Posted on Dec 10 2012

Mirror Mirror Awards Honor Naturi Naughton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal and more (Photos)

Hollywood, CA – December 10 2012 – Beautiful people, bright smiles and the business of entertainment were celebrated Thursday when Colgate Optic White, RollingOut Magazine and presented the Mirror Mirror Awards – Hollywood honoring Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless), Elise Neal (Belle’s), Kyla Pratt (Let’s Stay Together), Kym Whitley (Animal Practice), Naturi Naughton (The Client List), Joyful Drake (Let’s Stay Together), Necole Bitchie (, Dawn Richard (Dirty Money) and Gloria Govan (Basketball... Read More »
Posted on Nov 27 2012

Spirit Awards 2013: David Oyelowo, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lorraine Toussaint, Quvenzhané Wallis and Wendell Pierce Nominated

On the heels of her big win at Monday night’s Gotham Awards, Middle of Nowhere‘s Emayatzy Corinealdi and a few of her co-stars are among the nominees in top acting categories for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Quvenzhané Wallis was also nominated for the top female acting prize for her leading role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.... Read More »
Posted on Nov 27 2012

Gotham Awards: Emayatzy Corinealdi Wins Breakthrough Actor

The 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were held last night (Nov. 26) at Cipriani Wall Street and the top acting honor went to a black actress. Emayatzy Corinealdi won the Breakthrough Actor Award for her performance in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, a film about a married medical student who’s life is turned upside down when her husband... Read More »
Posted on Oct 16 2012

Sidney Poitier honored with Bahamas bridge renaming

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A bridge in the Bahamas is being renamed to honor Sidney Poitier, who spent part of his childhood in the island chain east of Florida. Prime Minister Perry Christie says the Paradise Island Bridge will be rechristened as part of next month’s 40th anniversary celebration of Bahamian independence. Christie says the 88-year-old film star is being... Read More »
Posted on Oct 08 2012

2012 NAACP Theatre Awards Nominations Announced

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 22nd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards include 32 categories that encompass local and equity nominations. This year’s awards show will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6 P.M. at the famous Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, California. This year’s nominations include “Twist” – an American... Read More »
Posted on Aug 06 2012

2012 Hoodie Awards: Blue Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The HOODIE AWARDS is the brainchild of Steve Harvey and television/radio producer Rushion McDonald. The show honors local businesses, religious and neighborhood leaders, churches and high schools for their contributions and excellence within their own neighborhoods. This award show, best described as the Oscars with an urban flair features a diverse and ultra talented group of celebrities, actor, athletes,... Read More »
Posted on Jul 19 2012

Emmy Awards 2012: Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Giancarlo Esposito, Loretta Devine and Maya Rudolph Nominated

A whopping total of five black people were nominated for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in various acting categories.  Some of the names were a surprise like Don Cheadle for his role as Marty in Showtime’s House of Lies and Maya Rudolph for her funny skits on SNL. Some of the nominees we accurately predicted last year such as Giancarlo Esposito... Read More »
Posted on Jun 29 2012

Octavia Spencer, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kerry Washington, et al invited to join the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited some of the biggest and most distinguished names in black Hollywood to join the organization today. New members include actors Octavia Spencer, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Kerry Washington. Producers Will Packer (Think Like A Man) and Tracey Edmonds (Soul Food) will also join the academy, along with director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) in their respected branches. New members... Read More »
Posted on Jun 25 2012

‘The Young and the Restless’ actress Christel Khalil wins Daytime Emmy

Soap actress Christel Khalil won the Outstanding Younger Actress in a drama series award at this year’s Daytime Emmys for her work as Lily on the long-running CBS soap the “The Young and the Restless.” Khalil joins the ranks of fellow co-stars Bryton James and Kristoff St. John, both of whom won the Outstanding Younger Actor award in the... Read More »
Posted on Jun 10 2012

Audra McDonald Wins Fifth Tony Award

Audra McDonald, who already has four Tony Awards on her mantle, won a historic fifth on June 10 when she was named Best Actress in a Musical for her role in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. McDonald is the first African-American actress to win five Tony Awards and has tied with Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury for most wins... Read More »
Posted on May 23 2012

Samuel L. Jackson to host the 2012 BET Awards

Samuel L Jackson has been confirmed to host the 2012 BET Awards, which will air live July 1st on BET from LA’s Shrine Auditorium. Nominees for the Best Actor award are Don Cheadle (“House Of Lies,” “The Guard”), Common (“LUV,” “Hell On Wheels”), Idris Elba (“Luther”), Kevin Hart (“Laugh at my pain,” “Think Like a Man”), and Denzel Washington... Read More »
Posted on May 18 2012

Audra McDonald wins Drama League award for Distinguished Performance in ‘Porgy and Bess’

Audra McDonald took home the top acting honor earlier today  at the 78th Annual Drama League Awards ceremony, where she was presented with the Distinguished Performance award for her role in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The actress beat out both male and female nominees, including Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Blair Underwood, and co-star Norm Lewis for the... Read More »
Posted on May 01 2012

Tony Awards 2012: Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier, Audra McDonald and more nominated!

The nominations are in! The American Theater Wing has announced the nominees for this years’ annual Tony awards celebration. The organization heavily nominated the cast of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Most noticeably absent were nominations for black plays such as The Mountaintop, but there were a few surprises from other productions like the Kenny Leon-directed Stick Fly. The... Read More »
Posted on Apr 24 2012

2012 Drama League Awards: Sam Jackson, Angela Bassett, Leslie Odom Jr, Condola Rashad, and more nominated

Nominees were announced today for the 78th Annual Drama League awards. Sister Act‘s Raven-Symoné joined Drama League nominee Megan Hilty and Justin Long as co-host to announce The 2012 Drama League Nominees in various competitive categories for excellence in theater. DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD NOMINEES Angela Bassett, The Mountaintop Samuel L. Jackson, The Mountaintop Leslie Odom, Jr., Leap of Faith Condola Rashad, Stick... Read More »
Posted on Apr 18 2012

‘In Living Color’ Cast Honored at 10th Annual TV Land Awards

The cast of the ground breaking 1990’s sketch comedy series In Living Color was honored at the 10th Annual TV Land awards last week in New York. Tommy Davidson, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Jim Carey, Shawn Wayans, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, and Kely Coffield Park were all in attendance. Sadly, Damon Wayans Sr was noticeably absent. Viewers... Read More »
Posted on Mar 21 2012

James Earl Jones to Receive Honorary Degree from Juilliard

James Earl Joneswill receive Juilliard’s Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts for his extraordinary career in film and theater. Julliard will award the legendary actor at it’s 107th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11 AM in Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street, NYC). Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi will read special citations and present the honorary... Read More »
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