Audra snags SAG and NAACP nominations for HBO’s Lady Day

December 14th 2016

As announced today Audra Lady Dayin the press, Audra has been nominated two awards for her performance in HBO’s special Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. The celebrated actress and singer was recognized by the Screen Actors Guild in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special.

Audra first performed the role of Billie Holiday on Broadway in 2014, and later won her sixth Tony Award for the same production.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill was filmed live at Café Brasil in New Orleans and aired on HBO in March 2016. Stream Lady Day online and tune in to the SAG Awards on January 29, 2017 and the NAACP Image Awards on February 11, 2017.

Celebrate the holidays with Audra!

November 23rd 2016

AM.SesameStreetJoin everyone’s favorite neighbors on Sesame Street to celebrate the holidays with Audra. Tune in to HBO on Friday, November 25 at 7 pm EST for “Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas.”

Spend this winter season with Big Bird, Elmo, Audra and the whole gang – the holiday special returns to HBO on December 24.

President Obama and NEA honor Audra with National Medal of Arts

September 14th 2016

Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 6.22.30 PMThis September, Audra McDonald joins luminaries and patrons of the American arts as an honoree of the 2015 National Medal of Arts. Audra is recognized by the White House and National Endowment for the Arts for her singular achievements on the stage and screen. Fellow recipients of the distinguished honor include Mel Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Morgan Freeman, Philip Glass, Berry Gordy, Santiago Jiménez, Jr., Moises Kaufman, Ralph Lemon, Luis Valdez, and Jack Whitten.

Established by the US Congress in 1984, the National Medal of Arts has been awarded to writers, dancers, choreographers, actors, painters, musicians, and dedicated supporters of the arts for their contributions to the field of arts and humanities in America. President Barack Obama will present the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to the 2015 recipients in the East Room of the White House on September 22. The event will be streamed live at

View the full list of 2015 honorees.

Audra McDonald receives Emmy nomination for HBO’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

July 14th 2016

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 5.05.41 PM copyAs announced this morning, Audra McDonald has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for portraying Billie Holiday in HBO’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.

Lady Dat at Emerson’s Bar & Grill was filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, recreating the atmosphere of the Broadway production that earned Audra her record-breaking sixth Tony Award in 2014.

Watch Lady Day on HBO and tune in to the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing September 18, 2016, on ABC.

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