In “Hurt Locker”, Mackie plays Sgt. J.T. Sanborn, an army officer trying to survive during the Iraq War. The film also won a Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble.
Gabourey Sidibe plays Claireeece “Precious” Jones, an obese, abused Harlem teenager trying to better her life. Her breakout performance has earned her a Best Actress nomination.
Actress and comedienne Mo’Nique’s performance in “Precious” has catapulted her from B-grade sitcoms to Oscar contender.
Morgan Freeman’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela in “Invictus” is being called his finest to date. Freeman plays the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Last year Underwood was nominated for his role in the HBO drama “In Treatment” where he played a former Navy pilot seeking treatment after killing innocent civilians in Iraq.
Diddy’s portrayal of Walter Lee in “A Raisin in the Sun” earned him rave reviews and a Golden Globe nomination for the 2008 television movie.
“Tina Fey and I had an agreement that if Barack Obama won, I would speak for the show from now on,” said comedian Tracy Morgan accepting a Golden Globe for the NBC comedy. Morgan plays Tracy Jordan, an unpredictable movie star.
Disney’s first film about an African-American princess has been getting great reviews. It’s been nominated for a Best Animated Feature.
Just two season in and this HBO series has a cult following, especially for characters like Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) the first gay African-American vampire. The series earned a Best Television Series nomination.
This Fox series about a group of singing and dancing misfits is the season’s hottest television show. It’s been nominated for a Best Television Comedy – Musical or Comedy.