Deadline News was the first media outlet that I saw to release coverage regarding the 51st NAACP Image Awards. You have no idea the joy that permeated through my body when I saw my girl Logan Browning nominated for Dear White People (it seems like just yesterday she was attending her first NAACP Image Awards Show and after 15 minutes on the red carpet she was ready to go to her seat.
It was amazing to see Kimberly Latrice Jones nominated in the Literary category when it seems like just yesterday she was telling me about how she overcame her battle with cancer 4 times and how Dr Sebi helped save her life. My heart dropped to see writer Cas Beedles nominated for the second time for her brilliant writing (BET) Twas the Chaos Before Christmas. Are all these precious moments the true meaning of my cup runneth over? Continue reading The 51st NAACP Image Awards Are OUT – Cast Your Vote!→
Black Panther, Netflix, HBO and ABC are leading the pack in nominations!
The iconic NAACP Image Awards is celebrating 50 years!!! It’s not surprising that Black Panther leads in terms of projects with 17 nominations in multiple categories. Wow, Netflix is leading in terms of Networks holding 22 nominations (4 film nom which goes to prove the Digital era is not to be ignored). HBO (20 nominations), ABC (18 nominations) holding 3rd place.
Lots of well deserved nominations. This year the Producers Channel TV hit the red carpet for several of these private screenings and had the privledge to interview so many nominated directors, writers and actors. Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Regina King and Beyoncé are each nominated for entertainer of the year. The Black Panther soundtrack single “All the Stars” is up for best music video, along with other nominations. If Beale Street Could Talk and Black-ish with nine nominations each, Insecure and Seven Seconds with eight each, BlacKkKlansman with seven nods, each.
Black Panther, Beale Street, BlacKkKlansman, The Hate U Give are all nominated for outstanding motion picture along with Crazy Rich Asians, according to The Hollywood Reporter
The song, from the Braxton Family Values star, shot past radio staples from juggernauts such as Rihanna, will.i.am, and Taylor Swift to claim the #2 spot on the iTunes overall songs chart. Meanwhile, it surpassed tracks from Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo to become #1 on the store’s R&B/Soul chart. Braxton’s success isn’t limited to the states though. ”Love and War” hit #8 on iTunes UK’s overall songs chart.
At 9 a.m. ET today (Dec 6th), urban stations across the country began playing ”Love and War” every hour through 11 p.m. local time, making it one of the most added at the format this week.
This soulful gem marks the entrepreneur, television producer, star and actress’ return to music since the release of her debut, Tamar, in 2000. It also is the first song from her forthcoming full-length album due out in early 2013.