In the tape,... Read More »
The nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were just announced on January 16 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquarters. The cast and team behind 12 Years a Slave lead the nominations with 9 nods in most categories, including best actor and best supporting actress. The Nominees Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years... Read More »
The stunningly beautiful Lupita Nyong’o stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday for a chat about her upbringing, acting career, and her shining moment from last weekend’s Golden Globes. Nyong’o talked about going from being a student at Yale to starring in 12 Years A Slave, to meeting people she’s starstruck over like Leonardo DiCaprio at The Golden Globes.... Read More »
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will honor prolific, award-winning actor/director Charles S. Dutton with Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s annual Night of Tribute awards ceremony. For the second year, the Night of Tribute will be part of the pre-show festivities for the awards ceremony of the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) on Friday, January 31, 2014, beginning... Read More »
Here’s a first look at Chadwick Boseman as James Brown on the set of his new film, Get On Up. Boseman, who received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42, will play the Godfather of Soul in the new biopic. The film, directed by The Help’s Tate Taylor, will tell the story of Brown’s... Read More »
TELEVISION Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series • Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX) • Cedric The Entertainer – “The Soul Man” (TV Land) • Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime) • Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network) • Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET) Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series • Aisha Tyler – “Archer”... Read More »
Carlon Jeffery, best known for his role as Cameron Parks on the Disney Channel series “A.N.T. Farm,” has joined the cast of Cloud 9, an inspirational movie set in the world of competitive snowboarding. Executive-produced by Ashley Tisdale, and starring Luke Benward and Dove Cameron. The movie tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to... Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner’s friend in the classic weeper Imitation of Life, has died. Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said Moore collapsed and died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accounts of her age have differed... Read More »
As we near the end of 2013, Blackactors.net is taking a look at some of the most outstanding performances of this past year. It’s been a remarkable and groundbreaking year for black actors in the entertainment industry, and it was pretty difficult narrowing down our picks to just 10 from three different categories: television, film, and stage. Our editors,... Read More »
Imani Hakim, best known for her role as Tonya Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” is set to star in the Lifetime Original Movie The Gabby Douglas Story (working title), produced by Sony Pictures Television. The movie details the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon, who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African-American ever... Read More »
The new promo trailer for The Haves and The Haves Nots‘ Jan 7th return has arrived online and the new season looks even more juicer than the last. Taking a cue from All My Children, the drama-heavy soap opera released a new trailer that showcases the racier moments in the upcoming season, in addition to several new ads... Read More »
USA Networks has released the key artwork and promo trailer for Denis Leary‘s new comedy series ”Sirens.” The show follows a group of EMTs, whose sometimes silly, self-righteous and even self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. Kevin Daniels plays Hank, a gay paramedic who works with his best friend Johnny (Michael Mosley) as they zip... Read More »
The formerly untitled Richard LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn pilot has found a name, a love interest, and a new network. Nia Long has joined the cast of “The Divide,” a legal thriller that centers on Adam Page (Damon Gupton), a District attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a high-profile murder case involving white defendants and black victims.... Read More »
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards last week and a pretty impressive group of black talent have scored nods. The nominees were presented by actors Zoe Saldana, Aziz Ansari,and Olivia Wilde at the Beverly Hilton. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A... Read More »
Here’s your chance to score some cool stuff from Kevin’s Hart‘s new flick with Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. We’re giving away a Grudge Match Prize Pack Sweepstakes that includes Hollywood movie money, gym towels, t-shirts, gym kits and more. 1. How To Enter: Beginning on December 9, 2013, visit www.blackactors.com/sweepstakes and follow the Win This Grudge Match... Read More »
Awards season kicked off this morning when the 2014 Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced. Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave earned a record number of nominations, which includes Chiwetel Ejiofor scoring a best male lead nom for his powerful role as a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery, and Lupita Nyong’o for a best female supporting nom... Read More »
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