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#UPFRONT featuring LaKeith Stanfield, Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall and Sharronda Williams

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features TV and film critic Sharronda Williams, Passing's Rebecca Hall and actress Ruth Negga plus Judas and the Black Messiah star LaKeith Stanfield. 

The biggest and brightest names in television and film will be recognized at this year's Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28 at 8 p.m. on NBC. TV and film critic Sharronda Williams kick's off the first segment  to chat about this year's nominees, snubs and much more. The AAFCA member and creator of Pay or Wait also talks about the future of awards show in this new virtual space. 

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson in Passing

Director Rebecca Hall is also here to discuss her new film on colorism title Passing. It is a screen adaptation of the Nella Larson book of the same name and follows two high school friends whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities as black women passing for white during the roaring 1920s. Actress Ruth Negga also talks about her leading role and why she chose to portray such a troubled character. This conversation was part of an https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e512Bd-ZM54">AAFCA Roundtable Discussion

Closing out the show is my exclusive with television and film actor LaKeith Stanfield. The star of Judas and the Black Messiah talks about playing FBI informant William O'Neal in the film as well as being reunited with his Get Out co-stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery. Judas and the Black Messiah recounts the assassination of Black Panther Party Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton and how the FBI used O'Neal to bring him down. The film opens in select theaters this weekend and is available now on HBOMax. Watch the full interview below: 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.