One might assume this year's crop of Oscar directing nominees was cheered by the Cahiers du Cinema crew, because the director noms mirrored the Academy's best picture choices for only the second time…
The NAACP Image Awards has a lot to celebrate in 2009. The parent org fetes its centennial. The awards show marks its 40th anniversary. And America just swore in its first African-American president.
The lead actor race resembles a matchup between two mega-grapplers -- both of whom launched their bigscreen careers in the early 1980s but have since taken markedly different paths to Oscar night.
During the Gulf War, he traveled to Iraq to secure the release of American hostages. He has come to the aid of millions of the world's hungry. Fight Night, his annual fund-raiser for Parkinson's…
A few years ago, when Russell Simmons met then-Sen. Barack Obama at the Hip-Hop Summit, the hard-charging philanthropist and the pol had a face-to-face and, needless to say, they covered a lot of…
There is urgency in the unmistakable voice. "There are new scientific studies coming out every week now. All of them point in the same direction," says Al Gore. "Global warming is occurring far more…
Sometimes the Image Awards contest doesn't spread the wealth around. Artists such as Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Tyler Perry scored multiple noms this year.
Just when the Oscar races threaten to become predictable, something like this happens. While Kate Winslet's nomination for lead actress in "Revolutionary Road" was considered likely by many, it…
Heath Ledger has dominated this category all year long. The four other nominees, despite their own memorable performances, have only occasionally stepped out of Ledger's award shadow.
NAACP at 100: Timeline
Some may know Billie Holiday from Diana Ross' portrayal of her in "Lady Sings the Blues," but I remember her as a rising diamond that we lost too soon. She represented a speakeasy Harlem, a time when…