Full list of NAACP Image Award Winners

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards were presented on BET tonight. Chicago’s Jennifer Hudson emerged as a top winner, taking home both Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture awards for Respect. Will Smith also emerged as Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Richard Williams, Venus and Serena’s driven father in King Richard. AndThe … Continue reading “Full list of NAACP Image Award Winners”

Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R, Wonder Years earn NAACP Image noms

The full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced earlier this week in a special virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel hosted by actress and musician Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor Marcus Scribner and singer-songwriter Tinashe (@naacpimageawards).  The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards Winner Anthony … Continue reading “Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R, Wonder Years earn NAACP Image noms”

Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners

Disney received 17 NAACP Image Awards for 2021, including eight for ABC, which marked the most for any network or distributor this year. The awards were announced during a special live broadcast of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s black-ish, on Saturday, March 27, and as part of a weeklong … Continue reading “Last Dance, Soul, black-ish among NAACP winners”

Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms

NAACP announced its nominees for the organization’s 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work. Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, HBO and TBS received nominations across 30 different categories … Continue reading “Lovecraft, Insecure lead WB NAACP Image TV noms”

NAACP leads #LogOutFacebook movement

NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will lead a digital protest, #LogOutFacebook tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in response to the tech company’s history of data hacks which unfairly target its users of color. NAACP is also calling on Congress to conduct further investigations on Facebook after a report released for the Senate Intelligence … Continue reading “NAACP leads #LogOutFacebook movement”

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Last night, the non-televised portion of The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards took place here in Pasadena. The celebration of outstanding work by African Americans in film, TV, music, and literature inspired the likes of Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Morgan Freeman, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), and Kareem Abdul Jabbar to attend. While ten winners … Continue reading “The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards”

The complete list of winners for the SAG Awards

In-person award shows returned this past weekend. First, the NAACP Image Awards handed out their accolades and last night The Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2021 at the 28th Annual SAG Awards. Held the at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, the world’s largest guild, honored … Continue reading “The complete list of winners for the SAG Awards”

New Honda docuseries celebrates HBCU

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB), the nation’s premier showcase for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching bands and dance teams, announced its new four-part docuseries, Driving the Legacy of HBCUs, premiered on Saturday, February 26. The docuseries explores various aspects of the HBCU experience, using performances, interviews and notable alumni to tell the HBCU story. … Continue reading “New Honda docuseries celebrates HBCU”

Dune, Candyman, Raya, Lost in Space, Apple nominated for ADG Awards

Dune, Nightmare Alley, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Licorice Pizza, West Side Story, and Raya and the Last Dragon were nominated Monday for the 26th annual Art Directors Guild ( IATSE Local 800) ADG Awards. Apple took three nominations in the Commercial category for Introducing iPhone 13 Pro” Saving Simon” and “Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever.” Gucci’s “Aria, Neom’s “Made … Continue reading “Dune, Candyman, Raya, Lost in Space, Apple nominated for ADG Awards”

Sundance jury members announced

The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize. The Festival takes place January 20-30 via enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues … Continue reading “Sundance jury members announced”

2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns

So, here we are at the end of another year. In 2021, we experienced more freedom from the pandemic during the spring and summer as cases lowered, but here we are, back in a kind of partial quarantine as the omicron variant spreads. While many businesses asked their teams to return to the office, advertising … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns”

AFM 2021 online launches with Indie Producer Ecosphere session

Our friends at The American Film Market (AFM) today announced new speakers and sessions along with its full programming lineup set for AFM 2021 Online, which will run for five days, November 1 to November 5. AFM 2021 Online will commence with the opening session – The Independent Film Ecosphere – Present and Future, featuring … Continue reading “AFM 2021 online launches with Indie Producer Ecosphere session”

2021 AFM announces initial exhibitors, programming and sponsors

The American Film Market (AFM) has announced initial details for AFM 2021 Online which will commence on November 1 and run for five days through November 5.   AFM 2021 Online will take place on the proprietary interactive campus AFM built-in 2020 – presenting an engaging and effective environment for discovery, education, deal-making, networking and reconnecting.  More than 300 … Continue reading “2021 AFM announces initial exhibitors, programming and sponsors”

AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB

The 2021 AICP Next Awards debuted last night, recognizing creative excellence in new and emerging media. Appropriately, a cutting-edge campaign that put virtual fans in the seats for NBA games, creating a global sensation while driving sales for its sponsor, was proclaimed as the Most Next winner. Chosen from all the winners in the Next … Continue reading “AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB”

Williams exposes White fragility with Black anthem

Vanessa Williams, the first Black woman crowned Miss America in 1984, award-winning actress, and singer, is no stranger to controversy. Almost on brand, she inadvertently created another storm of conflict by simply singing a song for our nation’s Independence Day.   According to The Hill, the talented actress and vocalist will perform Lift Every Voice and … Continue reading “Williams exposes White fragility with Black anthem”

Juneteenth: McDonald’s announces Gospelfest lineup

The 38th Annual New York Metro McDonald’s Gospelfest will present a virtual concert and showcase free to the public. The event will air on Juneteenth June 19, 2021, on My9 and continues on Fox’s website. The full-hour show will also be available on Fox Soul streaming network. “As fans and viewers prepare for the mega virtual … Continue reading “Juneteenth: McDonald’s announces Gospelfest lineup”

22Squared: Della Mathew joins new ECD, Senior VP

22Squared, the independent creative company that pushes brands to do good things, announces its new executive creative director, award-winning creative director, Della Mathew. Previously, Della led creative work at Ogilvy New York leading creative for IKEA USA and Citizens Bank. Other iconic clients included Heineken, Kodak, FANTA, Minute Maid, Motorola, Hyatt Hotels, Hershey’s, Coca-Cola, Stolichnaya, … Continue reading “22Squared: Della Mathew joins new ECD, Senior VP”

George Floyd: A look back at the best ads

It was one year ago today that George Floyd was viciously and callously murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unconscious. His final words of “I can’t breathe” become ignited a global movement demanding racial justice. Since then, a … Continue reading “George Floyd: A look back at the best ads”

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all three counts

After only deliberating for ten hours, the diverse 12-member Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Michael Chauvin guilty on three charges in the death of George Floyd. The jurors found Chauvin, 45, guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The maximum sentence for second-degree … Continue reading “Derek Chauvin found guilty on all three counts”