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NAACP Image Awards 2016: See All the Red Carpet Arrivals

5 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Why do we really love awards season so much? Tracee Ellis Ross, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Johnson, Laverne Cox, Regina King, Michael B. Jordan, Will Smith and Jennifer Hudson are among the nominees tonight at the 47th NAACP Image Awards, taking place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Anthony Anderson is hosting for the third year in a row. And sure, it's heartwarming and gratifying to see a TV series or movie that you love get nominated or, better yet, win an award or two. You never know when a star is going to give a particularly moving speech or tell a joke you'll still be talking about next year. You might even discover your next favorite show or »

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TV Scorecard: What Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed in 2016?

8 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's only February, but already networks are making major decisions about what shows will make the cut for Fall. Which shows will return this Summer? Which comedies and dramas are getting one final season? What is disappearing into the night, never to be seen again? Take a look below to find out the fate of your favorite shows, and if it's not on this list, it's probably on our previous scorecard! What's Been Renewed NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The long-running crime series has been granted an 18th season. Chicago Med: The medical drama will return for season two. Chicago Fire: The procedural will get a fifth season. Chicago Pd: The Chicago-set series has earned a fourth season. Blindspot: The new drama was the first show to be picked up last Fall and has already been renewed for season two. Shades of Blue: Jennifer Lopez »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Oscars 2017? Star-Turned-Director Nate Parker on How His Bold Movie About Slavery Birth of a Nation Became a 'Miracle' Success

3 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Maybe he thrilled you as the brilliant Henry Lowe in 2007's The Great Debaters, or commanded your attention as Jimmy Grant, the emotional center of 2012's Arbitrage. Or, you might've lusted after him as Kaz, the police officer steaming up the screen with Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Beyond the Lights. Chances are, you know Nate Parker for his incredible onscreen presence. Wait till you hear what he's been doing behind the scenes. Parker, 36, just added a few ambitious new skills to his résumé as the star, writer and director of The Birth of a Nation, winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival's audience and jury top prizes. »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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8 Likely 2017 Awards Contenders

2 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

With Sundance having just wrapped, here are the films—from a new Todd Solondz to another outing from Michelle Williams and Kelly Reichardt—that will likely be in the awards running later this year. “The Birth of a Nation”“The Birth of a Nation” is the true story of Nat Turner, an African-American slave who leads the most successful slave rebellion in American history. Nate Parker writes and directs himself as Turner—and may very well establish himself as one of Hollywood’s must-watch triple threats upon the film’s premiere. Parker leads an ensemble cast that includes Aunjanue Ellis, Jackie Earle Haley, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Aja Naomi King, and Gabrielle Union.  “Captain FantasticViggo Mortensen stars as Ben, a dedicated father of six secluded from society in the Pacific Northwest. Tragic circumstances force him and his children to say goodbye to their utopia and enter a world »

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How To Get Away With Murder's Aja Naomi King on Her Breakout Role in Sundance Winner The Birth of a Nation

1 February 2016 4:36 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Early on in Nate Parker's Sundance-winning The Birth of a Nation, the titular character—future slave rebellion leader Nat Turner—spots a haggard young woman on an auction block and encourages his master (Armie Hammer) to buy her as a gift for his sister. It's a disturbing scene, given how artfully Nat has to make his case so his master believes it's in his best interests, and also because immediately upon her rescue, the woman attacks Nat like feral animal. Much tender care later, she emerges as a beautiful house slave, Cherry, whom Nat asks to marry him; they've barely talked, but you believe their connection. Throughout the movie, I kept trying to place the actress, but it wasn't until midway through that I realized it was Aja Naomi King, who plays Michaela Pratt on ABC's How To Get Away With Murder. (Like Gabrielle Union, she completely disappears into her role. »

- Jada Yuan

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The Birth of a Nation | 2016 Sundance Film Festival Review

31 January 2016 3:15 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Born Again: Parker Resuscitates Turner Narrative in Painful Labor of Love

An odd, continued legacy of unquestioned applause greets the reception of actor Nate Parker’s commendable directorial debut, The Birth of a Nation, a powerful and grotesque revival of a slave rebellion led by Nat Turner, a man who’s most revered account heretofore was a celebrated novel by William Styron. The referenced legacy is in relation to highly regarded depictions of black lives in film and the sort of acknowledgment reserved for an incomprehensibly small number of these items made by or featuring black artists. As a cultural trend concerning the glaring whiteness of another set of Oscar nominees for this year’s ‘best’ efforts in American filmmaking rages on around us, Parker’s film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it took home both the Audience and Grand Jury Prize—but neither its subject matter or »

- Nicholas Bell

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2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners revealed

31 January 2016 3:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners 2016 – The Birth Of A Nation

Well, Sundance has finally drawn to a close for another year and last night, the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners were announced in Park City, Utah.

We’ve listed the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners below, including an official synopsis supplied by the organisers, but the clear winner and toast of the festival this year was Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, the film that was picked up for a record-breaking $17.5 million earlier on this week. ‘Birth Of A Nation’ scored The U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

Elsewhere, Asif Kapadia presented the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary to Sonita, a film about an 18-year-old who discovers that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000. The film also picked up Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. The Audience Award: U.S. »

- Paul Heath

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Now and Then: Sundance’s Biggest Breakouts

27 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Park City may be icy cold, but the film acquisitions are piping hot at this year Sundance Film Festival. Fox Searchlight secured world rights to “The Birth of a Nation” in a record-breaking deal totaling $17.5 million. Actor-writer Nate Parker’s (“Beyond the Lights”) directorial debut is one of the festival’s most acclaimed films to play the fest this year. This purchase rivals the $10.5 million paid out for “Little Miss Sunshine” in 2006 and the $10 million sum for “Hamlet 2” in 2008. Parker portrays former slave Nat Turner, who led one of the biggest slave rebellions in United States history. The film also stars Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, and Gabrielle Union. Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature, “Manchester by the Sea,” also lit Park City up this week. Amazon acquired the drama for $10 million. The pic stars Casey Affleck as a man who returns to his »

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Sundance Breakout The Birth Of A Nation Lands Record Deal At Fox Searchlight

27 January 2016 11:41 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As is so often the case with each passing year, 2016’s Sundance Film Festival ignited a flurry of activity among studios and filmmakers alike, with a number of the major players moving in to acquire the hottest properties in town. And while the likes of Casey Affleck’s Manchester By The Sea and the Ellen Page-starring Tallulah pocketed distribution deals of their own, it was Nate Parker’s boisterous The Birth of a Nation that stole the headlines after securing a lucrative deal with Fox Searchlight to the tune of $17.5 million. That’s the biggest sale in Sundance history, and it didn’t even go to the highest bidder.

Hot on the heels of receiving a standing ovation at the film festival, it’s understood that The Weinstein Company and Netflix had both expressed interest in the feature film – the latter reportedly tabled a $20 million offer – though Parker is »

- Michael Briers

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Gabrielle Union Throws Expert, Eloquent Shade at Stacey Dash Over Bet Comments

27 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Gabrielle Union gave the world another reason to be obsessed with her when she spoke to AP at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday. The actress, who was on hand to promote her new film Birth of a Nation, was asked how she felt about the recent controversial comments that actress and Fox News correspondent Stacey Dash made about #OscarsSoWhite and the existence of Black History Month and the Bet network. "Who is that? Who is Stacey Dash?" Gabrielle quipped before calling the former Clueless star "a crazy lady." She touched on the subject of marginalized groups making spaces for themselves in the media and used the Country Music Awards, ALMAs, and NAACP Image Awards as examples. "The more that we focus on inclusion and a true representation of this country, I think that crazy lady will have less to say," she said. Gabrielle stars on the Bet series Being Mary Jane »

- Brittney Stephens

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TMZ Live: Blac Chyna: Rob Kardashian's New, Smoking Hot Roommate

27 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

On Today's Show Gabrielle Union's War with Stacey Dash Escalates 50 Cent: Rich Person Broke A 5 Seconds of Summer Guy Gets a Lesson in Birth Control The Bachelor Has a Major Problem with a Farmers Dating Site Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Gabrielle Union Throws Epic Shade at Stacey Dash: ‘Who Is That?’ (Video)

26 January 2016 6:24 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When “Birth of a Nation” actress Gabrielle Union was asked about Fox News commentator Stacey Dash‘s recent comments on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, she didn’t hold back. “Who is that? Who’s Stacey Dash? Is she related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-a-Fella ? I heard of a crazy lady once, maybe last week, but I don’t know what her name is,” Union joked on the red carpet at the Sundance premiere of the Nate Parker slave rebellion film on Monday night. Her comments quickly sparked the hashtag #WhoIsStaceyDash, which was soon trending on both Facebook and Twitter. »

- Linda Ge

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Stacey Dash Asks for an Apology From Critics, Claims Morgan Freeman Shares Her Views - As Gabrielle Union Calls Her a 'Crazy Lady'

26 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stacey Dash is waiting for an apology, but not everyone is on board. After receiving major backlash for her recent comments calling for the elimination of Black History Month and the Bet Network, the actress and Fox correspondent says she deserves an apology from all her critics. In a blog post entitled, "Twitter Haters, When Do I Get My Apology for Agreeing with Morgan Freeman about #BlackHistoryMonth?," Dash claims Morgan Freeman expressed similar views. "When I spoke out on Fox News and on my blog about the need to get rid of Bet and Black History Month, all the same »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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Stacey Dash Asks for an Apology From Critics, Claims Morgan Freeman Shares Her Views - As Gabrielle Union Calls Her a 'Crazy Lady'

26 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stacey Dash is waiting for an apology, but not everyone is on board. After receiving major backlash for her recent comments calling for the elimination of Black History Month and the Bet Network, the actress and Fox correspondent says she deserves an apology from all her critics. In a blog post entitled, "Twitter Haters, When Do I Get My Apology for Agreeing with Morgan Freeman about #BlackHistoryMonth?," Dash claims Morgan Freeman expressed similar views. "When I spoke out on Fox News and on my blog about the need to get rid of Bet and Black History Month, all the same »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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Gabrielle Union Throws Epic Shade at Stacey Dash over Bet Comments

26 January 2016 2:33 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

There are a few schools of thought on how to respond to a comment you don't like: greet it head on (the Aunt Viv), ignore it or, the True Diva mode, which is to fail to even recognize the entire existence of the person who said the dumb thing in the first place.

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- Malcolm Venable

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Gabrielle Union -- I'm No Ronda Rousey, I'd Whoop Stacey Dash's Ass (Video)

26 January 2016 2:16 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_gtvu66qj"]] Gabrielle Union is a baaad woman -- she just fired back at Stacey Dash and took down Ronda Rousey as collateral damage in her feud with Dash.  We got Gabby at Lax Tuesday ... on her way back from the Sundance Film Festival, where she dissed Stacey for suggesting the Bet Awards should be canceled to make the Oscars more diverse. Gabby's reaction was the classic ... "Stacey Dash who?" Watch the clip ... Ronda got dragged into »

- TMZ Staff

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Gabrielle Union Dishes on the Unexpected Gift She Loves to Get From NBA Husband Dwyane Wade

26 January 2016 12:44 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This Bring It On actress is dishing on all the ways her husband brings on the romance on Valentine's Day.  While on the red caret at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Gabrielle Union took a beat to share the secret ways her hubby, NBA player Dwyane Wade, spices it up on Cupid's holiday. This year, she'll be returning to her roots to cheer on her beau from the sidelines.  "I'll be at the All-Star game in Toronto. My husband was voted as a starter," she told E! News' Marc Malkin. "I'll be there bringing it." As for any gifts to mark the occasion, the Birth of a Nation actress revealed the real gift-giving will take place back at their »

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Gabrielle Union Has the Best Reaction to ‘Crazy Lady’ Stacey Dash

26 January 2016 11:49 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Gabrielle Union may be the silent scene-stealer of Nate Parker's record-breaking The Birth of a Nation, but elsewhere at Sundance, she's not mincing words. When asked on the red carpet about professional troll Stacey Dash's recent hypocritical comments regarding her desire to abolish Bet and Black History Month, Union put on a master class of shade."Who's Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-a-Fella?" she starts, making Queen Mariah proud. She then lays the clapback on thick: "I heard of a crazy lady once, maybe last week. But I don't know what her name is." Lest you think she's pulling an R. Kelly, Union cuts the bit and gets to business, giving Dash a quick history lesson on systemic racism and exclusion, just like the boss she is most weeks on — you guessed it — Bet (and Irl, obviously). Take note, Stacey. »

- Dee Lockett

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Gabrielle Union on Why Her Cameo in The Birth of a Nation Is Silent and Anonymous

26 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Not long after the second prolonged standing ovation for Nate Parker's seven-year Sundance passion project, The Birth of a Nation, which just sold to Fox Searchlight for a record $17.5 million, Gabrielle Union sat in the far back corner of the packed premiere party, graciously receiving well-wishers. Union was by far the most recognizable face in the room, but had I not gone into the movie knowing I should look for her, I might not have even realized she was in it. Parker's ambitious slavery epic, which he wrote, directed, produced, and stars in, traces the radicalization of Nat Turner, an unusually educated Virginia slave who was taught how to read by his master's wife, and went on to become a preacher (in addition to working the cotton fields) before leading a violent, 48-hour uprising in 1831 that resulted in the deaths of 60 slave-holding family members, and the killing »

- Jada Yuan

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‘Birth Of A Nation’ sets Sundance record after being bought for $17.5 million

26 January 2016 10:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Birth Of A Nation Sundance debut draws bid of up to $20 million. Birth Of A Nation Sundance debut attracts huge bids.

The Birth Of A Nation Sundance debut is quite something as Oscar is already being whispers for a year’s time.

Nate Parker‘s slavery drama The Birth of a Nation has been acquired at the Sundance Film Festival for a record $17.5 million. Fox Searchlight paid the huge amount for the film, which easily beats the previous record which was set by Little Miss Sunshine, which sold for $10.5 million ten years ago.

Comparisons to 12 Years A Slave are being made for the film which The Verge are reporting that Netflix apparently made an offer of $20 million for. The budget of the film is a reported $10 million – so effectively investors are already into profit.

Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, and Gabrielle Union star in the film, »

- Paul Heath

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