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Reese Witherspoon & Tracee Ellis Ross Celebrate the Producers at PGA Awards 2018

Reese Witherspoon and Tracee Ellis Ross walk the carpet at the 2018 Producers Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night (January 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined at the event by Nikki Reed, Thomas Jane, SMILF‘s Frankie Shaw, and Reese‘s A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay.

Reese is up for the Norman Felton Award for Episodic Television, Drama for her work as a producer on Big Little Lies.

Ava will be honored at the event with the Visionary Award. She was just the recipient of the Entertainer of the Year prize at the NAACP Image Awards the other night!

FYI: Reese is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress and Chloe Gosselin shoes. Tracee is wearing a Tory Burch dress. Nikki is wearing a Clarité suit, a Simran Rihal clutch, and Alexandre Birman shoes. Ava is wearing Malone Souliers shoes. Diane is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg dress.

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Oprah Winfrey Says Storm Reid Is This Generation's Judy Garland

Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid and Ava DuVernay are bringing A Wrinkle in Time to Essence magazine’s February issue, available now!

Here’s what the trio had to share with the mag:

Oprah on watching Storm on set: “Sometimes I’d be watching her on set and would really tear up at her performance because she will become for this generation what Judy Garland’s Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was for previous generations. She gets to be that. This little Stormy, our little Stormy, gets to carry that on for generations to come. She gets to be that light for girls like herself.”

Ava on bring approached to direct the film: “I read it, and of course, as any reader, you put yourself in the book. You see people that you know inhabiting the world. So when I went in to talk to [Walt Disney Studios] about it, I said, ‘This is how I see it. I see this as being multicultural, even down to the main character. I’m like, ‘She’s gotta be brown.’”

Storm on her first leading role: “This is a huge milestone in my career, to be in a movie with Ava DuVernay directing and Miss Oprah being in it. When I think about it, I don’t really know how to feel. There are so many emotions. But it’s just a great blessing that will forever change my life.”

For more from Oprah, Ava and Storm, visit Essence.com.

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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Wins Entertainer of the Year at NAACP Image Awards 2018!

Ava DuVernay poses with her trophy in the press room at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday (January 15) in Pasadena, Calif.

The A Wrinkle in Time director was awarded the Entertainer of the Year prize, which was presented to her by Mudbound actress and singer Mary J. Blige.

In the past year, Ava was nominated for an Oscar for directing the documentary 13th, she directed the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time, she directed the music video for Jay-Z and Beyonce‘s “Family Feud,” and she released another season of her series Queen Sugar.

Ava beat out Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z for the honor. Check out the complete winners list now!

FYI: Ava is wearing a Greta Constantine jumpsuit and Malone Souliers heels. Mary is wearing a Christian Siriano dress.

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Ava DuVernay Talks Making 'A Wrinkle in Time': 'There Are No Limits'

Ava DuVernay is featured in this new photo shoot and interview for Marie Claire‘s February 2018 issue, on newsstands now.

Here’s what the director had to share with the mag:

On making A Wrinkle in Time: “One of the great things about A Wrinkle in Time has been world creation, being able to play with big visual effects and all that stuff that so few women and directors of color get to do. For women and people of color, sci-fi takes on a much more potent space in our consciousness and imagination. It feels a lot more robust when I read the work of sci-fi or fantasy writers who are women, or women of color, because there is a muscularity to it that speaks to a present, a real situation, and it’s not just escapism for fun’s sake. It’s escapism for survival, for sanity—it’s imagining a world that’s not here.”

On doing a large scale production for the first time: “Until now, I had budgets to make movies about people talking in rooms. But with Wrinkle, there are no rooms, there are no limits! There are only doors to walk through.”

On the book: “It’s a book that takes place out in the universe, but it’s really about interiority. It’s about who you are to yourself…how you see yourself from the inside out.”

For more from Ava, visit MarieClaire.com.

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Oprah Winfrey's Partner Stedman Graham Joins Her at Golden Globes 2018!

Oprah Winfrey poses for a photo with longtime partner Stedman Graham while sitting in the audience at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 63-year-old media mogul and actress will be receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award this evening!

Oprah was seen mingling with her best friend Gayle King and her frequent collaborator and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay.

FYI: Oprah is wearing an Atelier Versace gown and Sophia Webster shoes. Ava is wearing an Armani Privé gown with Eva Fehren jewelry.

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Celebrities Mourn Sandy Hook Shooting Victims on 5th Anniversary

It has been five years since horrifying tragedy struck and 20 children and several adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Celebrities have been taking to Twitter to remember the twelve girls, eight boys and six women who were senselessly gunned down by a 20-year-old shooter. Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Wilde, Allison Janney, Ava DuVernay, and more celebrities have been posting on Twitter today to ask for gun reform and remember the lives lost.

Our thoughts are with all those who were affected by this tragedy.

Read just some of the tweets below.

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'A Wrinkle in Time' Gets Four Gorgeous Brand-New Posters

Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming film A Wrinkle In Time just dropped some amazing new artwork!

The posters for the epic adventure movie, which is based on Madeleine L’Engle‘s classic novel, were released on Wednesday (December 6).

In the film, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon play mystical beings Mrs. Which, Who, and Whatsit, respectively, who guide Meg Murry (Storm Reid) around space as she searches for her missing scientist father (Chris Pine).

Oprah, Reese, Mindy, and Storm are each featured on a poster.

A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9, 2018! Watch the trailer here.

See the full posters below…

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