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David Oyelowo
Born April 1, 1976 (age 43)
David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, OBE (born 1 April 1976) is a British-Nigerian actor and producer.
Perhaps his highest-profile role to date was as Martin Luther King Jr. in the American biographical drama film Selma (2014). He also took the lead role in A United Kingdom (2016) as well as playing the role of a chess coach in Queen of Katwe (2016). He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the... full bio
Les Misérables
[2018]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History, Romance | 6h 12min
Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.
The Cloverfield Paradox
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 42min
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Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
Don't Let Go
[2019]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 43min
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After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not.
Selma
[2014]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 8min
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A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Gringo
[2018]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 51min
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GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.
A Most Violent Year
[2014]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 5min
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In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
Red Tails
[2012]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h 5min
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A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Queen of Katwe
[2016]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 2h 4min
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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
A United Kingdom
[2016]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 1h 51min
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The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Captive
[2015]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 37min
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A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.
Nina
[2016]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 30min
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The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Nightingale
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 23min
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A lonely war veteran psychologically unravels ahead of an old friend's impending visit.
Five Days
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 5h
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A five-part mini-series that revolves around the disappearance of a young mother in a quiet British suburb and the circumstances that leave her children abandoned far from home.
Middle of Nowhere
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 37min
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When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Five Nights in Maine
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.
Complicit
[2013]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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Complicit follows the trail of Edward(David Oyelowo) an MI5 officer desperate to foil what he believes is another 7/7 style atrocity planned by British terror suspect Waleed (Arsher Ali) despite the lack of any conclusive evidence. Edward, confronted by the key moral dilemma of our time, is forced into choosing between two morally devastating outcomes.
Default
[2014]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 28min
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A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles by a gang of Somali pirates whose leader is driven by one goal: to be interviewed by a prominent member of the crew, legendary journalist Frank Saltzman.
Dog Eat Dog
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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A kidnap caper of a dog to make some much needed cash to pay off some outstanding debts goes wrong...with not so hilarious consequences.
Rahab
[2011]
 
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Short Movie | 20min
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A slave, a spy, a city under siege and a choice to be made that will change their world forever.
Black Knight Decoded
[2015]
 
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Video | Adventure, Drama, Short | 10min
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After receiving a signal from a outer space, a father struggles to unite the world and make first contact.
Blood and Oil
[2010]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 40min
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Alice, a British-Nigerian PR exec, travels to the Niger Delta to represent an oil firm during a hostage crisis.
Interstellar
[2014]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 2h 49min
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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
[2011]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 1h 45min
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A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
The Help
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 26min
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Jack Reacher
[2012]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Mystery | 2h 10min
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
Lincoln
[2012]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 30min
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As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
A Wrinkle in Time
[2018]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 1h 49min
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After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
[2013]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 12min
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As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
The Last King of Scotland
[2006]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 3min
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.
Derailed
[2005]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 48min
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When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.
The Paperboy
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 47min
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A reporter returns to his Florida home-town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.
Star Wars Rebels
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 22min
A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.
A Sound of Thunder
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Horror | 1h 41min
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When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Each week night, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws a late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind the scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and the... see more
Spooks
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Joel McHale, the snarky star of Community (2009), ridicules the silliest moments reality television, internet videos and TV from around the world have to offer. Each episode also features celebrity guests and a couple of sketches.
The 87th Annual Academy Awards
[2015]
 
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TV Special | 3h 43min
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards
[2017]
 
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TV Special | 3h 49min
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The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony celebrates the film industry's best and biggest in cinema for the year 2016 with host Jimmy Kimmel, including awards for best actors, directors, songs, original screenplays and motion picture.
96 Minutes
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 33min
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The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids in Atlanta, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.
The Lion Guard
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music | 30min
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Kion, the son of Simba, leads his friends known as the Lion Guard to protect the Pride Lands.
TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h
A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.
The Best Man
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 36min
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A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.
As You Like It
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 7min
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Rosalind, the daughter of Duke Senior (the banished duke), is raised at the court of Duke Frederick (who is younger brother to Duke Senior and took over his dukedom), with her cousin Celia (daughter to Duke Frederick). She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but before she can even think twice about it, she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again... see more
73rd Golden Globe Awards
[2016]
 
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TV Special
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 73rd annual event honoring excellence in film and television, hosted by Ricky Gervais.
72nd Golden Globe Awards
[2015]
 
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TV Special | 2h 8min
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The annual Golden Globes hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poheler.
A Raisin in the Sun
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 11min
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An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.
As Time Goes By
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 1h
The Korean War and a long lost letter separate the lives of young lovers Jean and Lionel, whose paths cross again by happenstance.
Small Island
[2009]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 3h
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In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified teacher, makes a marriage of convenience to Gilbert Joseph, paying for his passage to England on condition he sends for her. She not only hopes to see Michael... see more
9 Kisses
[2014]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 9min
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The 2014th most prominent actors pair up in a series of intimate encounters.
Rage
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2015]
 
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TV Special | 2h 6min
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The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honors the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Glenn Martin DDS
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 30min
A dentist and father of two decides to take his family across country after their house burns down. With their old beat up Winnebago, the Martin family will encounter the best that America has to offer.
The Arsenio Hall Show
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
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Sweet Nothing in My Ear
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h
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Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.
Born Equal
[2006]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 23min
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Four characters living in one neighborhood in London - all living dramatically different lives, all of them on the edge - see their stories unfold.
Steve Harvey
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Experienced and actor Steve Harvey brings his fresh and insightful approach to a vast range of topics including marriage, parenting, the workplace, friendships, and the daily dramas that people face in life.
The Passion
[2008]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History | 3h
Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Oprah's Next Chapter
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Winfrey will be in an outside studio setting, participating in conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, leaders and real-life families.
Off Camera with Sam Jones
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 58min
Photographer and director Sam Jones sits down with the myriad professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities (great skateboarders, for example), to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to open up about their insight into their business and their own abilities. Filmed in black and white, with a few deep cushion chairs and sparse... see more
The Gil Mayo Mysteries
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h
Made in Hollywood
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
"MADE IN HOLLYWOOD", is an inventive behind-the-screen entertainment news, headline; magazine-styled series, featuring exclusive celebrity interviews with Hollywood's premiere talent. There is on-set coverage with directors, writers & producers, and previews of upcoming motion picture and DVD releases. "MADE IN HOLLYWOOD" also gives the viewer a look at how special effects artists, and their tech wizards... see more
Shoot the Messenger
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Shoot The Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.
The 71st Annual Tony Awards
[2017]
 
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TV Movie | 3h
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Kevin Spacey hosts the ceremony that honors the best of Broadway for the 2016-17 season.
Who Do You Love
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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The life story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, the label that helped popularize Blues music during the 1950s and '60s.
CBS This Morning
[1992]
 
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TV Series | News | 2h
A mix of news, features and interviews with notable figures in politics, business and entertainment.
Oprah: Where Are They Now?
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
American Blend
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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The Big Picture
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Family | 10min
The Big Picture promotes all the latest movies hitting the cinemas over the coming month, plus individual Specials looking at Red Carpet Premieres, Press Conferences or Junkets.
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The best independent and artist-driven films are celebrated by the members of the not-for-profit arts organization, Film Independent.
Oprah Prime
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
TV Special | 2h
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45th NAACP Image Awards
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Reality-TV
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Tomorrow La Scala!
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 48min
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An opera company puts on a production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in a maximum security prison.
TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
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'The Hollywood Reporter', in partnership with Sundance TV, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees.
British Film Forever
[2007]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary, History | 1h 30min
TV Special | 42min
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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Brothers and Sisters
[1998]
 
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TV Series
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This series revolved around the members of a Baptist congregational choir in Liverpool, England.
RI:SE
[2002]
 
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TV Series | News | 2h 5min
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Early morning breakfast entertainment, news and sport.
Maisie Raine
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 50min
A female detective inspector with a big attitude winds up her troops and her superiors, but gets good results. In addition to her work, she also has to cope with her ne'er-do-well kid brother.
Chaos Walking
[2019]
 
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Movie | Sci-Fi
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A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.
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