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St. Patrick’s Day: 7 TV Episodes on Netflix That Are Even Better Than a Pot of Gold

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St. Patrick’s Day: 7 TV Episodes on Netflix That Are Even Better Than a Pot of Gold
With so much hype surrounding shows’ Christmas and Halloween specials, it’s easy to forget that there have been some great St. Patrick’s Day episodes in the TV world. So here are a lucky seven episodes that’ll get you excited to celebrate the holiday! Or make you want to stay at home and chill, since all are available to stream on Netflix.

“30 Rock”

Like a double rainbow, “30 Rock” gave its fans not one, but two reasons to get excited, as it aired two St. Patrick’s Day episodes in 2009 and 2012. However, the 2009 episode, “The Funcooker,” is the standout. Written by Tom Ceraulo and Donald Glover, the episode sees Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) attend jury duty, in which the woman on trial hilariously reflects Liz’s own work problems. She must also juggle problems that arise when her show’s stars (Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski) pass out and curse while hosting the St.
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So 'The Equalizer' was better directed than 'Selma' according to the NAACP

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So 'The Equalizer' was better directed than 'Selma' according to the NAACP
Behold the NAACP Image Awards, where somehow Antoine Fuqua did a better job directing "The Equalizer" than Ava DuVernay on Best Picture winner "Selma" or Gina Prince-Bythewood on "Beyond the Lights." Lots of dubious choices like that throughout this year's 46th annual awards, which tends to be a bit of a tradition, actually. Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below and the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit. Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture David Oyelowo, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Taraji P. Henson, "No Good Deed" (Screen Gems) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Common, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Carmen Ejogo, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Independent Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ
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46th NAACP Image Awards: The Winners List

46th NAACP Image Awards: The Winners List
The 46th NAACP Image Awards aired tonight on TV One and we have the complete list of winners!

Video: Oprah, Kevin Hart Among NAACP Image Awards Nominees

The event, hosted by Anthony Anderson, featured presenters such as Will Smith, Russell Simmons, Keegan-Michael Key, Taraji P. Henson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Prior to the award show, Affion Crockett and Chris Spencer hosted a gala dinner on Thursday announcing the winners for 45 non-televised categories.

Oscar-nominated Selma was awarded the top film honor, while ABC's freshmen series black-ish and How to Get Away With Murder took home the evening's top TV awards. But it was Empire star Taraji P. Henson who stole the show, snagging Entertainer of the Year (presented by Oprah Winfrey), as well as Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her turn in No Good Deed.

Check out the list below to see who walked away as big winners.

Entertainer Of The Year:

Taraji P. Henson

Literature:
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Your Full 46th NAACP Image Awards Nominees!

Nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards have been revealed and "Belle," "Beyond the Lights," "Dear White People," "Get On Up," and "Selma" are duking it out for the Outstanding Motion Picture Award.

Winners will be announced on Friday, February 6, 2015 in a two-hour televised event on TV One.

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.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 46th NAACP Image Awards:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

. "black-ish" (ABC)

. "House of Lies" (Showtime)

. "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

. "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)

. "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

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

. Anthony Anderson - "'black-ish" (ABC)

. Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

. Keegan-Michael Key - "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

. Kevin Hart
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Chris Rock, Beyoncé, 'Selma' and more pick up NAACP Image Awards nominations

  • Hitfix
Nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today across categories in film, television, music and the literary world. In the film arena, top nominees were Amma Asante's "Belle," Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights," Justin Simien's "Dear White People," Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" and Ava DuVernay's "Selma." Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 6. And remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit! Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) "Beyond The Lights" (Relativity Media) "Dear White People" (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) "Get On Up" (Universal Pictures) "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Amma Asante, "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Ava DuVernay, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) John Ridley, "Jimi: All Is By My Side" (XLrator Media) Gina Prince-Bythewood, "Beyond The Lights
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46th NAACP Image Awards Announces Nominees

Gearing up for another year of excitement, the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards just unveiled the first round of hopefuls and there are plenty of worthy contenders.

In the television categories, Shonda Rhimes’ series “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” are among the most nominated, though “Black-ish” is also up there. Meanwhile, “Selma” and “Get on Up” are the top two movies on the docket, ahead of the big event on Friday, February 6th, 2015. Per the official website, “The NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors.”

And the nominees are:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

“black-ish” (ABC)

House of Lies” (Showtime)

Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

Real Husbands of Hollywood” (Bet)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)

Anthony Anderson
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‘Selma’ & ‘Get On Up’ Lead NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Paramount’s Selma, Universal’s Get On Up and Lionsgate’s Dear White People are among the Outstanding Motion Picture nominees for the NAACP’s Image Awards, which will be bestowed live on TVOne on February 6. On the TV side, Shonda Rhimes’ ABC trifecta of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder are all up for best drama. Here is the full list:

Film

Outstanding Motion Picture

Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures)

David Oyelowo – “Selma” (Paramount Pictures)

Denzel Washington – “The Equalizer” (Columbia Pictures)

Idris Elba – “No Good Deed” (Screen Gems)

Nate Parker – “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films)

Quvenzhané Wallis
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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)
Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” are among the actors who were cited.

Boseman, Oyelowo and Mbatha-Raw are all portraying real-life people.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees. ABC did well, earning three of the five drama-series nominations. Also notable was Lifetime’s scoring seven of the 10 nominations in the two lead acting categories for telefilm/miniseries/dramatic special.

(Pictured: “Dear White People
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‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)

‘Get On Up,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Dear White People’ Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)
Belle,” “Beyond the Lights,” “Dear White People,” “Get On Up” and “Selma” have grabbed top film nominations for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, Nate Parker of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and Tessa Thompson of “Dear White People” also earned top acting noms. The Image Awards will be handed out Feb. 6 in a ceremony telecast live by TV One.

In the TV heat, ABC freshman “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” Bet’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane” were among the top nominees.

(Pictured: “Dear White People”)

Here is a full list of Image Award nominees:

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture “Belle” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ Films) “Beyond The Lights” (Relativity Media) “Dear White People” (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures) “Selma” (Paramount Pictures
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'Selma,' 'Scandal,' 'black-ish' Lead 2015 NAACP Image Awards Nominees

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The nominees for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday, lauding the year's best films and television shows -- among other artforms -- featuring people of color.

"Selma" led the pack with eight nominations, including nods for best picture, best actor (David Oyelowo), three supporting actor nods (André Holland, Common, and Wendell Pierce), and two supporting actress nods (Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey). Director Ava DuVernay was also nominated for her work behind the camera.

On the television front, "Scandal" and "Orange Is the New Black" tied with six nominations apiece, while fellow freshman series "black-ish" and "How to Get Away with Murder" each received five nods.

A partial list of nominees in television and movies is below. For the full list -- including nominees in the music and literature categories -- click here.

The NAACP Image Awards, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,
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TV Review: ‘Survivor’s Remorse’

TV Review: ‘Survivor’s Remorse’
Look past the marquee producers (including NBA superstar LeBron James and his manager), and “Survivor’s Remorse” is really just a new version of “Entourage,” with a predominantly African-American cast and a new big-money setting — namely, pro basketball. And that’s not a bad thing, at least once one gets past the exposition-heavy premiere, which feels too obligated to state every beat of the premise, including the underlying meaning of the title. Starz has ordered six episodes of this half-hour series, which hits just a high enough percentage to warrant a continuing spot on the roster.

As the show begins, Cam Calloway (Jamie T. Usher) is signing a megabucks deal with the NBA’s Atlanta franchise, one negotiated by his cousin and lifelong friend, Reggie (RonReaco Lee). The contract has allowed Cam to financially float his entire family, moving his mom (Tichina Arnold) out of the Dorchester, Mass., neighborhood in which they grew up,
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Parenthood, Ep. 5.14, “You’ve Got Mold” rights the ship after problematic shakeups

Parenthood, Season 5, Episode 14, “You’ve Got Mold”

Written by Gina Fattore

Directed by Ken Whittingham

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC

This week, on Parenthood: Sarah gets a win, Zeek opens up, and Kristina gets another cockamamie idea

Parenthood has had varying success with its season-long exploration of crumbling relationships (Amber and Ryan, Camille and Zeek, Julia and Joel). Amber and Ryan flamed out spectacularly after weeks of emotional and engaging ups and downs, while Joel and Julia’s distancing has been far less effectively portrayed, with first Julia’s and now Joel’s motivations only peripherally explored. This week, however, both remaining couples and their problems are handled well, with respect and honesty.

Joel’s emotional journey this season is still painfully underexplored (the character’s tendency to internalize his thoughts has hampered this arc significantly), but every step in his moving out works, from Julia’s
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Parenthood, Ep. 5.13, “Jump Ball” frustrates with struggling season-long arc

Parenthood, Season 5, Episode 13, “Jump Ball”

Written by Jessica Goldberg

Directed by Ken Whittingham

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC

This week, on Parenthood: Amber acts out, Hank gets a not-diagnosis, and Joel calls it

Parenthood has had a solid fifth season so far, but despite several interesting, entertaining moments and scenes, this week’s episode leaves a sour taste in the mouth due to the handling of the most problematic of the season-long arcs, Joel and Julia’s disintegrating marriage.

The execution of this thread has struggled since the beginning of the season, when Julia seemed erratic and was constantly talking about being depressed or frustrated without the show actually demonstrating this. This changed in episode seven however, which finally let viewers into Julia’s head and gave Erika Christensen a chance to shine. From there, the arc’s problem shifted over to Joel, whose motivations and headspace remain unexplored to this point.
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Best TV Episodes of 2013, Part One: January – March

Of all the canards foisted upon and between culture fans in 2013, there was none more dubious than the notion that the supposed “battle” of television vs. film had come to an end, with the former declared the victor. Besides the fact that comparing such disparate mediums is a fool’s errand at best, both are such vast and complicated enterprises that any pitched battle likely only pits narrow conceptions of each against the other. (Strawman vs. strawman, the most popular form of discourse on the Internet.) The simplest way to invalidate the entire argument quickly: where films only have to be taken on their own terms as one complete work, TV series need to be considered in at least three contexts: by episode, by season, and by the overall run of the series.

With several shows ending their runs this year, including Breaking Bad, Dexter, Southland, Spartacus, and The Killing (up until its latest resurrection,
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Suburgatory, Ep 2.21 “Apocalypse Meow” & 2.22 “Stray Dogs”

Suburgatory, Ep 2.21 “Apocalypse Meow”

Written By Annie Weisman

Directed By: Ken Whittingham

Suburgatory, Ep 2.22 “Stray Dogs”

Written By Emily Kapnek

Directed By: Emily Kapnek

As far as season finale’s go, tonight’s special one hour episode of Suburgatory was pretty top notch, as the show didn’t pull any punches on its way out. By reshuffling many of the core relationships and continuing its more mature comedic path, the show had a great send off for its sophomore season.

The long simmering feud between Tessa and Dalia came to a head in the first half hour, resulting in a beatdown that was both emotionally satisfying and dramatically relevant, especially given how the episode ended. Reeling from her fight with Dalia, Tessa arrives home to George telling her that he sold the house and Dallas and Dalia will be moving in together. It was a bit disappointing to see the
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Thursday Comedy Roundup: ‘Community’ Returns, ‘Parks & Rec’ 5.12, & ‘Archer 4.04

Community, Season 4, Episode 1: “History 101”

Written by Andy Bobrow

Directed by Tristram Shapeero

Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC

Early on in “History 101,” it becomes readily apparent that Community is no longer the show Dan Harmon oversaw for three years. If we’re going to appreciate this new version of Community, we’re going to have to appreciate it on its own terms. And while a single episode is almost certainly too small a sample size to make sweeping generalizations about the season to come, it appears to be a much simpler and traditional sitcom, one that perversely seems to justify many of the criticisms unfairly leveled at the first three seasons of the show—that Community is a show trading in empty pop-culture references devoid of any recognizable human emotion.

This is apparent in the Hunger Games parody (which, thankfully, is not as prominent a plotline as the
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Thursday Comedy Roundup: ’30 Rock’ 7.09

30 Rock, Season 7, Episode 9, “Game Over”

Written by Robert Carlock & Sam Means

Directed by Ken Whittingham

Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC

This week’s return to 30 Rock’s spectacular seventh season may mark the first outright misfire of the batch. It falls back on the show’s old tactic of overloading the episode with guest stars—here we have Chris Parnell, John McEnroe, Chloe Moretz, Octavia Spencer, Steve Buscemi, Will Arnett, and Megan Mullally assuming others didn’t slip in under the radar—to the point that none of them get their due, and features an A-plot so labyrinthine in its portrayal of unlikely alliances and double and triple crosses that the parodic elements get lost in the shuffle (which, granted, is part of the parody) and don’t forget there are all these guest stars to get back to.

The most lamentable casualty of this congestion is that Kaylee Hooper,
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Thursday Comedy Roundup: 30 Rock 7.01, Parks & Rec 5.03

30 Rock, Season 7, Episode 1: “The Beginning of the End

Written by Jack Burditt

Directed by Don Scardino

Airs Thursday at 8pm Et on NBC

As much as I love 30 Rock, it would be difficult to argue the last few seasons haven’t been a bit rough. The slide began around the end of Season 3, with Season 5 serving as something of an oasis while Season 6 represented the show’s absolute nadir. When word came down that its seventh season would be its last, it was difficult to feel much disappointment. The show hadn’t been cancelled outright, affording Tina Fey and Robert Carlock the opportunity to bid an appropriate adieu to these characters. Nobody could argue they hadn’t got their due, or that it wasn’t time.

Or could they? Despite planting seeds for the finale, “The Beginning of the End” feels like anything but: the jokes are coming at a breakneck pace,
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"The Help" Cleans Up at NAACP Image Awards! See Complete List of Winners, Nominees in All Categories!

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)

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture

.Jumping the Broom. (TriStar Pictures)

.Pariah. (Focus Features)

.The First Grader. (National Geographic

Entertainment)

*** .The Help. (DreamWorks Pictures/

Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

.Tower Heist. (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Eddie Murphy . .Tower Heist.

(Universal Pictures)

Laurence Fishburne . .Contagion.

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

*** Laz Alonso . .Jumping the Broom.

(TriStar Pictures)

Oliver Litondo . .The First
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2012 NAACP Image Awards winners: 'The Help' wins big

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"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

"Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

"Pariah" (Focus Features)

"The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

"The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

"Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Eddie Murphy - "Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)

Laurence Fishburne - "Contagion" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Laz Alonso - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

Oliver Litondo - "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

Vin Diesel - "Fast Five" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Adepero Oduye - "Pariah" (Focus Features)

Emma Stone - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

Paula Patton - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

Viola Davis - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

Zoë Saldana -
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