‘The Woman King’ wins big at the 23rd Annual Black Reel Awards

Woman is king Which outshone all the competition at this year’s The Black Reel Awards. With six wins out of fourteen nominations, Woman is king Arrested for Outstanding Film, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Breakthrough Actress, Outstanding Score and Outstanding Editing.

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s sweeping epic that focuses on the female warriors of Dahomey narrowly outshines Marvel’s superhero movies, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever That wins 5 black reels on its own. going into the night Wakanda forever was tied with Woman is king With fourteen award nominations. Along with winning his third Black Reel Award for Outstanding Costume Design Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverFantastic Ruth E. Carter became the most decorated technical award winner in Black Reel history.

Actress Angela Bassett also made Black Reel history, becoming the first woman to win an acting and honorary award in the same year. Ms. Bassett won Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and has also received the prestigious Sidney Poitier Trailblazer Award in recognition of his acting excellence. In 2005, Bassett joined Jamie Foxx, the only person honored, in claiming the Vanguard Award and Outstanding Actor Award for Ray.

Independent studio A24, which received 10 nominations Inspection And Jeremy Pope cashed in four wins, thanks to two awards (Outstanding Actor and Breakthrough Actor). Not to be outdone by Pope, writer-director Elegance Bratton also took home two awards for Outstanding Independent Film and First Screenplay.

Presenters include: Courtney B. Vance, Ruth E. Carter, Coleman Domingo, Tasha Smith, Cassie Lemons, Sally Richardson-Whitfield, Quvenzanne Wallis, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Corey Hardricht, Cassie Freeman, Cheryl Dooney, Quintessa Swindell, Sadiq and Sadiq Jahi Winston to name just a few.

23rd Black Reel Award Winners:

Excellent movie

Woman is king | Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Cathy Shulman and Julius Tenon, Producers

Outstanding actor

Jeremy Pope Inspection

Outstanding actress

Daniel Deadwiler | up to

Outstanding director

Gina Prince-Bythewood Woman is king

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Brian Tyree Henry Causeway

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett | Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Outstanding screenplay

up to | Chinoni Chukwu, Michael Riley and Keith Beauchamp, authors

Outstanding documentary feature

sydney | Reginald Hudlin, director

Outstanding International Film

Saint Omar (France) | Alice Diop

Outstanding ensemble

Woman is king | Ayesha Kohli, Casting Director

Outstanding voice performance

Zoe Saldana Avatar: The Way of Water

Outstanding score

Woman is king | Terence Blanchard, Composer

Outstanding original song

“Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) | Rihanna (Actor/Writer), Ryan Coogler (Writer), Ludwig Goransson (Writer),

Outstanding soundtrack

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Outstanding independent film

Inspection | Elegance Bratton, director

Outstanding short film

Constants | PJ Palmer, Director

Outstanding Emerging Director

Nikiatu Jusu | nanny

Outstanding Breakthrough Actor

Jeremy Pope Inspection

Outstanding Breakthrough Actress

Thuso Mbedu Woman is king

Outstanding first screenplay

Inspection | Elegance Bratton, Author

Outstanding cinematography

no | Hoyte van Hoytema, cinematographer

Outstanding costume design

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Ruth E. Carter, costume designer

Outstanding editing

Woman is king | Terrilyn A. Shropshire, editor

Outstanding production design

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Hannah Beachler, Production Designer

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