Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Taraji P. Henson

“Star Wars” named AP’s Entertainer of the Year

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

“Star Wars” isn’t just strong. It’s unstoppable. The revival of the nearly 40-year-old space saga has already dominated the box office and toy shelves. Now, it’s also been selected as The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year and is amassing support for Academy Awards consideration. “Personally, it’s been three years of feeling privileged to be part of something that’s bigger than all of us,” filmmaker J.J. Abrams told the AP in an interview. “This accolade is very much appreciated and…

Keep Reading

Emmy Awards could be 1 for the history books

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

The Emmy Awards, television’s annual celebration of itself, are always a big night. But this Sunday’s ceremony may end up supersized. Performers and shows could be setting records and making breakthroughs at the 67th prime-time Emmys. Viola Davis of “How to Get Away with Murder” or Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” have a chance to become the first African-American to win as best drama series actress. “I gotta win! I gotta win for history!” an exuberant Henson said when asked…

Keep Reading

‘Empire,’ ‘Mad Men,’ Letterman vie for Emmy nominations

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by
emmy

Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television’s Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved. The likely contenders for Thursday’s Emmy nominations include hit series Empire and Black-ish and their wealth of critically acclaimed black actors, and Jane the Virgin and its standout Latina star, Gina Rodriguez. Nominees in top categories are to be announced Thursday morning by Uzo Aduba, an Emmy winner last year for her Orange…

Keep Reading

Go to Top