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Nominees for this year’s ESPY Awards are in and there are at least a couple categories worth a double-take. In the midst of his ongoing appeal against the NFL’s four-game suspension stemming from the “Deflate Gate” controversy earlier this year, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leads the pack in the “Best NFL Player” category. Meanwhile, Brady’s longtime coach Bill […]

2014  is proving to be a strong year for Black actors as the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys were announced earlier this morning.  Idris Elba was recognized for his work as DCI John Luther in the BBC mini-series “Luther,”  landing on the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor for […]

  Award season mostly tend to be a celebration of White achievement in Hollywood, but with the announcement of today’s Critics Choice TV Awards, more Black actors and actresses on primetime tv are getting their due.   Joe Morton, who plays Eli  Pope on “Scandal” made the cut in the Best Guest Performer in A […]

BET sure does love them some Beyonce, Drake and Jay Z. The music superstars lead the 2014 BET Award nominations with five apiece. The nominations were announced earlier today and Queen Bey was recognized in the Best R&B/Pop Female Artist, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year. Her nods in the Best Collaboration and Video […]

“12 Years A Slave”, “Fruitvale Station” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” each received a whopping nine nominations from the Black Reel Awards. All three films are vying for Best Picture along with  the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” and “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.” READ: 2013: The Best And Worst In Black Movies “The Best Man […]

2013 is proving to be a very good year indeed for Black Hollywood.  The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced their 2014 nominees earlier today and “12 Years A Slave” received four nominations, more than any other film this year. Chiwetel Ejiofor is up for Lead Actor, and supporting nods were given to Michael Fassbender and […]

Hollywood’s awards season started off with a bang as nominees for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced yesterday.  Hosted by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) and Paula Patton (“Baggage Claim”), the critically acclaimed “12 Years A Slave” received a whopping 7 nominations including Best Feature, Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best […]

  2013 will go down as the year Justin Timberlake returned to music like he never left. After releasing the first half of “The 20/20 Experience” in March, Timberlake took the music world by storm with his hit song “Suit & Tie.” because of the album’s massive success, JT was honored with five American Music […]

  Although the jury is still out on if he can claim the King of New York crown, it can’t be denied Kendrick Lamar has had a helluva year in music. Compton’s native son received an astounding 14 BET Hip-Hop Award nominations. With 14 nominations, Kendrick proves he is hip-hop’s new school leader. Some of […]

  This year has been the year of Justin Timberlake‘s return to pop domination. After hitting all of the major award shows promoting his album “The 20/20 Experience,” Timberlake has been rewarded with six MTV Video Music Award nominations. he, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, have the most nominations this year. Other popular artists […]

Nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning by actress Jennifer Lawrence (“Hunger Games”) and Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  “The Help”earned Oscar nods for Viola Davis (Best Actress), Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress), Jessica Chastain (Best Supporting Actres), as well as Best Picture. The […]