True Crime Entertainment: What’s New This Week

The following content is generally available worldwide, except where otherwise noted. All TV shows listed are for networks and streaming services based in the United States. All movies listed are those released in U.S. cinemas. This schedule is for content and events premiering this week and does not include content that has already been made available.

July 15 – July 21, 2024

TV/Streaming Services

All times listed are Eastern Time/Pacific Time, unless otherwise noted.

Investigation Disovery’s new three-episode docuseries “The Black Widower: The Six Wives of Thomas Randolph” premieres Monday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Monday, July 15

“Black Widower: The Six Wives of Thomas Randolph”
“Luckiest Son of a Gun” (Episode 101) **Series Premiere**
Monday, July 15, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery

“Fatal Attraction”
“Downfall Comes in Deceit” (Episode 1735)
Monday, July 15, 9 p.m., TV One

“Contraband: Seized at Sea”
“Murky Waters” (Episode 101)
Monday, July 15, 9 p.m., Discovery

“Black Widower: The Six Wives of Thomas Randolph”
“Web of Wives” (Episode 102)
Monday, July 15, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

“A Game of Phones” (Episode 313)
Monday, July 15, 10 p.m., TV One

“Black Widower: The Six Wives of Thomas Randolph”
“This Is War” (Episode 103) **Series Finale**
Monday, July 15, 11 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Tuesday, July 16

“Homicide: Los Angeles” (Season 2)
Tuesday, July 16, 3 a.m. ET/12 a..m. PT, Netflix

“Mafia Spies” (Limited docuseries)
Tuesday, July 16, 3 a.m. ET/12 a..m. PT, Paramount+

“The Yara Gambirasio Case: Beyond Reasonable Doubt” (Limited docuseries)
Tuesday, July 16, 3 a.m. ET/12 a..m. PT, Netflix

“High Speed Chase”
“We Might Die Today” (Episode 204)
Tuesday, July 16, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery

“Sasha Reid & the Midnight Order”
“Stallking the Lone Wolf” (Episode 102)
Tuesday, July 16, 10 p.m., Freeform

“Late Night Lockup”
“Lights, Camera, Robbery!” (Episode 206)
Tuesday, July 16, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Wednesday, July 17

“Devil’s Bargain”
Wednesday, July 17, 8 p.m., Oxygen

“American Detective With Lt. Joe Kenda”
“The Barrel” (Episode 408)
Wednesday, July 17, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery

“Fatal Attraction”
“One for the Money” (Episode 1508)
Wednesday, July 17, 9 p.m., TV One

“Court Cam”
(Episode 730)
Wednesday, July 17, 9 p.m., A&E

“Court Cam”
(Episode 731)
Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 p.m., A&E

“Fear Thy Neighbor”
“Poking the Bear” (Episode 1004)
Wednesday, July 17, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

“For My Man”
“Jealousy’s Fatal Strike” (Episode 808)
Wednesday, July 17, 10 p.m., TV One

“My Strange Arrest”
“Can I Show You My Butt?” (Episode 203)
Wednesday, July 17, 10 p.m., A&E

“My Strange Arrest”
“Box-Headed Burglar” (Episode 204)
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 p.m., A&E

Thursday, July 18

“Detective Story”
Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m., Oxygen

“The First 48”
“Death By User Name”
Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m., A&E

“60 Days In”
“The Lost Clippers” (Episode 907)
Thursday, July 18, 9 p.m., A&E

“Seconds From Disaster”
Thursday, July 18, 9 p.m., Discovery

“Brawl in the Family”
Thursday, July 18, 9:30 p.m., Discovery

Friday, July 19

“How I Caught My Killer” (Season 2)
Friday, July 19, 3 a.m. ET/12 a..m. PT, Hulu

Friday, July 19, 9 p.m., NBC

Friday, July 19, 9 p.m., ABC

Saturday, July 20

“Accident, Suicide or Murder”
“A Father’s Secret” (Episode 510)
Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m., Oxygen

“On Patrol: First Shift”
Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m., Reelz

“On Patrol: Live”
Saturday, July 20, 9 p.m., Reelz

“Deadly Waters With Captain Lee”
“Carnage of Catalina” (Episode 108) **Season Finale**
Saturday, July 20, 9 p.m., Oxygen

“Fatal Family Reunion” (One-hour special)
Saturday, July 20, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Sunday, July 21

“Olga Vasquez-Collazos” (Episode 3403)
Sunday, July 21, 6 p.m., Oxygen

“Sins of the South”
“Unholy Obsession” (Episode 111)
Sunday, July 21, 7 p.m., Oxygen

“American Monster”
“Love Is Deaf” (Episode 1206)
Sunday, July 21, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery

“How It Really Happened”
“The Atlanta Olympic Bombing”
Sunday, July 21, 9 p.m., CNN

Movies in Theaters or on Home Video

No new true crime movies released in theaters or home video this week.


No new true crime podcast series premiering this week.


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All start times listed are local time, unless otherwise noted.

No new true crime events this week.

2023 NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is the top nominee

January 12, 2023

Letitia Wright in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

The following is a press release from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):

NAACP unveiled the full list of 54th NAACP Image Awards nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in front of an audience for the first time in three years.

Netflix and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever lead nominations across the motion picture categories with 15 and 12 nominations respectively. ABC and Abbott Elementary received the most nominations in the television + streaming categories with 28 and nine nominations respectively. Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar are tied for the most nominations in the music recording categories (5 respectively). RCA Records / RCA Inspiration received the most nominations across record labels (11). Penguin Random House and Harper Collins lead nominations across literary categories (9).

“This year’s nominees have conveyed a wide range of authentic stories and diverse experiences that have resonated with many in our community, and we’re proud to recognize their outstanding achievements and performances,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP.

“We take pride in recognizing the trailblazing achievements and artistry of this year’s esteemed nominees and celebrating the powerful legacy of the NAACP,” said Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET. “We look forward to bringing the Image Awards back to Pasadena in front of a live audience and delivering unforgettable moments that epitomize the brilliance of the Black community.”

The public can vote to determine the winners of the “54th NAACP Image Awards” by visiting Voting closes on February 10, 2023. Winners will be revealed during the “54th NAACP Image Awards” telecast on February 25, 2023, on BET. NAACP will also recognize winners in non-televised Image Awards categories February 20-24, which will stream on For all information and the latest news, please follow NAACP Image Awards on Instagram @NAACPImageAwards.

Globally recognized as one of the most distinguished multicultural awards shows, the “54th NAACP Image Awards” will continue a tradition of excellence, uplifting values that inspire equality, justice, and progressive change, and highlighting artists committed to that purpose.

One of the most iconic annual celebrations of Black excellence, the NAACP Image Awards draws the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood. Previous years’ attendees and winners include Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Wizkid, Lizzo, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, Jamie Foxx, Chloe x Halle, Regé-Jean Page, Daniel Kaluuya, Michaela Coel, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Blair Underwood, Will Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Anthony Anderson, Sterling K. Brown, Loni Love, Sheryl Underwood, Halle Berry, Common, Dwayne Johnson, Audra Day, John Legend, Lena Waithe, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Oyelowo, Laverne Cox, Octavia Spencer, Issa Rae, Trevor Noah, Yara Shahidi, Danai Gurira, Jacob Latimore, Jill Scott, H.E.R., Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Loretta Devine, Sylvester Stallone, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Ava DuVernay, the late Chadwick Boseman, and many more.

Instagram:  @naacpimageawards
Twitter: @naacpimageaward
Facebook: /naacpimageaward

The full list of nominees can be found below:


  • Angela Bassett
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Quinta Brunson
  • Viola Davis
  • Zendaya


Outstanding Motion Picture

  • A Jazzman’s Blues (Netflix)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
  • Emancipation (Apple TV)
  • The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Till (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Daniel Kaluuya – Nope (Universal Pictures)
  • Jonathan Majors – Devotion (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
  • Joshua Boone – A Jazzman’s Blues (Netflix)
  • Sterling K. Brown – Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (Focus Features)
  • Will Smith – Emancipation (Apple)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Danielle Deadwyler – Till (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
  • Keke Palmer – Alice (Vertical Entertainment)
  • Letitia Wright – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
  • Regina Hall – Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (Focus Features)
  • Viola Davis – The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Aldis Hodge – Black Adam (Warner Bros. Pictures / New Line Cinema)
  • Cliff “Method Man” Smith – On the Come Up (Paramount Pictures)
  • Jalyn Hall – Till (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
  • John Boyega – The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Tenoch Huerta – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
  • Danai Gurira – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
  • Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)
  • Lashana Lynch – The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • Breaking (Bleecker Street)
  • Causeway (Apple TV)
  • Mr. Malcolm’s List (Bleecker Street)
  • Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (Hulu)
  • The Inspection (A24)

Outstanding International Motion Picture

  • Athena (Netflix)
  • Bantú Mama (ARRAY)
  • Broker (NEON)
  • Learn to Swim (ARRAY)
  • The Silent Twins (Focus Features)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

  • Jalyn Hall – Till (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
  • Joshua Boone – A Jazzman’s Blues (Netflix)
  • Ledisi – Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (Hulu)
  • Y’lan Noel – A Lot of Nothing (RLJE)
  • Yola – Elvis (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

  • A Jazzman’s Blues (Netflix)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
  • Emancipation (Apple TV)
  • The Woman King (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
  • Till (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

  • DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros. Pictures / WAG / DC)
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Universal Pictures)
  • Turning Red (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Wendell & Wild (Netflix)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture

  • Angela Bassett – Wendell & Wild (Netflix)
  • Keke Palmer – Lightyear (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Kevin Hart – DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros. Pictures / WAG / DC)
  • Lyric Ross – Wendell & Wild (Netflix)
  • Taraji P. Henson – Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Short-Form (Live Action)

  • Dear Mama… (Film Independent)
  • Fannie (Chromatic Black)
  • Fathead (University of Southern California)
  • Incomplete (20th Century Digital, Hulu)
  • Pens & Pencils (Wavelength Productions/Black TV & Film Collective)

Outstanding Short-Form (Animated)

  • I Knew Superman (Houghtonville Animation)
  • More Than I Want To Remember (MTV Entertainment Studios)
  • Supercilious (York Cinemas)
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Apple Studios)
  • We Are Here (271 Films)

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)

  • Elvis Mitchell – Is That Black Enough For You?!? (Netflix)
  • Ericka Nicole Malone – Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story (Hulu)
  • Krystin Ver Linden – Alice (Vertical Entertainment)
  • Mo McRae – A Lot of Nothing (RLJE)
  • Stephen Adetumbi, Jarrett Roseborough – This Is My Black (Campus of Pine Forge Academy)


Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • black-ish (ABC)
  • Rap Sh!t (HBO Max)
  • The Wonder Years (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson – black-ish (ABC)
  • Cedric The Entertainer – The Neighborhood (CBS)
  • Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)
  • Dulé Hill – The Wonder Years (ABC)
  • Mike Epps – The Upshaws (Netflix)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Loretta Devine – Family Reunion (Netflix)
  • Maya Rudolph – Loot (Apple TV+)
  • Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Tichina Arnold – The Neighborhood (CBS)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta (FX)
  • Deon Cole – black-ish (ABC)
  • Kenan Thompson – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • William Stanford Davis – Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Janelle James – Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Jenifer Lewis – black-ish (ABC)
  • Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC)
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Wanda Sykes – The Upshaws (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Bel-Air (Peacock)
  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Euphoria (HBO Max)
  • P-Valley (Starz)
  • Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • Damson Idris – Snowfall (FX)
  • Jabari Banks – Bel-Air (Peacock)
  • Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Nicco Annan – P-Valley (Starz)
  • Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Angela Bassett – 9-1-1 (FOX)
  • Brandee Evans – P-Valley (Starz)
  • Queen Latifah – The Equalizer (CBS)
  • Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Zendaya – Euphoria (HBO Max)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Adrian Holmes – Bel-Air (Peacock)
  • Amin Joseph – Snowfall (FX)
  • Caleb McLaughlin – Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Cliff “Method Man” Smith – Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)
  • J. Alphonse Nicholson – P-Valley (Starz)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Adjoa Andoh – Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Bianca Lawson – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Loretta Devine – P-Valley (Starz)
  • Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC)
  • Tina Lifford – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons (BET Networks)
  • From Scratch (Netflix)
  • The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)
  • Women of the Movement (ABC)

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

  • Morris Chestnut – The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
  • Samuel L. Jackson  – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)
  • Terrence Howard – The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
  • Trevante Rhodes – Mike (Hulu)
  • Wendell Pierce – Don’t Hang Up (Bounce TV)

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

  • Niecy Nash-Betts – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
  • Regina Hall – The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
  • Sanaa Lathan – The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
  • Viola Davis – The First Lady (Showtime)
  • Zoe Saldaña – From Scratch (Netflix)

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

  • Glynn Turman – Women of the Movement (ABC)
  • Keith David – From Scratch (Netflix)
  • Omar Benson Miller – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)
  • Russell Hornsby – Mike (Hulu)
  • Terrence “TC” Carson – A Wesley Christmas (AMC)

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

  • Alexis Floyd – Inventing Anna (Netflix)
  • Danielle Deadwyler – From Scratch (Netflix)
  • Melissa De Sousa – The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
  • Nia Long – The Best Man: The Final Chapters (Peacock)
  • Phylicia Rashad – Little America (Apple TV+)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

  • #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Black Votes Matter Election Night 2022 Coverage (Black Star Network/YouTube)
  • ABC News 20/20 Michelle Obama: The Light We Carry, A Conversation with Robin Roberts (ABC)
  • Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS)
  • OWN Spotlight: Viola Davis – The Woman King (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • The Hair Tales (Hulu)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • Hart to Heart (Peacock)
  • Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
  • Sherri (Syndicated)
  • Tamron Hall (ABC)
  • Uninterrupted: The Shop (YouTube)

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

  • Legendary (HBO Max)
  • Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Studios)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Sweet Life: Los Angeles (HBO Max)
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Max)
  • BET Awards 2022 (BET Networks)
  • Deon Cole: Charleen’s Boy (Netflix)
  • Martin: The Reunion (BET Networks)
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Family Reunion (Netflix)
  • Raising Dion (Netflix)
  • Raven’s Home (Disney+)
  • Tab Time (YouTube Originals)
  • Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant (Netflix)

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

  • Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High – That Girl Lay Lay (Nickelodeon)
  • Cameron J. Wright – Family Reunion (Netflix)
  • Elisha Williams – The Wonder Years (ABC)
  • Khali Spraggins – The Upshaws (Netflix)
  • Ja’Siah Young – Raising Dion (Netflix)

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)
  • Jennifer Hudson – The Jennifer Hudson Show (Syndicated)
  • Kevin Hart – Hart to Heart (Peacock)
  • Lester Holt – NBC Nightly News (NBC)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – The Hair Tales (Hulu)

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

  • Keke Palmer – Password (NBC)
  • Lizzo – Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Studios)
  • Tabitha Brown – Tab Time (YouTube Originals)
  • Taraji P. Henson – BET Awards 2022 (BET Networks)
  • Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Guest Performance

  • Amanda Gorman – Sesame Street (HBO Max)
  • Chance the Rapper – South Side (HBO Max)
  • Colman Domingo – Euphoria (HBO Max)
  • Glynn Turman – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Gabourey Sidibe – American Horror Stories (FX)

Outstanding Animated Series

  • Central Park (Apple TV+)
  • Eureka! (Disney Junior)
  • Gracie’s Corner (YouTube)
  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)
  • Zootopia+ (Disney+)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)

  • Billy Porter – The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)
  • Cedric the Entertainer – The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)
  • Chris Bridges – Karma’s World (Netflix)
  • Cree Summer – Rugrats (Nickelodeon)
  • Kyla Pratt – The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama

  • Between The Scenes – The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
  • Oh Hell No! With Marlon Wayans (Facebook Watch)
  • Rise Up, Sing Out (Disney+)
  • Sunday Dinner (YouTube)
  • Zootopia+ (Disney+)

Outstanding Short Form Series or Special – Reality/Nonfiction

  • Black Independent Films: A Brief History (Turner Classic Movies)
  • Daring Simone Biles (Snap)
  • Historian’s Take (PBS)
  • NFL 360 (NFL Network)
  • Omitted: The Black Cowboy (ESPN)

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)

  • Amy Wang – From Scratch (Netflix)
  • Branden Jacobs-Jenkins – Kindred (FX)
  • Hannah Cope – Karma’s World (Netflix)
  • Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Syreeta Singleton – Rap Sh!t (HBO Max)


Outstanding New Artist

  • Adam Blackstone – Legacy (BASSic Black Entertainment Records/Anderson Music Group/Empire)
  • Armani White – Billie Eilish (Def Jam Recordings)
  • Coco Jones – ICU (Def Jam Recordings)
  • Fivio Foreign – B.I.B.L.E (Columbia Records)
  • Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights (RCA Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Brent Faiyaz – Wasteland (Lost Kids)
  • Burna Boy – Love, Damini (Atlantic Records)
  • Chris Brown – Breezy (Deluxe) (RCA Records/Chris Brown Entertainment)
  • Drake – Honestly, Nevermind (OVO/Republic Records)
  • Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • Ari Lennox – age/sex/location (Dreamville/Interscope Records)
  • Beyoncé – Renaissance (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
  • Chlöe – Surprise (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
  • Jazmine Sullivan – Hurt Me So Good (RCA Records)
  • SZA – S.O.S. (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

  • All Things New – Tye Tribbett (Motown Gospel)
  • Hymns – Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel)
  • Kingdom Book One – Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin (Tribl Records, Fo Yo Soul Recordings and RCA Inspiration)
  • My Life – James Fortune (FIYA World/MNRK Music Group)
  • The Urban Hymnal – Tennessee State University (TSU/Tymple)

Outstanding International Song

  • Bad To Me – Wizkid (RCA Records/Starboy/Sony Music International)
  • Diana feat. Shenseea – Fireboy DML, Chris Brown (YBNL Nation / EMPIRE)
  • Last Last – Burna Boy (Atlantic Records)
  • No Woman No Cry – Tems (Def Jam Recordings)
  • Stand Strong – Davido feat. Sunday Service Choir (RCA Records/Sony Music UK)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

  • About Damn Time – Lizzo (Atlantic Records)
  • Be Alive – Beyoncé (Columbia Records/ Parkwood Entertainment)
  • Lift Me Up – Rihanna (Def Jam Recordings)
  • The Heart Part 5 – Kendrick Lamar (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)

Outstanding Album

  • age/sex/location – Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records)
  • Breezy (Deluxe) – Chris Brown (RCA Records/Chris Brown Entertainment)
  • Morale & the Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
  • Renaissance – Beyoncé (Parkwood/Columbia Records)
  • Watch the Sun – PJ Morton (Morton Records)

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By – Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan (Hollywood Records)
  • Bridgerton Season Two (Soundtrack from the Netflix Series) – Kris Bowers (Capitol Records)
  • Entergalactic – Kid Cudi (Republic Records)
  • P-Valley: Season 2 (Music From the Original TV Series) – Various Artists (Lions Gate Records)
  • The Woman King – Terence Blanchard (Milan Records)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song

  • All in Your Hands – Marvin Sapp (Elev8 Media & Entertainment LLC)
  • Fly (Y.M.M.F.) – Tennessee State University (TSU/Tymple)
  • Positive – Erica Campbell (My Block Inc.)
  • Whole World In His Hands – MAJOR. (MNRK Music Group)
  • Your World – Jonathan McReynolds (MNRK Music Group)

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental

  • Detour – Boney James (Concord Records)
  • Henry Franklin: Jazz Is Dead 014  – Henry Franklin, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge
  • The Funk Will Prevail – Kaelin Ellis (NCH Music)
  • The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni – Javon Jackson (Solid Jackson Records)
  • Thrill Ride – Ragan Whiteside (Randis Music)

Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal

  • Legacy – Adam Blackstone (BASSic Black Entertainment Records / Anderson Music Group / Empire)
  • Linger Awhile – Samara Joy (Verve Records)
  • Love and the Catalyst – Aimée Allen (Azuline)
  • New Standards Vol. 1 – Terri Lyne Carrington (Candid Records)
  • The Evening : Live at Apparatus – The Baylor Project (Be A Light)

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song

  • About Damn Time – Lizzo (Atlantic Records)
  • Cuff It – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
  • Good Morning Gorgeous Remix feat. H.E.R. – Mary J. Blige (300)
  • Hurt Me So Good – Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)
  • Lift Me Up – Rihanna (Def Jam Recordings)

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song

  • Billie Eilish – Armani White (Def Jam Recordings)
  • City of Gods – Fivio Foreign (Columbia Records)
  • Hotel Lobby – Quavo, Takeoff (Motown Records/Quality Control Music)
  • The Heart Part 5 – Kendrick Lamar (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
  • Wait for U – Future feat. Drake and Tems (Epic Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

  • Kendrick Lamar feat. Blxst & Amanda Reifer – Die Hard (pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
  • Mary J. Blige feat. H.E.R. – Good Morning Gorgeous Remix (300)
  • PJ Morton feat. Alex Isley and Jill Scott – Still Believe (Morton Records)
  • Silk Sonic – Love’s Train (Atlantic Records)
  • Summer Walker, Cardi B, and SZA – No Love (LVRN/Interscope Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)

  • Beyoncé feat. Grace Jones and Tems – MOVE (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)
  • Chris Brown feat. Wizkid – Call Me Every Day (RCA Records/Chris Brown Entertainment)
  • City Girls feat. Usher – Good Love (Motown Records/Quality Control Music)
  • Future feat. Drake and Tems – Wait For U (Epic Records)
  • Latto feat. Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled – Big Energy (Remix) (RCA Records)


Outstanding Documentary (Film)

  • Civil (Netflix)
  • Descendant (Netflix)
  • Is That Black Enough For You?!? (Netflix)
  • Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues (Apple TV+)
  • Sidney (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

  • Black Love (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
  • Everything’s Gonna be All White (Showtime)
  • Frontline (PBS)
  • Race: Bubba Wallace (Netflix)
  • Shaq (HBO Max)


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Aisha Muharrar – Hacks – “Episode 206” (HBO Max)
  • Ayo Edebiri, Shana Gohd – What We do in the Shadows – “Episode 405” (FX)
  • Brittani Nichols – Abbott Elementary – “Student Transfer” (ABC)
  • Karen Joseph Adcock – The Bear – “Episode 105” (FX)
  • Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary – “Development Day” (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

  • Aurin Squire – The Good Fight – “Episode 603” (Paramount+)
  • Branden Jacobs-Jenkins – Kindred – “Episode 101” (FX)
  • Davita Scarlett – The Good Fight – “Episode 604” (Paramount+)
  • Joshua Allen – From Scratch – “Episode 105” (Netflix)
  • Marissa Jo Cerar – Women of the Movement – “Episode 101” (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

  • Bree West – A Wesley Christmas (BET Networks)
  • Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams – Entergalactic (Netflix)
  • Jerrod Carmichael – Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (HBO Max)
  • Lil Rel Howery – Lil Rel Howery: I Said it. Y’all Thinking it (HBO Max)
  • Matt Lopez – Father of the Bride (HBO Max)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

  • Charles Murray – The Devil You Know (Lionsgate)
  • Dana Stevens, Maria Bello – The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Jordan Peele – Nope (Universal Pictures)
  • Krystin Ver Linden – Alice (Vertical Entertainment)
  • Ryan Coogler – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)


Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Angela Barnes – Atlanta – “The Homeliest Little Horse” (FX)
  • Bridget Stokes – A Black Lady Sketch Show – “Save My Edges, I’m a Donor!” (HBO Max)
  • Dee Rees – Upload – “Hamoodi” (Amazon Studios)
  • Iona Morris Jackson – black-ish – “If A Black Man Cries in the Woods” (ABC)
  • Pete Chatmon – The Flight Attendant – “Drowning Women” (HBO Max)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

  • Debbie Allen – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey – “Robyn” (Apple TV+)
  • Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul – “Axe and Grind” (AMC)
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood – Women of the Movement – “Mother and Son” (ABC)
  • Hanelle Culpepper – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey – “Sensia” (Apple TV+)
  • Kasi Lemmons – Women of the Movement – “Episode 106” (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

  • Anton Cropper – Fantasy Football (Paramount+)
  • Marta Cunningham – 61st Street (AMC)
  • Sujata Day – Definition Please (Netflix)
  • Tailiah Breon – Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas (Lifetime)
  • Tine Fields – Soul of a Nation: Screen Queens Rising (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

  • Antoine Fuqua – Emancipation (Apple)
  • Chinonye Chukwu – Till (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Woman King (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Kasi Lemmons – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Ryan Coogler – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

  • Nadia Hallgren – Civil (Netflix)
  • Reginald Hudlin – Sidney (Apple TV+)
  • Sacha Jenkins – Everything’s Gonna Be All White (Showtime)
  • Sacha Jenkins – Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues (Apple TV+)
  • Kamau Bell – We Need to Talk About Cosby (Showtime)


Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

  • Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction – Sheree Renée Thomas (Macmillan)
  • Light Skin Gone to Waste – Toni Ann Johnson (University of Georgia Press)
  • Take My Hand – Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Penguin Random House)
  • The Keeper – Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes (Abrams Books)
  • You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty – Akwaeke Emezi (Simon & Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

  • Finding Me – Viola Davis (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America – Cody Keenan (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Requiem for the Massacre – RJ Young (Counterpoint)
  • Under the Skin – Linda Villarosa (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
  • Who’s Black and Why? A Hidden Chapter from the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race – Henry Louis Gates, Andrew S. Curran (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

  • America Made Me a Black Man – Boyah Farah (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen – George McCalman (HarperCollins)
  • Marriage Be Hard – Kevin Fredericks, Melissa Fredericks (Penguin Random House)
  • Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation – Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins (Penguin Random House Convergent Imprint)
  • What the Fireflies Knew – Kai Harris (Penguin Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

  • A Way Out of No Way: A Memoir of Truth, Transformation, and the New American Story – Raphael G. Warnock (Penguin Random House)
  • Scenes from My Life – Michael K. Williams (Penguin Random House)
  • The Light We Carry – Michelle Obama (Penguin Random House)
  • Walking In My Joy: In These Streets – Jenifer Lewis (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • You’ve Been Chosen – Cynt Marshall (Ballantine Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

  • Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration – Tracey Lewis-Giggetts (Gallery/Simon and Schuster)
  • Cooking from the Spirit – Tabitha Brown (William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Eat Plants, B*tch: 91 Vegan Recipes That Will Blow Your Meat-Loving Mind – Pinky Cole (Simon & Schuster)
  • Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole Authentic Self – Thema Bryant (Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee)
  • The Five Principles: A Revolutionary Path to Health, Inner Wealth, and Knowledge of Self –  Khnum Ibomu (Hachette Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

  • Best Barbarian – Roger Reeves (Norton)
  • Bluest Nude – Ama Codjoe (Milkweed Editions)
  • Concentrate – Courtney Faye Taylor (Graywolf Press)
  • Muse Found in a Colonized Body – Yesenia Montilla (Four Way Books)
  • To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness – Robin Coste Lewis (Alfred A. Knopf)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

  • Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas – Jeanne Walker Harvey, Loveis Wise (HarperCollins)
  • Black Gold – Laura Obuobi, London Ladd (HarperCollins)
  • Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky – Nana Brew-Hammond, Daniel Minter (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Stacey’s Remarkable Books – Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (HarperCollins – Balzer + Bray)
  • The Year We Learned to Fly – Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez (Penguin Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

  • Cookies & Milk – Shawn Amos (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Inheritance: A Visual Poem – Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperCollins – Quill Tree Books)
  • Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir – Liz Montague (Random House Studio)
  • Me and White Supremacy: Young Readers’ Edition – Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks)
  • Opening My Eyes Underwater: Essays on Hope, Humanity, and Our Hero Michelle Obama – Ashley Woodfolk (Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan)


Outstanding News and Information Podcast

  • #SundayCivics (LJW Community Strategies)
  • Beyond the Scenes – The Daily Show (Central Productions, LLC)
  • Black Tech Green Money (The Black Effect Podcast Network)
  • Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams (Interval Presents & Uppity Productions)
  • Into America with Trymaine Lee (MSNBC)

Outstanding Lifestyle/Self-Help Podcast

  • Chile, Please (Honey Chile)
  • GoOD Mornings with CurlyNikki (Walton Media, LLC)
  • Man to Man: A Black Love Wellness Series (Black Love Inc.)
  • Maejor Frequency (Audible)
  • Therapy for Black Girls (Therapy for Black Girls)

Outstanding Society and Culture Podcast

  • Comeback with Erica Cobb (Erica Cobb LLC/One Street Studios)
  • Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay (Spotify & The Ringer)
  • Into America with Trymaine Lee (MSNBC)
  • LeVar Burton Reads (SiriusXM’s Stitcher Studios)
  • The Sum of Us (Higher Ground)

Outstanding Arts and Entertainment Podcast

  • Angie Martinez IRL (Media Noche Productions)
  • Black Girl Songbook (Spotify & The Ringer)
  • Jemele Hill is Unbothered (Unbothered Inc, Spotify, Lodge Freeway Media, Exit 39)
  • The Read (Loud Speakers Network)
  • Two Funny Mamas (Mocha Podcasts Network)


Outstanding Costume Design (Television or Film)

  • Francine Jamison-Tanchuck – Emancipation (Apple Studios)
  • Gersha Phillips, Carly Nicodemo, Heather Constable, Christina Cattle, Sheryl Willock, Becky MacKinnon – Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+)
  • Gersha Phillips, Carly Nicodemo, Lieze Van Tonder, Lynn Paulsen, Tova Harrison – The Woman King (Tristar Pictures)
  • Ruth E. Carter – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
  • Trayce Gigi Field – A League of Their Own (Prime Video)

Outstanding Make-up (Television or Film)

  • Angie Wells – Cheaper by the Dozen (Disney+)
  • Debi Young, Sandra Linn, Ngozi Olandu Young, Gina Bateman – We Own This City (HBO Max)
  • Michele Lewis – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple Studios)
  • Ren Rohling, Teresa Vest, Megan Areford – Emergency (Amazon Studios)
  • Zabrina Matiru – Surface (Apple Studios)

Outstanding Hairstyling (Television or Film)

  • Camille Friend – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios)
  • Curtis Foreman, Ryan Randall – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Paramount+)
  • Louisa V. Anthony, Deaundra Metzger, Maurice Beaman – Till (United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures)
  • Mary Daniels, Kalin Spooner, Darrin Lyons, Eric Gonzalez – All American (The CW)
  • Tracey Moss, Jerome Allen, Tamika Dixon, Lawrence “Jigga” Simmons, Jason Simmons – Fantasy Football (Paramount+)


  • @Theconsciousless- George Lee
  • @thechristishow – Christianee Porter
  • @earnyourleisure – Troy Millings & Rashad Bilal
  • @KevOnStage – Kevin Fredericks
  • @lynaevanee – Lynae Vanee


About NAACP:

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.

About BET:

BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions, including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience;, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

2021 Tribeca Film Festival: podcast programming announced

May 4, 2021

Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy are the subect of an Apple TV+ podcast that will premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

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

The 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today that it will welcome podcasts for the first time in the Festival’s history. As the first major festival to premiere Official Selection podcasts, Tribeca has once again demonstrated why it is at the forefront of championing all forms of storytelling. The 20th anniversary celebration will take place city-wide June 9-20 and will be the first major film festival to host in person events. 

The first-ever Tribeca Podcasts lineup will feature world premieres of fiction and nonfiction stories from some of today’s most exciting emerging creators, as well as special events that include live recordings, discussions and more with the most influential names in audio including: Jad Abumard discusses his work on RadiolabMore PerfectDolly Parton’s America and more with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Jason ReitmanEar Hustle, co-founded by bay area artist, Nigel Poor alongside Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, is the first podcast created and produced in prison and features stories of the daily realities of life inside California’s San Quentin State Prison; and the new Apple TV+ podcast about Siegfried & Roy, produced by Will Manalti and Steven Leckart.

“The past few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of podcasts, making this the perfect time to introduce our inaugural Tribeca Podcast Program,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and the Tribeca Festival. “We look forward to welcoming the creative forces behind this year’s most anticipated new programs.”

“2020 saw so many people seek new forms of entertainment as theaters, sports arenas, and museums had to temporarily close their doors. For so many podcasts became not only a source of entertainment, but also a source of comfort,” said Paula Weinstein, Chief Content Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “We’re thrilled to launch Tribeca Podcasts at this year’s Festival.”

“From Immersive in 2013, to TV in 2016, Tribeca has always been at the forefront of embracing new modes of cinematic storytelling, “ said Cara Cusumano, Festival Director and Vice President of Programming for the Tribeca Festival. “Now with Tribeca Podcasts, we are once again expanding the scope of our programming to spotlight the innovative creators and stories happening in the audio form.” 

Tribeca welcomes Audible, Inc. as the first-ever Exclusive Audio Entertainment sponsor of the Tribeca Festival. Audible, Inc. will celebrate the Tribeca creative community and showcase bold creators who are developing innovative, cinematic audio entertainment through Juneteenth programming and the premiere of queer action comedy Audible Original Hot White Heist, produced by Broadway Video and Club Cumming Productions, written, created, and produced by Adam Goldman, directed and produced by Alan Cumming, and starring an ensemble of queer performers including Bowen Yang, Cynthia Nixon, Jane Lynch, and Bianca del Rio.

The Tribeca Podcasts program is curated by Leah Sarbib, Manager, Audio Storytelling, along with the counsel of an advisory board whose members have greatly contributed to and influenced the podcast industry. They include:

  • Sarah Koenig: Host and co-creator of the groundbreaking Serial podcast, and Executive Producer of Serial Productions.
  • Jad Abumrad: Host and creator of  Radiolab,  More Perfect, and  Dolly Parton’s America (a collaboration with OSM Audio’s Shima Oliaee). He’s been called “master of the radio craft” for his unique ability to combine cutting edge sound-design, cinematic storytelling, and a personal approach to explaining complex topics—from the stochasticity of tumor cells to the legal underpinnings of the war on terror. He composes much of the music for Radiolab, and has composed music for film, theater and dance. He’s received three Peabody Awards, and the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones: Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. Hannah-Jones also earned the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. In 2020 she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and in 2021, into the North Carolina Media Hall of Fame. She also serves as the Knight Chair of Race and Investigative Reporting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Alex Blumberg: Co-host of the Spotify podcast How to Save a Planet produced by Gimlet Media, the company behind hit podcasts like The JournalHomecomingStolen: The Search for Jermain and more. Prior to founding Gimlet, Blumberg worked for years in public radio. He is an award-winning radio journalist known for his work as a producer on the wildly popular podcasts This American Life and Planet Money, which he co-founded at NPR. In 2014, he hosted the first season of the Gimlet podcast StartUp, which was about the founding of the company. Blumberg’s work has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including the Polk, the duPont-Columbia, and the Peabody. His award-winning documentary on the housing crisis, The Giant Pool of Money, was named one of the last decade’s top ten works of journalism by the Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism and New York University. It’s also the first podcast ever put in the Smithsonian. Alex holds a BA in Political Science and Government from Oberlin College.
  • Connie Walker: Started her career at CBC in Canada, where she was an award-winning investigative reporter. In 2016, Walker created Missing & Murdered, a CBC podcast that captivated listeners around the world and was downloaded more than 30 million times. Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo was featured in The New York TimesThe Rolling StoneThe Columbia Journalism Review and won the inaugural Best Serialized Story award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in 2018. Walker is Cree from Okanese First Nation in Canada.
  • Conal Byrne: Chief Executive Officer of the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group, which includes the company’s fast-growing and high-profile podcasting business and #1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, as well as the industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service; the company’s digital sites, services, newsletters and programs; and its digital advertising technology companies, including Jelli, RadioJar, Unified, Voxnest and the recently-announced Triton Digital acquisition, upon its completion. 
  • Tanya Somanader: Chief Content Officer of Crooked Media, Tanya oversees political and content strategy for the progressive media company. In the last 4 years, she has led Crooked’s transformation from a niche political podcast company with a few flagship shows into a robust player with 15 podcasts and counting, digital initiatives like Vote Save America, as well as television and film projects.

The 2021 Tribeca Podcast Program:

Special Events:

Ear Hustle: Launched in 2017 from Radiotopia and PRX, this is the first podcast created and produced in prison. The show features stories of the daily realities of life inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, shared by those living it, as well as stories from the outside, post-incarceration. Ear Hustle was co-founded by Bay Area artist Nigel Poor alongside Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, who were incarcerated at the time. Rahsaan “New York” Thomas joined the team as a co-host inside San Quentin in 2019. Heard by listeners more than 50 million times across the globe, in 2020, Ear Hustle was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in audio reporting, the first time the category was recognized, for bringing audiences “a consistently surprising and beautifully crafted series on life behind bars.” Ear Hustle has also received recognition from the Peabody Awards, the duPont-Columbia awards, the Third Coast International Audio Festival, and more. Hosts Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor will sit down together to discuss their years of collaboration, share behind-the-scenes stories from their show, and speak about what’s next.

Preview: Hot White Heist: In this new scripted podcast from Audible a group of LGBTQIA+ contemporaries attempts to steal the U.S. government’s sperm-bank deposits from some of history’s most brilliant minds — in the hopes of selling the genetic material on the black market to buy an island for a new queer paradise. Tribeca’s premiere event will include an exclusive preview and a live performance.

Juneteenth Celebration: A special celebration featuring influential Black voices in audio entertainment. Programming will be announced next week.

Jad Abumrad with Jason Reitman: Since his early days composing film scores, award winning audio producer Jad Abumrad has always had an exceptional ear. He has been called “master of the radio craft” for his unique ability to combine cutting edge sound-design, cinematic storytelling, and a personal approach to explaining complex topics. He’ll discuss his work on RadiolabMore PerfectDolly Parton’s America and more with Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Jason Reitman. Reitman’s films include TullyJunoUp in the AirThank You for Smoking, and the highly anticipated upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife slated to release November 2021.

Preview: Red Frontier: In Red Frontier, a forthcoming Spotify Original fiction podcast from Gimlet, Commander Taylor Fullerton is haunted by the mysterious tragedy that killed her crew as she alone endures their one-way mission to colonize Mars against all odds. Tribeca will present an exclusive preview of this highly anticipated fiction podcast from Spotify and Gimlet Media, followed by a conversation with the cast and creators.

Live Recording: ResistanceResistance is a widely acclaimed narrative nonfiction podcast from Gimlet Media and Spotify. It was released last fall by a homegrown team inspired by the extraordinary movements for Black lives sweeping the country. Resistance takes listeners to the frontlines to hear stories from the generation fighting for change. Host Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and guests are coming to Tribeca to do a special live recording of a Fuck Your Water Fountain Episode, a segment on the podcast that celebrates little known stories of historical resistance.

Preview: Apple TV+ Siegfried & Roy original podcast: The Siegfried & Roy original podcast from Apple TV+ presents the first, compelling in-depth podcast series about Siegfried & Roy, the most famous, controversial magicians in history, who were widely misunderstood, frequently satirized and feverishly criticized, hosted by veteran investigative journalist and Emmy-winning filmmaker Steven Leckart. The podcast goes behind the velvet curtain to examine the pop culture icons, lionized by a global fan base for more than 40 years, to deconstruct the illusions they created, the empire they constructed, and the story behind what really happened on the night that a tiger attack ended their reign. The podcast is executive produced by Will Malnati of award-winning podcast production company AT WILL MEDIA, and Leckart. Tribeca will present an exclusive preview of the podcast, followed by a conversation with the creative team.

Official Selections:
The following will be eligible for the inaugural juried Fiction Podcast Award and Narrative Nonfiction Podcast Award.

Anomaly, created by Heather Taylor, Hillary Nussbaum (United States) – World Premiere, Fiction
After an earth-changing event causes civil war along the east coast, 17-year-old Kory Hernandez is sent to live with a host family in a small Illinois town battling the impact of climate change. Unsure of her place in this new world, she wonders: what, and who, can one trust in a world turned upside down?

Black Santa, created by Jordan Crafton (United States) – World Premiere, Fiction
Slide and his friends are risking it all for a Christmas miracle, as they look for “Black Santa” of the Brooklyn projects. Slide’s love for sixteen-year-old Gianna has him and his friends willing to risk it all for a Christmas miracle. But first, they must receive a pardon from “Frosty the Snowman” to travel through “Jack Frost’s” Projects. This Christmas tale is like none else. It’s a holiday story with a modern twist.

Blind Guy Travels, created by Matthew Shifrin (United States) – World Premiere, Narrative Nonfiction
Blind Guy Travels invites you into life without sight. Join host Matthew Shifrin as he experiences a Marx Brothers comedy, crafts a TED Talk, and then a Hinge profile, collaborates with LEGO to develop instructions for blind builders, and prepares for college graduation. Blind Guy Travels is a production of Radiotopia from PRX.

Earth Eclipsed, created by Nicholas Prufer, AJ Churchill, Victor Lee (United States) – World Premiere, Fiction
A neuroscientist on the brink of a galaxy-changing discovery that will save millions of lives has her work interrupted when she’s kidnapped by a renegade miner. Set in the distant future, this immersive audio series explores what it means to live in a utopian society and the great lengths one must go to preserve humanity.

Guardians of the River, created by House of Pod and Wild Bird Trust (United States, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa) – World Premiere, Narrative Nonfiction
This is the story of the guardians of the Okavango water system, a network of rivers spanning three countries in Africa, and home to some of the most endangered animals on the planet. These guardians have a monumental task: trying to protect a remote, near pristine environment facing threats from all sides. This podcast follows what happens when worlds connect, and at times collide, with the common goal of protecting a place.

I’ll Never Be Alone Anymore – The Story Of The Skala Eressos Lesbian Community, created by Cecile C. Simon, Anais Dupuis, Anais Carayon (France) – World Premiere, Narrative Nonfiction
The story of a lesbian community that is situated in a remote village in Lesbos, Greece. Created in the 70s, it welcomed thousands of women before declining in the 2000s. Nowadays, the community is formed by older lesbians. But they are not your typical 60 year old women. They party, they have sex and they speak their minds. What they say about themselves is a precious testimony of a vanishing community that once changed so many women’s lives.

The Imperfection, created by Alex Kemp (United States) – World Premiere, Fiction
Charlie and Amber both suffer from a rare condition that causes them to wildly hallucinate. When their psychiatrist suddenly goes missing, they rally together with the doctor’s other patients to search for him. Along the way, they encounter secret societies, half-human half- spider centaurs, and a hidden borough of New York under the East River. But how do you find the truth when you can’t tell what’s real?

Monster, created by Tommy Bertelsen (United States) – World Premiere, Narrative Nonfiction
A sonic memoir about confronting a real demon while making a horror movie in Latvia.

Mother of Maricopa, created by Leah Henoch, Katie Henoch, Sydney Fleischmann (United States) – World Premiere, Narrative Nonfiction
In 2011, police raided a Tantric temple in Phoenix, Arizona and arrested its founder, Tracy Elise, on 100 counts related to prostitution, money laundering, and more. What the state saw as a brothel, Elise saw as a house of worship. In Mother of Maricopa, sisters Leah and Katie Henoch explore the story of the Phoenix Goddess Temple and the compelling questions that lie beyond Elise’s guilt or innocence.

Something Strange Is Happening, created by Tessa Bartholomew, Christina Kingsleigh Licud (United States) – World Premiere, Fiction
This scripted horror anthology podcast is built around one terrifying premise: When immigrants came to America, we brought our languages and cultures, but there’s one thing we miscalculated: we brought our monsters, too. Set in LA’s Historic Filipino Town, Season One features monsters and evil spirits of Filipino folklore, back for vengeance in modern times. Each season travels to a different immigrant town for an American horror story like you’ve never heard.

Un(re)solved, created by FRONTLINE PBS (United States) – World Premiere, Narrative Nonfiction What prompted the FBI to reinvestigate over one hundred unsolved civil rights era murders? And what does justice look like for families whose loved ones were killed? Reporter James Edwards seeks answers to these questions, reflecting on his own family’s experiences along the way.

Vermont Ave., created by James Kim, Brooke Iskra (United States) – World Premiere, Fiction John walks down Vermont Ave. to clear his head before a big decision. This is an atmospheric and intimate portrait of a thirtysomething in LA during the end of 2020. The fiction piece highlights the things that are unsaid and how the silence between two people can be louder than words. Captured in one long take using 3D sound from Sennheiser Ambeo binaural in-ear microphones, it places the listener directly in the main character’s shoes.

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Passes and Tickets for the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival
Festival passes are on sale now. Tribeca at Home tickets go on sale Monday, May 3 @ 11:00am EST.  Tickets to attend the outdoor in-person screenings / events are available starting Monday, May 10 @11:00am EST. Visit:

About the Tribeca Festival
The Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, brings artists 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. Tribeca 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. Tribeca will celebrate its 20th year June 9 – 20, 2021.

In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, a private investment company with locations in New York and Mumbai, bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.

About the 2021 Tribeca Festival Partners:
About the 2021 Tribeca Festival Partners The 2021 Tribeca Festival is presented by AT&T and with the support of our corporate partners: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Audible, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CHANEL, City National Bank, CNN Films, Diageo, DoorDash, FreshDirect, Hudson Yards, Indeed, Montefiore-Einstein, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, P&G, PwC, Roku, Spring Studios New York.

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