Emmys 2015: A Look at the LGBT Nominees and Nominated Role/Shows

There’s always something as well, Ellen and Portia are usually around somewhere. The 67th Annual Emmy Awards will be presented this Sunday with “Brooklyn 99” star Andy Samberg serving as host and just as LGBT characters have become a part of mainstream television, the nominees reflect that, too. In fact, with most of the show nominations, […]

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2015 Emmy Watch: The LGBT-ness Of The Nominees

The Emmy nominations came out last week and it was impossible to get very far in the list of nominees without finding representatives of the LGBT community both in fictional representation and the bona fide real thing. Seeing LGBT performers and shows that you might call LGBT-centric is not a new thing since awareness and […]

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David Oyelowo as Peter Snowden in HBO's "Nightingale." (Photo: Joseph Cultice/HBO)

HBO’s ‘Nightingale’ Shines a Light on Black Americans and Mental Illness

*Spoiler Alert* Within the first minute or so of the HBO film “Nightingale’s” opening scene, one thing is pretty clear: something isn’t quite right with Peter Snowden. David Oyelowo stars in “Nightingale” —the film’s sole character — as a 30-something-year-old Army veteran who unravels, snaps and kills his mother, Lillian. We don’t see the act […]

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"Selma" director Ava DuVernay. (Photo: Ava DuVernay)

#MakingHistoryToday: Ava DuVernay Is a Hollywood ‘It’ Girl

For Black History Month, XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com will highlight the accomplishments of three female innovators–“Selma” director Ava DuVernay, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” Issa Rae and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, whose blogs “Awesomely Luvvie” and “Awesomely Techie” are very popular.

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