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Peabody Awards 2021: All In: The Fight For Democracy, I May Destroy You, Euphoria Among Nominees

Stacey Abrams, left: Michaela Coel; ZendayaPhoto: Alberto E. Rodriguez for The Hollywood Reporter/Tim P. Whitby/Rachel Murray for Vanity Fair (Getty Images) On Tuesday, the Peabody Awards announced the nominees for its upcoming 81st awards ceremony. Advertisement The winners are set to be announced virtually in June, according to a press release sent to The Root, […]

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Cast of I May Destroy You Breaks New Ground as Best Ensemble at the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

I May Destroy You (2020) Photo: HBO One of the few major awards ceremonies that doesn’t take itself too seriously, the Film Independent Spirit Awards happened on Thursday night, and we have some Black-ass winners to celebrate. Advertisement HBO’s acclaimed series (which has mostly been neglected this awards season, save for GLAAD and NAACP, to […]

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SAG Awards 2021: Daniel Kaluuya, Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Among Winners

Daniel Kaluuya attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Viola Davis at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Chadwick Boseman attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Kevork Djansezian/Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) […]

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Cynthia Erivo, Andra Day, Whoopi Goldberg, Zendaya and Michaela Coel Among Honorees at Essence Black Women in Hollywood

Cynthia Erivo att the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony on February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California; Andra Day attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Whoopi Goldberg at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Zendaya attends the 71st […]

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In Living Color: Vanity Fair’s Annual Hollywood Issue Is Here—With a Predominantly Black Cast on Its Cover

Michael B. Jordan, left, Charlize Theron, Zendaya, Sacha Baron Cohen, Spike Lee, Maya Rudolph, Lakeith Stanfield, Awkwafina, Michaela Coel and Dan LevyScreenshot: Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for Vanity Fair The 2021 awards committees may still struggle with recognizing Black excellence (we’re looking at you, Hollywood Foreign Press Association; get some Black members and give […]

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SAG Awards 2021: Michaela Coel, Regé Jean Page, Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya Among Nominees

Michaela Coel attends the World Premiere of “Been So Long” on October 12, 2018 in London, England; Regé-Jean Page attends the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star BAFTAs Pre Party on January 22, 2020 in London, England; Viola Davis attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment on December 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; […]

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An ‘Emily In Paris’ Writer Admits To Feeling ‘Rage’ Over ‘I May Destroy You’ Getting Snubbed By The Globes

HBO’s fiery and fearless I May Destroy You (created by and starring Michaela Coel) got snubbed by the Golden Globes nominations list, and while a few good things happened elsewhere on the list, there’s a lot of reasons to shake one’s head over that glaring omission. Another very good exploration of sexual consent, Emerald Fennell’s […]

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Donald Glover Gives Most Lowkey New Dad Announcement Ever: ‘You Know, I Had (a Kid) During the Coronavirus’

Photo: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Getty Images) In a conversation with I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel, Atlanta creator Donald Glover revealed that he had his third son during the pandemic. Advertisement The revelation came organically, as Coel and Glover chatted about his 4-year-old son, Legend, during a talk recently published by GQ. “He’s very grown up […]

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Michaela Coel And Donald Glover Got Real Together About The Obsessive Nature Of Social Media

Michaela Coel (creator, writer, and star of HBO’s I May Destroy You) and Donald Glover (creator, writer, and star of FX’s Atlanta) had a conversation for GQ, and it was as expansive and insightful as you’d expect it the piece to be. Amid other topics of discussion, Glover revealed that he’s not necessarily done with […]

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Michaela Coel Walks Us Through The Stunning And Layered ‘I May Destroy You’ Season Finale

I May Destroy You proved to be a fiery and fearless exploration of sexual consent that cemented Michaela Coel as a creative force not to be ignored (following her previous success with hit Britcom Chewing Gum). As creator, writer, and star of the HBO series, Coel unfurled a catharsis-fueled finale that included a revenge fantasy […]

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I May Destroy You: Weruche Opia, on the Importance of Showcasing Different Stories Within the African Diaspora

Weruche Opia is the brightest light. Portraying Terry on the critically acclaimed series created by (and starring) Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You, Opia exudes an energy that you can’t take your eyes off of. As Arabella’s (Coel) best friend, Terry is like the piece of a very relatable puzzle. As the series progresses, you […]

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I May Destroy You: Paapa Essiedu Rejects the ‘Violent Erasure of the Black Male Experience Spectrum’ by Portraying Kwame

The Root recently talked with show creator and star Michaela Coel about the inner-workings of the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You. As I mentioned previously, one of the things I love about the show is its ability to showcase a wide range of aspects concerning sexual assault and rape (it’s already impressive enough as […]

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I May Destroy You: Michaela Coel Has Full Autonomy and it Shows

Michaela Coel is wrapped in brilliance. Her newest series (which she executive produces, co-directs, writes and stars in), I May Destroy You, has everyone talking and speechless at the same time. The synopsis of the show, via HBO: The series is a fearless, frank and provocative series that explores the question of sexual consent in […]

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Weruche Opia Tells Us How HBO’s ‘I May Destroy You’ Is A Relatable Exploration Of Consent’s Grey Areas

I May Destroy You (created, written, and starring Michaela Coel as Arabella) landed at #2 on our Top 10 Shows Of 2020 So Far list. The series revolves around the subject of sexual consent but manages to find dark humor in places, and much of that tightrope maneuvering is down to Coel’s gift for layered […]

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