Showing posts with label Mahershala Ali. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mahershala Ali. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Marvel Studios Temporarily Shuts Down Production of Blade

Marvel Studios has temporarily shut down production on Mahershala Ali’s “Blade” movie, according to an individual with knowledge of the production.

The production is delayed as the search for a new director continues and development on the script is ongoing.

Crew members on the ground were notified Tuesday. The studio’s hope is to restart the production in early 2023.

On Tuesday, Disney also pushed the release date for “Blade” from Nov. 23, 2023, to Sept. 6, 2024. The shift was among a wide slate of adjustments to the studio’s release schedule.

Two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali will star, taking over from Wesley Snipes, who portrayed the half-human vampire hunter in the original “Blade” trilogy.


Sunday, January 09, 2022

12 Black actors nominated for Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced nominees for their annual Golden Globe Awards,. Twelve of those nominated in the acting catergories for both film and televison are Black Or African American. This inlcludes Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, Issa Rae, Anthony Anderson, and more.


Best Actor in a Drama:

Mahershala Ali ("Swan Song")

Will Smith ("King Richard")

Denzel Washington ("The Tragedy of Macbeth")

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Aunjanue Ellis ("King Richard")

Ruth Negga ("Passing").


Actress in a drama

Uzo Aduba, “In Treatment”

Actor in a drama

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Omar Sy, “Lupin”

Actress in a comedy or musical

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

Actor in a comedy or musical

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Actress in a limited/anthology series or TV movie

Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”

Monday, February 25, 2019

Regina King, Mahershala Ali win best supporting actor/actress Oscars at the 2019 Academy Awards

Regina King is now an Oscar winner and Mahershala Ali is a now a two time Academy Award winner. Both won awards in the Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories.

Regina King won her first Oscar to go along with three Emmy Awards. The actress was awarded the best supporting actress statue on Sunday for her role in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk," in which she plays Sharon Rivers, a matriarch whose spirit is as strong as her love for her family. Watch her acceptance speech below:

Mahershala Ali took home his second supporting actor Oscar in three years on Sunday night, for his role as the black pianist Don Shirley in “Green Book,”. Ali won two years ago, his supporting performance in “Moonlight' and with this win Ali joins Denzel Washington as the only other black actor to win multiple Oscars. Watch his acceptance speech below"

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

African American Academy Award Nominees

While most of the focus was on La La Lands 14 Academy Awards nominations this was also a great year for African American actors and directors. This a record year that features a record number 6 black actors being nominated. There are the usual nominees like Denzel Washington and Octavia "I'm in every movie coming out for the next two years" Spencer, but there were a few surprises thrown in. Here is a complete list of the African Americans actors and directors nominated for Academy Awards.

Best Picture:


Hidden Figures


Lead Actor:

Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Lead Actress

Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Supporting actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting actress:

Viola Davis, “Fences”

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Best Director:

“Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins

Adapted screenplay:

“Fences,” August Wilson

“Hidden Figures,” Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

“Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Best documentary feature:

“13th,” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish

“I Am Not Your Negro,” Raoul Peck, Remi Grellety and Hebert Peck

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

'Moonlight' Named Best Picture by the African American Film Critics Association

The African American Film Critics Association on Monday unveiled its picks for the top films and TV series of the year, bestowing Moonlight with the award for best picture of 2016.

The movie — which earned six Golden Globe nominations Monday morning — also was named best independent film, while Barry Jenkins won best director. Star Mahershala Ali was named best supporting actor, while his co-star Janelle Monae was chosen for breakout performance for Moonlight and Hidden Figures.