Lee Daniels gets Hollywood honor.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES, Ca. — Ain’t no party like a Hollywood party cause a Hollywood party don’t stop. Empire co-creator Lee Daniels received the 2,595th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. The 56-year-old director [who’s openly gay] spoke for several minutes at the star-studded ceremony in front of the Hudson Apartments on Hollywood Boulevard. Daniels, if you recall, received a nomination for best director in 2010 for his exceptional work in “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.” He was also nominated for best director of Fox’s hip hop drama “Empire.”
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Gabourey Sidibe, who won an Oscar for ‘best supporting actress’ in Precious, joined Daniels in speaking at the event. Empire star Jussie Smollett and actress Queen Latifah also shared a few congratulatory words. “Everything I do, everything I am is because of my tribe,” said Daniels during his speech.
As founder of Lee Daniels Entertainment, Daniels made his film debut with the 2001 release of “Monster’s Ball,” which gave Halle Berry an Oscar for best actress. Four years later, Daniels made his directing debut in the 2005 crime thriller “Shadowboxer” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Helen Miren. Daniels’ most recent film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” held the No. 1 spot at the box office for three consecutive weeks.
Congratulations Mr. Daniels!