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ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1998 | YVETTE C. DOSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the 29th NAACP Image Awards, a glittering salute to the biggest names in black entertainment and the promotion of positive images of people of color, the standout winners were the movie "Soul Food," with five awards, and CBS' "Touched by an Angel," with four wins in the television categories.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The inspirational football drama "Remember the Titans" and the urban hospital TV drama "City of Angels," canceled by CBS late last year because of poor ratings, were key winners Saturday at the 32nd annual NAACP Image Awards. A non-show-business figure, however, stole the spotlight at the glitzy Hollywood event honoring the best in black entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said Thursday that the organization would establish a Los Angeles branch by next spring that would help monitor and improve the hiring and portrayals of African Americans in the entertainment industry. While saying he was pleased with increases in the number of blacks performing on television and film, he maintained that the directing and writing ranks are still "woefully inadequate" when it comes to African Americans.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1996
Here are the major winners of the 27th annual NAACP Image Awards, which were presented Saturday night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
NEWS
December 16, 1986 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
No Oscar sits on Steven Spielberg's mantle. But while he waits for the Big O, other awards continue to come his way. Sunday night the director of such mega hits as "E.T.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1991 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dispute over who controls the annual NAACP Image Awards cast a shadow over the nominations for achievement in film, TV and pop music that were announced Tuesday by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The dispute pits the NAACP leadership against the local NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood chapter. Members of the local on Tuesday vowed to take their dispute to court to seek an injunction stopping the Jan. 11 awards ceremony, which the local chapter has conducted for 23 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1998
The Academy Award nominations won't be announced until Feb. 9, but Oscar season is in full swing this week in Hollywood. From major studios to small independents, marketing departments have launched aggressive advertising campaigns touting their films in the two major Hollywood trade papers. Whether the films deserve an Oscar nod is another question. "This is the time of year when everyone wants to look like they're in the game," said Lynne Segall, the Hollywood Reporter's associate publisher.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
She has been more famous, over a longer time span, than any other female singer. She sits in the living room of her bright, airy Beverly Hills home, dressed in a simple white outfit, slimmer than she has been since her teens. Suspended from her necklace is a jeweled golden ball, a gift from Jacqueline Picasso. She is surrounded by countless artifacts attesting to her successes: Grammy awards, NAACP Image Awards, Down Beat trophies (she won her first in 1937). Yet Ella Fitzgerald, who will turn 71 Tuesday, remains amazingly unable to acknowledge the full measure of her fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2010 | By Susan King
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" dominated the nominations for the 41st NAACP Image Awards on Wednesday morning, earning eight nods: best film, best director for Lee Daniels, screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher, best actress for Gabourey Sidibe, supporting actress for Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique and Paula Patton, and supporting actor for Lenny Kravitz. Competing with "Precious" in the best picture category are "The Blind Side," "Invictus," "Michael Jackson's This Is It" and "The Princess and the Frog."
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