2019 Billboard Music Awards: Cardi B is the top nominee

April 4, 2019

Cardi B
Cardi B at the 2018 American Music Awards (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic for DCP via ABC/AMA2018)

The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions and NBC:

Dick Clark Productions and NBC today announced nominees for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, which honors the year’s most successful artists in 56 categories across all genres of music.  “2019 Billboard Music Awards” host Kelly Clarkson and chart-topping duo Dan + Shay, kicked off the nominations this morning, live on NBC’s “Today.”  Last year’s Top Rap Female Artist winner, Cardi B, leads the pack with 21 nods, followed by Drake and Post Malone, each with 17.  Other nominees and possible record-breakers include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Travis Scott and XXXTENTACION.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on NBC.

Narrowly missing Drake and The Chainsmokers’ record of most nominations ever in a single year (both musicians received 22 nominations in 2017), Cardi B is also a double-nominee in three categories (Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration and Top Hot 100 Song). Drake and Post Malone tie for second-most nominations this year with 17 each, both nominated in many of the same categories, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. Travis Scott received 12 nominations, followed by the late XXXTENTACION with 10 and Ariana Grande with nine. Nominated for two awards this year, Taylor Swift still leads the pack for most wins of all time with 23, a record she could break again with a win this year.

Voting for the fan voted categories, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist, will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.

2019 TOP NOMINEE CHART FACTS:

  • Cardi B
Billboard Music Award-winner Cardi B has swiftly rewritten the Billboard chart history books since she exploded onto the scene with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” just a little under two years ago. She’s already notched three No. 1s on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart (a record for a female rapper) and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her debut studio effort Invasion of Privacy (becoming only the fifth female rap artist with a No. 1 album). Further, Invasion launched with 202.6 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in its first week, according to Nielsen Music — the biggest streaming week ever for an artist’s debut studio album. All told, Cardi B’s catalog of songs have tallied a whopping 5.8 billion on-demand streams in the U.S.
  • Drake
15-time Billboard Music Award-winner Drake continues to be a non-stop force on Billboard’s charts. In 2018, the superstar scored his eighth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Scorpion, while all 25 of the album’s tracks hit the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. And, thanks to Scorpion, Drake shattered a Hot 100 record set by The Beatles back in 1964 — he claimed seven simultaneous Hot 100 hits following Scorpion’s debut. In total, Drake has charted 193 songs on the Hot 100 chart — the most of any artist in the chart’s 60-year history. Further, Drake’s catalog of songs recently celebrated crossing the 30 billion on-demand streams mark in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
  • Post Malone
After initially making waves with the Billboard Hot 100 hit “White Iverson” in late 2015, Post Malone has been dominating the chart in the last year-and-a-half thanks to a string of hits, including three No. 1s: his Billboard Music Award-winning “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” featuring Swae Lee. Post Malone’s second album, beerbongs & bentleys, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in May of 2018, and has yet to leave the weekly top 20 of the list since the album’s arrival on the chart 48 weeks ago.
  • Travis Scott
Travis Scott’s monster Astroworld album opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last August (marking his second leader on the list) and notched three weeks atop the tally. The set spawned the smash hit “Sicko Mode,” which garnered the rapper his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album has gone on to earn over 2.5 million equivalent album units, while its songs have accumulated more than 2.8 billion on-demand audio streams, in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
  • XXXTENTACION
In December, XXXTENTACION’s posthumously released Skins became the artist’s second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, following his earlier set, ?, which was also released in 2018. In that year alone, 24 of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including his first No. 1, “Sad!,” which topped the chart following his death in June. XXXTENTACION’s collection of albums have earned over 4.7 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, while his songs have claimed more than 10 billion on-demand streams.
  • Ariana Grande
started at No. 1 – the shortest gap between new No. 1s on the chart for a woman since 1975.Sweetener opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it happened just five months and 22 days after Thank U, Next. When the latter debuted at No. 1, it logged the largest streaming week ever for a pop album, and, any album by a woman (with its songs earning 307.1 million on-demand audio streams in its first week in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music). Further, when Thank U, Next, and her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, “Thank U, Next.” But then, things got even bigger for the superstar, as she quickly claimed a second No. 1 on the Hot 100 with “7 Rings,” along with her fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200: SweetenerAriana Grande wrapped 2018 in a big way, with her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200,

“Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

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THE “2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES:NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORYARTIST AWARDSTop Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
Bazzi
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTENTACION

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTENTACION

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Juice WRLD
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTENTACION

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist:
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Artist:
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTENTACION

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTENTACION

Top R&B Female Artist:
H.E.R.
Ella Mai
Queen Naija

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Juice WRLD
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Drake
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Rock Artist: 
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! At The Disco
Queen
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
Drake “Scorpion”
Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”
Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”
XXXTENTACION “?”

Top Soundtrack:
“13 Reasons Why: Season 2”
“A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“The Greatest Showman”

Top R&B Album:
Ella Mai “Ella Mai”
H.E.R. “H.E.R.”
Khalid “American Teen”
The Weeknd “My Dear Melancholy,”
XXXTENTACION “17”

Top Rap Album:
Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
Drake “Scorpion”
Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”
Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”
XXXTENTACION “?”

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean “Rearview Town”
Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
Luke Combs “This One’s For You”
Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

Top Rock Album:
Dave Matthews Band “Come Tomorrow”
Imagine Dragons “Origins”
Mumford & Sons “Delta”
Panic! At This Disco “Pray For The Wicked”
twenty one pilots “Trench”

Top Latin Album:
Anuel AA “Real Hasta la Muerte”
Bad Bunny “X 100PRE”
J Balvin “Vibras”
Maluma “F.A.M.E.”
Ozuna “Aura”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Clean Bandit “What Is Love?”
David Guetta “7”
Kygo “Kids in Love”
Major Lazer “Major Lazer Essentials”
The Chainsmokers “Sick Boy”

Top Christian Album:
Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle “Look Up Child”
for KING & COUNTRY “Burn The Ships”
Hillsong Worship “There Is More”
Zach Williams “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love”
Aretha Franklin “Gospel Greats”
Koryn Hawthorne “Unstoppable”
Tori Kelly “Hiding Place”
Jonathan McReynolds “Make Room”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
XXXTENTACION “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
XXXTENTACION “SAD!”

Top Selling Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Radio Song:

Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Top Collaboration: 
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”

Top R&B Song:

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo “No Brainer”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Ella Mai “Trip”
Khalid “Better”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown “Freaky Friday”

Top Rap Song:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone “Better Now”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

Top Country Song:

Kane Brown “Heaven”
Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

Top Rock Song
:
Foster The People “Sit Next to Me”
Imagine Dragons “Natural”
Imagine Dragons “Whatever It Takes”
lovelytheband “broken”
Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”

Top Latin Song:

Bad Bunny ft. Drake “Mia”
Daddy Yankee “Dura”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna “Te Bote”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone “Jackie Chan”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Top Christian Song:

Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle “You Say”
for KING & COUNTRY “joy.”
Hillsong Worship “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells “Known”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work”

 
NOMINATIONS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (BY FIRST NAME):

“13 Reasons Why: Season 2” (1): Top Soundtrack
Anuel AA (2): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album
Aretha Franklin (1): Top Gospel Album
Ariana Grande (9): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Artist
“A Star is Born” (1): Top Soundtrack
Bad Bunny (9): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song (x2)
Bastille (2): Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Bazzi (1): Top New Artist
Bebe Rexha (2): Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
Beyoncé (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
JAY-Z (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (1): Top Soundtrack
Bradley Cooper (3): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Brian Courtney Wilson (1): Top Gospel Song
Bruno Mars (2): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour
BTS (2): Top Duo/Group, Top Social Artist
Calvin Harris (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Cardi B (21): Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song (x2), Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song (x2), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration (x2), Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Carrie Underwood (2): Top Country Female Artist, Top Country Album
Casper Magico (1): Top Latin Song
Childish Gambino (1): Top R&B Tour
Chris Brown (1): Top R&B Song
City Girls (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Clean Bandit (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Cory Asbury (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Daddy Yankee (1): Top Latin Song
Dan + Shay (7): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Country Album, Top Country Song (x2)
Darell (1): Top Latin Song
Dave Matthews Band (1): Top Rock Album
David Guetta (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
DJ Khaled (1): Top R&B Song
DJ Snake (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Drake (17): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Dua Lipa (3): Top New Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Dzeko (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Ed Sheeran (2): Top Male Artist, Top Touring Artist
Ella Mai (7): Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album, Top R&B Song (x2)
Elton John (1): Top Rock Tour
EXO (1): Top Social Artist
Florida Georgia Line (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
for KING & COUNTRY (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Foster The People (1): Top Rock Song
GOT7 (1): Top Social Artist
Grey (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
H.E.R. (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album
Halsey (2): Top Female Artist, Top Selling Song
Hillsong Worship (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Imagine Dragons (6): Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song (x2)
J Balvin (8): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Jason Aldean (3): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album
Jason Nelson (1): Top Gospel Song
Jonathan McReynolds (1): Top Gospel Album
Juice WRLD (7): Top New Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
Lil Baby (1): Top New Artist
Justin Bieber (1): Top R&B Song
Chance The Rapper (1): Top R&B Song
Justin Timberlake (1): Top Touring Artist
Kacey Musgraves (1): Top Country Female Artist
Kane Brown (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Kenny Chesney (1): Top Country Tour
Khalid (6): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song
Kirk Franklin (2): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song
Koryn Hawthorne (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Kygo (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
Lady Gaga (4): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Lauren Daigle (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Lil Dicky (1): Top R&B Song
Louis Tomlinson (1): Top Social Artist
Lovelytheband (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song
Luke Bryan (1): Top Country Tour
Luke Combs (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Major Lazer (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Maluma (1): Top Latin Album
Maren Morris (3): Top Country Female Artist, Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Maroon 5 (7): Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
Marshmello (3): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Marvin Sapp (1): Top Gospel Artist
MercyMe (1): Top Christian Artist
Mumford & Sons (1): Top Rock Album
Nicki Minaj (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Nicky Jam (2): Top Latin Song (x2)
Nio Garcia (1): Top Latin Song
Normani (2): Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
ODESZA (1): Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Old Dominion (1): Top Country Duo/Group
Ozuna (5): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song (x2), Top Dance/Electronic Song
Panic! At The Disco (4): Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song
Post Malone (17): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Preme (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Quavo (1): Top R&B Song
Queen (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Soundtrack
Queen Naija (1): Top R&B Female Artist
Romeo Santos (1): Top Latin Artist
Selena Gomez (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Shania Twain (1): Top Country Tour
Snoop Dogg (1): Top Gospel Album
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (1): Top Soundtrack
Tasha Cobbs Leonard (1): Top Gospel Artist
Tauren Wells (1): Top Christian Song
Taylor Swift (2): Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist
The Chainsmokers (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
“The Greatest Showman” (1): Top Soundtrack
The Rolling Stones (1): Top Rock Tour
The Weeknd (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album
Tiësto (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Todd Dulaney (1): Top Gospel Song
Tori Kelly (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Travis Scott (12): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
twenty one pilots (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album
Ty Dolla $ign (1): Top Collaboration
U2 (1): Top Rock Tour
XXXTENTACION (10): Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video)
Zach Williams (1): Top Christian Album
Zedd (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song

NOMINATIONS BY NUMERICAL ORDER:

Cardi B (21): Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song (x2), Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song (x2), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration (x2), Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Drake (17): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Post Malone (17): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Travis Scott (12): Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
XXXTENTACION (10): Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video)
Ariana Grande (9): Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Artist
Bad Bunny (9): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song (x2)
J Balvin (8): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Selling Song, Top Collaboration, Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song
Juice WRLD (7): Top New Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Rap Song
Maroon 5 (7): Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Video), Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
Dan + Shay (7): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Country Album, Top Country Song (x2)
Ella Mai (7): Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album, Top R&B Song (x2)
Imagine Dragons (6): Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song (x2)
Khalid (6): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song
Ozuna (5): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song (x2), Top Dance/Electronic Song
Florida Georgia Line (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group, Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
Kane Brown (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Lady Gaga (4): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Luke Combs (4): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album, Top Country Song
Panic! At The Disco (4): Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song
Beyoncé (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
Bradley Cooper (3): Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Soundtrack, Top Selling Song
Cory Asbury (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Dua Lipa (3): Top New Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Dance/Electronic Song
for KING & COUNTRY (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
H.E.R. (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Album
Hillsong Worship (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Jason Aldean (3): Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album
JAY-Z (3): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour
Koryn Hawthorne (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Lauren Daigle (3): Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album, Top Christian Song
Maren Morris (3): Top Country Female Artist, Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Marshmello (3): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
The Weeknd (3): Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album
Tori Kelly (3): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song
Anuel AA (2): Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album
Bastille (2): Top Collaboration, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Bebe Rexha (2): Top Radio Song, Top Country Song
Bruno Mars (2): Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour
BTS (2): Top Duo/Group, Top Social Artist
Calvin Harris (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Carrie Underwood (2): Top Country Female Artist, Top Country Album
DJ Snake (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Ed Sheeran (2): Top Male Artist, Top Touring Artist
Grey (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Halsey (2): Top Female Artist, Top Selling Song
Kirk Franklin (2): Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song
Kygo (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
Lovelytheband (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song
Nicky Jam (2): Top Latin Song (x2)
Normani (2): Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration
Queen (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Soundtrack
Selena Gomez (2): Top Latin Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
Taylor Swift (2): Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist
The Chainsmokers (2): Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album
twenty one pilots (2): Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album
Zedd (2): Top Radio Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song
“13 Reasons Why: Season 2” (1): Top Soundtrack
Aretha Franklin (1): Top Gospel Album
“A Star is Born” (1): Top Soundtrack
Bazzi (1): Top New Artist
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (1): Top Soundtrack
Brian Courtney Wilson (1): Top Gospel Song
Casper Magico (1): Top Latin Song
Chance The Rapper (1): Top R&B Song
Childish Gambino (1): Top R&B Tour
Chris Brown (1): Top R&B Song
City Girls (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Clean Bandit (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Daddy Yankee (1): Top Latin Song
Darell (1): Top Latin Song
Dave Matthews Band (1): Top Rock Album
David Guetta (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
DJ Khaled (1): Top R&B Song
Dzeko (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Elton John (1): Top Rock Tour
EXO (1): Top Social Artist
Foster The People (1): Top Rock Song
GOT7 (1): Top Social Artist
Jason Nelson (1): Top Gospel Song
Jonathan McReynolds (1): Top Gospel Album
Justin Bieber (1): Top R&B Song
Justin Timberlake (1): Top Touring Artist
Kacey Musgraves (1): Top Country Female Artist
Kenny Chesney (1): Top Country Tour
Lil Baby (1): Top New Artist
Lil Dicky (1): Top R&B Song
Louis Tomlinson (1): Top Social Artist
Luke Bryan (1): Top Country Tour
Major Lazer (1): Top Dance/Electronic Album
Maluma (1): Top Latin Album
Marvin Sapp (1): Top Gospel Artist
MercyMe (1): Top Christian Artist
Mumford & Sons (1): Top Rock Album
Nicki Minaj (1): Top Rap Female Artist
Nio Garcia (1): Top Latin Song
ODESZA (1): Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Old Dominion (1): Top Country Duo/Group
Preme (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Quavo (1): Top R&B Song
Queen Naija (1): Top R&B Female Artist
Romeo Santos (1): Top Latin Artist
Shania Twain (1): Top Country Tour
Snoop Dogg (1): Top Gospel Album
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (1): Top Soundtrack
Tasha Cobbs Leonard (1): Top Gospel Artist
Tauren Wells (1): Top Christian Song
“The Greatest Showman” (1): Top Soundtrack
The Rolling Stones (1): Top Rock Tour
Tiësto (1): Top Dance/Electronic Song
Todd Dulaney (1): Top Gospel Song
Ty Dolla $ign (1): Top Collaboration
U2 (1): Top Rock Tour
Zach Williams (1): Top Christian Album

2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE STATISTICS
  • 2019 NOMINATIONS FAST FACTS
  • ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY
  • TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990–2018)

2019 NOMINATIONS FAST FACTS 

“CARDI B LEADS WITH 21 NOMINATIONS, THE MOST OF ANY ARTIST THIS YEAR”

  • In addition to receiving the most nominations (21), Cardi B is also nominated in more categories than any other artist this year (18). She is nominated twice in three of the 18 categories: Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song and Top Collaboration.
“IF CARDI B WINS IN ALL HER CATEGORIES, SHE WILL TIE WITH GARTH BROOKS FOR 19 TOTAL WINS AND SURPASS ADELE AND USHER WHO HAVE 18”
  • 2018 Billboard Music Award winner for Top Rap Female Artist, Cardi B, could tie with Garth Brooks for total wins of all time (19) if she wins in all her categories this year.  Taylor Swift still holds the record for most wins of all time (23), followed by Justin Bieber (20).
“TAYLOR SWIFT COULD BREAK HER OWN RECORD FOR MOST WINS BY ANY ARTIST OF ALL TIME”
  • Taylor Swift is nominated for Top Female Artist and Top Touring Artist this year. If she wins in these categories, she could break her own record for most wins by any artist of all time (23).
“ARIANA GRANDE COULD WIN HER FIRST EVER BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD THIS YEAR”
  • Ariana Grande, who scored 9 nominations this year including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and for the second year in a row, Top Social Artist, could receive her first ever Billboard Music Award at this year’s show.
“DRAKE COULD BREAK HIS OWN RECORD FOR MOST WINS IN A SINGLE NIGHT”
  • Cardi B leads for the most nominations this year (21), followed by Drake (17) and Post Malone (17). All three artists have the chance to surpass Drake’s record (13) for the artist with the most wins in a single night.

ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY:TOP ARTIST

  • 50 CentAdele, Garth BrooksDestiny’s ChildTaylor Swift and Usher are tied for the most wins in this category with 2 wins. Drake took home the award for Top Artist in 2017 and is nominated again this year, giving him the chance to tie for most wins in this category should he take home the trophy again this year.
TOP MALE ARTIST
  • Justin Bieber is the artist with the most wins (2) in this category, having taken home the trophy in 2013 and 2016. Drake, the 2017 winner for Top Male Artist, is nominated this year and has the chance to tie Bieber for most wins in this category.
TOP FEMALE ARTIST
  • Taylor Swift leads with 3 wins in this category. Taylor is nominated again this year and will become the most decorated Top Female Artist with 4 wins in this category should she take home the award. Cardi B and Halsey are nominated in this category for the second year in a row and could take home their first Top Female Artist trophy should either of them win this year.
TOP DUO OR GROUP
  • One Direction currently holds the record with 3 wins in this category. The group previously won in 2013, 2015 and 2016. With two wins in this category, Imagine Dragons could tie with One Direction if they win the award again this year. BTS, Maroon 5, Panic! At The Disco and Dan + Shay are also nominees this year, and could be first time winners in this category should any of them take home the trophy.
TOP R&B ARTIST
  • R. Kelly has the most wins (4) for Top R&B Artist. He won the category in 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2001. Usher follows with 3 wins in 1998, 2004 and most recently in 2011. This year, XXXTENTACION has received a posthumous nomination in this category along with H.E.R., Khalid, Ella Mai and The Weeknd.
TOP RAP ARTIST
  • Drake, Eminem and protégé 50 Cent are tied in this category with 2 wins each. Eminem won Top Rap Artist in 2011 and 2014, while 50 Cent won the award twice, years before his mentor, in 2003 and 2005. Drake took home this award in 2016 and 2017, and is nominated again this year, giving him the chance to surpass Eminem and 50 Cent to become the top winner in this category.
TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
  • Garth Brooks has won this award three times in 1991, 1993 and 1998. Luke Combs and Kane Brown are nominated in this category for the second year in a row and could be first time Top Country Artist winners should either one take home the trophy this year. Florida Georgia Line won this award in 2015 and are nominated again this year along with Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay.
TOP ROCK ARTIST
  • twenty one pilots and Imagine Dragons are tied for the most wins in this category with 2 each. They are both nominated again this year and each act has the chance to become the record holder for most wins in this category.
TOP LATIN ARTIST
  • Ozuna took home the award for Top Latin Artist last year, and is nominated again this year alongside Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Romeo Santos. Santos previously won Top Latin Artist back-to-back in 2015 and 2016, and will become the artist with the most wins in this category should he take home the award for the third time.
TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
  • Chris Tomlin leads in this category with wins in 2011 and 2014. Lauren Daigletook home the award in 2017 and MercyMe took home the award last year. Both artists are nominated again this year and could tie for the record if they win.
TOP GOSPEL ARTIST
  • Kirk Franklin leads in this category with 2 wins in 2016 and 2017.  He is nominated again this year and could take home the trophy for the third time.  Other nominees this year are Koryn HawthorneTori KellyTasha Cobbs Leonard and Marvin Sapp.
TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
  • The Chainsmokers hold the record for most wins in this category with 2.  Nominated again this year, the duo could take home their third award and break their own record, while fellow nominee Calvin Harris could take home his second.

TOP BBMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1990–2018):

1. Taylor Swift – 23 wins total, the most BBMA wins of any artist in history; Top Billboard 200 Artist (2011); Top Country Artist (2011); Top Country Album (2011); Woman of the Year (2012); Top Artist (2013); Top Female Artist (2013); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2013); Top Digital Songs Artist (2013); Top Country Artist (2013); Top Billboard 200 Album (2013); Top Country Album (2013); Top Country Song (2013); Top Artist (2015); Top Female Artist (2015); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2015); Top Hot 100 Artist (2015); Top Digital Songs Artist (2015); Top Billboard 200 Album (2015); Top Streaming Song [Video] (2015); Billboard Chart Achievement Award (2015); Top Touring Artist (2016); Top Female Artist (2018); Top Selling Album (2018)

 

2. Justin Bieber – 20 wins total; Top New Artist (2011); Top Social Artist (2011); Top Streaming Artist (2011); Top Digital Artist (2011); Top Pop Album (2011); Top Streaming Song, [Video] (2011); Billboard.com Fan Favorite Award (2011); Top Social Artist (2012); Milestone Award (2013); Top Male Artist (2013); Top Social Artist (2013); Top Social Artist (2014); Top Social Artist (2015); Top Male Artist (2016); Top Social Media Artist (2016); Top Hot 100 Song (2018); Top Streaming Song [Video] (2018); Top Selling Song (2018); Top Collaboration (2018); Top Latin Song (2018)

 

3. Garth Brooks – 19 wins total; #1 Albums Artist (1991); #1 Country Album (1991); #1 Country Singles Artists (1991); #1 Country Artist (1991); #1 Country Albums Artist (1991); # 1 Pop Artist (1992); #1 Country Artist (1993); #1 Pop Artist (1993); #1 Country Singles Artist (1993); #1 Country Albums Artist (1993); Country Album of the Year (1995); Artist Achievement Award (1997); Country Artist of the Year (1998); Country Album of the Year (1998); Male Album of the Year (1998); Male Albums Artist of the Year (1998); Country Singles Artist of the Year (1998); Country Albums Artist of the Year (1998); Male Artist of the Decade (1999)

 

4. Adele – 18 wins total; Top Billboard 200 Album (2012); Top Pop Album (2012); Top Artist (2012); Top Female Artist (2012); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2012); Top Hot 100 Artist (2012); Top Digital Songs Artist (2012); Top Radio Songs Artist (2012); Top Digital Media Artist (2012); Top Pop Artist (2012); Top Streaming Song [Audio] (2012); Top Alternative Song (2012); Top Pop Album (2013); Top Artist (2016); Top Female Artist (2016); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2016); Top Billboard 200 Album (2016); Top Selling Song (2016)

 

5. Usher – 18 wins total; Artist of the Year (1998); R&B Artist of the Year (1998); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (1998); Artist of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Single of the Year (2004); Mainstream Top 40 Artist of the Year (2004); Mainstream Top 40 Single of the Year (2004); Billboard 200 Album of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2004); R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year (2004); Billboard 200 Artist of the Year (2004); Hot 100 Airplay Single of the Year (2004); Rap Song of the Year (2005); Top R&B Artist (2011); Top R&B Song (2011); Top R&B Album (2011)

 

6. Whitney Houston – 16 wins total; #1 R&B Singles Artist (1991); #1 R&B Albums Artist (1991); #1 R&B Artist (1991); #1 R&B Album (1991); #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1993); #1 Hot 100 Single (1993); Single With Most Weeks at #1 (1993); #1 R&B Single (1993); #1 R&B Singles Artist (1993); #1 R&B Album (1993); #1 World Artist (1993); #1 World Single (1993); #1 Album (1993); #1 Soundtrack Album (1993); #1 Album With Most Weeks at No. 1 (1993); Billboard Millennium Award (2012)

 

7. Drake – 15 wins total; Top Rap Artist (2016); Top Artist (2017); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2017); Top Billboard 200 Album (2017); Top Rap Artist (2017); Top Male Artist (2017); Top Rap Album (2017); Top Hot 100 Artist (2017); Top Song Sales Artist (2017); Top Streaming Songs Artist (2017); Top Rap Tour (2017); Top Streaming Song [Audio] (2017); Top R&B Song (2017), Top R&B Collaboration (2017); Top Billboard 200 Artist (2018)

 

8. Mariah Carey – 14 wins total; #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1991); #1 Album (1991); #1 Adult Contemporary Artist (1991); #1 Pop Artist (1991); #1 Female Artist (1994); Special Hot 100 Singles Award – Most Weeks at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 (1996); Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year (1996); Special Billboard Hot 100 Award for the most No.1s ever by a female artist (1998); Female Artist of the Decade (1999); Hot 100 Song of the Year (2005); Hot 100 Airplay of the Year (2005); Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2005); Female Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year (2005); Rhythmic Top 40 Title of the Year (2005)

 

9. R. Kelly – 12 wins total; #1 R&B Artist (1994); R&B Artist of the Year (1996); R&B Artist of the Year (1999); R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist of the Year (2001); R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year (2001); Hot 100 Producer of the Year (2003); R&B Producer of the Year (2003); Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year (2003); R&B Songwriter of the Year (2003)

 

10. Rihanna – 12 wins total; Female Artist of the Year (2006); Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year (2006); Pop 100 Artist of the Year (2006); Top Female Artist (2011); Top Radio Songs Artist (2011); Top Rap Song (2011); Top Streaming Artist (2012); Top Radio Songs Artist (2013); Top R&B Artist (2013); Top R&B Album (2013); Top R&B Song (2013); Billboard Chart Achievement Award (2016)

 

11. Beyoncé – 11 wins total; Hot 100 Female Artist of the Year (2003); New R&B Artist of the Year (2003); New Female Artist of the Year (2003); Special Hot 100 Award for Most Weeks at No. 1 (2003); Billboard Millennium Award (2011); Top R&B Album (2012); Top Female Artist (2017);  Top Touring Artist (2017); Top R&B Artist (2017); Top R&B Tour (2017); Top R&B Album (2017)

 

12. Janet Jackson – 11 wins total; #1 Hot 100 Singles Artist (1990); #1 R&B Artist (1990); #1 R&B Singles Artist (1990); #1 R&B Albums Artist (1990); #1 Dance Club Play Artist (1990); #1 Hot Dance 12-inch Singles Sales Artist (1990); #1 R&B Album (1990); #1 Pop Album (1990); Artist Achievement Award (1995); Artist Achievement Award (2001); ICON Award (2018)

Roy Choi non-fiction series ‘Broken Bread’ premieres on KCET, Tastemade, Link TV

April 3, 2019

(Image courtesy of KCET)

The following is a press release from KCET and Tastemade:

KCET, a producer of award-winning and diverse original content for public media, and Tastemade, a global media company creating premium video programming in the food, travel and home verticals, announced today the premiere details of the new multi-media series “Broken Bread,” hosted by restaurant entrepreneur, social activist and acclaimed chef Roy Choi. In the show, Choi explores complex social justice issues and meets inspiring individuals and organizations who use food as a platform for activism as well as a catalyst for change. The series broadcast premiere is Wed., May 15 at 8:30 p.m. on PBS channel KCET in Southern California and on Tastemade TV now available on major streaming platforms. The series will subsequently air on May 21 on Link TV via DirecTV (channel 375) / Dish Network (channel 9410) at 9:30 pm ET/PT. Episodes will also be available on brokenbread.tv as well as the free PBS App.

Co-produced by KCET and Tastemade, the half-hour series profiles individuals and organizations who make a difference in their communities through food. Known for his home-grown approach to conscious cooking and community-building, Chef Choi uncovers innovative culinary and agricultural practices that transform food access, food justice and community. The series explores neighborhoods across Los Angeles, telling the stories of the trailblazers in the social conscious food movement including Father Greg Boyle (Homeboy Industries), Robert Egger (LA Kitchen), Olympia Auset (Suprmarkt), Mar Diego (Dough Girl) and more.

In each episode, Roy undergoes a journey of discovery that challenges the status quo—and his own assumptions—about the problems facing our food system. While the journeys are deeply personal and informed by Roy’s own experiences, “Broken Bread” explores some of the most pressing issues facing the food industry and our society: food deserts, food waste, immigration, sustainability, among others.

Visit Brokenbread.tv to learn about the organizations and the issues through articles, resource guides, and recipes. Viewers can take a deeper dive into the social justice issues explored in the series, and ways in which they can become activated to advance change.

A free community screening event in partnership with Live Nation will be held at the historic Los Angeles landmark, The Wiltern, as part of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl on Sunday, May 5 from 5:30-8:30 pm. At the event’s opening reception, Roy Choi will be joined by community organizations and individuals from the series where they will host an interactive exploration of the power of food. Guests will be treated to “Broken Bread’s” premiere episode followed by a panel moderated by Choi himself and featuring the heroes highlighted in the series. For more information about attending the event, visit www.universe.com/brokenbreadlive

“Broken Bread” episodes are slated to air as follows (subject to change):

“Transformation” premieres on KCET & Tastemade and is available for streaming May 15.

Roy explores the power of cooking to rehabilitate those on the margins of society and the organizations taking a chance on those who need it most. He spends time with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries, the pioneer of socially minded food enterprises focused on transitioning former gang members from lives on the street to lives in kitchens. Roy also visits Mar Diego, a former drug dealer-turned-food entrepreneur who has opened Dough Girl, a pizza shop in the San Fernando Valley employing local kids struggling with drug use and homelessness. Additionally, the episode features L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti shedding light into workforce models with a purpose.

“Access” premieres on KCET & Tastemade and is available for streaming May 22.

Roy meets the individuals bringing healthy and affordable food options into South L.A. communities that lack access to fresh food. Roy also visits with vegan grocer Olympia Auset, whose startup Süprmarkt delivers healthy and affordable food to the doorsteps of her community. Finally, Roy visits Earle’s Hot Dogs, a vegetarian hot dog cart that has grown over its 30-year history into a multi-location brick and mortar shop, now a staple of a community hungry for healthier options.

“Future” premieres on KCET & Tastemade and is available for streaming May 29.

Roy explores future culinary landscapes looking forward to a world affected by climate change. He spends an evening with chefs Henry Fischer and Anna Rose Hopkins from Hank and Bean who make a surprising plant-forward dinner featuring non-traditional protein sources like crickets and jellyfish. Roy also visits with Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat, a company pioneering the plant-based replacements for our favorite burgers and sausages, and Vegan Hooligans, a pop-up restaurant in eastside LA’s Eagle Rock making classic American diner food out of entirely plant-based ingredients.

“Cannabis” premieres on KCET & Tastemade and is available for streaming June 5

Roy visits Chris Yang’s Pop Cultivate to explore the emergence of a new culinary landscape since the advent of legalized recreational marijuana. He then tackles the gentrification of cannabis culture by visiting Med Men, the leader in upscale legal weed retailers in Los Angeles. An interview with Virgil Grant, a formerly incarcerated weed dealer now seeking to run a legal distribution business, sheds light on efforts to build cannabis equity for those hit hardest by the War on Drugs. The episode also features interviews with actor/activist Cheech Marin and Shep Gordon.

“Waste” premieres on KCET & Tastemade and is available for streaming June 12

Roy journeys from L.A. to Orange County to discover how two non-profit innovators are tackling the problem of food waste. He then visits Robert Egger, whose project LA Kitchen is simultaneously aggregating wasted food, using it to cook fresh meals for those in need, and providing workforce training. Roy also visits Bill Bracken of Bracken’s Kitchen who partners with Chefs to End Hunger to reuse leftover food and distribute it with his food truck in Orange County. Roy also visits with Richard Garcia at Alma Backyard Farms in Compton where kids are learning how food in grown by digging in to Alma’s hands-on program.

“Watts” premieres on KCET & Tastemade and is available for streaming June 19

Roy takes a head-on look at efforts to heal the social and economic wounds of Watts, acknowledging one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles as a mirror into ourselves and our future. Led by activist Aqeela Sherrills, Roy visits with Sherrills’ mother as she prepares free food for the community, digs into the soul of what makes Watts Coffee House a cornerstone in the neighborhood and examines the missed opportunities of the Jordan Downs Housing Project redevelopment. Sharing the “real” story of his own restaurant Locol and where it stands within the community of Watts, Roy reflects as he connects with the very people navigating the most pressing issues facing our food systems.

Executive Producers are Roy Choi, KCET’s Juan Devis and Tastemade’s Co-founder and CEO Larry Fitzgibbon. Producers are Natasha Phan, Choi’s business partner, KCET’s Matthew Crotty and Tastemade’s Emily Mraz and Elizabeth Collins. “Broken Bread” is directed by James Mann.

ABOUT ROY CHOI
In 2008, Roy Choi and a crew of friends and family started what would be the beginning of the intersection between food, technology, culture, entrepreneurship and long lines. That comet was called Kogi BBQ and it made a splash on the streets of LA, being the first to use Twitter and ushering in a whole new generation of eaters and followers to what would be called America’s first viral restaurant by Newsweek. Roy was named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef 2010, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World 2016, LA Times Restaurant of the Year 2017 and has an award-winning New York Times Best Seller called L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food. He resides in Los Angeles, California where he oversees Kogi BBQ, Chego, A-Frame, Alibi Room, Locol and his first restaurant outside California called Best Friend at Park MGM, Las Vegas. Roy is also co-producer on the movie Chef as well as executive producer and host of the socially conscious show Broken Bread on KCET and Tastemade. He is a highly recognized speaker at events and panels worldwide. Choi is represented by Andrew Chason at CAA and Lisa Shotland at Shotlandia as well as Sylvia Desrochers and Big Time PR.

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 54-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children’s programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon and Roku platforms. For more information please visit http://www.kcet.org/apps. KCET is a content channel of the Public Media Group of Southern California.

ABOUT TASTEMADE

Tastemade is a modern media brand inspiring the taste of a generation through entertainment, commerce and experiences. The company creates award-winning video programming in Food, Home and Travel, which appears on all major digital, mobile, streaming OTT and linear TV platforms. The company reaches a global audience of over 250 million monthly viewers, streaming 2.5 billion views, and has built an engaged, passionate, global community. Tastemade has won a host of awards for its storytelling, including two James Beard Awards. For more information, visit Tastemade at: www.tastemade.com.

 

2019 Tribeca Film Festival: Tribeca X: A Day of Conversations debuts to celebrate intersection of entertainment and advertising

April 3, 2019

Tribeca Film Festival - white logo

 

Natasha Lyonne (Photo by Marion Curtis / StarPix for Netflix)

The following is a press release from the Tribeca Film Festival:

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today that it will debut Tribeca X: A Day of Conversations, a look at storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment, during the 2019 Festival on Friday, April 26. The event will bring together industry leaders and creators from brands, agencies, and filmmaking to examine the achievements that are adventurous and distinctive in their work. Participants include keynote speaker P&G Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard; AT&T Communications Chief Brand Officer, Fiona Carter; Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard; TBWA Worldwide Chief Diversity Officer Doug Melville; President & CEO of The Ad Council Lisa Sherman; actress/creator Natasha Lyonne, and more. Tribeca X, sponsored by PwC, takes place during the 18th Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 24-May 5.

The Tribeca X: A Day of Conversations program is an extension of the 4th annual Tribeca X Awards which celebrates the best artist and brand collaborations of the past year. For the first time this year, Tribeca X expands from one award to four: best feature film, short film, episodic, and VR. Also announced today are the finalists for the 2019 Tribeca X Awards representing brands such as The Carlsberg Foundation, Patagonia, PepsiCo Content Studio, AT&T, YETI, Girls Who Code, HP, The North Face, Impossible Foods/White Castle, Stand Up To Cancer/HP, and Diageo. This year, the selected finalists’ work will be screened during the Festival, with VR available to experience during the Tribeca X day event at The Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios.

The winning projects will be chosen by a jury that includes Kinjil Mathur, Chief Marketing Officer of Squarespace; John Osborn, Chief Executive Officer of OMD USA; Nabil Elderkin, Film Director; Patrick Milling-Smith, Co-Founder/CEO of SMUGGLER; Kim Gehrig, Director; Jason Kreher, Creative Director, Entertainment and Editorial at Wieden+Kennedy.

“As brands continue to push the boundaries of creativity and tell deeper stories, we are excited to debut this event and bring leaders in entertainment and advertising together at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival,” said Paula Weinstein, EVP of Tribeca Enterprises.

“As festival programmers, we are keenly aware of the potential for an incredible film to move an audience, inspire action, and effect change,” said Festival Director Cara Cusumano. “It has been rewarding to see brands embracing this transformative power of cinematic storytelling in how they communicate with consumers, empowering innovative filmmakers along the way.”

TRIBECA X: A DAY OF CONVERSATIONS:
New this year, Tribeca will host a half-day conference with speakers and conversations about the state of branded entertainment and cinematic collaborations between filmmakers and brands.
Event Time:
Friday 4/26, from 9AM-2:30PM, Tribeca X: A Day of Conversations, at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios

Keynote Speaker: Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G
Marc Pritchard is responsible for P&G’s brand building worldwide. He sets the Company’s multi-billion-dollar media advertising strategies, and leads marketing innovations that guide brand building for P&G’s portfolio of 65 trusted, quality brands. As top brand builder and P&G veteran for more than three decades, Marc believes in the power of brands to serve people with the best-performing products, while also being a force for good through ethics and responsibility, community impact, diversity and inclusion, gender equality and environmental sustainability. He continually leads P&G’s brand building reinvention and is a leading voice in the media, marketing and creative industry.

Founder Spotlight: Yvon Chouinard, Founder, Patagonia
Patagonia is recognized as one of the most mission-driven brands in the country. What most people don’t know is that the reach of this California-based retailer extends far beyond brick and mortar stores, blurring the lines between commerce and activism. Patagonia is an award-winning film company, an emerging leader in the organic food industry, and a fearless supporter of environmentalist causes, currently suing the Trump administration in an effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument. Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard will share the story behind the brands most recent feature-length film Artifishal: The Road to Extinction is Paved with Good Intentions and the company’s mission to save our home planet.

Creator Spotlight: Natasha Lyonne
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne stepped behind the camera in 2019 for her critically-acclaimed Netflix show Russian Doll. Her directorial debut, in fact, came in 2017 with the short film Cabiria, Charity, Chastity for fashion brand KENZO’s 2017 campaign. In this one-on-one conversation, Lyonne will share the story behind her stunning KENZO collaboration and her point of view on the trends of brand supported filmmaking. She’ll discuss how her creative approach to a brand partnership differs from her traditional film and TV work, as well as the unique opportunities that can be created when artists, independent filmmakers and influential brands join forces.
Moderator: Brian Braiker, Editor, Ad Age

What’s Next for Women in Branded Entertainment?
Movements like Time’s Up and 50/50 by 2020 are sweeping across the film industry, demanding change and parity for women storytellers. How have these ripples been felt in the world of branded filmmaking? How do brand collaborations offer unique opportunities for women’s stories and voices, and how do those stories elevate a brand and resonate with consumers and audiences? How does the incredible work being done by female creatives and brand leaders make both the content and the brand better? And now that change has come, what happens next?
Moderator: Emma Reeves, Executive Director, Free The Bid
Panelists:

  • Fiona Carter, Chief Brand Officer, AT&T Communications
  • Justine Armour, Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny
  • Shruti Ganguly, Filmmaker & Founder, honto88
  • Samantha Woolf, Head of Marketing, NY, United Talent Agency

Activism and Impact
Films have a long history of effecting change. In advertising, having a purpose is more important than ever. How can activism-oriented brands and organizations achieve their impact-oriented goals by working with real filmmakers and creators to tell stories that support their mission? How can companies support the socially impactful work already being created in this space? What types of content can be created to help further the message and raise awareness for important causes?
Moderator: Lesley Chilcott, Producer & Director, Invented by Girls (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman)
Panelists:

  • Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, The Ad Council
  • Greg Hahn, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO New York
  • Folayo Lasaki, Head of Marketing, SoulPancake, a division of Participant Media
  • Peter Van Overstraeten, VP, Premium & Super Premium Brands, Anheuser-Busch

The Immersive Method
Immersive technology has changed the way we create and consume content. Whether you’re a creator or a brand, there has never been a better opportunity to engage audiences with experiences that tell a story. VR and AR driven concepts allow artists to take their creative visions to new and exciting heights. Brands are using experiential marketing to create interactive, story-driven experiences that resonate with consumers. How will immersive storytelling continue to evolve and influence the trends of branded content and the landscape of advertising?
Moderator: Gregory Boyer, Partner, Entertainment & Media Sector Advisory Leader, PwC
Panelists:

  • Tom Vance, Independent Producer, Immersive Content
  • Stephanie Riggs, Creative Director, Experiential, Refinery29
  • Brandon Zamel, CEO, Springbok Entertainment
  • Mia Tramz, Editorial Director, Enterprise & Immersive Experiences, TIME Magazine

Case Study: Uncle Drew
A process-oriented conversation that brings together the key collaborators behind the Pepsi franchise Uncle Drew, one of the most successful examples of branded entertainment crossing over into mainstream culture. They’ll discuss how it broke the mold of conventional marketing, the impact it has achieved and how it evolved creatively – from a short-form advertising campaign to a successful theatrically released feature film.
Moderator: Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer, TBWA Worldwide
Panelists:

  • Lou Arbetter, GM, PepsiCo Content Studio, PepsiCo
  • Paula Kupfer, SVP, Global Partnerships, Consumer Products, and Product Placement
  • Colin Smeeton, President, PRP
  • Jay Longino, Writer, Producer

This year’s Tribeca X finalists and jury include:
FEATURE FINALISTS:

Almost Human
Notes on the human condition by 10 scientist and a robot. Stephen Fry narrates Jeppe Rønde’s visionary science essay, where the artistic ambitions have intergalactic dimensions.
Director: Jeppe Rønde
Brand: The Carlsberg Foundation
Event Time: Thursday, April 25 at 7:00PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Artifishal: The Road to Extinction is Paved with Good Intentions
A film about the fight for wild fish and rivers. It explores wild salmon’s slide towards extinction and the financial, social and ecological costs of human arrogance.
Director: Josh “Bones” Murphy
Brand: Patagonia
Event Time: Thursday, April 25 at 6:15PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Uncle Drew
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic streetball tournament in Harlem, Dax is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks. Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew, and convinces him to return to the court one more time.
Director: Charles Stone III
Brand: Pepsi
Agency: The PepsiCo Content Studio
Event Time: Thursday, April 25 at 8:45PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park

SHORT FINALISTS:
Event Time: Thursday, April 25 at 5:45PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park

The Face of Distracted Driving – Forrest
Tells the story of Forrest Cepeda, a 16-year-old boy who was killed in a distracted driving accident.
Director: Errol Morris
Brand: AT&T
Agency: BBDO New York

Hometown
Billy Durney’s hard work towards his dream restaurant came to an unexpected halt when Sandy hit. But that didn’t stop him from helping his Brooklyn community. He lifted spirits with damn good barbecue.
Director: Greg Kohs
Brand: YETI

SISTERHOOD: “Action”
On the eve of their 16th birthday, a group of friends get stuck on a boat. As they wait for dawn, they project their hopes for the world over the next sixteen years.
Director: Amirah Tajdin
Brand: Girls Who Code
Agency: Yours Truly Creative

Universal Machine
A meditation on the ultimate fate of humanity’s relationship with technology. The film follows a gifted young woman who awakens into a post-apocalyptic world and must transcend a violent confrontation with a lifelike Artificial Intelligence.
Director: Daniel Askill
Brand: Calvin Klein
Agency: Visionaire

EPISODIC FINALISTS:
Event Time: Thursday, April 25 at 5:45PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park

History of Memory
From Florida to India, Beijing to New Orleans, History of Memory is a documentary series about people whose lives were forever altered by the discovery, creation, or preservation of one photograph.
Director: Sarah Klein, Tom Mason
Brand: HP
Agency: Redglass Pictures, the Garage by HP

Walls Are Meant For Climbing
Since 1966, we’ve seen walls not as obstacles but as opportunities. They are a chance to explore what we believe to be possible. They are a vertical proving ground for grit, perseverance, and determination. This series celebrates the walls that unite us not divide us.
Director: Landon Bassett
Brand: The North Face

Wu-Tang In Space Eating Impossible Sliders
The online mini-series features Wu-Tang artists eating White Castle’s Impossible Sliders while orbiting Earth answering questions from fans. The setting represents Impossible Foods’ vision for having such an impact on the planet you can see it from outer space.
Director: Sam Spiegel
Brand: Impossible Foods, White Castle
Agency: Impossible Foods In-House, Merkley + Partners

VR FINALISTS:
Event Times:
Thursday, April 22 – Wednesday, April 24, from 10AM-6PM, registration at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios
Friday, April 26, from 9AM-2:30PM, Tribeca X: A Day of Conversation at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios

The 100%
An immersive experience following the harrowing and inspirational journey of Maggie Kurdirka, a ballet dancer and rising star at the Joffrey Concert Group, who at 23 years old was diagnosed with incurable stage four metastatic breast cancer.
Director: Hernan Barangan
Brand: Stand Up To Cancer, HP
Agency: Springbok Entertainment

Decisions: Party’s Over
Diageo’s “Decisions: Party’s Over” demonstrates the company’s commitment to social responsibility through innovative VR technology that engages consumers in a first-person, 360° immersive story about the dangers of binge drinking.
Director: Patrick Meegan
Brand: Diageo
Agency: Jaunt, Taylo

2019 TRIBECA X JURY:

Nabil Elderkin, Film Director
Kim Gehrig, Director
Jason Kreher, Creative Director, Entertainment and Editorial, Wieden+Kennedy
Kinjil Mathur, Chief Marketing Officer, Squarespace
Patrick Milling-Smith, Co-Founder/CEO, SMUGGLER
John Osborn, Chief Executive Officer, OMD USA

Passes and Tickets for the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
Tickets for events at The Beacon Theatre and single tickets are now on sale at tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets, or by telephone at (646) 502-5296 or toll-free at (866) 941-FEST (3378).

Also available for purchase now is The Hudson Pass, an all-access pass to screenings and talks taking place at BMCC, Regal Battery Park Stadium, Village East Cinema, and SVA theaters as well as full access to all events at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios, which includes VR and Immersive projects, Movies Plus screenings and access to Festival lounges.

Single tickets cost $24.00 for evening and weekend screenings, $12.00 for weekday matinee screenings, $30.00 for Tribeca TV and Movies Plus $40.00 for Tribeca Talks events and $40.00 for Tribeca Immersive.

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About the Tribeca Film Festival:
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, brings visionaries and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now in its 18th year, the Festival has evolved into a destination for creativity that reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities. The 18th annual edition will take place April 24 – May 5, 2019.www.tribecafilm.com/festival

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About 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Partners:
As Presenting Sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival, AT&T is committed to supporting the Festival and the art of filmmaking through access and innovation, while expanding opportunities to diverse creators around the globe. AT&T helps millions connect to their passions – no matter where they are. This year, AT&T and Tribeca will once again collaborate to give the world access to stories from underrepresented filmmakers that deserve to be seen. “AT&T Presents Untold Stories” is an inclusive film program in collaboration with Tribeca – a multi-year, multi-tier alliance between AT&T and Tribeca along with the year-round nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute.

The Tribeca Film Festival is pleased to announce its 2019 Partners: 23andMe, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Bai Beverages, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), BVLGARI, CHANEL, Diageo, ESPN, HBO, IMDb, Kia, Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card from Chase, Merck, Montefiore, National CineMedia (NCM), Nespresso, New York Magazine, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Prime Video Direct, P&G, PwC, Salesforce, Spring Studios New York, Squarespace, Status Sparkling Wine, and Stella Artois.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ breaks pre-sale records, crashes numerous movie ticket sites; Marvel 22 marathon announced

April 2, 2019

by Carla Hay

Marvel superhero fever has reached new heights as Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” (which arrives in cinemas on April 26, 2019) broke first-day pre-sale records for Fandango and Atom Tickets. When the movie’s tickets went on sale at 8 a.m. ET on April 2, 2019, demand was so high that it apparently caused website crashes for AMC Theatres (the largest cinema chain in the United States), Alamo Drafthouse, Fandango and Atom Tickets. AMC Theatres’ website was offline for at least five hours during the crash. Numerous customers who normally would have purchased tickets online had to go to movie theaters to get their tickets.

According to an Atom Tickets press release: “‘Avengers: Endgame” has set a new record on Atom Tickets for the best first day of sales in less than half a day (and ticket purchases are ongoing). So far, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has outsold the previous record held by ‘Aquaman,’ by four times the amount … To date, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has sold three times more tickets on Atom in the first hour of pre-sales than ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ did last year. The first hour of pre-sales for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ sets a new record for Atom Tickets, outpacing ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ which round out the top 3 movies with the best first hour of presales.”

While supplies last, Atom is offering an exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” movie poster designed by Australian artist Bosslogic as a gift with a ticket purchase. Bosslogic. AMC and Alamo Drafthouse also have their own exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” giveaways for people who buy tickets for the “Avengers: Endgame” preview shows taking place on April 25, 2019.

Meanwhile, Fandango announced that “Avengers: Endgame” now holds the Fandango record as the biggest-selling movie for first-day pre-sale tickets, This Fandango record was previously held by 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which now holds Fandango’s No. 2 spot, followed by 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at No. 3; 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at No. 4; and 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at No. 5.

“Avengers: Endgame” has a superhero cast that includes Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (played by Chris Evans), Black Widow (played by Scarlett Joahnsson), Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner), War Machine (played by Don Cheadle), Ant-Man (played by Paul Rudd) and Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson). “Avengers: Endgame,” which clocks in at a little more than three hours, is expected to be reveal what happened to all the superheroes who “died” in “Avengers: Infinity War.” Brother duo Anthony Russo and Joe Russo directed “Avengers: Endgame,” as well as “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

“Marvel 22” Marathon

Adding to the Marvel superhero madness, AMC Theaters, Alamo Drafthouse,  Cinemark and Megaplex Theatres are hosting “Marvel 22,” a 59-hour marathon in select cities showing all 22 of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, from 2008’s “Iron Man” to 2019’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” AMC and Cinemark are charging $125 per ticket, while Alamo Drafthouse is charging $135 per ticket, and Megaplex is charging $99 per ticket. The ticket price includes some concession discount offers and exclusive Marvel memorabilia. The marathon begins on April 23, 2019, and start times vary by theater.

 

 

2019 ACM Awards: Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban added to performer lineup; presenters announced

April 2, 2019

ACM Awards

The following is a press release from the Academy of Country Music:

The Academy of Country Music has announced that Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have been added to the exciting lineup of live performances for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards and will be joined by a star-studded list of presenters including Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Wilmer Valderrama. The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

As previously announced, Country Music’s Party of the Year® will also feature performances by Jason Aldean (ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree), Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs (ACM New Male Artist of the Year), Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Miranda Lambert, LANCO (ACM New Group of the Year), Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde (ACM New Female Artist of the Year), Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood.

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase now at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram for more immediate updates.

2019 CinemaCon: What to expect at this year’s event

April 1, 2019

by Carla Hay

CinemaCon

CinemaCon, the annual convention for the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 1 to April 4, 2019, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. About 5,000 people attend the event, which gives movie studios the chance to showcase what they expect to be their biggest hits of the year.

A major change to this year’s event is that Sony Pictures Entertainment and 20th Century Fox will not be giving presentations. Movie studios scheduled to give their presentations at the event are STX Films and Warner Bros. Pictures on April 2; Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures on April 3; and Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate on April 4.

Independent film studio Neon will promote its music-based drama “Wild Rose” with a screening of the movie on April 1 and a “Wild Rose” party on April 2. Other movies that will be screened in their entirety at CinemaCon 2019 will be Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Blinded by the Light” on April 2, Amazon’s “Late Night” on April 3 and Lionsgate’s “Long Shot” on April 4.

CinemaCon culminates with the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony, which will take place April 4.

Here are the announced winners of the awards:

CinemaCon Icon Award
Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi (Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix)

One of the most respected actors in the entertainment industry, Emmy-winning “Boardwalk Empire” star Steve Buscemi has played a wide range of characters in movies and television. His most memorable films include 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” 1996’s “Fargo” and 2001’s “Ghost World.” He has also voiced several roles in hit animated movies such as 2017’s “The Boss Baby,” and the “Hotel Transylvania” films. Buscemi’s 2019 film is the horror comedy, co-starring Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton.

CinemaCon Vanguard Award
Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis (Photo by Andrew Eccles/Universal Pictures)

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Jamie Lee Curtis has made her mark in the film industry, beginning with her starring role in her movie debut: the 1978 horror classic “Halloween.” She has starred in multiple “Halloween” sequels, most notably 2018’s “Halloween,” which made her the first woman over the age of 60 to star in a movie that debuted at No. 1 in the United States. Curtis’ other well-known movies include the 1980 horror flick “Prom Night,” the 1988 comedy “A Fish Called Wanda,” the 1994 action film “True Lies” and the 2003 remake of the comedy “Freaky Friday.” Curtis has two films due out in 2019: the crime drama “Knives Out” and the comedy “Senior Entourage.”

CinemaCon International Star of the Year
Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart (Photo by David Lee)

Kevin Hart is one of the busiest people in showbiz, with starring roles in movies, TV and Web series, in addition to headlining successful arena tours. The year 2019 started out with the dramedy “The Upside” (starring Hart and Bryan Cranston) debuting at No. 1 in the United States. His 2018 comedy film “Night School” was also a hit.

CinemaCon Ensemble Award: The Cast of “Terminator: Dark Fate” – Linda Hamilton, Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and Gabriel Luna

Natalie Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton of “Terminator: Dark Fate” (Photo by Kerry Brown)

“Terminator: Dark Fate” is the 2019 entry in the longtime “Terminator” film series. “Terminator: Dark Fate” stands out from the rest of the films in the series because the cast is led by women: Linda Hamilton (who starred in the first two “Terminator” movies), Natalie Reyes and Mackenzie Davis. The movie’s cast also includes Gabriel Luna. Original “Terminator” star Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly making a cameo appearance.

CinemaCon Directors of the Year
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Director brothers Joe Russo and Anthony Russo helmed the superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame,” which is expected to be the biggest box-office blockbuster of 2019. The Russo brothers also directed several other Marvel movie blockbusters, including 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” and 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

Gabrielle Union is not new to making movies (she’s starred in 2000’s “Bring It On” and 2012’s “Think Like a Man, among other films), but she is relatively new to producing movies. Union was an executive producer of her 2016 comedy film “Almost Christmas,” and she’s a producer of her 2018 thriller “Breaking In.”

CinemaCon Action Star of the Year
David Harbour

David Harbour (Photo by Marion Curtis/ StarPix for Summit Entertainment)

David Harbour might be best-known as a co-star of Netflix’s horror series “Stranger Things,” but he’s aiming to make a big splash in movies by starring as the title character in the 2019 superhero flick “Hellboy.” Harbour takes over the role that was originated by Ron Perlman.

Cinema Spotlight Award
Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer  (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Octavia Spencer won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her breakthrough role in 2011’s “The Help.” She has also has Oscar nominations for her supporting roles in 2016’s “Hidden Figures” and 2017’s “The Shape of Water.” Spencer has branched out into producing films, including the 2019 horror flick “Ma,” where she has a starring role.

CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow
Henry Golding

Henry Golding (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC)

Henry Golding made his feature-film debut with a starring role in the 2018 blockbuster romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians.” He was also in the 2018 crime thriller “A Simple Favor,” co-starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Golding has re-teamed with “A Simple Favor” director Paul Feig for the 2019 romantic comedy “Last Christmas,” co-starring Emilia Clarke, Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson, who wrote the movie’s screenplay.

CinemaCon Female Stars of Tomorrow
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever (Photo by Francois Duhamel)

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever co-star in the 2019 comedy “Booksmart,” about two straight-laced best friends who decide to go wild on their day before their high-school graduation. Feldstein is also known for her supporting roles in the 2018 Oscar-nominated comedy film “Lady Bird” and the 2016 comedy film “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” while Dever is a co-star of the comedy series “Last Man Standing.” Dever’s other recent film roles include the 2018 dramas “Beautiful Boy” and “The Front Runner.”

CinemaCon Breakthrough Director of the Year
Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

Olivia Wilde made her directorial feature-film debut with the 2019 comedy film “Booksmart,” which got rave reviews when it had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. Wilde is also an accomplished actress who has starred in such films as 2018’s “Life Itself” and 2010’s “Tron: Legacy.” She is also known for her past TV roles in the medical drama “House” and the nighttime soap opera “The O.C.”

CinemaCon Comedy Stars of the Year
Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron (Photo by Philippe Bossé)

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron play unlikely love interests in the 2019 political comedy film “Long Shot.” Rogen is best known for his comedic roles in movies (such as 2007’s “Knocked Up,” 2008’s “Pineapple Express” and the “Neighbors” films), while Theron does mostly dramatic and action movies, including 2005’s “Monster” (for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress), 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” and 2017’s “Atomic Blonde.”

Other awards that will be given at the ceremony:

  • CinemaCon International Filmmaker of the Year Award: Graham King, producer of 2018’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • CinemaCon Passpartout Award: Helen Moss, Paramount Pictures senior vice president of international distribution
  • NATO Marquee Award: John D. Loeks, Studio C chairman
  • Career Achievement in Exhibition Award: Jérôme Seydoux, Pathé co-chairman/CEO and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé chairman/CEO
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Anthony Bloom, Cineworld Group chairman

2019 NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther’ wins the most prizes

March 30, 2019

by Carla Hay

Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther” (Photo courtesy of Disney/Marvel Studios)

With eight prizes, the blockbuster superhero film “Black Panther” was the top winner for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards.”Black Panther” was the leading contender going in the ceremony, by having 12 nominations. The biggest awards were presented in a live ceremony on TV One at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 30, 2019. The majority of the show’s prizes were given during a NAACP Image Awards non-televised dinner in Los Angeles on March 29, 2019. Anthony Anderson hosted the televised NAACP Image Awards ceremony for the sixth consecutive year. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People produces the awards, which are give to those are outstanding representations for people of color in entertainment. Eligible nominations are for entertainment that was released or premiered in 2018.

The awards for “Black Panther” were for Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Chadwick Boseman), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Michael B. Jordan) and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture (Letitia Wright).

Beyoncé was named Entertainer of the Year, while her husband Jay-Z received the President’s Award, a non-competitive category. In other non-competitive categories, politician Maxine Waters received the Chairman Award, while singer/songwriter Ne-Yo received the Black & Positively Golden Music Award.

In the TV categories, the sitcom “Black-ish” reigned supreme, winning five of out its nine nominations: Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Anderson); Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Tracee Ellis Ross); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Marcus Scribner); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Marsai Martin).

Actor/comedian Chris Rock, who presented the award for Outstanding Comedy Series, poked fun at “Empire” co-star Jussie Smollett and the controversy over Smollett’s claim that he was physically attacked by two homophobic racists in Chicago on January 29, 2019. It’s a claim that led to Smollett being arrested and charged on March 8 with felony disorderly conduct after police and Chicago prosecutors said that Smollett staged the attack and lied to the police about it. The charges were dropped on March 26.

Rock said on stage: “They said no Jussie Smollett jokes. Yeah, I know, I know. What a waste of light skin. You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be outta here! I would be fucking running Hollywood! What the hell was he thinking? Jussie … you ain’t getting no respect from me.”

Smollett and the other cast members from “Empire” did not attend the ceremony or the pre-ceremony dinner. Smollett was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, but lost to Jesse Williams of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Meanwhile, Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” won the prize for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.

In the recording categories, Ella Mai won the most awards (three): Outstanding New Artist; Outstanding Song – Contemporary (for “Boo’d Up”); and Outstanding Album (for “Ella Mai”).

Here is the complete list of winners nominations for the NAACP Image Awards:

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SPECIAL AWARDS

Chairman’s Award: Maxine Waters

President’s Award: Jay-Z

Vanguard Award: Tom Joyner

Black & Positively Golden Music Award: Ne-Yo

 

Entertainer of the Year

Beyoncé*
Chadwick Boseman
LeBron James
Regina King
Ryan Coogler

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*
Michael B. Jordan – Creed II (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)
Denzel Washington – The Equalizer 2 (Columbia Pictures)
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Stephan James – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)*
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
KiKi Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Sanaa Lathan – Nappily Ever After (Marc Platt Production/Badabing Pictures Production for Netflix)
Viola Davis – Widows (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Mahershala Ali – Green Book (Universal Pictures, Participant Media, DreamWorks)
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*
Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
Winston Duke – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Danai Gurira – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*
Letitia Wright – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Lupita Nyong’o – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Regina Hall – The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)*
Nappily Ever After (Marc Platt Production/Badabing Pictures Production for Netflix)
Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Traffik (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate Entertainment)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Storm Reid – A Wrinkle in Time (Walt Disney Studios)
Letitia Wright – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*
Winston Duke – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
KiKi Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*
BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
Widows (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Motion Picture

Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*
BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta (FX Networks)
Black-ish (ABC)*
Dear White People (Netflix)
Grown-ish (Freeform)
Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)*
Cedric the Entertainer, The Neighborhood (CBS)
Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX Networks)
Dwayne Johnson, Ballers (HBO)
Tracy Morgan, The Last O.G. (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Danielle Brooks, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
Logan Browning, Dear White People (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)*
Yara Shahidi, Grown-ish (Freeform)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)
John David Washington, Ballers (HBO)
Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish (ABC)
Marcus Scribner, Black-ish (ABC)*
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Essence Atkins, Marlon (NBC)
Marsai Martin, Black-ish (ABC)*
Natasha Rothwell, Insecure (HBO)
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Yvonne Orji, Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Power (Starz)*
Queen Sugar (OWN)
The Chi (Showtime)
This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Mitchell, The Chi (Showtime)
Keith David, Greenleaf (OWN)
Kofi Siriboe, Queen Sugar (OWN)
Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz)*
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Alfre Woodard, Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)
Naturi Naughton, Power (Starz)
Rutina Wesley, Queen Sugar (OWN)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)*
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jesse Williams, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)*
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Jussie Smollett, Empire (FOX)
Romany Malco, A Million Little Things (ABC)
Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Prime Video)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

CCH Pounder, NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf (OWN)*
Sanaa Lathan, The Affair (Showtime)
Susan Kelechi Watson, This Is Us (NBC)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series

Erika Alexander – Black Lightning – Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowery (CW)
Kendrick Lamar – Power – Happy Birthday (Starz)
Kerry Washington – How to Get Away With Murder – Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (ABC)*
Loretta Devine – Love Is – Rose (Going Home) (OWN)
Tisha Campbell-Martin – Empire – Without Apology (Fox)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Behind the Movement (TV One)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Seven Seconds (Netflix)
The Bobby Brown Story (BET)*
The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)*
Russell Hornsby, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
Woody McClain, The Bobby Brown Story (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Anna Deavere Smith, Notes From the Field (HBO)
Gabrielle Dennis, The Bobby Brown Story (BET)
Jeanté Godlock, The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (Lifetime)
Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)*
Toni Braxton, Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story (Lifetime)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

A Thousand Words With Michelle Obama (BET)
AM Joy (MSNBC)
Angela Rye’s State of the Union (BET)
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama (OWN)*
Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

ESPN’s First Take (ESPN)
Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
The Real (Syndicated)*
The View (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)*
Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Shark Tank (ABC)
The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

2 Dope Queens (HBO)
Black Girls Rock! (BET)*
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (Netflix)

Outstanding Children’s Program

Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)*
Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD)
Motown Magic (Netflix)
Sesame Street (HBO)
Top Chef Junior (Universal Kids)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Alex R. Hibbert – The Chi (Showtime)
Lonnie Chavis -This Is Us (NBC)
Lyric Ross – This Is Us (NBC)
Marsai Martin – Black-ish (ABC)*
Miles Brown – Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith – Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)*
Joy Reid – AM Joy (MSNBC)
LeBron James – The Shop (HBO)
Lester Holt – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Iyanla Vanzant – Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
LL Cool J – Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
Queen Latifah – Black Girls Rock (BET)
RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Steve Harvey – Family Feud (Syndication)*

DOCUMENTARY

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

Amazing Grace (Sundial Pictures/Neon)*
Making The Five Heartbeats (Green Lighthouse)
Quincy (Netflix)
RBG (CNN)
Whitney (Roadside Attractions/Miramax)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media (NBC)
King in the Wilderness (HBO)
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (HBO)*
Shut Up & Dribble (Showtime)
Time For Ilhan (Fuse)

WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Justin Simien – Dear White People – Chapter 1 (Netflix)
Marquita J. Robinson – GLOW – Work the Leg (Netflix)
Peter H. Saji – Black-ish – Purple Rain (ABC)
Regina Y. Hicks – Insecure – High-Like (HBO)
Trevor Noah , Steve Budow, David Kibuuka, Zhubin Parang, Dan Amira, Lauren Sarver Means, Mr. Daniel Radosh, David Angelo, Devin Trey Delliquanti, Zachary DiLanzo – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – 23087 Alex Wagner (Comedy Central)*

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Janine Sherman Barrois – Claws – Cracker Casserole (TNT)
Kay Oyegun – This Is Us – This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life (NBC)*
Lena Waithe – The Chi – Pilot (Showtime)
Patrick Joseph Charles – Black Lightning – Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption (The CW/Netflix)
Lena Waithe, Dime Davis, – The Chi – The Whistle (Showtime)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Anna Deavere Smith – Notes From the Field (HBO)
J. David Shanks – Seven Seconds: Matters of Life and Death (Netflix)
Katrina M. O’Gilvie – Behind the Movement (TV One)
Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi – Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Shalisha Francis – Seven Seconds: Of Gods and Men (Netflix)*

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Boots Riley – Sorry To Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim – Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover – Atlanta – FUBU (FX Networks)*
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – Chapter Seventy-Four (CW)
Hiro Murai – Atlanta – Teddy Perkins (FX Networks)
Ken Whittingham – Atypical – “Ernest Shackleton’s Rules for Survival” (Netflix)
Millicent Shelton – Insecure – High-Like (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Ayoka Chenzira – Queen Sugar – Here Beside the River (OWN)
Deborah Ann Chow – Better Call Saul – Something Stupid (AMC)*
Dee Rees – Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Kill All Others (Prime Video)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield – Marvel’s Luke Cage – I Get Physical (Netflix)
Zetna Fuentes – How to Get Away With Murder – Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Ernest Dickerson – Seven Seconds: Until It Do (Netflix)
Ramin Bahrani – Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Tanya Hamilton – Seven Seconds: That What Follows (Netflix)
Tracy Heather Strain – Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (PBS)*
Victoria Mahoney – Seven Seconds: Witness for the Prosecution (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Steve McQueen – Widows (20th Century Fox)
Ryan Coogler – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)*
Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones – Quincy (A Le Train Train\Bob’s Your Uncle\Tribeca Production for Netflix)

ANIMATED/CGI

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

Issa Rae – Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
Laya Deleon Hayes – Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
Mahershala Ali – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel)
Samuel L. Jackson – Incredibles 2 (Disney and Pixar Animation Studios)*
Shameik Moore – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel)

RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist

Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)*
Jade Novah (EMPIRE)
Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration)
Omar Wilson (BSE Recordings)
Tory Lanez (Mad Love/Interscope Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)*
Childish Gambino (RCA Records)
John Legend (Columbia Records)
MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
Raheem DeVaughn (BMG)

Outstanding Female Artist

Andra Day (Warner Bros. Records)
Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)
H.E.R. (RCA Records)*
Janelle Monáe (Atlantic Records)
Janet Jackson (Rhythm Nation)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“A Good Night” – John Legend featuring BloodPop (Columbia Records)
“All the Stars” – Black Panther – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)*
“Could’ve Been” – H.E.R., Bryson Tiller (RCA Records)
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B (Atlantic Records)
“Everything Is Love” – The Carters (Roc Nation)

Outstanding Jazz Album

Facing Dragons – Christian Sands (Mack Avenue)
Hollywood Africans – Jon Batiste (Verve)
RISE! – Ben Tankard feat. Marion Meadows, Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson Jr. (Ben-Jamin’ Universal Music)
The Story of Jaz – Jazmin Ghent feat. Jeff Lorber, James P. Lloyd, Kim Scott, Philippe Saisse (Jazmin Ghent Music)*
Waiting for the Sunrise – Camille Thurman (Chesky Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Live at Passion City Church – Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel)
Hiding Place – Tori Kelly (Capitol Records)
Make Room – Jonathan McReynolds (Entertainment One)
One Nation Under God – Jekalyn Carr (LMG)
Unstoppable – Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspirational)*

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

Apes**t – The Carters (Roc Nation)
Could’ve Been – H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller (RCA Records)
Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B (Atlantic Records)
This Is America – Childish Gambino (RCA Records)*
All the Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional

“Amen” – Andra Day (Warner Bros. Records)
“Better With You In It” – MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
“Beyond” – Leon Bridges (Columbia Records)
“Long as I Live” – Toni Braxton (Def Jam Recordings)*
“Never Alone” – Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“A Good Night” – John Legend featuring BloodPop (Columbia Records)
“As I Am” – H.E.R. (RCA Records)
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)*
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B (Atlantic Records)
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino (RCA Records)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation

“Black Panther The Album: Music From and Inspired By” – Kendrick Lamar, SZA featuring 2Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Saudi, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok, SOB x RBE, Jorja Smith, Anderson Paak, Ab Soul, Reason, Zacari, Babes Wudumo, Sjava, Travis Scott (Interscope Records)*

“Greenleaf, Season 3 (Music from the Original TV series)” – Various Artists (Lions Gate Entertainment)

“Marvel’s Luke Cage Season Two” – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Mondo Music)

“Insecure – Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 3” – Various Artists (RCA Records)

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack From & Inspired by the Motion Picture” – Various Artists (Republic Records)

Outstanding Album

“Dirty Computer” – Janelle Monáe (Atlantic Records)
“Ella Mai” – Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)*
“Even More” – MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
“Everything Is Love” – The Carters (Roc Nation)
“I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” – H.E.R. (RCA Records)

LITERARY

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

“An American Marriage” – Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)*
“Better Late Than Never” – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central Publishing)
“Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Prose Novel” – Jesse James Holland Jr (Titan Books)
“Envy” – Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone)
“They Come in All Colors: A Novel” – Malcolm Hansen (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

“Barracoon” – Zora Neale Hurston (Amistad HarperCollins Publishers)

“Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth” – Beverly Bond (37 Ink, A Division of Atria Books)

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” – Donna Brazile (Author), Yolanda Caraway (Author), Leah Daughtry (Author), Minyon Moore (Author), Veronica Chambers (With), (St. Martin’s Press)*

“May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem” – Imani Perry (University of North Carolina Press)

“The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” – Anthony Ray Hinton (Author), Lara Love Hardin (With), (St. Martin’s Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

“Heads of the Colored People: Stories” – Nafissa Thompson-Spires (37 Ink, A Division of Atria Books)

“Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement” – Janet Dewart Bell (The New Press)

“Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice” – Dr. Sheila D. Brooks (Author), Clinton C. Wilson II (Author), (Rowman & Littlefield)

“Small Country: A Novel” – Gaël Faye (Hogarth)

“Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family” – David Mann (Author), Tamela Mann (Author), Shaun Saunders (With), (W Publishing)*

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

“Barracoon” – Zora Neale Hurston (Amistad HarperCollins Publishers)

“Becoming” – Michelle Obama (Crown)*

“The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke” – Jeffrey C. Stewart (Oxford University Press)

“The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” – Nelson Mandela (Author), Sahm Venter (Editor) (Liveright Publishing)

“Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist” – Franchesa Ramsey (Grand Central Publishing)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

“Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration” – Carla Hall (Author) Genevive Ko (With) (Harper Wave)

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” – Donna Brazile (Author), Yolanda Caraway (Author), Leah Daughtry (Author), Minyon Moore (Author), Veronica Chambers (With), (St. Martin’s Press)

“Poised for Excellence: Fundamental Principles of Effective Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond” – Karima Mariam-Arthur (Palgrave Macmillan)

“Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Currency)*

“Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves” – Glory Edim (Ballantine Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

“Confessions of a Barefaced Woman” – Allison Elaine Joseph (Red Hen Press)
“Ghost, Like a Place” – Iain Haley Pollock (Alice James Books)
“Refuse” – Julian Randall (University of Pittsburgh Press)
“Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart” – Alice Walker (Author) (37 Ink/Atria Books)*
“The Gospel According to Wild Indigo” – Cyrus Cassells (Crab Orchard Review & Southern Illinois University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, A Monumental American Man – Tonya Bolden (Abrams For Young Readers)
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly (Author), Laura Freeman (Illustrator), (Harper)*
I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t – Diane Dillon (The Blue Sky Press)
The 5 O’Clock Band – Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator), (Abrams For Young Readers)
The Word Collector – Peter H. Reynolds (Orchard Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“A Very Large Expanse of Sea” – Tahereh Mafi (Harper)
“Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin” – James L. Swanson (Scholastic Press)
“Harbor Me” – Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy M. Paulsen)*
“The Journey of Little Charlie” – Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic Press)
“We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding our Racial Divide” – Carol Anderson (Author), Tonya Bolden (With), (Bloomsbury YA)

Rolling Stones postpone ‘No Filter’ 2019 tour in North America due to Mick Jagger medical problem

March 30, 2019

by Carla Hay

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones backstage at Deportiva in Havana, Cuba on March 25, 2016. Pictured from left to right: Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards. (Photo by Dave J. Hogan)

The Rolling Stones have postponed all of their North American stadium concerts that were scheduled from April to July 2019, because lead singer Mick Jagger is being treated for an undisclosed medical problem. Tickets for the band’s postponed stadium concerts on the “No Filter” tour will be valid for the rescheduled dates. However, the Rolling Stones have canceled their headlining performance on May 5 at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

A spokesperson for the band issued this statement: “Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”

Jagger added in a statement, “I hate letting our fans down and I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour but am looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as I can.”

In an Instagram post, Jagger made a similar statement: “I’m sorry to our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”

The Rolling Stones perform onstage during Desert Trip at The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on October 7, 2016. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip)

Rolling Stones rhythm guitarist Keith Richards tweeted: “A big disappointment for everyone but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!”

Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ronnie Wood tweeted: “We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick ~ thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us.”

The Rolling Stones ended their seven-year hiatus from touring in 2012, the year of the band’s 50th anniversary. Since 2012, the Stones have done multiple tours, with performances in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Most of the Rolling Stones’ North American concerts in the 21st century have been at arenas, which hold an average of 15,000 to 20,000 people. Stadiums hold an average of 40,000 to 60,000 people. The “No Filter” 2019 shows in North America would have been the Rolling Stones’ first stadium tour of North America since the 1997 “Bridges to Babylon” tour.

In other Rolling Stones news, a 4K Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos restoration of the band’s 1968 TV special “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” will have rare screenings in select Dolby cinemas on April 1, 3, 4 and 5, 2019. (Dates and showtimes vary per theater.) The special, which remained unreleased until 1996, was hosted by the Rolling Stones, and featured performances from the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, the Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and a one-time-only “supergroup” called the Dirty Mac, consisting of Lennon, Richards, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell (drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience) and Yoko Ono. Tickets and more information can be found at www.rockandrollcircusthefilm.com.

April 1, 2019 UPDATE: Jagger’s medical issue is that he has to undergo surgery to repair a heart valve, according to the Drudge Report. He is scheduled to have the surgery in New York City during the first week of April 2019.

2019 IDCon: talent lineup and ticket information announced

March 28, 2019

by Carla Hay

Investigation Discovery (ID) has announced that its fourth annual IDCon, an event for ID fans, will take place May 18, 2019, at Center 415 in New York City. The theme of the event is “Dangerous Minds.” Tickets, which are $75 each, go on sale at EventBrite on April 5 at 10 a.m. ET. According to ID, all proceeds for IDCon will be donated to New York’s Silver Shield Foundation, an organization which provides educational support to families of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty.

ID’s “Scene of the Crime” host Tony Harris will emcee the event for the third year in a row. ID show hosts Joe Kenda (“Homicide Hunter”) and John Walsh and his son Callahan Walsh (“In Pursuit With John Walsh”) will also be in attendance for panel discussions meet-and-greet opportunities. More talent appearances are expected to be announced. Fans are encouraged to get the latest updates about IDCon at ID’s Crime Obsession Facebook Group. Updates about IDCon, exclusive web content, bonus material and news reports can also be found on ID’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as ID’s true-crime blog, CrimeFeed. For people unable to attend IDCon, there will be livestreams on ID’s Facebook page.

In a statement, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America group president Henry Schleiff commented: “Investigation Discovery doesn’t just have viewers, we have super fans. Our self-proclaimed ‘ID Addicts’ have driven ID to unparalleled success, catapulting us to be the #1 network for both women and people, ages 25-54, in total day. As our thank you, we are thrilled to bring back IDCon, our annual love letter to our fans, made bigger—and, I’ll boldly declare—even, better than ever before!”

The event, which is expected to sell out quickly, will once again feature panel discussions, immersive experiences and meet-and-greet opportunities with ID stars. This is the first year that IDCon will take place at Center 415, which has a seating capacity of about 600 people. In its first three years, IDCon took place at New York City’s Altman Building, which has a seating capacity of about 300 people.

2019 NAACP Image Awards: Jay-Z to receive President’s Award; more presenters announced

March 28, 2019

50th NAACP Image Awards logo

Jay-Z (Photo by Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA)

The following is a press release from the NAACP:

The NAACP today announced that globally dominant pop culture icon Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service with previous recipients including Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Muhammad Ali among others. NAACP President Derrick Johnson will present the award to Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter during a LIVE TV special on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Anthony Anderson. Newly announced presenters will include Algee Smith, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Issa Rae, Jimmy O. Yang, John Legend, Laura Harrier, Lupita Nyong’o, Marsai Martin, Mike Epps, Regina Hall, Ron Stallworth, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Van Jones, Vin Diesel, Viola Davis, and Winston Duke. They join previously announced presenters Chrissy Metz, Kerry Washington, KiKi Layne, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, Malinda Williams, Mike Colter, Roshon Fegan, Thandie Newton, Tika Sumpter, and Trevor Noah.

“The President’s Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that directly affects our community,” says Derrick Johnson, President of the NAACP. “Shawn Carter has been committed to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change. There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.”

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and also a 22-time GRAMMY award-winner. Outside of his musical achievements which also include selling over 100 million albums worldwide, serving as President of Def Jam Recordings, being co-owner of global streaming service TIDAL, and owning and curating “Made In America” festival, he also excels in his business ventures which include acquiring luxury spirits brands Armand De Brignac and D’usse and his role as majority owner in the 40/40 sports clubs. Carter also launched Roc Nation Sports in 2013, whose roster includes three-time NBA scoring champion and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant and New York Mets MLB All-Star Robinson Canó.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter continues to use his platform for social good, intertwining his art and activism, through the work of his Shawn Carter Foundation and serving as co-founder of The REFORM Alliance. He was instrumental in bringing to life “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” which shed deeper light on the impact of the verdict felt round the world; a mini-series on the tragic effect of solitary confinement as seen through “Time: The Kalief Browder Story”; and also the animated documentary short “The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail,” highlighting the unjust treatment of people of color, specifically blacks and Latinos, as it relates to drug related crimes.

Winners for the 50th NAACP Image Awards will be revealed during the live TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9pm/8c from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. As previously announced, Congresswoman Maxine Waters will be honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award and radio legend Tom Joyner will receive the Vanguard Award. In addition to the live telecast, TV One will also air the 50th NAACP Image Awards Tribute Special, sponsored by Toyota, immediately preceding the show at 8pm/7c.

The 50th NAACP Image Awards production team includes: executive producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin; director Tony McCuin; co-executive producer Byron Phillips; producer Robin Reinhardt; and executive in charge of production Rachel Frimer.

For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at www.naacpimageawards.net or on Facebook at naacpimageaward and Twitter @naacpimageaward (#ImageAwards50).

About NAACP

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.

About TV One

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Uncensored, Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hashtag #ImageAwards50.