Showing posts with label acting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acting. Show all posts

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Harlem street renamed after Cicely Tyson

A street in Harlem has been renamed after legendary actress Cicely Tyson.

A stretch of East 101st Street now bears the name of the late actress.

Tyson grew up on the block in East Harlem and people gathered to celebrate on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Broadway theater renamed in honor of James Earl Jones

Legendary stage and screen actor James Earl Jones received a rare honor Monday as a Broadway theater was renamed after him.

The Cort Theatre is now, the "James Earl Jones Theatre."

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Broadway theatre to be renamed in honor of James Earl Jones

Regarded for his work onscreen and onstage, the legendary actor James Earl Jones is being honored in a historic way. The Cort theater, a 110-year-old venue is being renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre.

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”

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Tyler Perry offers Geoffery Owens a job

UPDATE: Geoffery Owens gets role on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots"

Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens appeared on Good Morning America in an interview with Robin Roberts to explain why he was working at Trader Joes and that every job is valuable and worthwhile. A few minutes after his interview writer, director, producer, and actor, Tyler Perry Tyler Perry sent him a tweet offering him a job.

Check out the Good Morning America interview below:

Saturday, July 08, 2017

‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dead At 39

Nelsan Ellis, who played sassy short-order cook Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood, has died at 39 of complications from heart failure.

His manager, Emily Gerson Saines, confirmed his death on Saturday to USA TODAY.

"He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed," she said in a statement.

While he also had roles on CBS' Elementary and worked in films like The Help, Secretariat, the James Brown biopic Get On and The Soloist, to fans of True Blood, he will always be Lafayette.

The Illinois-born actor so impressed the producers and fans of the HBO supernatural drama with his performance that the TV version of Lafayette escaped the early death the character was dealt in Charlaine Harris' books.

"A great talent gone too soon," Harris lamented on Twitter. "Such a shock."

True Blood marked Ellis' second HBO project. He also appeared in 2005's Emmy-winning Warm Springs, in which his character tended to the polio-stricken Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Kenneth Branagh).

The network issued a statement noting, "Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood. Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO."


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Octavia Spencer, Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year

Octavia L. Spencer is about to have a new award on her shelf, right up there next to her Oscar statuette and Golden Globe trophy.

Spencer was named the 2017 Woman of the Year by Hasting Pudding Theatricals Thursday afternoon, an annual award given to a performer who has made lasting contributions to the entertainment world. Spencer's perfo

rmance as an actress in "The Help" earned her several awards in 2012, including an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award among others. Just a few days ago, Spencer was named an Oscar nominee for her role in "Hidden Figures."

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