Alfre Woodard joins cast of “Twelve Years a Slave”

By AphroditeMF on Jun 14 2012 at 5:58 am | No Comments »

alfre1 200x300 other projects alfre woodard Alfre Woodard, the award-winning actress who plays Lafayette’s schizophrenic mother, has landed a role in forthcoming film Twelve Years a Slave.  The movie is an adaptation of the 1853 book of the same name, by Solomon Northup, a New Yorker who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.

There’s a lot of buzz around this movie, as it’s the third feature by acclaimed British director Steve McQueen, the man behind gritty Irish prison drama Hunger, and disturbing sex-addiction tale Shame.  Both of these movies starred Michael Fassbender, who is set to be reunited with McQueen in Twelve Years a Slave.  As well as Alfre Woodard and Michael Fassbender, the movie will star Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead role, and Brad Pitt.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

A S3 True Blood Guest Star is Coming Back in S5

By jody on May 30 2012 at 7:11 pm | 3 Comments »

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Tim Stack from Entertaining Weekly has some spoiler news for us.

EW has learned exclusively that Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Alfre Woodard will return as Ruby Jean Reynolds, the schizophrenic mother of Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) last seen in season 3. Ruby Jean was a patient in a local mental hospital and under the care of Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), who later went on to have a tragic romance with Lafayette.

Woodard was nominated for an  2011 Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series — for the Blood role. She’s set to appear in episodes 5 and 6 of the HBO series, and possibly more.

Source: EW

Nelsan Ellis And Alfre Woodard Nominated For NAACP Image Awards

By Lividity on Jan 19 2012 at 2:48 pm | 2 Comments »


LafayetteRubyJean nelsan ellis awards alfre woodard Congratulations to Nelsan Ellis and Alfre Woodard who were both nominated for the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards! Nelsan was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in our favorite TV show, True Blood, while Ms. Woodard was nominated for her work in Memphis Beat.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

• Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
• Ice T – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
• James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Nelsan Ellis – “True Blood” (HBO)
• Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

• Alfre Woodard – “Memphis Beat” (TNT)
• Anika Noni Rose – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
• Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA Network)
• Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

via Reuters

Alfre Woodard Narrates Women, War & Peace

By Lividity on Oct 11 2011 at 7:48 am | No Comments »

womenwarpeace other projects alfre woodard Tonight begins a five part series on PBS channels that highlights how women are affected nowadays in the global climate of modern warfare. Alfre Woodard will be narrating, along with Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton & Geena Davis. The series will air Tuesday nights until November 8th; check your local PBS listings.

Women, War & Peaceis a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and

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warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.


True Blood Cast At Pre-Emmy Events

By Lividity on Sep 18 2011 at 12:58 am | 3 Comments »
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Todd Lowe attends Kari Feinstein Primetime Emmy Awards Style Lounge

The Emmys will be broadcast this Sunday and in preparation, the True Blood cast is out and about doing pre-Emmy parties and gift lounges. I love it when everyone poses with free swag! We’ll load more as they come in. PS, Todd? I hope you took more than one bag of kettle corn, ’cause that stuff is amazing!

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2011 Emmy Nominations Announced

By jody on Jul 14 2011 at 12:00 pm | 42 Comments »

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced this morning. Sadly, True Blood was snubbed in the major categories. (EW feels our pain in this Emmy Snub List.) The good news is, True Blood was nominated 4 four awards:

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire • Boardwalk Empire (Pilot) • HBO
The Borgias • Lucrezia’s Wedding • Showtime
Mad Men • Public Relations • AMC
Modern Family • Halloween • ABC
True Blood • Beautifully Broken • It Hurts Me Too • Trouble • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
Suzuki Ingerslev, Production Designer
Cat Smith, Art Director
Laura Richarz, S.D.S.A., Set Decorator 

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Boardwalk Empire • Boardwalk Empire (Pilot) • HBO
Game Of Thrones • Winter Is Coming (Pilot) • HBO
Glee • The Rocky Horror Glee Show • FOX
Mad Men • The Rejected • AMC
True Blood • 9 Crimes • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
Brigette Myre Ellis, Department Head Makeup Artist
Lana Horochowski, Key Makeup Artist

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

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The Closer • TNT • Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor
Dexter • Showtime • Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce
Grey’s Anatomy • ABC • Loretta Devine as Adele Webber
Mad Men • AMC • Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship
Mad Men • AMC • Cara Buono as Faye Miller
Shameless • Showtime • Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson
True Blood • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds

 Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Boardwalk Empire • Boardwalk Empire (Pilot) • HBO
CSI: NY • Life Sentence • CBS
Game Of Thrones • A Golden Crown • HBO
Nikita • Pandora • CW
True Blood • Hitting The Ground • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
John Benson, Supervising Sound Editor
Jason Krane, Dialogue and ADR Editor
Christian Buenaventura, Dialogue Editor
Steve Stuhr, Dialogue Editor
Stuart Martin, Sound Effects Editor
Fred Judkins, Foley Editor
Eduardo Ponsdomenech, Music Editor
Zane Bruce, Foley Artist
Jeff Gunn, Foley Artist
The Walking Dead • Days Gone Bye • AMC

We would also like to congratulate True Blood’s former maenad Maryann! Michelle Forbes (who is fabulous as Mitch Larsen on AMC’s The Killing) was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.


Drawer Free Zone – Alfre Woodard Style

By Lividity on Jun 28 2011 at 7:35 pm | 1 Comment »

alfre1 ruby jean reynolds alfre woodard OK y’all, I’ve been the poster girl for commando living for ages, but guess who else is… Alfre Woodard! Hooray for Ms. Lady, Ruby Jean Reynolds, Lafayette’s Mom! She tells it like it is to a show called “The Talk” (yeah, I dunno either); but listen all you thong wearing peeps, tell me why they better than nothing at all – just a nuisance if ya ask me (or Alfre ;)