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Oprah Winfrey is queen … bow down, bishes. After decades in the entertainment industry, Lady O is still the most influential African-American in La La Land, this according to The Hollywood Reporter Most Powerful People In Entertainment list.

THR revealed their list on Wednesday and out of the 100 people who made it, only 13 were Black. Winfrey, who ranked No. 9 on the coveted list, solidified her spot due to the boost OWN has received this past year (thanks to Greenleaf and Queen Sugar).

Aside from Oprah, several other notable people of color were named, such as comedian Kevin Hart, TGIT front-woman Shonda Rhimes, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, and rounding out the list at the No. 100 spot, Atlanta star Donald Clover.

See where all 13 of our folks landed on the list below. Also, click here for the full rundown.

No. 9 Oprah Winfrey – CEO, OWN

No. 34 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Actor/Producer

No. 37 Shonda Rhimes – Writer/Executive Producer

No. 55 Channing Dungey – President, ABC Entertainment

No. 67 Tyler Perry – Actor/Producer; CEO, Tyler Perry Studios

No. 70 Ava DuVernay – Director/Producer

No. 73 Denzel Washington – Actor/Director/Producer

No. 80 Kevin Hart – Actor/Comedian

No. 84 Steve Harvey – Talk Show Host/Producer

No. 93 Jordan Peele – Filmmaker/Producer/Actor

No. 96 Vin Diesel (w/ Neal Moritz) – Actor/Producer

No. 97 Barry Jenkins – Writer/Director

No. 100 Donald Glover – Actor/Musician/Writer/Producer

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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