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New year, new honors… This year, BMI honored Marvin Sapp for his contributions to gospel music with a Trailblazer of Gospel Music Honor during the award ceremony held at Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta yesterday (January 14). READ: Kim Burrell Uninvited From The Trailblazers Of Gospel Music Awards Other awards presented that night included BMI’s Most […]

Nancy Lee Grahn, of General Hospital fame, didn’t like Viola Davis’ Emmy speech, and the Internet was quick to criticize her for her tone deaf…

The critics have spoken! Taraji P. Henson made history at last night’s Critics Choice Television Awards, as the first Black woman to win Best Actress…

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  The city of Cleveland honored citizens and police officers with an award ceremony in city council chambers Thursday evening. Dozens of officers, including the…

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  They’re sworn to protect and serve, and Thursday night, the City of Cleveland recognized some of its finest police officers. Mayor Frank Jackson, Police…

  *With the announcement of the 2014 Screen Actors Guild nominations early this morning, the upcoming award season is underway. And those nominations bode well…

After winning Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG and Critics’ Choice Awards for her role in The Help, Octavia Spencer won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing feisty maid Minny Jackson. “I have to thank my families. My family in Alabama — the state of Alabama,” she said in her acceptance speech. ” My L.A. […]

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Crystal will indeed host the Oscars. _____ PREVIOUSLY: Billy Crystal is coming to the rescue for the Oscars -- or so he's tweeting, anyway.

“The Emmys are so white-washed[.] It’s sad that in 2011 and with a BLACK president, you don’t see any blacks represented in acting categories or on these award shows. SMH. We need more QUALITY black programs created,” TyPierce posted on the blog TheYBF.com in response to red carpet photos. Unfortunately TyPierce’s observations are nothing new. […]

A wide open year for the Emmy Awards is expected to yield some brand new winners and repeat victories alike, with young stars and veterans alike in the running for the highest honors in television. Here’s a running list of all the winners, updated immediately following each tension-filled envelope opening. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A […]

I wanted to take the opportunity to clarify something regarding last night's Emmy broadcast. I did not attend the Emmys due to a long-standing commitment to Tony and Susan Bennett's Exploring the Arts benefit, which I had agreed to host several months ago. In the intervening time, the Emmy telecast was moved from its previous date in August to a new September date.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Last night everyone was tuned into the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.