Monday, November 23, 2009

Youth In Bloom At The Diversity Awards...

Last night in Hollywood, many stars of the music stage handed out and received awards at the AMAs, but over on the other side of town at the Luxe Hotel, some very special few others took the stage to celebrate on-screen diversity. Hosted by a barefoot Thomas Jane (see photos below) and Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives), the 2009 Diversity Awards honored those who are breaking stereotypes and making great strides in film and television. The casts of Lincoln Heights and Glee were both honored as ensembles, but young stars Justin Chon (Twilight) and Hope Olaide Wilson (Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself) were stand-outs of the evening. Both brought their mothers as their "plus ones," and both got emotional when describing the love and support their families have given them during the often unsteady journeys that are acting careers.


THESE ARE THE UNEDITED PHOTOS.

All photos (C) ...TBD Productions/Danielle Turchiano 2009. No reproductions or reprinting without written permission.


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