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Aunjanue Ellis

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Feb 23 2022 • 40 mins


Kelley Carter goes deep with Oscar nominee, Aunjanue Ellis, about her portrayal of Oracene Price in King Richard, how the loss of her mother reshaped the way she measures her success, and why it’s important for her to portray the lesser-known but important Black women in American history on the big screen. Then, Carla Renata, a.k.a. The Curvy Film Critic, and Entertainment Director at "The Grio” Cortney Wills, join Kelley to discuss Aunjanue’s brilliant performance, her chances for winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and reflect on the historical announcement of an all-female Oscar hosts lineup.