Image Awards nominations are in: Tyler Perry leads with two nods
Winners of the prestigious awards will be announced during a live two-hour telecast on Feb. 1, 2013 on NBC.
By Samantha Ofole-Prince
The NAACP Image Awards unveiled its nominations for the 44th annual image awards.
Actor, writer and director Tyler Perry led the way with two nominations for his movie “Good Deeds.” He also received an outstanding actor nomination for his role as the black detective in the movie “Alex Cross.” Actress and singer Tatyana Ali also garnered two nominations for her role in the CBS daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" and a best actress nomination for the TV One sitcom "Love That Girl."
Other nominees included outstanding actor in a motion picture contenders Denzel Washington for "Flight," Jamie Foxx for "Django Unchained," Morgan Freeman for "The Magic of Belle Isle," Suraj Sharma for "Life of Pi."
The outstanding actress nominees are Emayatzy Corinealdi for "Middle of Nowhere," Halle Berry for "Cloud Atlas," Loretta Devine for "In the Hive," Quvenzhane Wallis for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Viola Davis for "Won't Back Down."
In the outstanding supporting actor category, David Oyelowo was nominated for "Middle of Nowhere," Don Cheadle for "Flight," Dwight Henry for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Lenny Kravitz for "The Hunger Games" and Samuel L. Jackson for "Django Unchained."
Nominees were announced during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills by actors Anthony Anderson (“Guys with Kids”), Niecy Nash (“The Soul Man”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight) and Tyler James Williams (“Go On”).
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of film, television, music and literature and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
Green Mile Star Michael Clarke Duncan Dies
“Green Mile” star Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, died Monday Sept. 3, at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Duncan’s publicist released a statement saying that the actor had suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13, of which he never fully recovered. He was being treated at the medical center for a heart attack. Movie fans remember the hulking gentle 6 ft. 4 giant for his starring roles in “Armageddon,” Planet of the Apes,” and “Daredevil.” But it was Duncan’s Oscar-nominated role as the gifted death row inmate John Coffey in “The Green Mile” that rocketed him to stardom. Services, public and private for Duncan are pending.
Global James Bond Day Set For Oct. 5th
LOS ANGELES In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise and on the anniversary of “Dr. No,” which enjoyed its world film premiere in London on Oct. 5, 1962, and in anticipation of the worldwide release of the 23rd James Bond adventure “Skyfall,” on Nov. 9, 2012, Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions has announced that Oct. 5, 2012, will be Global James Bond Day, a day-long series of events for Bond fans around the world.
A new feature documentary, “Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007,” will also be unveiled (country-specific details to follow). Directed by Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon), “Everything or Nothing” focuses on three men with a shared dream Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It’s the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history, which began in 1962.
Further worldwide events celebrating Bond’s golden anniversary include a global online and live auction charity event of 50 lots to benefit twelve charitable institutions organized by Christie´s in London (full details at www.christies.com/bond), a global survey to discover favorite Bond films by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and an exhibition, “Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style,” at TIFF in Toronto. Also, for the first time ever in one comprehensive collection, fans can own all 22 films in the franchise on Blu-ray Disc with “BOND 50.” Leading up to Global James Bond Day, the “BOND 50” collection will be released worldwide beginning Sept. 24, 2012. Further updates by country will be announced in due course on 007.com and facebook/JamesBond007.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating James Bond's golden anniversary on film with this special day of events for Bond fans around the world,” said Skyfall producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Andre 3000 to Portray Hendrix
Outkast rapper Andre 3000 will be playing Jimi Hendrix in a biopic that will begin shooting in Ireland. According to the Irish Film & Television Network (IFTN), the film, titled “All Is By My Side,” will document the guitar legend’s period in England from 1966 to 1967 as he created his iconic debut album. The feature is currently in pre-production in Wicklow, with principal photography set for both Wicklow and Dublin. The shoot is expected to last six weeks. The film will also depict the moment Hendrix was discovered in a New York club by Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richard’s then girlfriend Linda Keith. She subsequently introduced Hendrix to manager Chas Chandler who brought Hendrix to London in 1966, where he recorded his debut album “Are You Experienced” and had his first taste of success
O'Neal/Edmonds Announce Plans For "BBW" Movie
As if the television show “Basketball Wives” weren’t drama filled enough for the viewing public, Executive Producer Shaunie O’Neal and Tracey Edmonds have announced there’s going to be a “BBW” movie. Instead of breathlessly waiting a week to see who gets slapped next or lip reading what was just bleeped out, viewers will get it all in a single feature film. Apparently, Fox Searchlight and Shaunie O’Neal and Tracey Edmonds have almost finalized the deal. But Edmonds says don’t expect the movie to be long television episode. The film will be about a woman who accompanies her newly drafted boyfriend to Miami where she gets caught up in the lives of NBA wives.
Halle Berry’s Ex Wants Big Bucks
According to court documents, Gabriel Aubry is asking for a half a million dollars in attorney's fees, and $20,000 a month in child support from ex, Halle Berry in their ongoing custody battle. Aubry believes he's entitled to the money because he needs a proper environment to care for 4-year-old Nahla. But Berry’s stated desire to move to Paris with Nahla may put a damper on Gabriel's request for additional support. The 45-year-old actress is currently engaged to actor Oliver Martinez.
Actress Meagan Good On Her Engagement
Actress Meagan Good is engaged to DeVon Franklin, a Seventh Day Adventist minister, and was seen recently at a Lakers-Suns playoff game sporting a hefty and shiny new engagement ring. Good seems happy about her conquest and says, “It started getting in my spirit that he was going to be my husband and he didn’t even know.” Good and Franklin had known each other for over six years and it was nine months after “Jumping the Broom” wrapped before they finally had their first date. Things apparently went well after that long-awaited get-together.
Denzel Washington And Will Smith Make Top-Ten List Of Favorite Actors
According to the latest Harris Poll results, America’s favorite actors at the start of 2012 are:
1. Johnny Depp
2 & 3. Denzel Washington & Clint Eastwood (tied)
4. Tom Hanks
5. John Wayne
6. George Clooney
7. Sandra Bullock
8. Harrison Ford
9. Will Smith
10. Adam Sandler
John Wayne is the only actor to be on the top-ten list every year since it began in 1994.
Moneypenny role filled by Naomie Harris
Actress Naomie Harris, 35, has signed to play Eve, an MI6 field agent in the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall. But ah, here’s the rub. Harris’ character will be transformed into Miss Moneypenny, M’s private secretary who has been missing in the last two Bond outings. Traditionally played by white actors, Harris is the first black actress to be cast as Moneypenny, joining Jeffery Wright (Casino Royal ‘06) and Bernie Casey (Never Say Never Again ‘83) who broke the 007 color-barrier playing Bond’s CIA buddy Felix Leiter.
Sony says, “Nix, nix” to free 3-D specs
Just when you thought ticket prices are too high, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Sony Pictures announced last month that they’re going to stop paying for 3-D glasses for their big budget movies --- starting with “The Amazing Spider-Man” in May. So far Sony is the only studio planning on no more free 3-D glasses. Look for a theater near you to pass a surcharge onto moviegoers.