Saturday, February 16, 2008

NAACP Image Award Interviews

Obviously the sun came out too to celebrate the 39th Annual Image Awards. But don't be fooled by what you see! The sun was accompanied by "the hawk", turning a lovely red carpet day into a chilly and windy Chicago style afternoon.

Yet, despite the sudden drop in temperature the presence of one individual seem to warm up the carpet for quite a while--Tyler Perry. With two films on the horizon and Image Award nominations for his work in television and film, he had a lot to talk about with press. I didn't get the chance to interview him, but I did talk to the next best thing--one of his HPIC (Head Producers In Charge) and some of the stars of both films, Meet the Browns and A Family That Prays.

Other hot topics of discussion on the carpet: The Great Debators and its cast's individual nominations; this month's television debut of A Raisin In The Sun which Audra Macdonald shares great insight about; independent film Dirty Laundry and Rockmond Dunbar's role in it; Ruby Dee; and Rick Fox shedding his "pretty boy" image and continuing his full court press into acting.

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