The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards were held on Valentine’s Day and broadcast live on the FOX network. The film “The Great Debaters” was the big winner of the evening. The film was named best film, while acting awards went to its stars Denzel Washington, Denzel Whitaker, and reel sista Jurnee Smollet. Reel sista Janet Jackson took home the award for best Supporting Actress for her role in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married”
Check out the reel sistas who hit the red carpet for the event.
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Image Award winner Vanessa Williams
Tracee Ellis Ross
Taraji P. Henson
Keisha Knight Pulliam
Holly Robinson Peete
and Denise Boutte
Red Carpet photos taken by Mayer
Everyone looked absolutely fabulous.
For those of you who missed it, here is a list of the motion picture awards:
Motion picture: “The Great Debaters.”
Actor in a motion picture: Denzel Washington, “The Great Debaters.”
Actress in a motion picture: Jurnee Smollett, “The Great Debaters.”
Supporting actor in a motion picture: Denzel Whitaker, “The Great Debaters.”
Supporting actress in a motion picture: Janet Jackson, “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”
Directing in a motion picture: Kasi Lemmons, “Talk To Me.”
Writing in a motion picture: Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa, “Talk To Me.”
Independent or foreign film: “Honeydripper.”
Documentary: “Darfur Now.”
Congrats to everyone!
The Sundance Film Festival took place last week in Colorado. The cast of the made for television adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” was on hand for the premiere of the film. Check out the pics:
Audra McDonald stars as Ruth Younger,the wife of Sean John’s character Walter
Sanaa Lathan plays the role of Beneatha, sister and daughter who longs to be a doctor.
Phylicia Rashad reprises her Tony Award winning role as Lena, the matriarch of the Younger family.
“Raisin in the Sun” is set to air on ABC on February 25, 2008. I for one can not wait. As one of the many not fortunate enough to see the show on Broadway, I am glad that ABC and Oprah are bringing it to the small screen. I hope they do Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic story justice.
Hello all! Its been a minute since I’ve posted, but I am back to the grind of school and work. Anywho, Check out these pics from ‘The Perfect Holiday’ (formally ‘The Perfect Christmas’). The film is produced by and stars reel sista Queen Latifah.
The film also stars my favorite reel sista Gabrielle Union, who was last seen in Tyler Perry’s ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ and the ever-so-sexy Morris Chesnutt. This marks the latest Gabrielle/Morris collaboration. The two have also co-starred in ‘The Brothers,’ ‘Two Can Play That Game,’ and ‘Breakin All the Rules.’
Two of my favorite former TV sistas Jill Marie Jones (formerly of ‘Girlfriends…i still miss Toni Childs) and Rachel True (from Half & Half) play Gabrielle’s friends in the movie.
Here’s the synopsis from blackfilm.com :
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY is a heart-warming holiday story of Nancy (played by Gabrielle Union – “Daddy’s Little Girl” & “Bring it On”), a loving single mother of three who falls for Benjamin (Morris Chestnut – “Best Man”, “Like Mike” & “Breakin’ All the Rules”), a talented but struggling songwriter who is working part-time as a mall Santa. Conflicts arise when her oldest son, 10 year old John-John, convinces his younger brother and sister to join him in mischievous plots and schemes against their mother’s new boyfriend in the hopes that she will reunite with his hero – their rap-mogul father J-Jizzy (Charlie Murphy). Being narrated by Queen Latifah in a magical role of “Mother Christmas” opposite Terrence Howard, who plays a hard-to-dislike Scrooge-ish character named “Bah-Humbug”, THE PERFECT HOLIDAYsuccessfully brings together all the elements that will make this a Holiday Classic
I for one can not WAIT for this movie to come out. ‘THe Perfect Holiday’ is set to hit theatres on December 14, 2007.
Until next time, keep shining!