'One Night in Miami...' Dominates 2021 Black Reel Awards With 15 Nominations
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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.

AceShowbiz - Regina King's directorial debut "One Night in Miami..." will lead the pack at the 2021 Black Reel Awards after landing 15 nominations.

The film will compete for categories including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Director for King, Outstanding Actor for Kingsley Ben-Adir, Outstanding Supporting Actor for both Leslie Odom Jr. and Aldis Hodge, and Outstanding Screenplay for Kemp Powers.

"Judas and the Black Messiah" is another frontrunner with 12 nods, reports Deadline.

It is also in the running for Outstanding Picture, Director for Shaka King, and Screenplay for King and Will Berson, while Keith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya and Dominique Fishback are shortlisted for Outstanding Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively.

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", which is nominated for 10 awards, earned Chadwick Boseman a posthumous Outstanding Actor mention, while Viola Davis landed an Outstanding Actress nod, and the film will also be among the challengers for the Outstanding Picture honor.

Other nominees include "Da 5 Bloods" (Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Director for Spike Lee, and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Boseman), Zendaya Coleman (Outstanding Actress for "Malcolm & Marie"), "The High Note" (Outstanding Supporting Actress for Tracee Ellis Ross), and "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

OUTSTANDING ACTOR

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS

OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • "All In: The Fight for Democracy", Liz Garbus & Lisa Cortes, directors
  • "John Lewis: Good Trouble", Dawn Porter, director
  • "MLK/FBI", Sam Pollard, director
  • "Time", Garrett Bradley, director
  • The Way I See It, Dawn Porter, director

OUTSTANDING FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

  • "His House" | United Kingdom, Remi Weekes, director
  • "Night of the Kings" | Senegal, Philippe Lacote, director
  • "The Life Ahead" | Italy, Edoardo Ponti, director

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE

OUTSTANDING VOICE PERFORMANCE

OUTSTANDING SCORE

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

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 - "The Trial of the Chicago 7" (Netflix)

  • Kingsley Ben-Adir - "One Night in Miami..." (Amazon Studios)
  • Dusan Brown - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (Netflix)
  • Eli Goree - "One Night in Miami..." (Amazon Studios)
  • Ntare Mwine - "Farewell Amor" - (IFC Midnight)
  • OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, FEMALE

    OUTSTANDING FIRST SCREENPLAY

    OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY

    OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

    • "[m=Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix) - Michael Wilkinson, costume designer
    • "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (Netflix) - Ann Roth, costume designer
    • "One Night in Miami..." (Amazon Studios) - Francine Jamison-Tanchuck, costume designer
    • "Sylvie's Love" (Amazon Studios) - Phoenix Mellow, costume designer
    • "The United State vs. Billie Holiday" (Hulu) - Paolo Nieddu, costume designer

    OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN

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