Clout On 100! Oprah Is Still The Reigning Queen Of Hollywood
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