On the day we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, he had a dream that we would live as one nation, without his faith, his words, his bravery and his pride, we wouldn’t be able to live the lives we live today, so I thank him for standing up for what’s right and in the end his lost his life.
The 49th annual Image Awards 2018, ironically aired on Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday, the NAACP Image Awards honors people of color in entertainment, acting, directors, producers, the list could go on forever. The NAACP Awards also acknowledge those who give back to their community. This was a great a show and Anthony Anderson, as usual did his thing as the host. He’s funny as HELL but he is also a serious actor, he has many talents and we love him as the black man he is today.
Below are a list of the winners:
Entertainer of the Year
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer, Gifted
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton, Power (Starz)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special
The New Edition Story (BET)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba, Guerrilla (Showtime)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited,Series or Dramatic Special
Queen Latifah, Flint (Lifetime)
Outstanding News/ Information
Unsung (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
The Manns (TV One)
Outstanding Variety or Game Show, (Series or Special)
Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
Outstanding Children’s Program
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)
Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special), Individual or Ensemble
Roland Martin, News One Now (TV One)
Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special), Individual or Ensemble
LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
Outstanding New Artist
SZA (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)
Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Song – Traditional
“That’s What I Like”, Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
DAMN., Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“HUMBLE.”, Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
There were so many outstanding actors and entertainers who were nominated, but their was one winner for each category. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Black Panther’s Michael B Jordan & Lupita Nyongo
Black Panther the movie was great, an all black movie with all black characters was amazing too see. The actors and actresses really stepped up and did their thing. I was thoroughly impressed with this movie as well as the entire cast.
The movie is definitely breaking all box offices all over the world and other countries as well, we shouldn’t have expected any less but what’s more juicier than the movie? Its the tea behind the scenes that has the fans, viewers, staff and other celebrities talking about the chemistry between Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyongo.
Talented and handsome Michael B. Jordan and the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o may be allegedly creeping on the low low and if they are, please reveal yourselves, we love to see another beautiful black couple making waves in the movie industry together. Both are talented actors and actresses, they are lovely too look at together, we see a match made in heaven.
The two have have actually been doing some devilish flirting on social media and keeping close to each other while making public appearances. The way they look at each other is not from one cast mate to another, its like I want you now from the both of them. It’s so cute though and you know we are suckers for love.
The flirting began on Monday when Lupita shared a video of her storming into Michael’s dressing room at The View and wanting him to do a push up. According to reliable sources close to the actress this wasn’t the first time she had shared a video of Michael, the two made a bet on the set of the Black Panther, and Lupita won the bet, her prize was to command Michael to perform ‘on call pushups’ anytime she wanted. Well, he does work out, look at his biceps, she should have thought of a different type of exercise but it’s still cute.
Monday Michael replied to her video with a now deleted tweet that read: ‘Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2?’
Lupita then replied: ‘No dessert until you come correct, @michaelb4jordan! ‘#youknowyouwantthis #youaintready.’
Let’s get it on ya’ll!! They would make a delicious couple, hopefully something does come out of them making the movie a success as well as a romance. Black Panther was phenomenal.
Cardi B At The Grammy’s
Break out reality star Cardi B is ready for the Grammy’s!! Whatever, she puts her hands on, its a hit, she’s got the magic touch and this is her year!
The former stripper and reality star was asked what was she most looking forward to at the Grammy’s? Cardi answered, “Me, hopefully winning an award. Like what else? Like that’s all I think about to be honest.” Sounds just like a Cardi B answer to me, she holds nothing back, we love her no nonsense style, her craziness and her ability to just be real. She is also excited for her man’s group Migo’s who are also nominated.
Cardi B and Bruno Mars are expected to perform there breakout song, “Finesse,” tonight on the Grammy’s! I so love this song, it takes you back to the 90’s on the “In Living Color,” stage with her and Bruno Mars. What I love most about this song, Cardi is having so much fun, the smile on her face says it all and the connection she has with Bruno in this song is amazing, they both deserve to win!!
Check out the video below: