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Black Excellence at 50th NAACP Image Awards

 

 

Check out the full list of winners below:

Outstanding  Comedy  Series

“Atlanta” (FX Networks)
“black-ish” (ABC)
“Dear White People” (Netflix)
“grown-ish” (Freeform)
“Insecure” (HBO)

Outstanding  Actor  in  a  Comedy  Series

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” (ABC)
Cedric the Entertainer “The Neighborhood” (CBS)
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX Networks)
Dwayne Johnson, “Ballers” (HBO)
Tracy Morgan, “The Last O.G.” (TBS)

Outstanding  Actress  in  a  Comedy  Series

Danielle Brooks, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Issa Rae, “Insecure” (HBO)
Logan Browning, “Dear White People” (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish ” (ABC)
Yara Shahidi, “grown-ish” (Freeform)

Outstanding  Drama  Series

“How To Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
“Power” (Starz)
“Queen Sugar” (OWN)
“The Chi” (Showtime)
“This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Mitchell, “The Chi” (Showtime)
Keith David, “Greenleaf” (OWN)
Kofi Siriboe, “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
Omari Hardwick, “Power” (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us ” (NBC)

Outstanding  Actress  in  a  Drama  Series

Alfre Woodard, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix)
Naturi Naughton, “Power” (Starz)
Rutina Wesley, “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” (FOX)
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Outstanding Album

“Dirty Computer” – Janelle Monáe  (Atlantic Records)
“Ella Mai” – Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
“Even More” – MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
“Everything Is Love” – The Carters (Roc Nation)
“I Used To Know Her: The Prelude” – H.E.R. (RCA Records)

Outstanding  Actor  in  a  Motion  Picture

Chadwick  Boseman – “Black Panther”  (Marvel Studios)
Michael B Jordan – “Creed II” (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)
Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer 2” (Columbia Pictures)
John David Washington – “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
Stephan James – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding  Actress  in  a  Motion  Picture

Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)
Constance Wu – “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
KiKi Layne  – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Sanaa Lathan – “Nappily Ever After” (Marc Platt Production/Badabing Pictures Production for Netflix)
Viola Davis  – “Widows” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding  Breakthrough  Performance  in  a  Motion  Picture

Storm Reid – “A Wrinkle In Time” (Walt Disney Studios)
Letitia Wright – “Black Panther”  (Marvel Studios)
Winston Duke -  “Black Panther”  (Marvel Studios)
John David Washington -  “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
KiKi Layne – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding  Motion  Picture

“Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
“BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
“Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
“The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox

Special Award – Entertainer of the Year

Beyoncé
Chadwick Boseman
LeBron James
Regina King
Ryan Coogler

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“It’s Official!” Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Confirm ‘Bad Boys 4’

The Bad Boys are back like they never left! Will Smith and Martin Lawrence took it to Instagram earlier today to share – there will indeed be a fourth film.

“It’s official, y’all!” The longtime friends announced,  “It’s about that time! [….] This is Bad Boys 4. It’s official!”

The franchise kicked off in 1995 with the original Bad Boys movie and has released two sequels since then – Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys For Life (2020).

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New Music Alert: Sholuv Presents ‘Zero’ – a Prelude to New Understanding

by Betti Halsell, senior staff writer

Multidimensional artist Adeshola Adeoye, better known as Sholuv, increased the decibels of hope in his latest project, “Zero,” produced through OPXS BOIS, the three-track album was released on Tuesday, Dec.20.  As a compound expression of art through various mediums, Sholuv revealed the golden thread holding the body of work together and musically elevates one’s mind.

“It’s a prelude project, and preludes start at zero,” Sholuv declared as he signed part of his Gi, the top half of a karate uniform. The notable artist reflected on the night as his exclusive showing of the album came to a close.

Sholuv expanded his thoughts by referencing the process of creating anime, the complexities of building a world out of the realm of imagination, and then releasing it. Sholuv described this album as a lore or a collection of nuances that are significant to understand the rest of the collection of art.

Sholuv shared three songs and one bonus track with invite-only attendees. The vibrations of each track felt like they traveled around the world. The transformative lyrics and storytelling were vivid; it’s a new level of painting a mental picture without a brush. Sholuv has expanded his art across his fashion with his lifestyle brand, Optimixts, and continues to grow as a producer and videographer.

Songs like “25,” interlock cinematic touches on the beat with raw power in the verses. While introducing the track, Sholuv stated, “This was me, describing myself as a 25-year-old and who I am as a man, and really looking optimistic—when it comes to everything I’m involved with.”

Sholuv has five previous projects that include “For Tha Honey’s,” “Sounds from Tha Den,” and “.”

OPXS BOIS’ artist manager, Scoop, considered the growth he witnessed from Sholuv; he reflected on the composition of the newly released project and stated, “This project for Sholuv is a real testimony to the growth of his production style and rhyme scheme,” he continued, “his subject matter has always been there, but this project is eye-opening to his style of verbiage.”

“Zero” is out now on all major platforms. Follow Sholuv on Instagram and turn up the volume of hope through his aromatic sounds.

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‘You People’: New Trailer Features Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, and Nia Long

You People

Netflix has released the first teaser of its upcoming star-studded comedy titled You People, helmed by Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris.

The cast includes Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, and Nia Long, who are featured in the first look clip. Also starring are Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani La La Anthony, Bryan Greenberg, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The official logline reads – A new couple (Hill and London) and their families find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations, and generational differences.

The comedy is set to launch on January 27. Check out the first-look images below.

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