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Sterling K. Brown can officially call himself an Emmy Award-winner.

Brown took home the Emmy Award on Sunday for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Chris Darden in The People v. O.J. Simpson. 

While accepting the award, presented by Terrence Howard, Brown made a hilarious Melania Trump plagiarism joke. “I was talking to Melania Trump this morning, I was asking her what should I do, what should I say,” he joked.

He continued, “Thank you to the Academy. A lot of you may not have known who I was and you checked the box anyway … And that makes me very very happy. To the communities that have supported up to this point in my career — There’s a lot of people in St. Louis making a lot of noise right now. Mama, I can hear you. I love you.”

An emotional Brown went on to thank his father, who the actor said “changed what people called me at age 16 so I could hear your name every day of my life. I love you, Daddy.”

This also marks the first Emmy nomination for the actor, who shared with HipHollywood back in June how thrilled he was to be recognized, but specifically, the series itself for its whopping 22 nods. “We knew that we had something special. Each week when we were in the makeup trailer and everybody got finished reading the script, we were really, really excited to talk about what was happening in this week’s episode.”

Brown was up against Jesse Plemons (Fargo), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Hugh Laurie (The Night Manger), David Schwimmer (The People v. O.J. Simpson) and John Travolta (The People v. O.J. Simpson) for the coveted award.

Congrats to Brown.

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CodeBlack Could Redeem Itself With New Omar Epps, Paula Patton Flick



No shade to CodeBlack Films, but it’s last flick, All Eyes On Me, was kind of a disaster. From the poor ratings and reviews, to stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and 50 Cent slamming the film, folks just weren’t feeling it.

But that may all change with their new movie Traffik. The action-packed thriller slated for theaters April 27, 2018 stars Omar Epps, Paula Patton and Laz Alonso, and it looks pretty darn good.

Peep the trailer below.

In the film, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple are surprised by the arrival of two friends, another couple, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against a gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor. Patton is also a producer.

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