Awards

Posted on Feb 27 2012

Oscars 2012: Actors Hit The Vanity Fair Party

Sanaa Lathan. Zoe Saldana Oscar presenter and former host Chris Rock Breakout star Adepero Oduye Rosario Dawson Southland star Regina King Revenge star Ashley Madekwe Paula Patton Read More »
Posted on Feb 26 2012

Octavia Spencer wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

BREAKING: Octavia Spencer has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her sassy role in “The Help.” It’s her first Oscar win. In “The Help,” she plays Minny Jackson, a maid who suffers through emotional and physical beatings like a native but not a naive veteran of the 1960s civil rights movement. “The Help” was nominated for... Read More »
Posted on Feb 26 2012

Oscars 2012: Red Carpet Arrivals

Viola Davis in Vera Wang. Octavia Spencer in Tadashi. Maya Rudolph James Earl Jones Updating… Read More »
Posted on Feb 19 2012

2012 NAACP Awards: Laz Alonso, Viola Davis, Laurence Fishburne, Octavia Spencer, Mike Epps, and more win awards

The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards were held on Friday, February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium. The awards were hosted by Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie. According to Deadline.com, ‘The Help’ was the big winner of the night, taking home the award for Outstanding Motion Picture. The film’s stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer won Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Supporting Actress in... Read More »
Posted on Feb 16 2012

Chris Rock added to list of 2012 Oscar presenters

Producers of the 84th Academy Awards telecast announced yesterday that Chris Rock has been added to the growing list of presenters at this year’s ceremony. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Rock joins Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and the cast of Bridesmaids as a presenter in the ceremony, which is being held Feb. 26.”... Read More »
Posted on Feb 13 2012

BAFTA 2012 Awards: Red Carpet Photos

The 2012 BAFTAs were held on Sunday,12 February, at London’s Royal Opera House.  The event is billed as the British Oscars, honoring this year’s best in film from the UK and US. Some of our favorite shining stars graced the red carpet. The Help’s Octavia Spencer arrived on the red carpet with co-star Viola Davis. Spencer took home the award for Best... Read More »
Posted on Jan 30 2012

Octavia Spencer, Michael K Williams, Viola Davis, and The Cast of ‘The Help’ Win Big At SAG Awards

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards aired last night and black female actors slayed their competition. Viola Davis took home one of the top honors for  Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her character, Aibileen Clark in “The Help.” Davis beat out some very stiff competition.  Her former co-star and veteran actress Meryl Streep... Read More »
Posted on Jan 24 2012

2012 Oscar Nominations Are In!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for this years’ Oscar awards (Airing Feb. 26 on ABC). A whopping two (2) African-Americans were nominated for the prestigious award. Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actress in a drama for her role as Abileen in “The Help.” And Octavia Spencer was also nominated for Best Supporting... Read More »
Posted on Jan 15 2012

Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer Win Big at 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Octavia Spencer won a 2012 Golden Globe award for her role as Minnie in the critically acclaimed film The Help. Spencer was chosen as the second best performance of 2011 by BlackActors.net editors. Idris Elba also won the Best Performance by an Actor in BBC’s “Luther” TV series. The actor, who’s currently filming Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim in... Read More »
Posted on Dec 15 2011

Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Octavia Spencer Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

The awards season is in high gear and the nominated for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards was announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Just three black actors were nominated for the prestigious honor. Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Abileen in the box office smash hit The Help. Co-star Octavia... Read More »
Posted on Dec 14 2011

Octavia Spencer, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, and more Nominated for SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 2012 Annual SAG awards Wednesday morning. Viola Davis has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her character, Aibileen Clark in “The Help.” Co-star Octavia Spencer is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her character Minny... Read More »
Posted on Dec 01 2011

Viola Davis to Be Honored as Performer of the Year at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Viola Davis is still riding the wave of her latest film ‘The Help.’ The actress will be honored as Outstanding Performer of the Year at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in a tribute to be held on Jan. 27 at the Arlington Theatre. Davis has garnered Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Aibileen Clark, a domestic maid in Tate... Read More »
Posted on Nov 30 2011

2012 Sundance Film Festival Lineup Features David Oyelowo, Octavia Spencer, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and more

The Sundance Institute revealed their selections for four of their categories for the Sundance Film Festival that runs Jan. 19 thru Jan 29. The US Dramatic category offers some promising independent films that feature black talent. Among the many films selected for the competition, two films stood out from the others. Ava DuVernay‘s sophomore effort Middle of Nowhere, and... Read More »
Posted on Nov 29 2011

Sherman Hemsley inducted into TV Hall of Fame

Sherman Hemsley has been added to the The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame. The 21st annual induction ceremony is set for March 1, 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The actor, along with 8 other inductees are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to tv. Hemsley is most famous for his acting role as George Jefferson... Read More »
Posted on Nov 20 2011

Danny Glover Honored at the Dominican Republic Global Film Festival

(L-R) President Dr. Leonel Fernandez, Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, Elaine Cavalleiro and Danny Glover Danny Glover was honored this week at the 5th annual Dominican Republic Global Film Festival (DRGFF) in Santo Domingo. Glover was given the event’s humanitarian award for his philanthropic efforts. Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, theater and... Read More »
Posted on Nov 16 2011

Regina King To Serve as Social Media Ambassador for 2012 SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2011) – Regina King, star of TNT’s critically acclaimed drama series “Southland,” will serve as social media ambassador for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29. Through posts on Twitter and Facebook, King will serve as the online face for the awards, giving viewers unprecedented access... Read More »
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