17 items from 2012
Lifetime's "Steel Magnolias" remake dominates the list of this year's NAACP Image Award nominees with seven nods, while "Django Unchained" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" picked up four each in film categories, and "Grey's Anatomy" and "Treme" nabbed four in TV.
Designed to honor "the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film," the annual Image nominations reliably offer up some real headscratchers: Tyler Perry is a best actor contender for "Alex Cross"? Amber Riley is a lead actress on "Glee"? The critically acclaimed "Middle of Nowhere" isn't worth a mention as outstanding independent film?
But there's also welcome, and rare, recognition for HBO's "Treme," plus well-deserved nods across the board for "Django" and "Beasts."
A partial list of this year's nominees in the film and TV categories follows. For a complete list, including music and literary categories, visit the Image Awards official site. »
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced the nominations Tuesday for the awards that honor diversity in the arts. The 44th annual ceremony is scheduled to air Feb. 1 on NBC.
Other nominees included outstanding actor in a motion picture contenders Denzel Washington for "Flight," Jamie Foxx for "Django Unchained," Morgan Freeman for "The Magic of Belle Isle," Suraj Sharma for "Life of Pi" and Tyler Perry for "Alex Cross."
The outstanding actress nominees are Emayatzy Corinealdi for "Middle of Nowhere," Halle Berry for "Cloud Atlas," Loretta Devine for "In the Hive," Quvenzhane Wallis for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Viola Davis for "Won't Back Down."
The Weinstein Company’s Django Unchained leads the film nominees and ABC tops the TV side with 20 mentions for the 44th NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be announced February 1 in a ceremony airing live on NBC. Here’s the full list of film and TV noms released today: Television Outstanding Comedy Series • “Glee” (Fox) • “Modern Family” (ABC) • “The Game” (Bet) • “The Mindy Project” (Fox) • “The Soul Man” (TV Land) Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series • Anthony Anderson – “Guys with Kids” (NBC) • Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC) • Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime) • Donald Faison – “The Exes” (TV Land) • Hosea Chanchez – “The Game” (Bet) Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series • Amber Riley – “Glee” (Fox) • Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS) • Kellita Smith – “The First Family” (Syndicated) • Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl” (TV One) • Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (Bet) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series • Aziz Ansari »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The NAACP Image Awards have announced the nominees for their 44th annual awards show during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Niecy Nash (The Soul Man), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Tyler James Williams (Go On), and Zendaya (Shake It Up!) announced the categories and nominees.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event, which will air live on Friday, February 1 (8 Et live/Pt tape-delayed) on NBC.
Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 44Th NAACP Image Awards:
Outstanding Comedy Series
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"The Game" (Bet)
"The Mindy Project" (Fox)
"The Soul Man" (TV »
Thanks in large part to its Shonda Rhimes-helmed dramas, ABC leads this year’s NAACP Image Awards nominations.
The Alphabet Net scored 20 nods, including two in the Outstanding Drama Series category for Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Scandal leading lady Kerry Washington and Grey’s Chandra Wilson and Sandra Oh also received lead actress nominations, while Loretta Devine was recognized for her supporting role. Both Rhimes series also nabbed writing nominations.
Also of note:
• HBO’s Treme earned four nominations: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding »
- Kimberly Roots
Lauren London will reportedly join the cast of Bet's mega comedy hit, The Game, as a series regular, in its upcoming 6th season. London's casting is intended to fill the void left by departing cast member Tia Mowry (I'm sure fans of the show know all about that). She'll play a character named Kiera, described as "a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom." And as a replacement for Pooch Hall, who also left the show as of the end of this last season, producers are said to be hunting for an actor to play "an all-star running back." Meanwhile, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Brandy Norwood and Barry A. Floyd will all be back next season. So what do you fans of the show think about this news?
- Tambay A. Obenson
Lauren London will reportedly join the cast of Bet's mega comedy hit, The Game, as a series regular, in its upcoming 6th season. London's casting is intended to fill the void left by departing cast member Tia Mowry (I'm sure fans of the show know all about that). She'll play a character named Kiera, described as "a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom." And as a replacement for Pooch Hall, who also left the show as of the end of this last season, producers are said to be hunting for an actor to play "an all-star running back." Meanwhile, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Brandy »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The Game has found a new player.
Lauren London (90210) is joining the Bet comedy’s sixth season as a series regular, TVLine has learned.
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The actress — whose credits also include Single Ladies and Madea’s Big Happy Family – will play Kiera, a former child star who is currently appearing in a Cosby Show-esque sitcom. Producers are also on the lookout for an actor to play an all-star running back. Both roles are intended to fill the void left by departing cast members Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall (aka »
- Vlada Gelman
Here are the latest TV ratings for The Game on Bet. The sitcom that The CW once cancelled returns for another season of 22 episodes on cable. The cast includes Brittany Daniel, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Pooch Hall, Tia Mowry Hardrict, and Wendy Raquel Robinson. The fifth season of The Game airs Tuesday nights on Bet.
The TV show's ratings for the 2011-12 season are the best way to tell if The Game is going to be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season five averages: 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.49 million total viewers.
Episode 05-22: Tuesday, 06/05/12
1.3 rating (+18% episode-to-episode) with 2.49 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.40 in the »
For all you fans of both series out there, of which there are many... this one's or you... from the press release: New York, May 30, 2012 -- Marriages are tested, relationships broken and loyalties proven on the explosive season finales of The Game and Let's Stay Together Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00 p.m.* Many questions are answered in the shocking season finale of The Game, "The Championship Game Episode," premiering Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00 p.m.* After bringing the San Diego Sabres a championship, Derwin (Pooch Hall) and Melanie (Tia Mowry) are still in pursuit of a resolution to their potential long distance relationship. Meanwhile, in order to maintain his professional success, Malik (Hosea Chanchez) is forced to face the hard truth about the future of his and Jenna's (Tika Sumpter) relationship. Tasha's (Wendy Raquel Robinson) luck in love has finally taken a turn for the better, as she finds her »
After being absent from The Game for a spell, Rick Fox is headed back into the mix on the Bet comedy’s fifth-season finale, which will air June 5 at 10 p.m. And don’t expect the former professional basketball star — who plays a fictionalized version of himself on the show — to just come and go quietly: Fox’s presence will likely stir up trouble for his old flame Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson), who’s enjoying what seems to be a healthy relationship with her childhood best friend Pookie (Rockmond Dunbar).
EW has an exclusive look at Rick’s reappearance on »
- Tanner Stransky
The Game is losing two key players.
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“As a result of Pooch’s involvement on a new project [Showtime's Ray Donovan], Bet is in the process of reworking the casting and storyline of the show,” the network said in a statement. “While we will miss the incredible adventures of Melanie and Derwin on The Game, we appreciate all of their hard work, the laughs »
- Vlada Gelman
The Game: Tia Mowery Leaves The Show; What Does This Mean For Its Future?
The Game has lost another team player from its starting line up.
Tonight, fans of the Bet hit comedy were shocked to learn that Tia Mowry Hardrict, aka Melanie Barnett Davis on the show, will not be coming back for The Game's sixth season next year. The actress announced the news from her Twitter account either during or after a new episode of The Game aired tonight on Bet. Website ThatGrapeJuice.tv picked up on the statement immediately afterwards and fans are devastated.
"Just wanted to let all my fans know that I will not be returning to The Game for season 6. It was an incredible run and I had lots of fun," Mowry Hardrict tweeted to her followers.
Today, Mowry Hardrict appeared on The Wendy Williams Show, but there was no mention whatsoever of her »
- Mark O. Estes
This week I return to reviewing the increasingly-good Scandal, begin highlighting Black-starring cast shows from the BBC, and get a little political with Black child adoptions on television dramas. The Game had a pretty poignant episode this week. Weeks ago Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson), while on a sabbatical from men after one failed relationship after another, agreed to become the surrogate for Melanie and Derwin’s baby. Well Melanie (Tia Mowry) finally decides that she’s ready for Tasha to become that, though unaware that Tasha has just rekindled her relationship with Pookie (Rockmond Dunbar). Although torn, she agrees to keep her commitment to them and lets Pookie go, letting him believe an old beau came back into her life. While laid up in stirrups and ready to do the in vitro process, Tasha decides that she has to put herself first and rushes out of the doctor’s office, »
- Curtis Caesar John
As expected, Tate Taylor's "The Help" won big at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards. The film won Outstanding Picture of the Year with Viola Davis winning Outstanding Actress and Octavia Spencer taking home the Outstanding Supporting Actress award. Taylor lost to "Jumping the Broom's" Salim Akil for Best Director because apparently, it's a better picture than "The Help!"
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards (To visit other award-giving bodies, check out our Awards Avenue coverage right here)
Outstanding Motion Picture
.Jumping the Broom. (TriStar Pictures)
.Pariah. (Focus Features)
.The First Grader. (National Geographic
*** .The Help. (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Laurence Fishburne . .Contagion.
*** Laz Alonso . .Jumping the Broom.
Oliver Litondo . .The First »
"The Help" continued its hot streak during awards season by being the big winner at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards. The DreamWorks movie took home acting trophies for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, plus Outstanding Motion Picture.
The complete list of winners:
Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Motion Picture
"The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)
"The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Zoë Saldana - »
The Game: Top 5 Essential Episodes of The Series
In less than 8 hours, it will officially be "Game On!" as Bet premieres the fifth season of its record-breaking hit, The Game. So leading up to the start of the new season, I've compiled a list of the top 5 essential episodes of The Game, for new and old viewers alike. Picking these five episodes was pretty hard given the fact that so much has happened in the show's four seasons on the air. The selections were mostly based on pivotal moments in the series in terms of storylines and character development, so don't be upset if an episode that had your favorite Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson) one-liner didn't make the cut. I also tried to include episodes from each season for good balance.
So here's the list!
5. "It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts" (Season 1)
To most people, this episode might be considered »
- Mark O. Estes
17 items from 2012
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