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‘Till’ Director Highlights “Unabashed Misogyny Towards Black Women” After Oscars Snub

Till writer-director Chinonye Chukwu called out “unabashed misogyny towards Black women” after her film was notably left out of the 2023 Oscar nominations, with star Danielle Deadwyler missing out on the best actress nod many experts predicted she’d receive for her portrayal of Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. “We live in a world and work […]

Oscar Nominations: Viola Davis, Taylor Swift Snubbed as Brian Tyree Henry Surprises

When Chinonye Chukwu’s Till, about how Mamie Till-Mobley channeled her grief over the murder of her son Emmett Till into a movement for justice, premiered at the New York Film Festival this fall, there was seemingly instant Oscar buzz for star Danielle Deadwyler, who plays Till-Mobley, with some saying she’d win the best actress prize. […]

Cate Blanchett Begs to Work With Viola Davis at Palm Springs Film Awards: “I Want Some of Her Stardust”

Cate Blanchett really wants to work with Viola Davis. So much that she stood on the Palm Springs Convention Center stage Thursday night during the Palm Springs Film Awards to present Davis with a Chairman’s Award and took the opportunity to detail the many reasons why. “There’s some actors that you aspire to be, there’s […]

“We’re a Little Scary and Powerful”: THR’s Actress Roundtable With Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Yeoh and More

From how they’ve dealt with hearing no to how they’ve learned to say it themselves, the actresses who delivered some of this year’s most memorable performances are sharing their strategies for navigating a changing Hollywood — and a changing world. In November, Emma Corrin (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Danielle Deadwyler (Till), Claire Foy (Women Talking), Jennifer […]

‘Till’: 10 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Chinonye Chukwu’s Till recounts the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s (Danielle Deadwyler) fight for justice after her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall), was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi in 1955. The biographical drama shows how Till-Mobley channeled her grief into action. Following Till’s death, Till-Mobley raised awareness of the brutality of racial violence […]

‘Till’ Trailer: Danielle Deadwyler Shows Mother’s Heartbreak, Defiance Over Son’s Murder

The latest trailer for Till, Clemency director Chinonye Chukwu’s movie about the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, shows his mother Mamie Till-Mobley choosing an open casket funeral, a decision that galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement. “The whole world has to see what happened to my son,” Mamie, played by The Harder They Fall’s Danielle […]

Whoopi Goldberg Says Events in ‘Till’ Movie Are “the Culmination of What Systematic Racism Looks Like”

The New York Film Festival on Saturday night hosted the world premiere of Chinonye Chukwu’s Till, about the lynching of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice. After the screening, Whoopi Goldberg, who both produced and stars in the film that she’s said has taken more than a decade to come to […]

‘Till’ Review: Danielle Deadwyler Is Shattering as a Mother Whose Grief Helped Galvanize the Civil Rights Movement

Director Chinonye Chukwu follows ‘Clemency’ with this account of Emmett Till’s lynching and the resilient woman who channeled her pain into the fight against racial injustice, premiering at the New York Film Festival.

Emmett Till Biopic ‘Till’ Releases Trailer, Will Debut at New York Film Festival

The first trailer for Till, Clemency director Chinonye Chukwu’s movie about the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, shows his mother Mamie Till Mobley warning her son about danger during his life, and then fighting for justice after his murder. “The lynching of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us, anywhere […]

J.J. Abrams Taps Danielle Deadwyler to Star in HBO’s ‘Demimonde’

Four years after landing at HBO, J.J. Abrams’ Demimonde is finally coming into focus. Danielle Deadwyler has been cast as the lead in the HBO drama that marks the first series that the prolific writer, producer and director has created since Fox’s Fringe. Demimonde follows what happens after a woman is torn away from her […]