Denzel Washington Cecil B Mille Award
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Here's Why Denzel Washington Is Being Honored At Sunday's Golden Globe Awards

The celebrated actor is this year's receipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Oscar-winning actor, producer and director Denzel Washington will be receiving the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday night's (Jan. 9) Golden Globe Awards, Variety reports. The honor is bestowed on members of the entertainment community who have made several outstanding contributions to the industry, and actors such as Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman have been recipients of this award.

"Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera," said the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Lorenzo Soria. "It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.”

Washington, 61, has won two Academy Awards (Glory and Training Day) out of six nominations, and has won two Golden Globes (Glory and The Hurricane) out of seven nominations (excluding his new honor). Washington is known for not staying in one lane as an actor. He has acted in comedies such as Heart Condition with the late Bob Hoskins, thrillers such as Man On Fire and in movies with heavy subject matter, like Philadelphia, which dealt with homosexuality and AIDS epidemic. Not to mention- he won a Tony Award for his acting chops in the stage production of August Wilson's "Fences." He often expounds on the levels of his talents by taking on new roles through producing or directing. He directed the films Antwone Fisher (2002) and The Great Debaters (2007).

Other than his obvious talents, Washington is just a good person. He has worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ, Fisher House Foundation, Children’s Fund of South Africa and donates to his alma mater, Fordham University.

Congrats to "Uncle Denzel" on this prestigious honor. We can't wait to hear his speech this Sunday!

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Cardi B is making her way back to the big screen. The Bronx native officially landed her first leading role in the upcoming Paramount comedy, Assisted Living.

According to Variety, Cardi will play a small time crook struggling to find a hiding place after her latest heist fails. Her character, “Amber,” disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out at her grandmother's nursing home. The film is described as a “raucous comedy” similar to Mrs. Doubtfire and Sister Act.

Paramount acquired the rights to Assisted Living in 2019. The film’s script was penned by This Is Us writer, Kay Oyegun.

Cardi, 28, made her film debut in the 2019 celeb-heavy stripper flick, Hustlers. The “WAP” rapper appears to have hinted at her Assisted Living role in a recent interview with Billboard where she dished on filming scenes for Fast & Furious 9.

“After ‘Hustlers’ I filmed a little bit for 'Fast & Furious' so I felt like ‘I’m ready for this,’ I knew what to expect,” she explained. “But the characters were a little different so I was like ‘Oh wow, I’m going to need more acting classes.’ I’m planning on doing a movie this year and I’m going to be the lead role so I’m like ‘I need to execute this flawlessly.’”

Besides film, Cardi was a judge on the Netflix completion show, Rhythm & Flow, and landed her own Facebook Watch series, Cardi Tries.

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Netflix Gives Sneak Peek Of Jay-Z Produced Western ‘The Harder They Fall’

Netflix gave a preview of the streaming giant's upcoming films on Tuesday (Jan. 12). Among them, the highly anticipated western, The Harder They Fall.

Produced by Jay Z and written and directed by musician Jeymes Samuel, the film stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and Woody McClain.

The Harder They Fall follows the fictional character, Nat Love (Majors), as he seeks revenge on the man who murdered his parents. Besides signing on as a producer, Hov also created original music for the film.

The Covid-19 pandemic delayed filming, which began in March of last year in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Filming resumed in September but was paused again after one of the actors tested positive for coronavirus.

“What I love about movies is that they can make you feel every emotion,” King says in the Netflix teaser.

“And show you something you’ve never seen before,” adds Majors while clips from their film plays on the screen.

The Harder They Fall is one of 27 films headed to Netflix. See more in the video below.

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— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) January 12, 2021

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Issa Rae Announces ‘Insecure’ Will End After Season 5

Insecure will return this year for a fifth and final season, Issa Rae revealed on Wednesday (Jan. 13). In a statement to Deadline, Rae and executive producer Prentice Penny showed gratitude to HBO and fans of the show.

“Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept the faith in us to see our vision through the end,” said Rae.“We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it this far without the tremendous support of our audience. I feel blessed beyond measure to bring our characters’ stories to an end, on-screen at least.”

HBO’s Programming EVP Amy Gravitt, noted that Rae has “turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy.”

Based off the 36-year-old’s popular Awkward Black Girl YouTube series, lnsecure was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore. The series premiered on HBO in 2016.

Season five will reportedly begin filming later this month with Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales all expected to return. The previous season ended with Rae’s character at yet another crossroads with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Lawrence (played by Ellis).

Season five of Insecure debuts later this year.

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