TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
'Nomadland' wins PGA Award, cementing front-runner status
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Frances McDormand, left, and and David Strathairn in a scene from the film "Nomadland." (Searchlight Pictures via AP)NEW YORK – Chloé Zhao's “Nomadland" cemented its Oscar front-runner status Wednesday, winning the top award at the 32nd annual Producers Guild of America Awards. But if any film could claim that mantle, it's “Nomadland,” winner of the Golden Globe best picture award for drama. The PGA Awards are watched especially closely as an Oscar bellwether. The producers use the same preferential ballot as the film academy, and their best-picture fields often nearly mirror each other.
New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'
This combination of photos shows key art for "The Runaway Bunny," premiering March 25 on HBO Max, left, "Tina," a documentary about Tina Turner premiering March 27 on HBO Max, center, and "City on a Hill," a new series premiering March 28 on Showtime. He has grasped, at least for a proud man like Anthony, how one’s ego keeps fighting a battle it doesn’t know is already lost.”Ad— In Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's revealing documentary “Tina,” Tina Turner surveys her tumultuous and extraordinary life. The film, which debuts Saturday on HBO and HBO Max, includes intimate interviews with the 81-year-old “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll," along with previously unseen footage, audio tapes and personal photos. The piercing Romanian documentary “Collective” was nominated for both best documentary and best international film — something only one previous film ( "Honeyland," in 2020) — has ever managed to do. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album features gospel hymns important to the "American Idol" winner.
Watch now: Tracee Ellis Ross, Fmr. SEC Chair Roel Campos & more at CNBC Inclusion in Action
Creating an inclusive economy goes well beyond the workforce; it's about expanding opportunities so more people can have the ability to achieve success. The Inclusion in Action: CNBC Opportunity Forum examines strategies and initiatives for organizations that create equity and opportunity not just for employees but also customers, clients, suppliers and the broader community to create lasting change. Featured speakers include:Roel Campos, Latino Corporate Directors Association Chair & Former SEC ChairmanMaria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration Former AdministratorRoger Ferguson, TIAA CEOMellody Hobson, Ariel Investments Co-CEOTandra Jackson, KPMG Vice Chair, Growth & StrategyTracee Ellis Ross, PATTERN Founder & CEOReshma Saujani, Girls Who Code Founder & CEOSponsored by SHRMVisit cnbcevents.com to learn more about upcoming events. For relevant editorial coverage, check out cnbc.com/inclusioncnbc.com
Op-ed: Black women must make their own magic with their finances
The idea, born as a way to celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of Black women, caught on quickly. How could it not, since we have witnessed incredible contributions of Black women to American culture (actress Tracee Ellis Ross), society (Vice President Kamala Harris) and the workforce (Mellody Hobson, president/co-CEO of Ariel Investments)? So why does America continue to fail Black women, particularly in opportunities to advance our economic standing? To that point, on average, Black women in the U.S. are paid 38% less than white men and 21% less than white women, according to a recent report from Lean In. Yes, Black women have more obstacles than most in getting what's due, and we have to make more sacrifices than most in stretching what we have.cnbc.com
Tracee Ellis Ross on natural hair, brand "Pattern," lack of diversity in Hollywood Foreign Press
Tracee Ellis Ross on natural hair, brand "Pattern," lack of diversity in Hollywood Foreign Press Golden Globe-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how her journey to love and accept her hair inspired her brand "Pattern." Plus, Ross discusses the lack of diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that decides the Golden Globe winners.cbsnews.com
Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants
Kidman was among the entertainers who appeared to discuss the charities that benefit from HFPA grants. More than $5.1 million in funds were given to over 70 nonprofit organizations during the “HFPA Philanthropy: Empowering the Next Generation” virtual event on Tuesday. The event, formerly known as the Grants Banquet, celebrated some of the organizations with aspiring artists, filmmakers and storytellers. The organization is known for putting on the Golden Globes. Salma Hayek paid homage to the Las Fotos Project, a nonprofit organization that inspires teenage girls through photography.
Johnsons are 'sipping tea' for 'black-ish' family portrait
This image released by ABC shows artwork by Kadir Nelson, showing the cast of "black-ish." When ABC decided the Johnsons of black-ish were due a portrait, it sought artist Kadir Nelson, a chronicler of contemporary African American experience and a fan of the sitcom. ABC's black-ish returns for its seventh season on Oct. 21, with the family portrait used for promoting the series. (Kadir Nelson/AB via AP)LOS ANGELES – When ABC decided the Johnsons of “black-ish” were due a portrait, it sought an artist who understood the family's perspective. The task went to painter and illustrator Kadir Nelson, a chronicler of contemporary African American experience and an admirer of the sitcom.
Tracee Ellis Ross: 'Don't be afraid to ask for support and ask for help' in your career
When it comes to negotiating a deal or fighting for equal pay, actor and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross says she's come a long way over the course of her career. But like most women, Ross didn't start out as the confident, business-savvy woman she's become. I did not know how to talk about money," Ross, 47, said during an interview Thursday that was part of U.S. Bank's Women & Wealth Summit. "Don't be afraid to ask for support and ask for help," Ross says. "No one wants to give you money, no one wants to give you all the things you should have," Ross says.cnbc.com
The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama
The HBO series won best television drama series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night for its second season. It also won the best actor trophy for Jeremy Strong along with best writing and best directing. She won best actress in a drama for her role on HBO’s “Euphoria,” scoring one of the few long shot victories in a Sunday night full of wins from favorites. Star Regina King won best actress, her co-star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won best supporting actor and the show’s creator Damon Lindelof won for writing. Eugene Levy won best actor, Catherine O’Hara won best actress, Annie Murphy won best supporting actress, and Levy’s son, Dan Levy, claimed three: for best supporting actor, writing and directing.
Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets belated home
LOS ANGELES A politically charged episode of black-ish from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves, series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday on social media. The change of heart comes amid ongoing protests and calls for broad social change prompted by the death in May of George Floyd, a Black man, while in Minneapolis police custody. The Emmy-nominated series has tackled thorny social issues during its ABC run, which began in 2014. Black-ish has four nominations for next month's Emmys on ABC, including lead actor nods for Anderson and Ross.
Michelle Obama, Gaga, J. Lo to join Oprah on wellness tour
NEW YORK, NY – Oprah Winfrey’s going on tour, and she’s bringing a rock-star lineup with her, including former first lady Michelle Obama and Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga. Live Nation announced Wednesday that Winfrey’s wellness arena tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) — dubbed “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” — will also include guest appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kate Hudson. On the tour, Winfrey will hold one-on-one conversations with the superstars, first with Gaga on January 4, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The nine-city tour will also visit St. Paul, Minnesota (Fey); Charlotte, North Carolina (Schumer); Atlanta (Johnson); Brooklyn, New York (Obama); Dallas (Ellis Ross); San Francisco (Hudson); and Los Angeles (Lopez). Winfrey will wrap the tour on March 7 in Denver with BFF Gayle King.
2020 Met Gala theme revealed
Gwen Stefani, Jeremy Scott, Bella Hadid, Stella Maxwell, Maluma, Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Denek K, and Violet Chachki attend The 2019 Met Gala "Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New(CNN) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City has announced the theme of the 2020 Met Gala and the accompanying Costume Institute exhibition: "About Time: Fashion and Duration." The exhibition itself will run from May 7 to Sept. 7, while the gala will be held the evening of May 4. "Fashion is indelibly connected to time," Andrew Bolton, curator of the exhibition, said in a statement. Through a series of chronologies, the exhibition will use the concept of duration to analyze the temporal twists and turns of fashion history." The gala will be co-chaired by Nicolas Ghesquire of Louis Vuitton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, and Anna Wintour.