The Oscar nominations were announced early Tuesday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by last year’s Best Supporting Actress-winner Mo’Nique (for Precious) along with Academy President Tom Sherak. The King’s Speech, the inspirational bio-pic about King George VI’s struggle to cure his stutter, has emerged as the early favorite in the annual awards sweepstakes, landing nominations in a dozen categories, including Best Picture, Actor (Colin Firth), Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Director (Tom Hooper) and Original Screenplay (David Seidler)
2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King’s Speech' lands a dozen nominations Mo’Nique Miffed by Snub of Halle Berry
- Monday, 07 March 2011 22:19
- Tuesday, 15 April 2008 21:39
It’s been said that there comes a critical moment in every African-American comedian’s career when he's asked to put on a dress. Among those who’ve succumbed to that subtle pressure over the years are Flip Wilson (TV’s Geraldine), Jaime Foxx (TV’s Wanda), Marlon and Shawn Wayans (“White Chicks”), Eddie Murphy (“Norbit” and “The Nutty Professor 1 and 2”), Tyler Perry (Madea), and of course, Martin Lawrence (“The Big Momma” trilogy).
- Tuesday, 15 April 2008 21:34
It was a whiteout at the Golden Globes with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) failing to hand out any of its annual awards to any black, brown, yellow or red folks. Thus, there was little “Glee” among members of minority groups as they were left disconnected from “The Social Network.”.
- Tuesday, 15 April 2008 21:30
This gruesome revenge flick is the grand finale in a series of high body-count adventures coming courtesy of writer/director Tony Jaa. Mr. Jaa also reprises the lead role of Tien in the Thai franchise which modestly bills itself as the best martial arts trilogy of the past decade. (Gee, were there any other martial arts trilogies in the past decade?)
- Tuesday, 15 April 2008 21:29
It was the television role that launched action-film icon Bruce Lee into our consciousness.
He was the side-kick/driver to hero Green Hornet, played by actor Van Williams in the TV series of the late 1960s.