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Tony Awards: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phylicia Rashad, RuPaul and Billy Porter Among Hollywood Winners

Jesse Tyler Ferguson earned the Tony for best supporting actor in the revival of Richard Greenberg’s play Take Me Out, the first of many Hollywood stars who took home awards at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday. Phylicia Rashad won best supporting actress in a play for Skeleton Crew, her second Tony win. “You don’t […]

Tony Awards: Jennifer Hudson Scores EGOT With Win for ‘A Strange Loop’

Jennifer Hudson has achieved EGOT status tonight after A Strange Loop, on which the actress served as a producer, won the Tony award for best musical. Hudson won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her film debut in 2006’s Dreamgirls; she is also the youngest African-American performer to win at the Academy Awards in […]

Cannes: Jennifer Hudson, Common, Milla Jovovich, Quvenzhane Wallis to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Breathe’

A quartet of names — including two Academy Award winners — have joined the upcoming action-thriller Breathe, with another currently circling the project. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Respect), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) and Oscar winner Common (Wanted, Suicide Squad) are set to star in the film, […]

Jennifer Hudson Is One Step Closer to EGOT Status After Tony Nomination

Jennifer Hudson is one step closer to achieving EGOT status following Monday morning’s 2022 Tony Award nominations. Having previously won an acting Oscar (for Dreamgirls in 2007), two performing Grammys (best musical theater album for The Color Purple, in 2017, and best R&B album for Jennifer Hudson, in 2009) and a Daytime Emmy (as executive […]

Three Emerging Red Carpet Designers Dressing Gemma Chan, Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora and More

The new guard of red carpet designers aren’t just dazzling us with inspired shapes, innovative embellishments and fresh aesthetics. They’re also sending powerful sartorial messages through their original visions, leaving anticipation for what they’ll do next. Perhaps at this year’s Met Gala? From theatrical creations to sculptural pieces and red carpet moments with an edge, The […]

Jennifer Hudson Daytime Talk Show Set for Fall 2022 Debut

Jennifer Hudson is joining the daytime TV game. The Oscar and Grammy winner will host a syndicated talk show that’s set to premiere in the fall. The Jennifer Hudson Show comes from Warner Bros., with Fox-owned stations set to carry the show. Hearst and other station groups are also on board, giving the show clearance […]

NAACP Image Awards: ‘The Harder They Fall’ Takes Best Film, Jennifer Hudson Named Entertainer of the Year

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards crowned Jennifer Hudson with its top honor Entertainment of the Year during its telecast on Saturday evening. The show recognized the achievements and performances of people of color across numerous categories including outstanding motion picture, which went to Netflix’s The Harder They Fall. Hudson also took home outstanding actress in […]

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

Netflix’s The Harder They Fall and Warner Bros. King Richard each won a leading four awards from the African American Film Critics Association, it was announced Monday. Jeymes Samuel’s Black Western received the top prize of best picture as well as best ensemble, best director (Samuel) and music (Samuel, Kid Cudi and Jay-Z). King Richard […]

Raising Our Voices: How Mentorship Opened Doors for Crafts Leaders on ‘Respect’

The road to Respect began with the Queen of Soul herself, who was involved in discussions about her biopic several years before her passing in 2018. Ultimately, it took a village to bring the life story of Aretha Franklin to the big screen for the first time. With the legendary singer already having anointed Oscar […]

Palm Springs’ Starry Film Awards Gala Canceled Due to COVID-19 Spike

The Palm Springs International Film Society is scrapping plans for its starry Film Awards gala due to the recent COVID-19 spike. The org behind the Palm Springs International Film Festival announced the cancellation Monday amid rising concerns and case counts due to the omicron variant that is leading to a wave of high-profile cancelations from […]

Lady Gaga to Receive Icon Award During Palm Springs International Film Festival

Lady Gaga’s murderous turn as Patrizia Gucci in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci has snagged the superstar another trophy. Days after being named best actress by the New York Film Critics Circle, Gaga has been selected to receive an Icon Award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She’ll accept during the fest’s Film Awards […]

Dionne Warwick Doc to Open Palm Springs International Film Festival

The lineup for the 33rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is set, with Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner’s documentary Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over opening on Jan. 7 and Roger Michell’s The Duke wrapping up the fest on Jan. 16. Warwick is scheduled to appear in person on opening night (presented by IHG […]