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Friday, Apr. 16, 2021
Issa Rae remembers what life was like when she was starting out in Hollywood: no money, and just hoping for a chance to be discovered.
"It was about 'I just want the exposure. I need the right person to see me and see my work' and I feel like I can deliver from there," she said. "And then...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
With this season’s The Road To Emmy series now squarely in our rearview mirror, this issue of SHOOT takes a look back at a TV awards season like no other during the unprecedented times of a pandemic and society’s reckoning with racial injustice.
Our feature story includes...
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has unveiled winners of its 2nd annual AAFCA TV Honors--with For Life (ABC) earning best drama distinction and Insecure (HBO) named best comedy.
Here’s a full rundown of 2020 AAFCA TV Honors and Award recipients:...
Friday, Jul. 24, 2020
Television has been America's constant companion amid an unyielding virus and whirlwind of racial reappraisal.
But will the Emmy nominations arriving Tuesday reflect the times or retreat to the familiar? The announcement itself was forced to bow to health safeguards, going virtual and...
Friday, Apr. 24, 2020
Jay Ellis' popularity thanks to his role as Lawrence on "Insecure" is still going strong as the show marks its fourth season: Check social media on Sunday nights, when the HBO comedy airs, and there's a good chance you'll see #LawrenceHive trending.
Although "Insecure's" star and creator...
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020
The HBO hit "Insecure" typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show's return had to be delayed.
But for good reason.
She filmed two movies ("The Photograph," "The Lovebirds"). She...
Sunday, May. 20, 2018
Peabody Award winners and nominees were celebrated at a gala evening event on Saturday (5/19) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Hasan Minhaj, comedian, writer and senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” hosted the proceedings while also receiving a Peabody...
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed nine Entertainment winners, including Children’s & Youth, for programs released in 2017. Honorees include a dystopian look at the United States, a 1950s female comedian who runs afoul of decency laws, innovative reflections on diversity from up-and...
Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017
The response to season one of Issa Rae's HBO series, "Insecure," was so strong, particularly on social media, that countless (and hilarious) memes were created about the star characters, and the show's male fans rallied behind the male lead after he had been cheated on.
It sparked the age...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
For Issa Rae, it feels like the 1990s.
The creator and star of the HBO series "Insecure" said she's enjoying the debut of her TV show at a time when popular shows telling different stories about black culture are on the scene, from Ava DuVernay's "Queen Sugar" to Donald Glover's "Atlanta...