Posted on 15 Dec 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 14 Dec 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 01 Dec 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 30 Nov 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 29 Nov 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 20 Nov 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 16 Nov 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 »
Posted on 09 Nov 2011

Nia Long Welcomes a Baby Boy!

The gorgeous and talented actress Nia Long welcomed a baby boy into the world this week and we have all of the details. Long gave birth on Monday to her second child, and first with basketbll player Ime Udoka, reports E! news. The actress delivered her child just eight days after her own birthday. The couple named their son... Read More »
Posted on 09 Nov 2011

Morgan Freeman To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at The Golden Globes

Veteran actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 15.  The news was announced during a press conference earlier today. The 74-year-old Freeman made his film debut in the 1964 drama”The Pawnbroker.” He went on to star in some of the most memorable films in... Read More »
Posted on 21 Oct 2011

Chris Rock, Lamman Rucker, Tyler Perry Attend The 2nd Annual Triumph Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry has gotten plenty of criticism from some who feel his popular movies don’t reflect well on the black community. But Al Sharpton says Perry’s critics are “proper Negroes” who don’t understand regular black folk. Sharpton’s National Action Network honored the filmmaker Wednesday night in New York City at its second annual Triumph Awards... Read More »
Posted on 18 Oct 2011

Viola Davis receives ELLE Award, Adopts a Baby

‘The Help’ actress Viola Davis announced today that she, and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, have adopted a baby girl named Genesis. This announcement comes after ‘The Help’ co-star Octavia Spencer blurted out the information while presenting Davis with an award at ELLE’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills Monday night. PHOTO: Viola Davis Receives Elle... Read More »
Posted on 11 Oct 2011

James Earl Jones Wins Paul Robeson Award

James Earl Jones is the recipient of Actors’ Equity Association’s 2011 Paul Robeson Award, the union announced Monday. The award, created 40 years ago, is given annually to the person “who best exemplifies the principles by which Mr. Robeson lived,” Equity said in a statement. Past winners include Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, and Robeson himself. “Mr.... Read More »
Posted on 11 Oct 2011

Danny Glover Occupies LA [Video]

The Occupy Wall Street movement is gaining traction and making its way to Hollywood. Protesters are gathering in cities all over the nation in an effort to rally against corporate greed and government bailouts. Veteran actor Danny Glover  lent his celebrity to the cause at a recent gathering in California. Glover, who was arrested in Maryland last year during a labor... Read More »
Posted on 10 Oct 2011

Idris Elba, Freema Agyeman, Jimmy Akingbola, Adrian Lester Nominated for UK’s NTA Awards

The race is on for black actors nominated for UK’s National Television Awards.  The official telecast won’t air until Jan 25.  However, viewers can visit the show’s website and vote for their favorite nominees by Oct. 17. British actors Adrian Lester and Idris Elba have been nominated for best drama performance by a male. In another top category, Law &... Read More »
Posted on 08 Oct 2011

Dulé Hill Occupies Wall Street [Video]

Despite the growing support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, actor Dulé Hill and co-stars of the hit USA series Psych, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday morning to ring the opening bell. PSYCH attracted close to 5 million viewers in season five with Santa Barbara’s favorite psychic crime-solving team. PSYCH season six premieres on the... Read More »
Posted on 30 Sep 2011

Anthony Mackie To Be Honored At Black Perspective Tribute – 47th Chicago Int’l Film Festival

CHICAGO, IL – Cinema/Chicago announced today that rising star Anthony Mackie will be honored Chicago at the annual Black Perspectives tribute on Saturday, October 15th. The 47th Chicago International Film Festival’s Black Perspectives Committee will celebrate this gifted actor with film highlights from his most memorable performances and a discussion about his career. Mackie will then be presented with... Read More »
Posted on 19 Sep 2011

63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards [Photos]

Check out red carpet photos from the 2011 Emmy Awards. Read More »
Posted on 12 Sep 2011

Learn How To Act With Malik Yoba at LIU

Malik Yoba will teach an acting workshop at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus beginning next week. Students will learn the fundamentals of acting in theater, film and television. The course will be a combination; workshop and lecture series with an emphasis on scene study, improvisation, character breakdown, audition techniques, cold reads, acting for film, television, theater and public speaking.... Read More »
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