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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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Watch Now: Congolese Teen Rachel Mwanza Wins Best Actress Award At Berlinale International Film Festival

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 21, 2012 5:43 PM
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The 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival awards ceremony occurred Saturday (Feb. 18th) and one delightful surprise that took place was Congolese native and newcomer Rachel Mwanza's "Best Actress" win for her role in the dramatic film War Witch (aka Rebelle).

Pan African Film Fest '12 Winners: "Toussaint L'Ouverture," Jimmy Jean-Louis Receive Top Honors + Full List

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 20, 2012 9:38 PM
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The 2012 Pan African Film Festival came to a close this evening; the last screening was the eagerly anticipated French TV film/miniseries Toussaint L'Ouverture, which was ultimately the festival's big winner.  L'Ouverture and Jimmy Jean-Louis were awarded top honors for Best Narrative Feature and Best Actor, respectively.

Winners Of The 43rd NAACP Image Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 20, 2012 11:50 AM
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To absolutely no one's surprise, it was a good night for The Help... as well as Viola Davis' boobs :)

Ruth Negga Wins Best Television Actress Award For "Shirley", At 2012 Irish Film And Television Awards

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 13, 2012 9:01 AM
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She was nominated for two 2012 Irish Film And Television Awards; Best Actress in a Lead Role-TV, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role-TV.  Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga managed to walk away with the award for the former this past Saturday night, for her portrayal of Nigerian-Brit music legend Shirley Bassey in the TV-movie Shirley.
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"Buddha In Africa" (Story Of Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Development Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 5:15 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients today, and it's quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa like this one which immediately got my attention.

Eye On Black Salute Event To Take Place During Academy Awards Weekend (Remember The "Black Oscars"?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2012 10:58 PM
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Scheduled to take place during Oscar weekend (on February 24th) a special spotlight event in Hollywood called Eye on Black, which will see a group of black directors feted, including Ava DuVernay, Bill Duke, Haile gerima, Chris Robinson, and Debbie Allen.
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