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Honoring Diversity in the Cinematic Arts and Television
By Sentinel News Service
Published October 29, 2009

“Honoring Diversity in the Cinematic Arts and Television” 


On Sunday, November 22, 2009 in Beverly Hills, the 2009 Diversity Awards will present top Favorite New Television Cast Ensemble Award honors to the FOX comedy “Glee”,  the timely and heartfelt comedy centered-around a bunch of drama and art school misfits and their nair-do-well teacher.   The bunch are determined to overcome the odds and make it to the big time in both high school and the world beyond, despite the hurdles and pitfalls of both adolescents and fleeting stardom.  The Diversity Awards having cultivated a reputation as the “go-to” event in Hollywood, highlighting thought-provoking stories, diverse contributions, and fresh and innovative works, will present awards at its 17th anniversary gala as they return to the Beverly Hills Hotel, where an array of stars will again be on hand to give and receive accolades, for stories that have touched audiences and brought diverse issues and ideals to the fore. 


With this year’s theme “Celebrating Diversity – All The Right Moves, All The Right Talent- One Star At A Time!” the star-studded black tie gala, known for its top musical talent and celebrity guests, will again present awards for creative accomplishment and contributions to diverse perspectives, achievement and ideas in the cinematic arts and television.                 

With “Glee” receiving this year’s Favorite New Diverse Ensemble Cast Award, MMPA members conveyed the impact of what has fast-become a national weekly phenomena, much like the American Idol and Dance reality shows, of which so much of Glee seems to be based.  With several breakout talents encompassing the cast, some of whom actually tried out for Idol, Glee delivers so much of what this celebrity-based youth culture are starved for, and seem to feed it the freshly written angst of which its demographic seems to have swallowed hook, line, and sinker causing its stratospheric pop culture climb.   Others joining the 2009 honorees as Diversity Awards winners include; the cast of the NBC comedy “Community,” the cast of ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights,” Academy Award nominee, Taraji P. Henson, the cast of CBS’ NCIS: LOS Angeles, “Heroes” Masi Oka, the cast of Parks and Recreation, Twilight’s Justin Chon, and breakout actress Hope Wilson among others.                                                                              

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