Tag Archives: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • Essence Honors Notable Black Women in Hollywood With Annual Luncheon

    Jan 15, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Cast members of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” actress/director Regina King and “Beyond the Lights” leading lady Gugu Mbatha-Raw will be in good company as Essence magazine gears up for its yearly “Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon. The eighth annual pre-Oscars event will take place Feb. 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This year’s honorees […]

  • The Film Strip’s 2014 Top Ten Films

    Jan 2, 15 by Marie Moore Leave a comment


    *In comparison to previous years, 2014 was a good year for black filmmakers. Not only were there more films, but the bulk of movies stood out. The Film Strip Top Ten films of 2014 are: 1.  Selma “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

  • ‘Selma’ Dominates Black Film Critics Circle Awards

    Dec 24, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Paramount’s “Selma” earned six prizes from the Black Film Critics Circle, including best picture and acting ensemble. The film also won for Ava DuVernay, director; David Oyelowo, actor; Carmen Ejogo, supporting actress; and Paul Webb, original screenplay. Other winners include actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw for “Belle”; supporting actor J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”; adapted screenplay, Gillian Flynn, “Gone […]

  • African-American Film Critics Association: ‘Selma’ is Top Film of 2014

    Dec 8, 14 by African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Leave a comment


    *Los Angeles, CA  – “Selma” the first studio film to center around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is the big winner among the critics representing the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). The Paramount film earned multiple awards from AAFCA for Best Director, Ava DuVernay; Best Actor for David Oyelowo and Best Song for its John […]

  • BHERC’s Call to Action: Support ‘Beyond the Lights!’

    Nov 28, 14 by BHERC and EURweb's LaRita Shelby 3 Comments


    *Send a strong message about this film this weekend and beyond! The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center issues an immediate Call to Action to support the film “Beyond the Lights,”   now showing at select theaters nationwide. ABOUT THIS FILM – ‘BEYOND THE LIGHTS’ (PG13) From the writer and director of “Love and Basketball”…celebrity […]

  • So Why Didn’t ‘Beyond the Lights’ Light Up the Box Office?

    Nov 18, 14 by Brainuser1 7 Comments


    *In an unfortunate twist of cinematic events, the highly anticipated Gina Prince-Bythewood film, “Beyond The Lights” opened this past weekend, but failed to catch fire. The film made its debut on 1,789 screens, but the average take on each screen was  $3,633 for a total take of $6.5 million. This proved to be the lowest opening weekend of […]