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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.

"War Witch," Wavumba, "Una Noche" Clean Up At 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2012 9:20 PM
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Excellent! 2 of the films I saw and reviewed positively on S&A picked up trophies: The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature went to War Witch (my review HERE), and the star of that film Rachel Mwanza, won the award for Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film; lastly, the Best New Documentary Director award went to Wavumba (my review HERE).

"How 2 Steal 2 Million" Tops Winners At The 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 10:40 AM
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Among the highlights of last nights celebration in Lagos, Nigeria, which was hosted by Jimmy Jean-Louis, South African Charlie Vundla picked up the Best Director trophy for his feature film debut, the film noir thriller How 2 Steal 2 Million (photo above), which we've written about quite a bit on S&A.

2012 NAMIC (Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Vision Award Nominees Announced

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 3, 2012 6:01 PM
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The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications unveiled its 2012 NAMIC Vision Award nominees earlier today. The award honors original, multi-platform television programing that showcases the lives, essence, ethnic diversity and contributions of people of color globally.
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Dee Rees' "Pariah" Picks Up GLAAD Media Award

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 26, 2012 11:17 AM
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Over the weekend, at a ceremony held in New York City, writer/director Dee Rees' dramatic debut, Pariah, was presented with the GLAAD Media Award for Oustanding Film – Limited Release.

Octavia Spencer Honored in Alabama with Her Own Day and Presented Key To City

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 17, 2012 2:55 PM
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Octavia Spencer will be honored in her hometown state of Alabama with her own day next Wednesday. According to Starpulse, the day will be officially procclaimed Octavia Spencer Day.
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2012 Oscar Winners (Octavia Spencer, Undefeated Take Home Trophies)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2012 10:28 AM
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I'm sure everyone's heard the news by now, so I won't offer much commentary. Viola Davis lost, Octavia Spencer won. And that just about wraps it up for last year's most polarizing film, The Help.
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