Here Are The 2021 Nominations For The Black Reel Awards


Awards season continued today with the announcement of the 2021 nominees for the Black Reel Awards!  The winners will be announced in February!

Here are the nominees:

Outstanding Motion Picture
The Harder They Fall
King Richard
Passing
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Outstanding Director
Halle Berry – Bruised
Nia DaCosta – Candyman
Reinaldo Marcus Green – King Richard
Rebecca Hall – Passing
Jeymes Samuel – The Harder They Fall

Outstanding Actor
Mahershala Ali – Swan Song
Winston Duke – Nine Days
Jonathan Majors – The Harder They Fall
Will Smith – King Richard
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Outstanding Actress
Zazie Beetz – The Harder They Fall
Halle Berry – Bruised
Jennifer Hudson – Respect
Taylour Paige – Zola
Tessa Thompson – Passing

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Colman Domingo – Zola
Idris Elba – The Harder They Fall
Andre Holland – Passing
LaKeith Stanfield – The Harder They Fall
Jeffrey Wright – The French Dispatch

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Regina King – The Harder They Fall
Rita Moreno – West Side Story
Ruth Negga – Passing

Outstanding Screenplay
Candyman – Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele & Win Rosenfeld
The Harder They Fall – Jeymes Samuel & Boaz Yakin
In the Heights – Quiara Alegria Hudes
Passing – Rebecca Hall
Zola – Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris

Outstanding Documentary
Ailey
Citizen Ashe
My Name is Pauli Murray
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Outstanding Foreign-Language Film
African America (South Africa)
Bitter Sugar (Tunisia)
Faya Dayi (Ethiopia)

Outstanding Ensemble
The Harder They Fall
In the Heights
King Richard
Passing
Zola

Outstanding Voice Performance
Eric Andre – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Marsai Martin – Spirit Untamed
Maya Rudolph – Luca
Maya Rudolph – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Zoe Saldana – Vivo

Outstanding Score
Candyman
The Harder They Fall
In the Heights
Passing
Respect

Outstanding Original Song
“Automatic Woman” (Bruised) – H.E.R., performer; Van Hunt, H.E.R. & Brittany Hazzard, writers
“Be Alive” (King Richard ) – Beyonce, performer; Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & DIXSON, writers
“Guns Go Bang” (The Harder They Fall) – Jay-Z & Kid Cudi, performers; Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Kid Cudi & Jeymes Samuel, writers
“The Harder They Fall” (The Harder They Fall) – Koffee, performer; Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter & Jeymes Samuel, writers
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” (Respect) – Jennifer Hudson, performer; Carole King, Jennifer Hudson & Jamie Hartman, writers

Outstanding Independent Film
Concrete Cowboy
Nine Days
Test Pattern
The Water Man
Zola

Outstanding Short Film
54 Years Late
Coffee
The Door of Return
Junior
The Snakes

Outstanding Independent Documentary
100 Years from Mississippi
Big Chief, Black Hawk
I Still Breathe
Little Satchmo
Unzipped: An Autopsy of American Inequality

Outstanding Emerging Director
Halle Berry – Bruised
Janicza Bravo – Zola
Rebecca Hall – Passing
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Jeymes Samuel – The Harder They Fall

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male
Deon Cole – The Harder They Fall
Edi Gathegi – The Harder They Fall
Joshua Henry – tick, tick…Boom!
Caleb McLaughlin – Concrete Cowboy
Anthony Ramos – In the Heights

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female
Danielle Deadwyler – The Harder They Fall
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Taylour Paige – Zola
Saniyya Sidney – King Richard
Demi Singleton – King Richard

Outstanding First Screenplay
In the Heights
Passing
Zola

Cinematography
The Harder They Fall
In the Heights
Passing
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Outstanding Costume Design
Coming 2 America
The Harder They Fall
Passing
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Outstanding Editing
Bruised
The Harder They Fall
King Richard
Respect
Zola

Outstanding Production Design
The Harder They Fall
In the Heights
Passing
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

2 responses to “Here Are The 2021 Nominations For The Black Reel Awards

  1. Pingback: Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 12/13/21 — 12/19/21 | Through the Shattered Lens

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