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"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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Martin Lawrence Picks Up Razzie Nomination For Worst Actress (Wait... What?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2012 10:09 AM
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Out with the good (the Oscars)... in with the bad (the Razzies), celebrating, or is it shaming the worst of the year 2011, I give you the Razzie nominees announced this morning. 
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Independent Spirit Awards '12: "Pariah" Wins John Cassavetes Award; "The Interrupters" Wins Best Documentary

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 26, 2012 9:01 AM
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Last night, Dee Rees' Pariah was the winner of the prestigious John Cassavetes award for Best Film! The documentary The Interrupters won the award for Best Documentary.
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Watch Omar Sy's History-Making Best Actor César Award Acceptance Speech (French Equivalent Of Oscars)

  • By Courtney
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  • February 25, 2012 10:49 AM
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As Tambay posted last night, after winning the Lumière award (French equivalent of the Golden Globes) for Best Actor, Omar Sy picked up France's highest acting honor in that same category, the César Award for Best Actor (the French equivalent of the Academy Award).
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Omar Sy Makes History: 1st Black Actor To Win César Award For Best Actor (French Equivalent Of Oscars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 24, 2012 6:33 PM
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His big year (or is it 2 years, since this all began in 2011) continues...
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