Colman Domingo Wins Black Reel TV Awards Prize for His “Euphoria” Work

It’s a Reel honor for Colman Domingo.

The 6th Annual Black Reel TV Awards have been announced, with the 52-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor and social justice activist taking home a prize.

Colman Domingo

Domingo took home the Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama Series trophy for his work on HBO’s Euphoria.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Outstanding Comedy Series 
“Abbott Elementary” | Quinta Brunson, showrunner (ABC)

Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series
Donald Glover | “Atlanta” (FX)

Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series 
Quinta Brunson | “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Tyler James Williams | “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series 
Janelle James | “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Outstanding Directing, Comedy Series 
“Abbott Elementary” (“Ava v. The Superintendent”) | Matthew A. Cherry, director (ABC)

Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series 
“Abbott Elementary” (“Pilot”) | Quinta Brunson, writer (ABC)

Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series
Orlando Jones | “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

Outstanding Guest Actress, Comedy Series
Quinta Brunson | “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series 
“Bel-Air” | TJ Brady & Rasheed Newson, showrunners (Peacock)

Outstanding Actor, Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown | “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Actress, Drama Series 
Zendaya | “Euphoria” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Wood Harris | “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series 
Susan Kelechi Watson | “This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Directing, Drama Series
“Bridgerton” (“The Viscount Who Loved Me”) | Cheryl Dunye, director (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing, Drama Series 
“This Is Us” (“Every Version of You”) | Kay Oyegun, writer (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama Series
Colman Domingo | “Euphoria” (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actress, Drama Series  
Sanaa Lathan | “Succession” (HBO)

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” | Diane Houslin, showrunner (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series
Samuel L. Jackson | “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series 
Wunmi Mosaku | “We Own This City” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series
Glynn Turman | “Women of the Movement” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series 
Moses Ingram | “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+)

Outstanding Directing, TV Movie/Limited Series
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” (“Robyn”) | Debbie Allen, director (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Writing, TV Movie/Limited Series 
“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” (”Ptolemy”) | Walter Mosley, writer (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Documentary
”We Need to Talk About Cosby” | W. Kamau Bell, director (Showtime)

Outstanding VARIETY, SKETCH, TALK – Series or Special
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” | Robin Thede, showrunner (HBO)

Outstanding Music Supervision 
“Insecure” | Kier Lehman, music supervisor (HBO)

Outstanding Musical Score 
“Insecure” | Raphael Saadiq, composer (HBO)

Outstanding Original Song 
“I’m Tired” (Euphoria) | Labrinth & Zendaya, performers; Labrinth, Zendaya & Sam Levinson, writers – HBO

Colman Domingo Among Creative Coalition’s Television Humanitarian Awards Honorees

Colman Domingo is being feted for his philanthropy…

The Creative Coalition has announced its high profile honorees for this year’s eighth annual Television Humanitarian Awards Gala, with the 52-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor and social justice activist making the list.

Colman DomingoDomingo appears on a roster that includes James CromwellSheryl Lee Ralph, Samantha Hanratty, Melissa Rauch and Paul Scheer.

The Television Humanitarian Awards Gala, which takes place during Emmy week, highlights prominent figures in the television industry, as well as 2022 Emmy Award nominees who use the power of their celebrity for social good.

“Grey’s Anatomy” and co-executive producer and writer Jamie Denbo have also been named the recipient of the Your Voice Carries Weight Award – which honors a television leader for their advocacy work in obesity awareness – for the episode, “Living in a House Divided.”

Variety’s Marc Malkin will host this year’s ceremony, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in Los Angeles.

“The incredibly talented individuals we are honoring at the TV Humanitarian Awards exemplify Hollywood at its best – dynamic stars who use their voices to make the world a better place,” said The Creative Coalition president and actor Tim Daly.

The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk added in a statement: “We have a long history of honoring entertainment industry leaders for their good work and these days it’s more important than ever to use the platforms of the arts for positive change.”

All proceeds from the special charity event benefit The Creative Coalition’s year-round work to protect and advance the arts.

Albert Pujols Named 2022 Recipient of Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award at ESPYS

Albert Pujols is celebrating a special honor…

The 42-year-old Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals has been named the 2022 recipient of the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award.

Albert PujolsPujols received the award as part of the ESPYS on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, another accolade for the retiring slugger.

The award is given to an athlete whose “continuous, demonstrated leadership has created a measured positive impact on their community through sports. The candidate must embrace the core principles that Muhammad Ali embodied so well, including confidence, conviction, dedication, giving and respect.”

Pujols certainly embodies all of those characteristics.

He’s president of the Pujols Family Foundation, which has had a twofold cause since its inception in 2005: helping the impoverished in his native Dominican Republic and aiding those living with Down syndrome in the United States. The slugger’s daughter, Isabella, has Down syndrome, a genetic disorder.

“As great as my career has been, my passion is what I do when the season is over and that is to serve and to give back. That is how I want to be remembered,” Pujols said.

Pujols called Ali an “incredible man” whose legacy “will never be forgotten.” He called it an honor to win an award in his name.

The award was formerly called the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award, but was renamed in 2017, a year after Ali’s death, to honor the legacy of the boxing great’s impact on society.

Other finalists this year included Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, NFL veteran Anthony Barr and Austin FC goalie Brad Stuver.

Rodrigo Reyes’ “Sansón and Me” Named Best Film at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Rodrigo Reyes’ immigration-themed film wins big…

The 38-year-old Mexican film director’s Mexican immigrant tale Sansón and Me has been named the Best Film at the United Kingdom’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Rodrigo ReyesSet between Mexico and the United States, it explores the journey of a Mexican man who was orphaned as a child and ends up serving two life sentences for first-degree murder in California’s Bay State Prison.

Special mentions went to Ukrainian director Volodymyr Tykhyy’s One Day in Ukraine and Lebanese filmmaker Nadim Mishlawi’s After the End of the World

In other awards, Dutch filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten’s won Best First Feature for Master of Light, a biopic about classical painter George Anthony Morton, who spent a decade in federal prison in the U.S. for dealing drugs before finding his calling.


Raúl Yzaguirre to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Raúl Yzaguirre is being feted by the White House

The 82-year-old Mexican America civil rights activist is among this year’s 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House has announced.

Raúl YzaguirrePresented to individuals who have “made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace or other significant societal, public or private endeavors,” the Medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Yzaguirre served as the Chief Executive Officer and president of the National Council of La Raza for 30 years. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic under President Barack Obama.

Former The University of Texas at Brownsville president Dr. Julieta García is also being honored.

The Mexican American education executive was named one of Time magazine’s best college presidents. Dr. García was the first Hispanic woman to serve as a college president and dedicated her career to serving students from the Southwest Border region.

Other recipients this year include Denzel Washington, Simone Biles, the late Sen. John McCain, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe.

The awards will be presented at the White House next Thursday, July 7.

Here’s a look at the individuals who will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

  • Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast in history, with a combined total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals. Biles is also a prominent advocate for athletes’ mental health and safety, children in the foster care system, and victims of sexual assault.
  • Sister Simone Campbell is a member of the Sisters of Social Service and former Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization. She is also a prominent advocate for economic justice, immigration reform, and healthcare policy.
  • Dr. Julieta García is the former president of The University of Texas at Brownsville, where she was named one of Time magazine’s best college presidents. Dr. García was the first Hispanic woman to serve as a college president and dedicated her career to serving students from the Southwest Border region.
  • Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona State Senate, serving first in the Arizona legislature and later in the U.S. Congress. A survivor of gun violence, she co-founded Giffords, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gun violence prevention.
  • Fred Gray was one of the first black members of the Alabama State legislature since Reconstruction. As an attorney, he represented Rosa Parks, the NAACP, and Martin Luther King, who called him “the chief counsel for the protest movement.”
  • Steve Jobs (died 2011) was the co-founder, chief executive, and chair of Apple, Inc., CEO of Pixar and held a leading role at the Walt Disney Company. His vision, imagination and creativity led to inventions that have, and continue to, change the way the world communicates, as well as transforming the computer, music, film and wireless industries.
  • Father Alexander Karloutsos is the former Vicar General of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. After over 50 years as a priest, providing counsel to several U.S. presidents, he was named by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as a Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
  • Khizr Khanis a Gold Star father and founder of the Constitution Literacy and National Unity Center. He is a prominent advocate for the rule of law and religious freedom and served on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom under President Biden.
  • Sandra Lindsayis a New York critical care nurse who served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. She was the first American to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside of clinical trials and is a prominent advocate for vaccines and mental health for health care workers.
  • John McCain (died 2018) was a public servant who was awarded a Purple Heart with one gold star for his service in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. He also served the people of Arizona for decades in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and was the Republican nominee for president in 2008.
  • Diane Nash is a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who organized some of the most important civil rights campaigns of the 20th century. Nash worked closely with Martin Luther King, who described her as the “driving spirit in the nonviolent assault on segregation at lunch counters.”
  • Megan Rapinoeis an Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion. She also captains OL Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is a prominent advocate for gender pay equality, racial justice, and LGBTQI+ rights.
  • Alan Simpson served as a U.S. Senator from Wyoming for 18 years. During his public service, he has been a prominent advocate on issues including campaign finance reform, responsible governance, and marriage equality.
  • Richard Trumka (died 2021) was president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO for more than a decade, president of the United Mine Workers, and secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO. Throughout his career, he was an outspoken advocate for social and economic justice.
  • Brigadier General Wilma Vaughtis one of the most decorated women in the history of the U.S. military, repeatedly breaking gender barriers as she rose through the ranks. When she retired in 1985, she was one of only seven women generals in the Armed Forces.
  • Denzel Washington is an actor, director, and producer who has won two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, two Golden Globes, and the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also served as National Spokesman for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for over 25 years.
  • Raúl Yzaguirre is a civil rights advocate who served as CEO and president of National Council of La Raza for thirty years. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic under President Barack Obama.

“General Hospital” Star Nicholas Chavez Wins Outstanding Younger Performer Daytime Emmy

Nicholas Chavez is celebrating a big recognition…

The 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were doled out on Friday, with the 23-year-old Latino actor and daytime rising star taking home an award.

Nicholas ChavezChavez, who stars as Spencer Cassadine on ABC’s General Hospital, was named Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series.

This was Chavez’s first win and first nomination.

Meanwhile, General Hospital — already the winningest soap opera in daytime history – was named Outstanding Daytime Drama.

The in-person ceremony aired live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Here’s a look at this year’s Daytime Emmys winners from Friday’s awards show:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress
Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor
John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Game Show Host
Steve Harvey, Family Feud (Syndicated)

Outstanding Game Show
Jeopardy! (Syndicated)

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama
Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Outstanding Entertainment News Series
Entertainment Tonight (Syndicated)

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series
Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndicated)

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndicated)

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series
General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host:
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall (Syndicated)

Outstanding Informative Talk Show
Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts (Disney+)

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama
Jeff Kober, General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama
Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital (ABC)

Madi Diaz Wins A2IM Libera Award for Best Americana Record

Madi Diaz is feeling Libera-rated

The 2022 A2IM Libera Awards have been doled out, with the 36-year-old half-Peruvian American singer-songwriter and musician among the winners.

Madi DiazDiaz received the award for Best Americana Record for her acclaimed album History of a Feeling.

The Best Latin Record award went to Helado Negro.

The Ecuadorian American musician, whose real name is Roberto Carlos Lange, won the award for his album Far In.

Mexican & Asian rock group The Linda Lindas won the award for Best Punk Record for their viral hit single “Racist, Sexist Boy” (Live at LA Public).

U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) received the Congressional Independent Music Guardian award for her continued support of indie music.

The awards were presented at Webster Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 16, and also, in a different format, online on A2IM’s official YouTube channel.

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) sponsors the Libera Awards. A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that works to support the independent recorded music sector. Membership includes nearly 700 independently-owned American music labels.

Here’s the full list winners from the 2022 A2IM Libera Awards:

Record of the year: Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)
Self-released record of the year: Cautious Clay – Deadpan Love (Cautious Clay)
Video of the year: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue” (Domino Recording Co.)
Label of the year (big) (tie): mom+pop music; Matador Records
Label of the year (medium): Sacred Bones Records
Label of the year (small): Oh Boy Records
A2IM humanitarian award: Common
Best alternative rock record: Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)
Best Americana record: Madi Diaz – History of a Feeling (ANTI-)
Best blues record (tie): Cedric Burnside – I Be Trying (Single Lock Records); Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662 (Alligator Records)
Best classical record: Bryce Dessner, Australian String Quartet, Sydney Dance Company – Impermanence/Disintegration (37d03d)
Best country record: Sturgill Simpson – The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (High Top Mountain Records / Thirty Tigers)
Best dance record: Jungle – Loving In Stereo (AWAL)
Best electronic record: 박혜진 Park Hye Jin – Before I Die (Ninja Tune)
Best folk/bluegrass record (tie): Hand Habits – Fun House (Saddle Creek); Jose Gonzalez – Local Valley (Mute)
Best heavy record: Deafheaven – Infinite Granite (Sargent House)
Best hip-hop/rap record: Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (AWAL)
Best jazz record: BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory (XL Recordings/Innovative Leisure)
Best Latin record: Helado Negro – Far In (4AD)
Best live/livestream act: Mdou Moctar – “Live at the Niger River”
Best outlier record: L’Rain – Fatigue (Mexican Summer)
Best pop record: Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive/[PIAS])
Best punk record: The Linda Lindas – “Racist, Sexist Boy” (Live at LA Public Library) (Epitaph)
Best R&B record: Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant (Brainfeeder (Ninja Tune))
Best reissue: Radiohead – Kid A Mnesia (XL Recordings)
Best rock record: IDLES – CRAWLER (Partisan Records)
Best spiritual record: Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Bela Fleck – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” (Single Lock Records)
Best sync usage: Phoebe Bridgers – “I Know the End” – Ep 106 Mare of Easttown (Dead Oceans)
Best world record: Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime (Matador Records)
Breakthrough artist/release: Wet Leg – Chaise Longue (Domino Recording Co.)
Creative packaging: Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)
Independent champion: Bandcamp
Marketing genius: Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee (Dead Oceans)
Excellence in advocacy: Dionne Warwick
Congressional independent music guardian: Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA)
Innovation in sustainability: IMPALA Sustainability Task Force

Selena Gomez Named Female Star of the Year at Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Selena Gomez is officially a reality star…

The 29-year-old Mexican American actress/singer picked up an award during Sunday night’s Critics Choice Real TV Awards.

Selena Gomez x Our PlaceGomez was named Female Star of the Year for hosting the HBO Max series Selena + Chef.

The fan-voted prize if Gomez’s first Critics Choice Real TV Award.

Here’s the full list of winners at the fourth annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards:

(tie) RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)

Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Prime Video)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)

How To with John Wilson (HBO)

Top Chef (Bravo)

Jeopardy! (Syndicated)

Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Critter Fixers: Country Vets (National Geographic)

Secrets of Playboy (A&E)

Cheer (Netflix)

Love Is Blind (Netflix)

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo)

Project Runway (Bravo)

We Need to Talk About Cosby (Showtime)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu); Top Chef (Bravo)

Robert Irvine – Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network)

Selena Gomez – Selena + Chef (HBO Max)


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Liz Cardenas Among Inaugural Recipients of Dear Producer Award

Liz Cardenas is celebrating a special recognition…

The Latina producer and actress is one of the inaugural recipients of the Dear Producer Award, recognizing excellence in independent producing.

Liz Cardenas,Cardenas is joined by Megan GilbrideSabrina Schmidt Gordon and Avril Z. Speaks as this year’s honorees, as selected by Dear Producer.

The prize sponsored by Maida Lynn’s Genuine Article Pictures was established to help lift the financial burdens on indie film producers and to help build the independent film community through leadership and mentoring. It’s different from other filmmaking grants in that it supports the producer and is not based on a project or specific work.

Each of this year’s recipients will receive an unrestricted grant of $50,000, attend a retreat focused on rest and community building, and commit to mentoring an emerging producer for one year.

Dear Producer is a digital platform founded by producer Rebecca Green, which was established to amplify the voices of independent producers and help make the industry more sustainable.

The platform looks to to challenge archaic business models that stifle diverse and original voices, and to advocate for innovation, transparency and fiscal responsibility from the industry.

Finalists for its inaugural Dear Producer Award included Jameka Autry, Diane Becker, Beth Levison and Danielle Varga.

Cardenas’ producing credits include 7 Days, Materna and Burros.

Tommy Castro Wins Three Major Prizes at Blues Music Awards

Tommy Castro proved to be the big winner at the Blues Music Awards

The 67-year-old Latino American blues, R&B and rock guitarist and singer swept three major awards at the 43rd Blues Music Awards, which were held at the Renasant Convention Center in downtown Memphis on Thursday, May 5.

Tommy Castro,Castro won the B.B. King entertainer of the year award, album of the year for Tommy Castro Presents a Bluesman Came to Town and, with his band, the Painkillers, band of the year. The album reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s Blues Albums chart.

This is the third time Castro has won entertainer of the year, an award he previously won in 2008 and 2010.

This year marked the first time the awards have been presented in person since 2019. The show was held virtually the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s the full list of winners for the 2022 Blues Music Awards. 

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year: Tommy Castro
Album of the Year: Tommy Castro Presents a Bluesman Came to Town, Tommy Castro
Band of the Year: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Song of the Year: “I’d Climb Mountains,” written & performed by Selwyn Birchwood
Best Emerging Artist Album: Live on Beale Street: A Tribute to Bobby “Blue” Bland, Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band
Acoustic Blues Album: Dear America, Eric Bibb
Blues Rock Album: Resurrection, Mike Zito
Contemporary Blues Album662, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Soul Blues Album: Long As I Got My Guitar, Zac Harmon
Traditional Blues Album: Pinky’s Blues, Sue Foley
Acoustic Blues Artis: Keb’ Mo’
Blues Rock Artist: Albert Castiglia
Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Vanessa Collier
Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Soul Blues Female Artist: Annika Chambers
Soul Blues Male Artist: Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Female Artist (Koko Taylor Award): Sue Foley
Traditional Blues Male Artist: Taj Mahal
Instrumentalist – Bass: Danielle Nicole
Instrumentalist – Drums: Tom Hambridge
Instrumentalist – Guitar: Eric Gales