BlacKkKlansman Wins Grand Prix Award At Cannes

BlacKkKlansman Wins Grand Prix Award At Cannes

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Wins Grand Prix Award At Cannes After receiving nearly universal acclaim after is bow at the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman has been awarded the Grand Prix award, which is the runner-up award. The...
Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The list continues to get shorter, as new information is revealed, and we are now at the end of the journey with this being the final list, less than a month (Tuesday, January 23, 2018) before the Academy announces the nominees for...
BAMcinématek Celebrates Black Superheroes

BAMcinématek Celebrates Black Superheroes

 BAM is proud to screen Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. But the path for Ryan Coogler’s film was laid by an undersung cadre of black screen heroes and heroines who challenged establishment power...
DGA Feature Film Nominations Revealed

DGA Feature Film Nominations Revealed

Dave McNary | Variety The Directors Guild of America has nominated Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonaugh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan...
2018 SAG Award Nominations

2018 SAG Award Nominations

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominees were announced Wednesday, December 13, 2017. It was also announced that Morgan Freeman would be the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Below is the complete list of the Theatrical Motion Picture...
Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act Sundance Institute announced the feature films that will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Salt Lake City at at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length...
The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

 Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees were announced earlier today, and, as we expected, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is well represented, with nominations in 5 different categories, including Best Feature, Best...
Cannes Film Festival Moves Dates For 2018

Cannes Film Festival Moves Dates For 2018

Peter White | Deadline Hollywood “The Cannes Film Festival will start one day earlier than in previous years but will run for the same length of time, according to the organisers. The 71st Festival de Cannes will begin on Tuesday, May 8 and run until...
AFI Fest Centerpieces Set

AFI Fest Centerpieces Set

Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name, A24’s The Disaster Artist and Entertainment Studios’ Hostiles have been set as the Centerpiece Galas for this year’s AFI Fest, which runs November 9-16. The...
Get Out Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

Get Out Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

Gordon Cox | Variety “Get Out,” writer-director Jordan Peele’s surprise smash of a scary movie, led the pack of nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual ceremony honoring indie film. “Get Out”...
Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival

Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival

Anita Busch | Deadline Hollywood Filmmaker Walter Hill and comedian/filmmaker Keenen Ivory Wayans are both being honored this year in Austin at the annual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference. Hill, whose film career goes back decades with such...
Charles Burnett and Others Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

Charles Burnett and Others Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

Kristopher Tapley | Variety Writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnes Varda will receive honorary Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The prizes...
Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Dave McNary | Variety Morgan Freeman has been named the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Freeman will be presented the accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan....
2017 Writers Guild Awards

2017 Writers Guild Awards

Date: February 19, 2017 Location: Edison Ballroom, New York, New York and in Los Angeles, California at the Beverly Hilton Host: Lewis Black Description: The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio,...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne...
DGA Student Film Award Winners Include 4 Young Black Filmmakers

DGA Student Film Award Winners Include 4 Young Black Filmmakers

from Shadow & Act Each year the Directors Guild of America (DGA) holds its annual Student Film Awards for African American, Asian American, Latino, and women filmmakers. The awards, which bring the winners prizes of $2,500 from the DGA, are designed to honor,...
Sony Pictures TV Names 2016 Diverse Directors Program Fellows

Sony Pictures TV Names 2016 Diverse Directors Program Fellows

from Shadow & Act The Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Diverse Directors program provides access for highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to potential episodic directing opportunities on scripted one-hour and half-hour SPT series. This Los...
Naomie Harris to Receive Variety Award at BIFA

Naomie Harris to Receive Variety Award at BIFA

by Leo Barraclough | Variety at the Ziegfeld Theater on November 25, 2013 in New York City.” width=”800″ height=”450″ /> Actress Naomie Harris, best known around the world for her role in the recent James Bond movies, will receive this...
Queen Latifah to Receive Prestigious Prince Rainier III Award

Queen Latifah to Receive Prestigious Prince Rainier III Award

from Shadow and Act The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) today announces that actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah will accept the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and her exemplary give-back....
Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

from Variety Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson,...
Nate Parker to Receive Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award

Nate Parker to Receive Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson Sundance Institute today announced it will present its Vanguard Award to filmmaker and actor Nate Parker at Night Before Next, a summer celebration benefiting the Institute and its artists on the eve of Sundance Next Fest at the...
Samuel L. Jackson To Be Honored By BAFTA LA

Samuel L. Jackson To Be Honored By BAFTA LA

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announce that it will honor Samuel L. Jackson with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this...
The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniels’ Missing Oscar

The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniels’ Missing Oscar

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act In 1925, Hattie McDaniel, became one of the first African American women on the radio. In 1934, she landed her screen acting break in “Judge Priest.” In 1940, she became the first African American to win an...
Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Dave McNary | Variety “Spotlight” took home top honors at the 2016 Spirit Awards, winning best feature, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best ensemble. Earlier in the afternoon, Brie Larson took home the prize for best lead female...
Spike Lee To Receive 2015 Governors Awards

Spike Lee To Receive 2015 Governors Awards

By Pete Hammond | Deadline Hollywood The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just unveiled its honorees for the 2015 Governors Awards, with Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands landing the annual honorary Oscars and Debbie Reynolds getting the Jean Hersholt...
Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

by Anthony D’Alessandro | Deadline Hollywood The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in recognizing African-American thesps, who received 18 nominations across all acting categories — easily eclipsing last year’s record...
Taraji P. Henson Win Critics’ Choice Awards

Taraji P. Henson Win Critics’ Choice Awards

Variety Staff | Variety.com The 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel and aired live on A&E. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley emceed the proceedings — and also found time to...

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