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Over the Weekend 3/29/21: NAACP Image Awards Handed Out, Godzilla vs. Kong Rules Overseas and More News

March 29, 2021 09:00 | By

It’s the last Monday of March, and we’re now fully into the Spring where more productions are gearing up, while a few have just wrapped.

Scott Derickson‘s The Black Phone is one of the latter as Derickson and his co-writer C. Robert Cargill announced on Twitter over the weekend the finishing of filming in Wilmington, North Carolina:


52ndNAACPImageAwardsThis year’s 52nd NAACP Image Awards took place virtually over a number of days, but they saved the biggest awards for the weekend as they wrapped up with the last of the movie and TV series awards in acting with Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life winning for Outstanding Motion Picture. 

The NAACP gives out Image Awards in a lot of different categories, including music, literature, politics and sports, but we’re going to stick with the movie and television awards.

Entertainer of the Year
D-Nice

Outstanding Motion Picture
Bad Boys For Life

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae – Insecure

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Regé-Jean Page – Bridgerton

Presidents Award
LeBron James

Hall of Fame Award
Eddie Murphy

From previous nights…

Outstanding Comedy Series
Insecure

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Deon Cole – “black-ish”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin – “black-ish”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Chadwick Boseman – “Da 5 Bloods”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Phylicia Rashad – “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture
Madalen Mills – “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)
Nadia Hallgren – “Becoming”

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“The Banker”

Outstanding International Motion Picture
“NIGHT OF THE KINGS”

Outstanding Drama Series
“Power Book II: Ghost”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Clifford “Method Man” Smith – “Power Book II: Ghost”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Mary J. Blige – “Power Book II: Ghost”

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
“Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Blair Underwood – “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Octavia Spencer – “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
“Soul” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall

Outstanding Talk Series
Red Table Talk

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition or Game Show
Celebrity Family Feud

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)
VERZUZ

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
The New York Times Presents “The Killing of Breonna Taylor”

Outstanding Children’s Program
Family Reunion

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)
Marsai Martin – “Black-ish”

Outstanding Animated Series
Doc McStuffins

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture
Soul

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)
Laya DeLeon Hayes – “Doc McStuffins”

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture
Jamie Foxx – “Soul”

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Steve Harvey – “Celebrity Family Feud”

Outstanding Guest Performance – Comedy or Drama Series
Loretta Devine- “P-Valley”

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)
Raynelle Swilling – “Cherish the Day”

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Michaela Coel – “I May Destroy You” – Ep. 112 “Ego Death”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Attica Locke – “Little Fires Everywhere” – Ep. 104 “The Spider Web”

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special
Geri Cole – “The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special”

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Radha Blank – “The Forty-Year-Old Version”

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anya Adams – “black-ish” – Ep. 611 “Hair Day”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Hanelle Culpepper – “Star Trek: Picard” – Ep. 101 “Remembrance”

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
Eugene Ashe – “Sylvie’s Love”

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Gina Prince-Bythewood – “The Old Guard”

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama
“#FreeRayshawn“

Outstanding Performance in a Short Form
Laurence Fishburne – “#FreeRayshawn”

Outstanding Short Form Series – Reality/Nonfiction
“Between The Scenes” – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Short-Film (Live Action)
“Black Boy Joy”

Outstanding Short-Film (Animated)
“Canvas”

Outstanding Writing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)
Melissa Haizlip – “Mr. SOUL!”

Outstanding Documentary (Film)
“John Lewis: Good Trouble”

Outstanding Documentary (Television – Series or Special)
“The Last Dance”


Nobody

Bob Odenkirk in Nobody

On Friday, Universal Pictures released the Bob Odenkirk revenge thriller into 2,460 theaters where it grossed an estimated $6.7 million, which was enough for it to be #1 at the domestic box office. Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon dropped to second place with $3.5 million to bring its total to $28.4 million. The even bigger story at the box office took place overseas as Warner Bros‘ Godzilla vs. Kong, which opens in North America on Wednesday, grossed $121.8 million in 38 countries overseas this past weekend with $70.3 million in China alone, which is more than the $66 million made by its 2019 predecessor Godzilla: King of Monsters in China, and that didn’t have a pandemic to contend with either. There’s a good chance that Godzilla vs. Kong might have one of the biggest domestic openings since the pandemic began, and that’s despite the movie also being available to HBO Max subscribers.


Just as Friday’s “End of Week Production Notes” went “to press,” Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad, the sequel to the 2016 movie with a mostly new group of supervillains being forced into being heroes. Warner released a Red Band trailer, so you’ll need to click on the below and go to YouTube to view it: