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Rooting For Everybody Black: Oscar Nominations 2021

Rooting For Everybody Black: Oscar Nominations 2021

As the award season comes to a close, we finish out with the long-awaited Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts & Science, or simply The Oscars. Initially pushed back to better align with COVID-19 protocols, film experts and movie fans alike are looking forward to seeing who will be awarded as the “best of the best” this year. The Academy has notoriously highlighted the highest caliber of cinematic achievement for 93 years. As art imitates life, we have witnessed stellar performances over the last year from some of our community’s brightest stars. These performances have distinctly mirrored necessary social commentary, historical occurrences, and societal critique. Simultaneously, the Oscars have served as an outlet for celebrities to make political statements through this art form and their appearances by expressing grievances in the world of Hollywood. This has been especially true over the past few seasons with the establishment of #OscarsSoWhite. With this in mind, here is a compilation of nominees from our community who are up for an Oscar this year. 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

CHADWICK BOSEMAN: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

DANIEL KALUUYA: Judas and the Black Messiah

LESLIE ODOM, JR.: One Night in Miami…

LAKEITH STANFIELD: Judas and the Black Messiah

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

VIOLA DAVIS: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

ANDRA DAY: The United States vs. Billie Holiday

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

SOUL: Pete Docter and Dana Murray

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH: Sean Bobbitt

COSTUME DESIGN

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM: Ann Roth

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA : Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

FILM EDITING

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7: Alan Baumgarten

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM: Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

FIGHT FOR YOU : from Judas and the Black Messiah; Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

HEAR MY VOICE: from The Trial of the Chicago 7; Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite

SPEAK NOW: from One Night in Miami…; Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

See Also

BEST PICTURE

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH: Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 : Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers

PRODUCTION DESIGN

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM: Producton Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton

SOUND

SOUL: Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…: Screenplay by Kemp Powers

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH: Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 : Written by Aaron Sorkin

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