December 12, 1997 |
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.
July 1, 2013 |
Actor Jamie Foxx made a silent but powerful fashion statement at Sunday's BET Awards , where he opted out of the usual red-carpet finery in favor of a T-shirt bearing the image of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen whose shooting death last year sparked intense national debate over gun control and racial profiling. Foxx beat out the likes of Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson to win the evening's prize for lead actor for his role as a vengeance-seeking freed slave in Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained.” On stage to accept the award, he opted not to mention the controversy by name, allowing the shirt - which featured a stylized black-and-white version of the now-iconic close-up of Martin in a hoodie, and was paired with bright white jeans and shoes - to do the talking for him. Foxx's fashion statement arrived as the trial of George Zimmerman , the man who claims to have shot Martin in self-defense, enters its second week.
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.
December 16, 1986 |
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.
October 16, 1991 |
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.
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.
January 12, 2000 |
TELEVISION Kelley Left Out: HBO's "Sex and the City" scored two of five nominations for the best-written comedy series episode in the annual Writers Guild Awards announced Tuesday. Conspicuously absent from the TV and radio nomination list was writer-producer David E. Kelley, whose "The Practice" (ABC) and "Ally McBeal" (Fox) won Emmys in September for best drama and comedy series, respectively. Other comedy series nominees were NBC's "Frasier" and "Friends" and ABC's "Dharma & Greg."
April 23, 1989 |
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.
January 7, 2010 |
"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."