50th NAACP Image Awards Announced

50th NAACP Image Awards Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 13, 2019) –The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) TV One’s joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins,...
Oscar Nominations 2019: The Complete List

Oscar Nominations 2019: The Complete List

By Variety Staff | Variety “Roma” and “The Favourite” led nominations for the 91st Oscars, scoring 10 nods each. Both films were nominated for best picture, alongside “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “A Star Is Born,” “Vice,” and “Green Book.”...
24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice...
76th Golden Globe Nominees Announed

76th Golden Globe Nominees Announed

from Variety “Vice,” Adam McKay’s scathing Dick Cheney biopic, walked away with a leading six nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Globes, also awarded “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite,” and “Green Book” with five nods...
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Director: Barry Jenkins Writer(s): Barry Jenkins (screenplay), James Baldwin (novel), Tari (editor) Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Ebony Obsidian, Dominique Thorne, Diego Luna, Finn...
2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

by Monique Jones | Shadow and Act If Beale Street Could Talk is one of several films earning Independent Spirit Awards nominations, which were announced Friday. If Beale Street Could Talk has been nominated for Best Feature with Barry Jenkins nominated for Best...
Regina King & Others to be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women

Regina King & Others to be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women

By Variety Staff | Variety Variety has announced the honorees for its upcoming Power of Women: Los Angeles. The annual event recognizes some of Hollywood’s most philanthropic women whose efforts have made a significant impact to their chosen charities and causes. The...
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 “The Rock”...
Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Taraji P. Henson’s memoir, “Around the Way Girl,” hits bookstores (on- and offline) today, October 11, 2016. I have a copy of the book, which includes a chapter titled “On Being a Black Woman in Hollywood,” and which I read first, for...
Andre Benjamin Joins Season 2 of American Crime

Andre Benjamin Joins Season 2 of American Crime

Debra Birnbaum | Variety “American Crime” has landed its final key cast member, signing Andre Benjamin, Variety has learned. He’ll be starring opposite Regina King as the parents of a teenager who gets accused of the show’s central crime. He will play Michael Lacroix,...
TV Casting News

TV Casting News

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act Some TV casting news you can use, not previously posted on this blog… First, Agent May’s ex-husband will join the series once more in its third season! Blair Underwood will return for multiple episodes in the third...
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 high of 11 noms. The...
American Crime’ A Blueprint For Diversity Behind Camera

American Crime’ A Blueprint For Diversity Behind Camera

by David Robb | Deadline Hollywood If the government ever decided to act on the ACLU’s call for an investigation into Hollywood’s hiring practices, it might start with ABC’s American Crime – not to see how the television industry gets it wrong, but to see how it can...
Regina King to Return to ‘American Crime’

Regina King to Return to ‘American Crime’

Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety Regina King is returning to “American Crime” as a series regular for its second season, ABC announced Tuesday. King joins previously announced returning leads Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton. The ABC Studios drama is created by Oscar...
Let the Church Say Amen (2013)

Let the Church Say Amen (2013)

 Director: Regina King Writer(s): ReShonda Tate Billingsley (novel), Crystal Garrett Starring: Steve Harris, Naturi Naughton, Lela Rochon, Hosea Chanchez, Collins Pennie, Gregory Alan Williams, Brely Evans, Alkoya Brunson, Trav, Erica Dickerson, Margo Moorer,...
Queen Latifah Produces BET’s Let the Church Say Amen

Queen Latifah Produces BET’s Let the Church Say Amen

The upcoming two-hour movie of the week is a part of the network’s premiere cinema films. By Ricki Moss | BET.com Queen Latifah continues to expand her ever-growing roster of titles for television. The latest project Latifah is producing is Let the Church Say Amen,...
Regina King Shines at the NAACP Image Awards

Regina King Shines at the NAACP Image Awards

By Gerri Miller | BET.com How happy was Regina King to win her second NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for the TNT hit Southland? Looking fabulous in a strapless Enzoani mini, her smile said it all. “It feels great to win,” she said. “The...
Our Family Wedding (2010)

Our Family Wedding (2010)

Director: Rick Famuyiwa Writer(s): Wayne Conley, Malcolm Spellman, Rick Famuyiwa Starring: Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Lance Gross, Diana Maria Riva, Lupe Ontiveros, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Charlie Murphy, Shannyn Sossamon, Tonita...
The Souls of Black Girls (2008)

The Souls of Black Girls (2008)

Director: Daphne Valerius Writer(s): Daphne Valerius Starring: Darlise Blount, Chuck D, Michaela Angela Davis, Dr. Lez Edmond, Pamela Edwards, C’Nay Hines, Gwen Ifill, Juanita Jennings, Regina King, Katie Magrane, Amelia Marshall, Kadija Minah, Kenyetta Smith, Jada...
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Director: John Pasquin Writer(s): Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford Starring: Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner, Enrique Murciano, Ernie Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Affion Crockett, Wendall Jackson, Boy Thomas, Tomasina Parrott, Nate Bynum, Pierre D. Chambers, DaJuan...
Ray (2004)

Ray (2004)

Director: Taylor Hackford Writer(s): Taylor Hackford, James L. White Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff, Larenz Tate,...
Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Director: Lauren Lazin Writer(s): N/A Starring: Tupac Shakur, Rappin’ 4-Tay, Conrad Bain, Bill Bellamy, Todd Bridges, Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver, Gary Coleman, Sean Combs, Treach, Doctor Dré, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Omar Epps, Faith Evans, Fab 5 Freddy, Yafeu Fula,...
Truth Be Told (2002)

Truth Be Told (2002)

Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd Writer(s): Jeffrey W. Byrd, Cheryl Dunye, Eric George, Nia Hill Starring: Anthony Badalamenti, Inny Clemons, Jade Jenise Dixon, Eric George, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Teck Holmes, Marci T. House, Regina King, Monica Calhoun, Morgan H. Margolis,...
Down to Earth (2001)

Down to Earth (2001)

Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz Writer(s): Elaine May, Warren Beatty, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi Starring: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy, Frankie Faison, Mark Addy, Greg Germann, Jennifer Coolidge, Wanda Sykes, John Cho, Mario...
Love and Action in Chicago (1999)

Love and Action in Chicago (1999)

Director: Dwayne Johnson-Cochran Writer(s): Dwayne Johnson-Cochran Starring: Courtney B. Vance, Regina King, Jason Alexander, Kathleen Turner, Edward Asner, Robert Breuler, Michael Gilio, David Basulto, Mindy Bell, JoBe Cerny, Kyla Cheyne, Mark Finney, Cliff Frazier,...
Enemy of the State (1998)

Enemy of the State (1998)

Director: Tony Scott Writer(s): David Marconi Starring: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Stuart Wilson, Laura Cayouette, Loren Dean, Barry Pepper, Ian Hart, Jake Busey, Scott Caan, Jason Lee, Gabriel Byrne, James Le Gros, Dan Butler, Jack...
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan Writer(s): Terry McMillan (novel), Ronald Bass Starring: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Suzzanne Douglas, Michael J. Pagan, Sicily Johnson, Richard Lawson, Barry Shabaka Henley, Lee Weaver, Glynn Turman,...
Rituals (1998)

Rituals (1998)

Director: Carol Mayes Writer(s): Carol Mayes Starring: Isaiah Washington, Regina King, Jenifer Lewis, Ellis E. Williams, Rodger Lee, Recoe Walker, Sadiki Synopsis: When Iris confides in her neighbor Carmen that she suspects her husband of cheating, Carmen suggests...
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

Director: Martin Lawrence Writer(s): Martin Lawrence Starring: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown, Della Reese, Malinda Williams, Daryl Mitchell, Roger E. Mosley, Simbi Kali, Tangie Ambrose, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Stacii Jae Johnson, Miguel A....
Friday (1995)

Friday (1995)

 Director: F. Gary Gray Writer(s): Ice Cube, DJ Pooh Starring: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, Regina King, Paula Jai Parker, Faizon Love, DJ Pooh, Angela Means, Vickilyn Reynolds, Ronn Riser, Kathleen...
Higher Learning (1995)

Higher Learning (1995)

Director: John Singleton Writer(s): John Singleton Starring: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Jason Wiles, Tyra Banks, Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne, Bradford English, Regina King, Busta Rhymes, Jay R. Ferguson, Andrew...
Poetic Justice (1993)

Poetic Justice (1993)

Director: John Singleton Writer(s): John Singleton Starring: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Khandi Alexander, Ché J. Avery, Maya Angelou, Lloyd Avery II, Kimberly Brooks, Rico Bueno, Maia Campbell, Jeff Cantrel, Michael Colyar, Kina Cosper, John Cothran, Dina D., Joe...
Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Director: John Singleton Writer(s): John Singleton Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Angela Bassett, Mia Bell, Lexie Bigham, Kenneth A. Brown, Nicole Brown, Ceal, Morris Chestnut, Darneicea Corley, John Cothran, Ice Cube,...

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