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Aunjanue L. Ellis to Star in ‘The Nickel Boys’ Adaptation; RaMell Ross to Direct for MGM, Plan B

Oscar nominee Aunjanue L. Ellis (King Richard) is set to star in The Nickel Boys, an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel of the same name, to be directed by RaMell Ross. The Nickel Boys is set in Jim Crow-era Florida and focuses on two boys unjustly sentenced to a brutal reform school. MGM’s Orion Pictures, Plan B […]

‘Justified’ Follow-Up Rounds Out Cast With Aunjanue Ellis, Boyd Holbrook, Marin Ireland and More

FX has rounded out the cast of its Justified follow-up series, Justified: City Primeval. The Disney-backed cabler has enlisted Aunjanue Ellis, Boyd Holbrook, Adelaide Clemens, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Marin Ireland, Norbert Leo Butz, Victor Williams and Vivian Olyphant to join franchise star Timothy Olyphant in the limited series inspired by Elmore Leonard’s City Primeval: High Noon […]

AMC’s ’61st Street’: TV Review

Executive producer Michael B. Jordan and creator Peter Moffat explore the Chicago criminal justice system in an eight-episode drama featuring Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis.

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Event Honors Trailblazers and Rising Stars: “It’s Unlike Any Other Event, a Bunch of Black Women Recharging Each Other”

Essence Magazine‘s Black Women in Hollywood event, now in its 15th year, is known for eliciting plenty of emotion from its honorees, and Thursday’s event — heralding Oscar nominee Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson, Chanté Adams, and Nia Long — was no exception. The luncheon, which drew stars including Will Smith, Serena Williams, Lena Waithe, MJ […]

Oscar Parties 2022: Inside the A-List Events

The red carpet has been rolled out across Los Angeles in advance of the 94th annual Academy Awards, bringing with it dozens of celebrations across the city to toast the year’s biggest achievements in film. Heading into March, there was more than a fair amount of apprehension and anxiety from event producers and party planners […]

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: ‘Belfast’ Named Best Picture

Belfast was named best picture by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards during a virtual event celebration broadcast March 18 by Great Performances on PBS. Four-time nominee King Richard earned two awards for stars Will Smith (best actor) and Aunjanue Ellis (best supporting actress). Being the Ricardos‘ Nicole Kidman won best actress, and House of […]

‘Licorice Pizza,’ Will Smith Feted at National Board of Review Awards

Several of this season’s awards contenders descended upon New York City’s Cipriani 42nd St. on Tuesday night for the 2022 National Board of Review Awards, less than two weeks away from Hollywood’s biggest night. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza came into the ceremony with three NBR awards under its belt for best breakthrough performances for […]

‘King Richard’ Star Aunjanue Ellis on Creating a Woman Who Is Not Just “a Plot Device”

Actress Aunjanue Ellis and screenwriter Zach Baylin were coming from two very different career paths when their trajectories converged on Warner Bros.’ King Richard, the best picture-nominated film dramatizing how, on little more than hope, dedication and sheer gumption, Compton parents Richard Williams and Oracene Price cultivated their daughters Venus and Serena into two of […]

Inside the Costume Designers Guild Awards: Calls for Pay Parity, Expressions of Love for Ukraine

Infusing fashion with calls to action, the Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) has become a platform to raise a community voice about deeper issues — from the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements in 2018 and the impact of the pandemic to, this year, the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine and pleas for pay equity. For […]

Female-Focused Athena Film Festival Announces Grant Winners, Honorees

The Athena Film Festival has selected its 2022 grant winners and honorees, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal exclusively. The Barnard College-based celebration of female leadership is awarding a total of $65,000 to help women and non-binary filmmakers further their projects. Ida Rodriguez Joglar’s Kili Big is set to receive the third annual Athena Breakthrough Award, […]

AAFCA Awards Recognize ‘The Harder They Fall,’ ‘King Richard’

Wednesday night at the SLS Beverly Hills hotel, the African-American Film Critics Association held its 13th awards show, which marked the organization’s first in-person gathering since 2020. The event was hosted by author and radio personality Charlamagne tha God and actress Alesha Reneé. The evening opened with Aunjanue Ellis winning the best supporting actress award […]

Nia Long, Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson to Be Honored at Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Four honorees for the 2022 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards were announced Wednesday ahead of the event being held March 24 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Nia Long (You People), 2022 Oscar nominee for best supporting actress Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) and Chanté Adams (A Journal For Jordan) […]