The Tony Awards are TONIGHT!! On the latest edition of Cinema and Noir, my co-hosts and I chatted about the 2016 nominees, the shows we are most excited about and Broadways ongoing commitment to diverse and inclusive casts.
Of course, the show I am most rooting for tonight is the groundbreaking musical Hamilton. With a 16nominations, it is expected to win big. But I am also hoping Eclipsed and The Color Purple get some love tonight.
We also remember the late Muhammad Ali who passes away June 3, 2016. We talked about Hollywood’s treatment of The Champ and discussed the films and documentaries that best explored his life and career.
In case you missed the podcast, you can catch up here:
Congratulations to Audra McDonald! Tonight, the amazingly talented singer and actress made history by winning the Tony Award for Best Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. The win is Audra’s sixth which makes her the winningest woman in Tony history. It also makes his the only person to have a Tony in each of the four acting categories.
On today’s edition of Cinema in Noir, we had a jam packed show! First we discussed whether actresses over 40 are the new it-girls in Hollywood. According the the Hollywood Reporter, that may be the case in terms of the amount of money actresses such as Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, and Melissa McCarthey are commanding.
We also has special guests, writer Brandon Fibbs and BlackGirlNerd.com blogger Jamie call in and chat with Rebecca about the latest episode of Game of Thrones as well as the upcoming season finale.
This week, the New Your Times ran an article discussing the resurgence of the black film. We threw in our cents on the state of black film and what we think 2013 has in store for black films.
Lastly, we briefly discussed tonight’s Tony Awards and who we are rooting for.