photo QueenLatifah43rdAFILifeAchievementAwardl5hsR9B2Nnil.jpg is bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2015 Emmy and both “Bessie” and Reg E. Cathey are early winners. More inside….

Earlier tonight, Queen Latifah’s stellar Bessie Smith bio pic, Bessie took home the 2015 EMMY for Outstanding Television Movie. During an interview with BILLBOARD prior to the awards, Queen Latifah (shown atop during an ealier awards show) revealed what attracted her to the role.

“She was fearless and flawed in a lot of ways. She was perfectly imperfect, and I can relate to that. It reminded me of the ups and downs of my life in this business and my journey. It was the first time I ever watched a movie with me in it and cried.”

Congrats to the entire cast.

In other praise reports….

Fantastic Four actor Reg. E. Cathey took home the EMMY for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for his work on “House of Cards.”

Mr. Cathey is the 6th YBF actor to win in this category. He joins Laurence Fishburne, Paul Winfield, Charles Dutton, Glynn Turman and Joe Morton.


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