On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Screen Actors Guild announced that Regina King, star of TNT’s critically acclaimed drama series “Southland,” will serve as social media ambassador for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29. Through posts on Twitter and Facebook, King will serve as the online face for the awards, giving viewers unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments during the weeks building up to the show, as well as from the red carpet.
King’s duties as the SAG Awards® social media ambassador will kick off when she announces this year’s nominations on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. (ET)/6 a.m. (PT), telecast live on TNT and online at tnt.tv and tbs.com. During the six weeks leading up to the Jan. 29 simulcast of the award ceremony, King will continue to tweet and post about the SAG Awards, including updates on presenters and fashion. She will also post updates during rehearsals and provide her thoughts and insights from the red carpet on the big night.
In “Southland,” which returns for its fourth season beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), King plays Lydia Adams, a smart and perceptive LAPD detective who often finds herself becoming emotionally invested in the cases she handles. In March 2011, King earned the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in “Southland.”
King was nominated for a SAG Award as a member of the cast in the film “Ray,” for which she won an NAACP Image Award. Her extensive screen credits include “Jerry Maguire,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Enemy of the State,” “Boyz n the Hood,” “Poetic Justice,” “Higher Learning,” “Our Family Wedding,” “Year of the Dog,” “This Christmas,” “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,” “A Cinderella Story,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Mighty Joe Young,” “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde,” “Friday, Down to Earth” and “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”. She also provided the voice of Kreela in the animated film “Ant Bully.” For television, she starred in the movies “Living Proof” and “If These Walls Could Talk 2” and supplied the voices of Huey and Riley for the animated series “The Boondocks.”
TNT and TBS’s live simulcast of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (PT), 7 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. (MT). West Coast viewers who prefer to watch in primetime will be able to catch the encore presentation on TNT at 7 p.m. (PT) / 10 p.m. (ET).
Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are voted on solely by actors’ peers in the Screen Actors Guild. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show created by a union to honor the work of actors and the first to present ensemble and cast awards. The SAG Awards nominees are chosen by separate film and television nominating committees, each consisting of 2,100 SAG members from around the country, randomly selected anew each year. All active members of Screen Actors Guild are eligible to vote for the final Actor® recipients.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG, TNT and TBS, visit http://sagawards.org
About Regina King: Regina King (born January 15, 1971) is an American film and television actress. She is well known for her role as Mary Jenkins‘s (played by Marla Gibbs) studious daughter, Brenda Jenkins, on the 1980s sitcom, 227, and for her critically acclaimed supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. She is also known for voicing the lead characters of the animated series The Boondocks. King is currently starring in the television series Southland in the role of Lydia Adams.
Source: Screen Actors Guild & Wikipedia.
Photo credit to: Rodrigo Vaz for Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications and Greg Williams from Screen Actors Guild.
On Friday, March 4, 2011 The 42nd NAACP Image Awards were handle out live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.
The awards show was broadcast for two-hours from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX Network. The 42nd NAACP Image Awards was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady.
The 42nd NAACP Image Awards Complete Winners List is courtesy of http://www.thewrap.com
- Outstanding Comedy Series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
- Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: David Mann – “Meet the Browns”
- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives”
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ice Cube – “Are We There Yet?”
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
- Outstanding Drama Series: “Grey’s Anatomy”
- Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles”
- Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King – “Southland”
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard – “Law & Order: Los Angeles”
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order”
- Outstanding TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: “Sins of the Mother”
- Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba – “Luther”
- Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Jill Scott – “Sins of the Mother”
- Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Darnell Williams (“All My Children”
- Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless”
- Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special): “Unsung”
- Outstanding Talk Series: “The View”
- Outstanding Reality Series: “Sunday Best”
- Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): “UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Richie”
- Outstanding Children’s Program: “True Jackson, VP”
- Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program (Series or Special): Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP”
- Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television): “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots”
- Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Aaron McGruder – “The Boondocks”
- Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Shonda Rhimes – “Private Practice” – (Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?)
- Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Kevin Rodney Sullivan – “Modern Family” (Game Changer)
- Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Millicent Shelton – “Men of a Certain Age” (Go with the Flow)
- Outstanding Motion Picture: “For Colored Girls”
- Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli”
- Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Halle Berry – “Frankie and Alice”
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Samuel L. Jackson – “Mother and Child”
- Outstanding New Artist: Willow Smith
- Outstanding Male Artist: Usher
- Outstanding Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
- Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: John Legend and The Roots
- Outstanding Jazz Album: “From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf – Live in Marciac” – The Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Richard Galliano
- Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): “You Are Not Alone” – Mavis Staples
- Outstanding World Music Album: “VOCAbuLarieS” – Bobby McFerrin
- Outstanding Music Video: “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys
- Outstanding Song: “Bittersweet” – Fantasia Barrino
- Outstanding Album: “Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots
- Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
- Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography: You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles by Ray Charles Robinson, Jr.
- Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional: A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life by Antwone Fisher
- Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry: 100 Best African-American Poems by Nikki Giovanni
- Outstanding Literary Work – Children: My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Authors), Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
- Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Condoleezza Rice
The NAACP Image Awards also presented special awards to Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA – Surgeon General awarded (The Chairman’s Award) and General Colin L. Powell (The President’s Award).
If you want to find out who was nominated visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/2011/01/american-idol-glee-30-rock-nominated-for-the-42nd-naacp-image-awards/ and who attended the Nominees’ Luncheon visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/2011/02/the-42nd-naacp-image-awards-nominees%E2%80%99-luncheon-at-the-beverly-hills-hotel/
About NAACP Image Awards:
The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. For more information visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net
About the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information visit http://www.naacp.org
Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 by Events & Celebrity Photographer Rodrigo Vaz for Diversity News Publications. (C) 2011 By Diversity News Publications.
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the winners, especial thank you to Rodrigo Vaz for covering the event for us.