Tag: danai gurira

Black, Beautiful, and British: Celebs Celebrate Across the Pond for the BAFTAs

Cynthia Erivo in Vera Wang at the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 10, 2019, in London, England.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Our eyes may have been glued to the Grammys on Sunday night in Los Angeles, but on Sunday night in London, England, a different awards ceremony was […]

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Wakanda—for Hosting: The Academy May Go the Host-less Route, but Reportedly Wants The Avengers Cast to Help

Cast of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ attend the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Rich Polk (Getty Images for Disney) It’s been a game of ping-pong ever since Kevin Hart announced he was hosting the Oscars, then dropped out once an old homophobic tweet surfaced, […]

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She Slayed: The Glow Up’s Best Dressed Women of 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) To say this last year has been a challenging one would be an understatement, but there were some significant bright spots—namely, on […]

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African, American: Danai Gurira Hits Home with Her Latest Play, Familiar 

The cast of “Familiar” at the Steppenwolf Theatre in ChicagoPhoto: Steppenwolf Theatre Company An elegantly appointed middle class living room in Minnesota, punctuated with poinsettias and a wreath to celebrate the holidays—plus the rare (and oft-disappearing) piece of African art. Frankly, it could’ve been my childhood home in the same Midwestern state, but instead, it […]

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The Cast of Black Panther Prove Wakanda Really Is Forever, Introduce the Black Panther Scholarship 

Photo: LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 05: Lupita Nyong’o (L) presents The Black Panther Scholarship to Kalis Coleman onstage during The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) On Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women […]

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2019 Golden Globes: Danai Gurira and Terry Crews to Announce Nominees  

(l) Danai Gurira attends the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, (r) Terry Crews arrives at the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Gala at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly HillsPhoto: Noam Galai (Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100), Sarah Morris (Getty Images) Awards season is […]

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She Wore Every Country in Africa: How Beyoncé Slayed Global Citizen

Beyonce performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) How do you top a history-making appearance at Coachella, a couture-laden world tour, and a collaboration with Balmain? If you’re Beyoncé, you use a headlining […]

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Cardi B and the Women of Black Panther Lead EW’s ‘Entertainers of the Year’

(l & r) Cardi B; (center, clockwise from left) Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela BassettScreenshot: Entertainment Weekly A group of women warriors (each a star in her own right), and a self-propelled social media phenomenon who turned authenticity into a platinum-selling career, Cardi B and the women of Black Panther cover two of four […]

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At 93, Cicely Tyson Gets Her 1st Oscar—and Danai Gurira Gets Mistaken for Viola Davis?

Ava DuVernay presents an award to Cicely Tyson onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) It was an honor more than 45 years in the making, but […]

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