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Issa Rae is officially a Golden Globe nominee.

The actress picked up her first Golden Globe nomination on Monday morning for her role on Insecure, a series also created by the Los Angeles native. “I am surprised at the passionate response. Everybody strives to make a show that’s successful,” the 31-year-old recently told HipHollywood when asked about the success of the HBO comedy.

She continued, “We wanted to make a show that was vey real and relatable where people would watch it and be like, ‘I know who that is’ or, ‘I am that person’ or, ‘I don’t ever want to be that person.'”

Rae, best known for her web series Awkward Black Girl, added, “You relate at the end of the day and it feels like people are relating super hard.”

Following the announcements, Issa not only thanked the academy for the nomination, but also expressed joy regarding the diversity in this year’s nominees. “How I feel today seeing all these mela-nominations. Thank you everybody,” she wrote on Twitter, including a clip of Wale’s “Lady” freestyle, Black Is Gold.


Rae’s series just wrapped Season 1 and fans are already anxious for Season 2 to hit air waves. “You gotta watch to find out,” she told us when asked what fans can expect. “We are definitely going to answer all the questions that people have, but we just want to tell a honest, true to life story.”

The actress further explained, “So think about what happened in your life and that will probably play out.”

Congrats to Rae on the big nod.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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