America Ferrera Earns First Career Oscar Nomination for “Barbie” Performance

America Ferrera is celebrating a special first…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the nominees for the 96th Academy Awards, with the 39-year-old Honduran American actress earning her first-ever nod.

Ferrara is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Gloria, a Mattel employee who befriends Barbie in Barbie.

Ferrera’s nomination came as a surprise to some. Despite an acclaimed performance in the film, She wasn’t nominated for a Golden Globe or a SAG Award in the category. She did, however, receive a Critics Choice Award nomination and received the See Her Award at the Critics Choice Awards.

In Barbie, Ferrera delivers a monologue about the challenging expectations of being a woman, which was widely shared on social media — the hashtags #barbiemonologue and #barbiespeech each garnering more than 10 million views on TikTok, with many recreating the powerful speech.

But Ferrera isn’t the only Latinx artist nominated…

Colman Domingo has received his first Oscar nod.

The 54-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor earned the nomination in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category for playing the title character in Rustin, Netflix’s biopic about the gay Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, an adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington.

Domingo is only the second openly gay man to earn an Oscar nomination for playing a gay character, following the 1999 nomination of Ian McKellen for his leading role in Gods and Monsters.

J.A. Bayona has earned his first Oscar nod.

The 48-year-old Spanish filmmaker earned a nod for Best International Feature Film for Spain’s Society of the Snow.

Other Hispanic nominees include Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz in the Best Animated Feature Film category for Robot Dreams; Rodrigo Prieto for Best Cinematography for Killers of the Flower Moon; and Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Society of the Snow.

Oppenheimer received the most nominations for the 2024 Oscars,with 13 nods.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2024 Oscars, which will be held March 10 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Here’s the full list of 2024 Oscar nominations.

2024 Oscar Nominations List

Best Picture
American Fiction (Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson and Jermaine Johnson, Producers)
Anatomy of a Fall (Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, Producers)
Barbie (David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, Producers)
The Holdovers (Mark Johnson, Producer)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi, Producers)
Maestro (Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers)
Oppenheimer (Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan, Producers)
Past Lives (David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, Producers)
Poor Things (Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, Producers)
The Zone of Interest (James Wilson, Producer)

Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening, Nyad
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Emma Stone, Poor Things

Actor in a Supporting Role
Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling, Barbie
Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Actress in a Supporting Role
Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
America Ferrera, Barbie
Jodie Foster, Nyad
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet
Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese
Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan
Poor Things, Yorgos Lanthimos
The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer 

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
American Fiction (Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson)
Barbie (Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach)
Oppenheimer (Written for the screen by Christopher Nolan)
Poor Things (Screenplay by Tony McNamara)
The Zone of Interest (Written by Jonathan Glazer)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Anatomy of a Fall (Screenplay – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari)
The Holdovers (Written by David Hemingson)
Maestro (Written by Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer)
May December (Screenplay by Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik)
Past Lives (Written by Celine Song)

International Feature Film
Io Capitano (Italy)
Perfect Days (Japan)
Society of the Snow (Spain)
The Teachers’ Lounge (Germany)
The Zone of Interest (UK) 

Animated Feature Film
The Boy and the Heron (Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki)
Elemental (Peter Sohn and Denise Ream)
Nimona (Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary)
Robot Dreams (Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal)

Documentary Feature Film
Bobi Wine: The People’s President (Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek)
The Eternal Memory (Nominees to be determined)
Four Daughters (Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha)
To Kill a Tiger (Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim)
20 Days in Mariupol (Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath) 

Live Action Short Film
The After (Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham)
Invincible (Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron)
Knight of Fortune (Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk)
Red, White and Blue (Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Wes Anderson and Steven Rales) 

Documentary Short Film
The ABCs of Book Banning (Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic)
The Barber of Little Rock (John Hoffman and Christine Turner)
Island in Between (S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien)
The Last Repair Shop (Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers)
Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó (Sean Wang and Sam Davis)

Animated Short Film
Letter to a Pig (Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter)
Ninety-Five Senses (Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess)
Our Uniform (Yegane Moghaddam)
Pachyderme (Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius)
War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko (Dave Mullins and Brad Booker)

Film Editing
Anatomy of a Fall (Laurent Sénéchal)
The Holdovers (Kevin Tent)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Oppenheimer (Jennifer Lame)
Poor Things (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)

El Conde (Edward Lachman)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Rodrigo Prieto)
Maestro (Matthew Libatique)
Oppenheimer (Hoyte van Hoytema)
Poor Things (Robbie Ryan)

Production Design
Barbie (Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Adam Willis)
Napoleon (Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Elli Griff)
Oppenheimer (Production Design: Ruth De Jong; Set Decoration: Claire Kaufman)
Poor Things (Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek)

Costume Design
Barbie (Jacqueline Durran)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Jacqueline West)
Napoleon (Janty Yates and Dave Crossman)
Oppenheimer (Ellen Mirojnick)
Poor Things (Holly Waddington) 

Music (Original Score)
American Fiction (Laura Karpman)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (John Williams)
Killers of the Flower Moon (Robbie Robertson)
Oppenheimer (Ludwig Göransson)
Poor Things (Jerskin Fendrix)

Music (Original Song)
“The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren)
“I’m Just Ken” from Barbie (Music and Lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt)
“It Never Went Away” from American Symphony (Music and Lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson)
“Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon (Music and Lyric by Scott George)
“What Was I Made For?” from Barbie (Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell)

Makeup and Hairstyling
Golda (Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue)
Maestro (Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou and Lori McCoy-Bell)
Oppenheimer (Luisa Abel)
Poor Things (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston)
Society of the Snow (Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé) 

The Creator (Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic)
Maestro (Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic)
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor)
Oppenheimer (Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo and Kevin O’Connell)
The Zone of Interest (Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn)

Visual Effects
The Creator (Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts and Neil Corbould)
Godzilla Minus One (Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek)
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland and Neil Corbould)
Napoleon (Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould)

Colman Domingo A Double-Winner at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

Colman Domingo is the beau of the retired community…

The winners of the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards have been announced, with the 54-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor taking home two awards.

Colman DomingoDomingo was named Best Actor for his performance as Bayard Rustin in Netflix’s Rustin.

Rustin served as an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. and dedicated his life to the quest for racial equality, human rights and worldwide democracy. However, as an openly gay Black man, he has been all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build.

Additionally, Domingo and his The Color Purple cast mates took home the award for Best Ensemble.

AARP’s awards spotlight films and television content that feature crucial issues, thoughtful storylines and top performances that speak directly to the 50-plus audience.

“It’s been a good year for shows and movies by and for people over 50,” said AARP TV and film critic Tim Appelo. “Grownup talent and stories are being recognized across the board, and ageism in Hollywood does seem to be gradually eroding, with help from AARP. In 2000, shortly before the Movies for Grownups Awards began, only one of the top 10 box office stars was over 50; today, half are.”

Here are the winners of the 2024 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards:

Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups:
Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Actress
Annette Bening (Nyad)

Best Actor:
Colman Domingo (Rustin)

Best Supporting Actress
Jodie Foster (Nyad)

Best Supporting Actor
Robert De Niro (Killers of the Flower Moon)

Best Director
Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer)

Best Screenwriter
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (Barbie),

Best Ensemble
The Color Purple

Best Intergenerational Film
The Holdovers

Best Time Capsule

Best Documentary
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Best Foreign Film
The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)

Best TV Actress
Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus),

Best TV Actor
Bryan Cranston (Your Honor)

Best TV Movie/Series or Limited Series

Best Reality TV Series
The Golden Bachelor

Colman Domingo Wins Two African American Film Critics Awards

Colman Domingo is a double winner…

The winners of the 15th annual African American Film Critics Awards have been revealed, with the 54-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor taking home two awards.

Colman DomingoDomingo picked up the Best Actor award for portraying Bayard Rustin, an openly gay Black man who served as an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., in Netflix’s Rustin.

Meanwhile, Domingo and his The Color Purple cast mates won the Best Ensemble award. He portrays Albert “Mister” Johnson, the main antagonist in the coming-of-age musical period drama directed by Blitz Bazawule.

The AAFCA winners were announced alongside the organization’s list of the year’s ten best films. The list was topped by American Fiction, with spots for OppenheimerPast Lives, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Poor Things and Anatomy of a Fall.

The winners will be honored at the 15th Annual AAFCA Awards on February 21 at the Beverly Wilshire.


  1. American Fiction
  2. Origin
  3. The Color Purple
  4. Oppenheimer
  5. Past Lives
  6. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  7. Poor Things
  8. Anatomy of a Fall
  9. Killers of the Flower Moon
  10. Barbie

Best Drama: Origin
Best Comedy: American Fiction
Best Musical: The Color Purple
Best Director: Ava DuVernay (Origin)
Best Screenplay: American Fiction
Best Actor: Colman Domingo (Rustin)
Best Actress: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (Origin)
Best Supporting Actor: Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction)
Best Supporting Actress: *TIE* Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)
Best Ensemble: The Color Purple
Breakout Performance: Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)
Emerging Filmmaker: Cord Jefferson (American Fiction)
Best Independent Feature: A Thousand and One
Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Best Documentary: Stamped From The Beginning
Best Music: The Color Purple
Best International Film: Io Capitano
Best Short Film: The After

Colman Domingo Earns Career First Golden Globe Nomination for “Rustin” Performance

Colman Domingo is celebrating a Golden moment…

The nominations for the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards have been revealed, with the 54-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor and social justice activist earning his first-ever Golden Globe nod.

Colman DomingoDomingo earned a nod for Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for his acclaimed performance in Netflix’s Rustin.

The film is based on the true story of Bayard Rustin, advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the quest for racial equality, human rights and worldwide democracy. However, as an openly gay Black man, he was all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build.

J.A. Bayona is also a first time Golden Globes nominee…

The 48-year-old Spanish film director is nominated in the Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language for directing and writing the Spanish-language survival thriller film La sociedad de la nieve (Society of Snow), an adaptation of Pablo Vierci‘s book of the same name about the Uruguayan 1972 Andes flight disaster.

Society of Snow has earned 13 Goya Awards nominations, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Bayona.

Pedro Pascal has also earned a first Golden Globes nod.

The 48-year-old Chilean actor is nominated in the Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Series – Drama category for his acclaimed performance in HBO’s The Last of Us.

He’s currently nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and Critics’ Choice Award for his work in The Last of Us. He has already claimed two MTV Movie & TV Awards (for Best Hero and Best Duo) for his performance in the hit TV series.

Selena Gomez has earned her second consecutive Golden Globe nomination in the Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy category.

The 31-year-old Mexican American actress/singer earned the nod for her performance in Hulu’s Only Murders In The Building.

The 2024 Golden Globe Awards ceremony will take place January 7, 2024 at the Beverly Hilton and air live on CBS and Paramount+, after the network acquired rights following longtime home NBC not renewing its deal.

Last year, the Globes Globes returned to broadcast television after a forced hiatus due to issues around membership that eventually led to the wind-down of organizer the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Globes are now owned by longtime Globes producer Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge.

Among the changes, in addition to growing and diversifying its voter base, the Globes added new categories this year: Cinematic and Box Office Achievement and Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television.

Here’s the full list of nominees:


Best Motion Picture – Drama
Anatomy of A Fall (Neon)
Killers of The Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)
Maestro (Netflix)
Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
Past Lives (A24)
The Zone of Interest (A24)

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Air (Amazon MGM Studios)
American Fiction (Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios)
Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Holdovers (Focus Features)
May December (Netflix)
Poor Things (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boy and The Heron (Gkids)
Elemental (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures Releasing)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal Pictures)
Suzume (Crunchyroll / Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Wish (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Cinematic And Box Office Achievement
Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate)
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 (Paramount Pictures)
Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures Releasing)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal Pictures)
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (AMC Theatres Distribution)

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language
Anatomy of A Fall (Neon) – France
Fallen Leaves (Mubi) – Finland
Io Capitano (Pathe Distribution) – Italy
Past Lives (A24) – Usa
Society Of The Snow (Netflix) – Spain
The Zone Of Interest (A24) – United Kingdom / USA

Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Annette Bening (Nyad)
Lily Gladstone (Killers of The Flower Moon)
Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of A Fall)
Greta Lee (Past Lives)
Carey Mulligan (Maestro)
Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla)

Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper (Maestro)
Leonardo Dicaprio (Killers of The Flower Moon)
Colman Domingo (Rustin)
Barry Keoghan (Saltburn)
Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer)
Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers)

Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple)
Jennifer Lawrence (No Hard Feelings)
Natalie Portman (May December)
Alma Pöysti (Fallen Leaves)
Margot Robbie (Barbie)
Emma Stone (Poor Things)

Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Nicolas Cage (Dream Scenario)
Timothée Chalamet (Wonka)
Matt Damon (Air)
Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers)
Joaquin Phoenix (Beau is Afraid)
Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction)

Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer)
Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)
Jodie Foster (Nyad)
Julianne Moore (May December)
Rosamund Pike (Saltburn)
Da’vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers)

Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe (Poor Things)
Robert De Niro (Killers of The Flower Moon)
Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer)
Ryan Gosling (Barbie)
Charles Melton (May December)
Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper (Maestro)
Greta Gerwig (Barbie)
Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things)
Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer)
Martin Scorsese (Killers of The Flower Moon)
Celine Song (Past Lives)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach (Barbie)
Tony McNamara (Poor Things)
Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer)
Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese  (Killers Of The Flower Moon)
Celine Song (Past Lives)
Justine Triet, Arthur Harari (Anatomy Of A Fall)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Jerskin Fendrix (Poor Things)
Ludwig Göransson (Oppenheimer)
Joe Hisaishi (The Boy And The Heron)
Mica Levi (The Zone Of Interest)
Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse)
Robbie Robertson (Killers Of The Flower Moon)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Addicted to Romance” — She Came To Me
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen
“Dance The Night” — Barbie
Music & Lyrics By: Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin
“I’m Just Ken” — Barbie
Music & Lyrics By: Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
“Peaches” — The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Music & Lyrics By: Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond, John Spiker
“Road To Freedom” — Rustin
Music & Lyrics By: Lenny Kravitz
“What Was I Made For?” — Barbie
Music & Lyrics By: Billie Eilish O’connell, Finneas O’connell


Best Television Series – Drama
1923 (Paramount+)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Diplomat (Netflix)
The Last Of Us (HBO | Max)
The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Succession (HBO | Max)

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Barry (HBO | Max)
The Bear (FX)
Jury Duty (Amazon Freevee)
Only Murders In The Building (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
All The Light We Cannot See (Netflix)
Beef (Netflix)
Daisy Jones & The Six  (Prime Video)
Fargo (FX)
Fellow Travelers (Showtime)
Lessons In Chemistry (Apple TV+)

Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Helen Mirren (1923)
Bella Ramsey  (The Last of Us)
Keri Russell (The Diplomat)
Sarah Snook (Succession)
Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
Emma Stone (The Curse)

Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Brian Cox (Succession)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Gary Oldman (Slow Horses)
Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
Dominic West (The Crown)

Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
Ayo Edebiri (The Bear)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Selena Gomez (Only Murders In The Building)
Natasha Lyonne (Poker Face)

Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Bill Hader (Barry)
Steve Martin (Only Murders In The Building)
Jason Segel (Shrinking)
Martin Short (Only Murders In The Building)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Jeremy Allen White (The Bear)

Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Limited Series, Anthology Series, Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Riley Keough (Daisy Jones & The Six)
Brie Larson (Lessons In Chemistry)
Elizabeth Olsen (Love & Death)
Juno Temple (Fargo)
Rachel Weisz (Dead Ringers)
Ali Wong (Beef)

Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Limited Series, Anthology Series, Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Matt Bomer (Fellow Travelers)
Sam Claflin (Daisy Jones & The Six)
Jon Hamm (Fargo)
Woody Harrelson (White House Plumbers)
David Oyelowo (Lawmen: Bass Reeves)
Steven Yeun (Beef)

Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role On Television
Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown)
Abby Elliott (The Bear)
Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets)
J. Smith-Cameron (Succession)
Meryl Streep (Only Murders In The Building)
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)

Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role On Television
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)
James Marsden (Jury Duty)
Ebon Moss–Bachrach (The Bear)
Alan Ruck (Succession)
Alexander Skarsgård (Succession)

Best Performance In Stand-Up Comedy On Television
Ricky Gervais (Ricky Gervais: Armageddon)
Trevor Noah (Trevor Noah: Where Was I)
Chris Rock (Chris Rock: Selective Outrage)
Amy Schumer (Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact)
Sarah Silverman (Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love)
Wanda Sykes (Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer)

Mariah Carey to Receive The Music Icon Award at This Year’s theGrio Awards

Mariah Carey is set to earn another honor…

The 54-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer will be among the honorees during this year’s Byron Allen Presents theGrio Awards special.

Mariah CareyThe awards show celebrates excellence in film, music, comedy, television, sports, philanthropy, business, fashion, social justice, environmental justice, education, and the cultural icons and innovators whose contributions positively impact America. The television special pays tribute to and amplifies the history makers, change agents and artists who define and influence our world, according to organizers.

Carey, who holds the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles by a solo artist with 19, will be honored with The Music Icon Award.

Co-hosted by The Talk‘s Sheryl Underwood and comedian Roy Wood Jr., theGrio Awards will air on Saturday, November 25 from 8:00 – 10:00 pm on CBS and will stream live on Paramount+.

Other honorees include Denzel Washington (The Film Icon award), Eddie Murphy (The Icon award), Don Cheadle (Environmental Champion Icon award) and Misty Copeland (The Trailblazer Icon award).

The special also features musical performances by Boyz II Men, Jennifer Hudson, Coco Jones, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson. Greg Phillinganes serves as musical director, and DJ Kiss is the D.J.

“I created ‘theGrio Awards’ to celebrate and amplify African-American excellence and the incredible champions from other communities who truly support us,” said Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “As a child, strong, positive African-American icons such as Berry Gordy, Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr. helped me see myself differently, and changed the trajectory of my life. Celebrating and amplifying iconic individuals is something we can never do enough of, especially for our children.”

Byron Allen Presents theGrio Awards is co-produced by Allen Media Group and Backhand Productions.

Official Trailer Released for Colman Domingo’s “Rustin”

Colman Domingo is marching into theaters next month with an important feature…

The first official trailer has been released for the 53-year-old Belizean-Guatemalan American actor and social justice activist’s film Rustin.

Colman DomingoDomingo stars in the title role as Bayard Rustin, the civil rights activist and organizer behind the historic 1963 March on Washington, in George C. Wolfe’s biopic for Netflix.

Directed by Wolfe, Rustin, in the words of the official synopsis, “shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march toward freedom.”

The film also features a cast that includes Chris Rock as Roy Wilkins, Glynn Turman as A. Philip Randolph, Jeffrey Wright as Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Aml Ameen as Martin Luther King Jr. and Audra McDonald as Ella Baker. Barack and Michelle Obama are executive producers.

Rustin debuted on August 31 at the Telluride Film Festival and had its international premiere on September 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film endeavors to restore Rustin’s rightful place in the history of the Civil Rights Movement long denied his because of his homosexuality.

“He is a role model for what it means to be an American, what it means to daily, moment-to-moment, commit to democracy, commit to freedom, commit to possibility, commit to discovery, commit to passing on that which you know to other people,” Wolfe said of Rustin. “Democracy is a muscle, and if you don’t exercise it regularly, it ceases to function.”

The film hits Netflix on November 12.

Jenna Ortega & Melissa Barrera’s “Scream” Debuts at the Top of the Box Office Charts

Jenna Ortega & Melissa Barrera have plenty of reason to scream

Scream, starring the 19-year-old Mexican American & Puerto Rican actress and the 31-year-old Mexican actress, has dethroned Spider-Man: No Way Home over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, becoming the first film to unseat the superhero phenomenon since it debuted on December 17.

Jenna Ortega & Melissa BarreraThe slasher revival grossed $34 million from 3,664 locations to top the box office. The impressive haul means that Paramount and Spyglass Media, the companies behind the reboot, will have one very profitable movie on their hands. Scream cost a mere $25 million to produce.

Scream has brought back a moribund franchise to life, introducing younger audiences to a series of films that had been left for dead after the box office disappointment of 2011’s Scream 4.

The key to its appeal was that Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directing duo behind Ready or Not, paid homage to the films that came before Scream while updating the series with a savage twist on toxic fandom that resonated with younger crowds.

The filmmakers brought back series veterans Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette and paired them with newcomers like Barrera, Ortega, Jack Quaid and Dylan Minnette. And the DNA remained largely the same — once again, a serial killer in a Ghostface mask comes up with grisly and creative ways to dispatch the townspeople of Woodsboro, California, an idyllic community with a great school system and a shockingly low life expectancy.

Gael Garcia Bernal to Portray Salvador Dali in New Podcast “Playboy Interview”

Gael Garcia Bernal’s art is about to imitate art life…

The 42-year-old Mexican actor and producer is joining a slew of stars who’ll portray famous figures across history in a new podcast series from Playboy and Audio Up.

Gael García Bernal

The two companies are launching Playboy Interview, an audio series that features teleplay-style re-enactments of the most iconic Playboy interview conversations.

In addition to Garcia Bernal, other stars set to take part in the program are Rosanna ArquetteTaye DiggsMaya Hawke, Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Kevin Corrigan and Gina Gershon.

The series, which is set to debut in September, will see Arquette voice feminist pioneer Betty Friedan, Diggs will portray Muhammad Ali, Garcia Bernal plays Salvador Dali, Shannon is Tennessee Williams, Shea Whigham is John Wayne, Maya Hawke is Helen Gurley Brown, Kevin Corrigan is Frank Sinatra and Gina Gershon is Oriana Fallaci.

The first two episodes will feature “conversations” with Friedan and Ali.

The series is based on the classic Playboy Interview, which started in 1962 with Alex Haley’s conversation with Miles Davis and has run for more than 500 interviews including the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Fidel Castro, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Steve Jobs, Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Angelou.

“Working on the Playboy Interview was an incredible experience,” said Maya Hawke, who also portrays Ayn Rand in the second season, which is likely to launch in early 2022. “I got the rare opportunity to portray two of history’s most influential, controversial, and complicated women. I was allowed to inhabit the characters rather than being asked to impersonate them, which left me thinking about their respective perspectives for weeks after. And I felt inspired. Even if I don’t agree with them about everything, or anything – their strength, persistence, and insistence on being exactly who they are has reminded me to be exactly who I am.”

“Playboy is culturally iconic for many reasons, but their in-depth interviews and journalistic integrity is a large part of what has made the publication so cool,” said Gina Gershon. “I was so happy to work on a project that celebrates Playboy’s historic interviews with so many incredible individuals. I’ve always been fascinated by Oriana Fallaci, and was so excited to be able to take part in bringing her interviews to life. It was so much fun to explore this remarkable woman and share her point of view with the world.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to unveil the first season of the Playboy Interview podcast,” added Rachel Webber, Chief Brand Officer at PLBY Group and producer of the series. “Audio is the perfect format for these intimate and revealing conversations. Each brilliant performance by this incredible cast gives you chills, making you feel like you’re right there in the room as history unfolds.”

“This podcast is the culmination of a personal journey for me having spent seven years as Playboy’s editorial director,” added Audio Up’s Chief Creative Officer Jimmy Jellinek, who adapted, produced and directed all 10 episodes of season one. “Thanks to the explosion of audio as a medium, today we’re able to reintroduce these incredible conversations to a new generation. I have long thought the Playboy Interview would lend itself perfectly to formats off the page. In my wildest dreams I didn’t anticipate that something this magical would be the result.”

“We’ve paired the greatest conversations of the 20th century with the greatest actors of the 21st. Audio Up is in the business of pushing the boundaries of audio entertainment and this project exemplifies that mission in every way,” said Audio Up founder and Chief Executive Officer Jared Gutstadt.

Palacio to Release “Wonder” Companion Book “365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts”

R.J. Palacio is bringing a little more wonder to the world…

The Latina writer, whose real name is Raquel Jaramillo, will release a companion book to her hit kids’ novel Wonder, which centers on a fifth grader with a facial deformity.

R.J. Palacio

Random House will publish Palacio’s companion title, entitled 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Preceptson August 26.

The book is filled with precepts or principles to live by for each day of the year.

R.J. Palacio's Wonder

In Wonder, which is aimed at readers 8 to 12, the character Mr. Browne is a memorable teacher who loves precepts.

Palacio asked readers for ideas for a new book via Twitter and Tumblr, She ended up getting more than 1,200 responses in two weeks. She used about 100 of the readers’ suggestions the new book, which uses quotations from Anne FrankMartin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. It also includes letters and e-mails from the fictional characters in Wonder.

Palacio is also writing an e-book, The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story, about the bully in Wonder, to be released May 13.

In a statement, Palacio says of Julian: “I had always thought he was an interesting character worthy of further exploration, but I didn’t give him a voice in Wonder because he had nothing to add to [main character] Auggie’s narrative.”

Serricchio’s “The Wedding Ringer,” Starring Kevin Hart, Opening Next January

Make your calendar! Ignacio Serricchio latest film project is headed for the big screen next January.

The 31-year-old Argentine actor and soap opera star’s The Wedding Ringer, starring comedian Kevin Hart, will hit theaters on January 16, 2015, during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Ignacio Serricchio

Serricchio, best known for his roles on The Young and the Restless and General Hospital, stars as Edmundo in the film.

The Wedding Ringer is described as a comedy about a loner and the friendship he forms with the guy he hires to pose as the best man at his upcoming wedding.

The Screen Gems/Miramax film, directed by Jeremy Garelick, also stars Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco and Jorge Garcia.