Harry and Meghan Movie, Plus NAACP Image Award Winner Is… : Black Hollywood Wrap Up
by Ms. Black Hollywood
WHEN HARRY MET MEGHAN Everything about actress Meghan Markle’s journey to royalty has sounded like a movie plot and apparently now it is slated for a TV movie. Deadline.com is reporting that the Lifetime channel is ” prepping Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story, a film that chronicles the relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, who announced their engagement in November.” According to the article “Harry & Meghan” will “examine the history of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced American actress.” Casting for the movie is currently underway, but no premiere date has been announced. Markle and Prince Harry royal wedding is scheduled for May, so Lifetime is expected to air the movie before the nuptials.
AND THE WINNER IS... The 49th NAACP Image Awards announced winners in several non-televised categories. Some of the top winners include…
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Ellis – “Insecure” (HBO)
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin – “`black-ish” (ABC)
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)
- Outstanding Television Movie, Limited – Series or Dramatic Special
“The New Edition Story ” (BET)
- Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba – “Guerrilla” (Showtime)
- Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited -Series or Dramatic Special
Queen Latifah – “Flint” (Lifetime)
TV One’s “Unsung” took home Outstanding News Series/Special and “The Real” netted Outstanding Talk Series award. Turning to music, SZA won Outstanding New Artist, Bruno Mars Outstanding Male Artist and Mary J. Blige was voted Outstanding Female artist. You can catch all the televised announcements January 15 at p.m. when the Image Awards hosted by Anthony Anderson airs on TV One.
For this week’s look at Black Hollywood, that’s a wrap!