Day: January 26, 2009

Accolades Dev Patel Mad Men Movies Slumdog Millionaire TV

Slumdog Millinonaire Wins Again at Screen Actors Guild Awards

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The cast of Slumdog Millionaire was named outstanding cast in a motion picture, hopefully making the little-film-that-could a favorable shoe-in for the Best Picture Academy Award!

Other big winners include Mad Men & 30 Rock for best cast, best actress (Tina Fey) and best actor (Alec Baldwin). Meryl Streep won the best actress award for her role as a determined nun in Doubt and Sean Penn won the lead actor award for Milk.

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Lee Daniels’ Push Starring Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey And Mo’Nique Wins Three Sundance Awards

The heart-wrenching drama Push about a 16-year-old overweight and illiterate pregnant girl based on the bestselling novel by Sapphire won top honors at this year’s Sundance film festival -snagging the grand jury award, audience award, and a special jury prize for comedianne Mo’Nique who plays an abusive mother.

Produced and directed by Lee Daniels, Push stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe in the lead role and a handful of well-known music and film stars in unexpected roles, including Mariah Carey as a social worker, Lenny Kravitz as a male nurse, and Paula Patton as a teacher.

Lee Daniels was overwhelmed with the film’s performance at the festival and gushed, “We don’t have no money. We got $2 to make some s— happen. We’re doing this story about this fat black girl who doesn’t have a voice. They’re all in it for the craft.”

The film has yet to be picked up for distribution but Daniels is hopeful. “I think [this win] means there’s hope for people of color. Just because Obama’s president doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to translate down to our world of cinema. And I think what it does is reiterate and strengthen this power of, Get yourself a freakin’ video camera. And you go out and tell your truth. That’s what I started doing as a kid, and I think inevitably, it led to this. It’s just so much hope.”

PHOTO CREDIT: AP

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