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Alonge Hawes & ‘Silver & Gold’ Garner Further Nominations At Upcoming Minnesota Webfest

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With two world premieres and four nominations heading into next week’s Minnesota Webfest, Alonge Hawes must have been feeling pretty good. Now both he and his creative team have further reason to be in a celebratory mood as the distinguished film festival has announced, via their second-round nomination reveal, that both ‘Silver & Gold’ and ‘Good Black Man’ have picked up further nominations!

‘Silver & Gold’ has been nominated for Best Representation Of Communities Of Color, The Alumni Award, and Best Dramatic Performance for series co-lead Brittaney Traylor. The nomination in the performance category marks the first individual acting nomination for Traylor as well as the first acting nomination for an Alonge Hawes created series at the Minnesota Webfest.

Brittaney Traylor

This brings the overall number of nominations for ‘Silver & Gold’ to 5, following early September’s announcement that the series was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Thriller Series.

‘Good Black Man’ has also been nominated for Best Representation Of Communities Of Color and The Alumni Award. This brings the overall number of nominations for ‘Good Black Man’ to 4, following early September’s announcement that the series was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Dramatic Series.’

‘Good Black Man’ and ‘Silver & Gold’ are nominated against each other in three categories, a first at the festival for two series created by the same showrunner.

‘Silver & Gold’ is described as “A blend of comedy, action, drama, and Afro-futurism set against the backdrop of Atlanta’s criminal underground”.  The first season will consist of ten episodes, with Hawes serving as director and writer for the entire project. The series will be available via Jaro Media with a two-episode premiere on October 11th. Quentin Williams, Brittaney Traylor, Roberto Cruz Jr, and Shani Hawes make up the ensemble cast. Hawes executive produces alongside Rich DeVaughn. Jamal McClendon, Cordarol Sanders, Quentin Williams, Shani Hawes, Joshua Dennard, and Rodderick Fedd serves as producers. Check out the official series poster and visual intro below.

‘Good Black Man’, is described as ‘The journey of a man who is attempting to put his life back together after a series of unfortunate events; whilst raising of his daughter and attempting to avoid falling into the negative stereotypes commonly associated with black men in modern society.” While no release date nor platform were announced for the series as of press time, Hawes will again serve as executive producer, writer and director of all episodes. Joshua Dennard, Jamal McClendon, Shani Hawes, Rodderick Fedd and Cordarol Sanders serve as producers.

The official series poster and teaser can be seen below. The Minnesota Webfest will be held September 25-28th at the Zeitgeist Cinema Theater in Duluth, Minnesota. ‘Good Black Man’ will have its world premiere on Monday the 26th, whilst ‘Silver & Gold’ will have its world premiere on Tuesday the 27th. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Hawes.


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