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:
Woman is king | Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Cathy Shulman and Julius Tenon, Producers
Jeremy Pope Inspection
Daniel Deadwiler | up to
Gina Prince-Bythewood Woman is king
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Brian Tyree Henry Causeway
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett | Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
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
Woman is king | Ayesha Kohli, Casting Director
Outstanding voice performance
Zoe Saldana Avatar: The Way of Water
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),
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
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Outstanding first screenplay
Inspection | Elegance Bratton, Author
no | Hoyte van Hoytema, cinematographer
Outstanding costume design
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Ruth E. Carter, costume designer
Woman is king | Terrilyn A. Shropshire, editor
Outstanding production design
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Hannah Beachler, Production Designer
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