Viola Davis

Viola Davis to Star In, Produce ‘The Personal History of Rachel Dupree’

Viola Davis is set to star in “The Personal History of Rachel Dupree.” Deadline, who broke the news, says Davis was already on board to produce. “House of Cards” and “Moonlight” actor Mahershala Ali stars as well. Additionally, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis will also co-star. Claire McCarthy, who has “Ophelia” in pre-production, will […]

Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the Six Spot is the comment section!  Feel free to point out gaps in my logic and who YOU think would have won, but please don’t say […]

86 Years A Snub – The Struggle for Black Actors in Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o joined the coveted Oscar ranks earlier this month, becoming the seventh black actress (who is of Kenyan descent) to win an Oscar at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Mar. 2. While the accolades collected by 12 Years a Slave that night (including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay) set a precedent for African-American nominees, as […]

Awards Profile: 12 Years A Slave

Directed By: Steve McQueen Written By: Steve McQueen and John Ridley Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhané Wallis, Scoot McNairy, Garrett Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Taran Killiam, Dwight Henry, Adepero Oduye, Bryan Batt, Alfre Woodard Synopsis: 12 Years a Slave is based on the 1853 […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

This year we don’t have the fortune of knowing exactly who will win Best Actress. We have five nominees that include two frontrunners, one possible upset and two actresses who should be honored to receive recognition for their work. And the nominees are: Jessica Chastain- Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence- Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva- Amour […]

Women in Cinema- The “Oscarettes”: Who will be nominated for Best Actress?

With the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow morning and all other nominations revealed, it’s that time folks where we all wonder and debate who will be honored with a nomination Oscar morning. This year I find myself struggling to decide which actresses will be nominated for Best Actress in a leading role. In the Best […]