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February 5, 2021
Actor Riz Ahmed Lands Early Wins for his role as Ruben in the Amazon Original Movie “Sound of Metal” Before heading into this week of award nomination announcements, R&CPMK Entertainment client Riz Ahmed already had a few wins under his belt for his portrayal of Ruben, a deaf musician, in the Amazon Original Movie “Sound of Metal.” He was named the winner for the Best Actor Award by the National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Online and was named the winner of the Male Actor Award by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Also honored by PSIFF with the Spotlight Award was fellow R&CPMK Entertainment client, actor Leslie Odom Jr. for his portrayal of Sam Cooke in the Amazon Original Movie “One Night in Miami.” Nominations were announced late last week and earlier this week for upcoming awards programs such as the Film Independent Spirit Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, Writers Guild Awards and Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards with R&CPMK clients picking up nominations across the board.  See below for a full list of client nominees.   FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS BEST ACTORRiz Ahmed – Sound of Metal   GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES9-1-1: Lone Star – Rob LoweRatched – (Sharon Stone)The Umbrella Academy – (David Castañeda, Ritu Arya and Kate Walsh) OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIESEverything’s Gonna Be Okay – (Maeve Press)   NAACP IMAGE AWARDS OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTUREBad Boys For Life – Jerry BruckheimerMa Rainey’s Black Bottom – Denzel Washington Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama#FreeRayshawn – Antoine Fuqua Outstanding Performance in a Short Form SeriesJasmine Cephas Jones – #FreeRayshawnLaurence Fishburne – #FreeRayshawn  Outstanding Comedy SeriesBlack-ish – (Laurence Fishburne)grown-ish – (Laurence Fishburne) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesLaurence Fishburne – Black-ish Outstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesCedric The Entertainer – The Neighborhood Outstanding Drama SeriesPower Book II: Ghost – (Melanie Liburd)   GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS BEST ACTOR – Motion Picture DramaRiz Ahmed – Sound of Metal BEST ACTOR – TV Motion Picture/Limited SeriesJeff Daniels – The Comey Rule BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Motion PictureLeslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – TVDonald Sutherland – The Undoing BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Motion PictureGlenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy BEST SONG – Motion PictureLeslie Odom Jr. – “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami   SAG AWARDS Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleGlenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleLeslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleRiz Ahmed – Sound of Metal Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureOne Night in Miami – (Leslie Odom Jr.)The Trial of the Chicago 7 – (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II)   WRITERS GUILD AWARDS COMEDY SERIESWhat We Do in the Shadows – Stefani Robinson EPISODIC DRAMA“Trouble Don’t Last Always” (Euphoria) – Sam Levinson   KIDS CHOICE AWARDS FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOWCobra Kai – Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg       (_) indicates client’s involvement in nominated project.

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Featured in the latest Adweek article, Meilani Weiss, EVP of Brand Integration at R&CPMK shares her insight on how brands can best reach their audiences on streaming platforms and the complex landscape of brand integration. “Netflix boasts approximately 214 million worldwide users. Most of them are under 45. They have higher household income than an average consumer. And you can’t reach any of them with an ad buy. Last year, streaming eclipsed broadcast and cable TV in total viewership. This is according to Nielsen’s Gauge report, which found that 26% of all TV viewing is now streaming. The trend
R&CPMK clients – Colossal, LifeLabs, and Mastercard – made the list of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards in the Climate category. Congratulations to our clients and their respective teams at R&CPMK! “The climate category of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards recognizes projects designed to mitigate the impacts of climate change, limit emissions, help build resiliency to climate disasters, or otherwise help solve issues of climate crisis.” To view the full Fast Company article, click here. To learn more about our clients, read below. Colossal is nominated as a finalist for the Woolly Mammoth De-extinction Project, a