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"Beasts Of The Southern Wild," Ava DuVernay, "Detropia" Pick Up Trophies At Sundance 2012 Awards Celebration

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:05 PM
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A quickie post highlighting winners from tonight's Sundance Film Festival Awards celebration.

Omar Sy, "Intouchables" Lead César Award Nominations (French Equivalent Of The Oscars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 2:08 PM
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His big year (or is it 2 years, since this all began in 2011) continues...
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Slamdance 2012 - Keith Miller's Meditative Docu-Drama "Welcome to Pine Hill" Wins Grand Jury Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 9:57 AM
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The Slamdance Film Festival doesn't get as much *shine* as the Sundance Film Festival, even though they both take place in Park City, UT, and at almost exactly the same time.
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Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes To Be Honored By Essence

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 26, 2012 11:58 AM
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Announced earlier today...
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Sundance 2012 - "Fishing Without Nets" (Film About Somali Pirates Told From POV Of Pirates) Wins Jury Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 25, 2012 1:53 PM
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Yesterday evening, jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking were announced at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (which I said goodbye to very early this morning).
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Loretta Devine To be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At 2012 Pan African Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 25, 2012 11:26 AM
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The Pan African Film Festival (celebrating its 20th year this year) will honor award-winning actress Loretta Devine with its highest honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on stage, television and film.
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But Does Anyone Really Care About The Oscars?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 24, 2012 1:59 PM
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I mean that. Does anyone really care anymore about them? And I'm not just talking about black people. I mean ANYONE? Black, white, male, female, gay, straight, Christian, Jew, Muslim. Anyone who thinks that the Oscars are still that important, raise your hands.

Oscar Nominations 2012 Announced: "The Help," Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer Make The List

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 24, 2012 1:09 PM
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Oscar nominations were announced earlier and The Help scored well getting a "Best Picture" nomination as well as garnering a "Best Actress" nomination for Viola Davis and "Best Supporting Actress" for Octavia Spencer.

And Your Nominees For The 43RD NAACP Image Awards Are...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 1:06 PM
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Well, here ya go... another year, another NAACP Image Awards event. And as expected, there's lots of chatter about the noms list on social networking sites where you'll find plenty of exclamations like: "Really?" & "WTF?" & "Awww Heeell no!" & "GTFO!" & "Is the NAACP still even relevant?" & one of my personal faves, "Just. No!" :)
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2012 Full Frame Tribute Will Honor Documentary Filmmaker Stanley Nelson ("Freedom Riders")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 18, 2012 12:55 PM
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Award-winning producer/director/writer Stanley Nelson, who won 3 Emmys last year for his documentary Freedom Riders, will be celebrated at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Tribute.
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