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"Creed" Tops 47th NAACP Image Awards Film Nominations! See Full List!

8 December 2015 1:08 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Ryan Coogler's "Creed" topped the NAACP Image Awards nomination which were revealed this morning. "Creed" received nods for best picture, director for Coogler, actor for Michael B. Jordan, writing for Coogler and Aaron Covington, and supporting actress noms for both Phylicia Rashad and Tessa Thompson.

We'll find out the winners on February 5 on the live airing of the ceremony on TV one.

Here is the full list of nominees of the 47th NAACP Image Awards:

Entertainer Of The Year

Michael B. Jordan

Misty Copeland

Pharrell Williams

Shonda Rhimes

Viola Davis

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

.black-ish. (ABC)

.House of Lies. (Showtime)

.Key & Peele. (Comedy Central)

.Orange is the New Black. (Netflix)

.Survivor.s Remorse. (Starz)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher . .Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (Fox)

Anthony Anderson . .black-ish. (ABC)

Don Cheadle . .House of Lies. (Showtime)

Dwayne Johnson . .Ballers. (HBO)

RonReaco Lee . .Survivor.s Remorse. (Starz)

Outstanding Actress »

- Manny

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‘Creed,’ ‘Empire,’ ‘Black-ish’ Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

8 December 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Creed” and “Straight Outta Compton” led the 47th NAACP Image Awards nominations on the film front, while “Empire” and “Black-ish” dominated the TV categories.

The nominees were announced Tuesday at a press conference held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Creed” and “Compton” both scored outstanding motion picture noms, along with “Beasts of No Nation,” “Concussion” and “Dope.” Both dramas were also recognized in the supporting actor/actress fields (“Compton’s” Corey Hawkins and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. for outstanding supporting actor, and “Creed’s” Phylicia Rashad and Tessa Thompson for outstanding supporting actress), writing (Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman for “Compton,” and Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington for “Creed”) and directing (F. Gary Gray for “Compton” and Ryan Coogler for “Creed”). “Creed” topped “Compton” by a single nomination (for a total of six) with a nom for Michael B. Jordan for outstanding actor in a motion picture. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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‘Creed,’ ‘Empire,’ ‘Black-ish’ Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

8 December 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Creed” and “Straight Outta Compton” led the 47th NAACP Image Awards nominations on the film front, while “Empire” and “Black-ish” dominated the TV categories.

The nominees were announced Tuesday at a press conference held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Creed” and “Compton” both scored outstanding motion picture noms, along with “Beasts of No Nation,” “Concussion” and “Dope.” Both dramas were also recognized in the supporting actor/actress fields (“Compton’s” Corey Hawkins and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. for outstanding supporting actor, and “Creed’s” Phylicia Rashad and Tessa Thompson for outstanding supporting actress), writing (Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman for “Compton,” and Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington for “Creed”) and directing (F. Gary Gray for “Compton” and Ryan Coogler for “Creed”). “Creed” topped “Compton” by a single nomination (for a total of six) with a nom for Michael B. Jordan for outstanding actor in a motion picture. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Shonda Rhimes's Year of Yes shows the blood, snot and tears behind success

12 November 2015 9:56 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Part memoir, part self-help tome, the TV powerhouse’s book is deeper and more complicated by the cheap ‘empowerment’ offered to women in the public eye

“I’ve gotten good at making stuff up,” Shonda Rhimes tells you early in her new book, Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person. “I could lie in the Olympics.” She’s right, of course, and her blooming cherry orchard of wildly successful television shows – “Hell, I don’t own Thursday nights for nothing,” as she points out – stands as proof behind her. It’s still a bit of a weird thing to admit though, so early in a memoir.

Well, revise that: Year of Yes isn’t a memoir, not exactly – it’s something more on the order of self-help, or of a collection of motivational talks, or else the appealing blog of »

- Michelle Dean

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HBO’s ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ Premiere Warms Hearts on Cold Night

20 October 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just about everybody wanted a hug from filmmaker Alexandra Shiva as they left the screening room Monday night after HBO’s premiere of the documentary “How to Dance in Ohio.”

The story of a group of youths on the autism spectrum who attend a special spring formal dance in Columbus, Ohio, warmed the hearts of many who turned out at the Time Warner Center on a chilly night in New York City.

The docu chronicles the coaching and preparations that the teenagers and twentysomethings undergo for months leading up to the dance organized by psychologist Emilio Amigo. A deeper look at the stories of three young women trying to gain more independence adds context to the triumphs and challenges they experience just getting to the dance floor.

“I hope everyone feels like they’re walking with them into that dance,” Shiva said of her film. Shiva was inspired to study »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Darren Criss' 8 Most Amazing 'Glee' Performances, Ranked

5 February 2015 12:50 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Happy birthday, Blaine!

Darren Criss won our hearts pretty much the day we first met him at Dalton Academy belting out pop songs in his crisp navy blue and red blazer. In honor of the Glee star's 28th birthday, we're celebrating his 8 best Glee performances. This was somewhat hard to do because pretty much Every Darren Criss performance is amazing.

But we persevered and here is the ranking of our favorites:

News: We Never Stopped Believing — How 'Glee' Finally Got Its Groove Back!

8. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Yeah. Darren Criss + Queen should pretty much be illegal.

7. All of Me - John Legend

Real talk: Klaine Forever.

6. It's Time - Imagine Dragons

This moving performance from Blaine to Kurt is what taught us that if you love something you have to let it go.

5. I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You - Black Kids

We can't Even handle how much »

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Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #43: Alexandra Shiva's 'How to Dance in Ohio' is All About Resilience

28 January 2015 2:37 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What's the perfect final exam for a course focusing on social skills? Well, the spring formal, of course! Alexandra Shiva's third documentary film (and first Sundance contender) "How to Dance in Ohio" follows a group of young people on the autism spectrum as they prepare for the big day.What's your film about, in 140 characters or less?In Columbus, Ohio, a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum prepare for an iconic American rite of passage -- a Spring Formal. They spend 12 weeks practicing their social skills in preparation for the dance at a local nightclub, struggling to understand and accept the social rules surrounding this universally fraught experience. Now, what's it Really about?Coming of age is complicated for everybody, whether you're going to your first dance, or your first date, or simply trying to make a new friend. I think the film is really about our need to grow, »

- Rosie Narasaki

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