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Making Sense Of The 44th NAACP Image Awards Nominees...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 11, 2012 3:12 PM
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Well... what can I say, other than, that it's the NAACP Image Awards. And as it happens annually, several of the selections on the list (or not on the list, but really should be) leave me utterly confused by the committee's selection process, and I hope we can get someone over there to talk to us. 

'Key & Peele' Are 2013 Writers Guild Awards Nominees! No 'Scandal' Love (Cable TV Dominates)

  • By Courtney
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  • December 6, 2012 1:54 PM
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Proving once again that the best-written shows (especially dramas) are on cable TV... here are your 2013 WGA nominees for TV, news, and radio.

'Middle Of Nowhere,' 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Well-Repped On 2013 Spirit Award Nominees List

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 2:20 PM
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In case you haven't noticed, it's awards season! 

Emayatzy Corinealdi, 'Beasts,' 'Oversimplification of Her Beauty' Take Home Gotham Awards Trophies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 9:52 AM
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The 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony took place last night, Monday, November 26th, at Cipriani’s Wall Street, and was streamed live via the IFP's YouTube channel, which I embedded right here for you folks to watch.

Gotham Independent Film Awards Tonight Will Be Live-Streamed ('Middle Of Nowhere, 'Beasts,' 'Oversimplication' Up For Trophies)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 26, 2012 2:44 PM
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The 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony takes place tonight, Monday, November 26th, at Cipriani’s Wall Street, and will be streamed live via the IFP's YouTube channel, which you can watch below! 

Voting For IFP Gotham Awards AUDIENCE Award Now Open (Several Familiar Titles On The List)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2012 8:53 PM
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Several films we've covered on S&A like Bay Of All Saints, Call Me Kuchu,The Girls In The Band, Under African Skies, and Trash Dance are all candidates for the 3rd annual Gotham Awards Audience Award, brought to you by IFP and Festival Genius.

Emayatzy Corinealdi, Quvenzhané Wallis Make History At The Gotham Independent Film Awards?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 11:05 AM
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Congrats to Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi (as well the rest of the film's cast and crew - Middle Of Nowhere) for their Gotham noms in the Best Feature and Breakthrough Actor categories.

This Week in Black Television - 64th Primetime Emmy Awards: Who Will Win?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • September 21, 2012 10:26 AM
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This Sunday September 23 is the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards and the competition this year is pretty fierce but also pretty devoid of Black faces, a shame really as The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has expanded the amount of nominees in recent years.  Still, while we focus on Black television we’re TV lovers here period so from the actual list (I made some predictions months ago right before the noms were released - http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/this-week-in-black-television-wholl-get-an-emmy-award-nomination-and-who-else-should) I’ll pare down who I think will take the trophy this year from the major categories (and others I just dig) with some emphasis on the ones with Black faces like Don Cheadle.  PLEASE share with me who you think will win in the comments section following my picks.  I’ll also be live tweeting during the Awards so follow me at @MediaManWatch and share Emmy musings along with me. 

Giancarlo Esposito Picks Up Critics Choice TV Award For 'Breaking Bad' (Full List Of Winners)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 9:49 AM
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Yoruba Richen Wins Tribeca Creative Promise Award for "The New Black" (Doc on Race, Sexuality & Church)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 27, 2012 12:33 AM
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Last night, director Yoruba Richen (Promised Land) was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access for her explosive new documentary, The New Black.