'True Detective' helmer Cary Fukunaga is said to be on board to direct with actor Idris Elba expected to star in the film.
Three Oscar bids from the African diaspora is unprecedented: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," and Barkhad Abdi, for "Captain Phillips."
The two drama series each earned 17 nods as Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning.
Tyler Perry has been nominated for a whopping 19 NAACP Image Awards for his work on "For Colored Girls," "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" and others.