Malcolm & Marie is an arthouse style drama by Euphoria’s Sam Levinson. It stars Emmy Winner Zendaya & BlacKkKlansman’s John David Washington as the sole characters a couple. The entire movie takes place in one night after the couple return home from Malcolm’s movie premiere. Read more
ANTIBOY was the music alter ego created by late actor Harry Hains (American Horror Story, The OA). The family of the late actor have now released his first posthumous single under the moniker. The song titled ‘Good Enough’ is an atmospheric Goth Pop meets Prog Read more
Monday night at The Landmark Annex for the first year ever was the Celebration of Black Cinema presented by the Critics Choice Association. The first years’ honorees were not only celebrating Black film making and the first black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. They celebrated Eddie Murphy with a career achievement award, Nia Long, Kasi Lemmons, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Eddie Murphy had his career achievement award presented by Ruth E. Carter, with Nia Long‘s presented by Chaz Ebert. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kasi Lemmons awards were presented by Don Cheadle and prolific film and TV producer Debra Martin Chase, respectively.
The attire for last night’s ceremony was Holiday festive with many dressing to impress and major outlets were covering the red carpet, but it was also a time for seeing friends right before the Holidays. The host of the ceremony was former Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, she was The Academy‘s first Black Female President. The night was truly special, filled with plenty of moving moments that spoke to me as a Black artist and creative. It was a night that I left feeling hopeful and truly energized. After seeing the early clips of Oscar Micheaux‘s film works (His most known film is The Homesteader). To hearing the ardent and often witty introductions and speeches from the nights’ special guests and honorees. The ceremony was not only eye-opening but entertaining. Nia Long‘s speech, in particular, grabbed me about the struggle and triumphs of being a black woman in Hollywood. Nia was also surprised by John Singleton‘s daughter Justice as Singleton was a huge influence on her career. John gave her, her first movie role. The night ended on a high note and an intimate cocktail party, which was a toast to the amazing nominees this year. It was an honor to attend and thanks greatly to the Critics Choice Association for the invite out.
The 91st Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories will be announced in a two-part live presentation on Tuesday, January 22, via global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms – Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. You can view the list of 91st Academy Read more
It has been 54 years since the beloved original had it’s Disney debut on the silver screen. Now Mary Poppins is back and finer than ever, drawing inspiration from the P.L. Travers book series. Director Rob Marshall (Into The Woods, Chicago) brings the film some Read more
On April 15th, I had the very exciting privilege of attending my very first Deadline Contenders event for the Emmys. It was a wonderous day and event filled with panels from all of the many writers, creators, directors, actors and other talent from todays’ top tv shows. It was beyond refreshing to hear and see this. Especially being a newbie in this business. Still IIcan’t believe I got this opportunity. Thanks to Deadline Hollywood and all of the Sponsors including all of the shows that presented and Hulu, Amazon Studios and Netflix. We also all had beautiful catered meals through out the day and left with not only great insight and amazing memories but the most epic swag bag!
Much love always,
Brittney 🙂 xx
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