‘Black-ish’ Sweeps NAACP Awards; Star Talks About Show’s Success
Fresh from its win at the NAACP Image Awards, “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson recently dropped by “Good Morning America,” ABC’s morning talk show, to discuss the success of the series. Read on for more about this news story.
Speaking with GMA’s Amy Robach, Anderson expressed pride and joy for the success of his show “Black-ish.” He believes that this is all due to its authenticity; hence, it resonates with the viewers so well. In fact, the show is so well received that it has swept the NAACP Image Awards held last Feb. 6, 2015, with “Black-ish” winning Outstanding Comedy Series and its stars winning Best Actor (Anderson), Best Actress (Tracee Ellis Ross), Best Supporting Actor (Laurence Fishburne) and Best Supporting Actress (Yara Shahidi) respectively.
Anderson said that he has been nominated quite a few times by the NAACP, but only earned his first win this year with “Black-ish.” Because of this, he feels very much vindicated for his work.
“It took me 10 nominations over the course of 20 years. I’m happy and humbled by this, but I’m most excited and happy at the fact that we won this as a family,” said the actor via a piece published on the The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Anderson also expressed surprise when he learned that the President Obama and his daughters are fans of the series. According to a report in the Washington Post, the comedian said that he was at the White House once and met with the president and first lady, who told him that first daughter Sasha loves the show. The actor notes that the show’s first rate fans could look forward to future episodes where some Obama humor will be made part of the story.
Ratings for the show, on the other hand, are also on the up and up as “Black-ish” returned after a month-long hiatus to its strongest performance. Averaging nearly seven million viewers every week, the series was up by 16 percent during its Valentine’s Day episode.
“Black-ish” premiered on ABC last September 2014.
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