“Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?”
Best known by fans for mercilessly tearing away beloved characters from television shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” Shonda Rhimes is one of television’s most successful producers and screenwriters.
Ruth Negga’s portrayal of Mildred Loving has earned her countless accolades, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She is the only woman of color nominated in the category this year.
“Moonlight” is the first feature film McMillon has worked on, and she’s making history for it: McMillon is the first black woman ever nominated for an Oscar in Film Editing.
Almost a month following a year of many celebrity deaths, we have lost another iconic star. Mary Tyler Moore, the first woman to play an independent and capable working woman in mainstream media, died last Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. at 80 years old.
Our new series, “Success Saturdays” will focus each week on an amazing woman who has triumphed in, and left an impact on, the entertainment industry. For the first piece in this series, we’re taking a look at two “Bright Lights” of Hollywood who were lost this past December: mother and daughter, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.