Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Awards Season Heats Up

Awards season continues to heat up as more nominations are announced. Terrence Howard has proven to be this year's awards darling garnering best actor nods from the Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards and the African American Film Critics Association for his work in Hustle and Flow.

Following the success of her Emmy win earlier this year, S. Epatha Merkerson has also been awarded 2 Best Actress nominations, from the Independent Spirit Awards and the Golden Globes. The Golden Globe nomination puts her in direct competition with Lackawanna Blues producer--and 2000 Golden Globe winner--Halle Berry, who was also nominated for her role in the film adaptation of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Whatever the outcome, Lackawanna Blues' critical success has already made them both winners.

The dynamic Jeffrey Wright receives more acting accolades, this time for his supporting role in Broken Flowers from the Independent Spirit Awards; And British Actresses Thandie Newton (Crash) and Sohphie Okenedo (Hotel Rwanda) have both been honored with Best Actress nods from the London Film Critic Association.

The entertainment world is abuzz with speculations about who The Oscars will give their golden seal of approval . Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominations will be announced Jan. 31st.