Amazon Studios The directorial debut film of Regina King will be competing against 'Judas and the Black Messiah', which scores 12 nods, for the Outstanding Picture and Outstanding Director categories.
's directorial debut " Regina King " will lead the pack at the 2021 Black Reel Awards after landing 15 nominations.
One Night in Miami...
The film will compete for categories including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Director for King, Outstanding Actor for
Kingsley Ben-Adir, Outstanding Supporting Actor for both and Leslie Odom Jr. Aldis Hodge, and Outstanding Screenplay for Kemp Powers.
" is another frontrunner with 12 nods, reports Deadline.
Judas and the Black Messiah
It is also in the running for Outstanding Picture, Director for Shaka King, and Screenplay for King and Will Berson, while
, Keith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya Dominique Fishback are shortlisted for Outstanding Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively.
", which is nominated for 10 awards, earned Ma Rainey's Black Bottom a posthumous Outstanding Actor mention, while Chadwick Boseman landed an Outstanding Actress nod, and the film will also be among the challengers for the Outstanding Picture honor.
Other nominees include "
" (Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Director for Da 5 Bloods , and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Boseman), Spike Lee (Outstanding Actress for " Zendaya Coleman "), " Malcolm & Marie " (Outstanding Supporting Actress for The High Note ), and " Tracee Ellis Ross All In: The Fight for Democracy" (Outstanding Documentary Feature).
Overall, Netflix leads with 36 nominations, followed by Amazon (23) and Warner Bros. (14). "Last year was a historic year in film, if for no other reason that there were more films released than ever before by Black filmmakers, featuring a tremendous amount of quality performances by a group of tireless creatives, who overcame unique challenges to create a group of memorable and indelible images," said Black Reel Awards founder Tim Gordon. "We look forward to creatives continuing to tell our stories and we congratulate all of this year’s talented nominees."
The Black Reel Awards, which celebrate the excellence of African-Americans in the film industry, will take place virtually on April 11.
See the full list of nominees below:
OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
" (Netflix): Jon Kilik, Da 5 Bloods , Beatriz Levin & Lloyd Levin, producers Spike Lee "
" (Warner Bros.): Charles D. King, Ryan Cooler & Shaka King, producers Judas and the Black Messiah "
" (Netflix): Ma Rainey's Black Bottom , Todd Black & Dany Wolf, producers Denzel Washington "
" (Amazon Studios): Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder & Jody Klein, producers One Night in Miami... "
" (Walt Disney Motion Picture): Dana Murray, producers Soul
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
All In: The Fight for Democracy", Liz Garbus & Lisa Cortes, directors "
John Lewis: Good Trouble", Dawn Porter, director "
", Sam Pollard, director MLK/FBI "
Time", Garrett Bradley, director The Way I See It, Dawn Porter, director
OUTSTANDING FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
" | United Kingdom, Remi Weekes, director His House "
Night of the Kings" | Senegal, Philippe Lacote, director "
" | Italy, Edoardo Ponti, director The Life Ahead
" (Netflix), Kim Coleman, casting director Da 5 Bloods "
(Warner Bros.), Alexa L. Fogel, casting director Judas and the Black Messiah "
(Netflix), Avy Kaufman, casting director Ma Rainey's Black Bottom "
(Vertical Entertainment), Tisha Blood, Chelsea Ellis Bloch, Matthew West Taylor, casting directors Miss Juneteenth "
, Kim Hardin, casting director One Night in Miami...
OUTSTANDING VOICE PERFORMANCE
" (Netflix), The Forty-Year-Old Version Guy C. Routte, composer "
" (Netflix), Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey John Debney, composer "
" (Universal Pictures), The Photograph Robert Glasper, composer "
" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), Soul Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross & Jon Batiste, composers "
" (Amazon Studios), Fabrice Lecomte, composer Sylvie's Love
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG
"Fight for You" ("
") - Judas and the Black Messiah H.E.R, performer; H.E.R, Dernst Emile II & Tiara Thomas, writers "Make It Work" ("
") - Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey & Anika Noni Rose , performers; Forest Whitaker , writer John Legend "Poverty Porn" ("
") - The Forty-Year-Old Version Radhamusprime, performer; Radha Blank, writer "Speak Now" ("
") - One Night in Miami... Lelie Odom Jr., performer; Leslie Odom Jr. & Sam Ashworth, writers "Tigress & Tweed" ("
The United State vs. Billie Holiday") - , perfomer; Andra Day & Raphael Saadiq, writers Andra Day
OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT FEATURE
OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM
"Brother" - Ya'Ke Smith, director
"Canvas (Netflix) - Frank E. Abney III, director
"The Cypher" - Letia Solomon, director
"Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad" - Camrus Johnson, director
"The Pandemic Chronicles" - Ya'Ke Smith, director
OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY
"Mr. Soul! (Shoes in the Bed Productions) - Melissa Haizlip, director
"The Sit-In: Harry Bellafonte Hosts the Tonight Show" (Peacock) - Yoruba Richen, director
"With Drawn Arms" (Starz!) - Glenn Kaino & Afshin Shahidi, directors
OUTSTANDING EMERGING DIRECTOR
OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, MALE
Yahya Abdul Mateen II - " " (Netflix)
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Kingsley Ben-Adir - " " (Amazon Studios) One Night in Miami...
Dusan Brown - " " (Netflix) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Eli Goree - " " (Amazon Studios) One Night in Miami...
Ntare Mwine - "Farewell Amor" - (IFC Midnight)
OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
OUTSTANDING FIRST SCREENPLAY
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
"[m=Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix) - Michael Wilkinson, costume designer
" (Netflix) - Ann Roth, costume designer Ma Rainey's Black Bottom "
" (Amazon Studios) - Francine Jamison-Tanchuck, costume designer One Night in Miami... "
" (Amazon Studios) - Phoenix Mellow, costume designer Sylvie's Love "
The United State vs. Billie Holiday" (Hulu) - Paolo Nieddu, costume designer
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN