Here Are The Black Reel Nominations!


Winners will be announced on February 6th!

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (Netflix)
    Eddie Murphy, John Fox & John Davis
  • JUST MERCY (Warner Bros.)
    Asher Goldstein & Gil Netter
  • QUEEN & SLIM (Universal Pictures)
    Pamela Addy, Andrew Coles, James Frey, Michelle Knudsen, Melina Matsoukas, Lena Waithe & Brad Weston
  • US (Universal Pictures)
    Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Ian Cooper & Sean McKittrick
  • WAVES (A24)
    Trey Edward Shults, Kevin Turen & James Wilson

Outstanding Actor

  • JIMMIE FAILS
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)
  • KELVIN HARRISON JR.
    Luce (Neon)
  • KELVIN HARRISON JR.
    Waves (A24)
  • DANIEL KALUUYA
    Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)
  • EDDIE MURPHY
    Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

Outstanding Actress

  • CYNTHIA ERIVO
    Harriet (Focus Features)
  • GUGU MBATHA-RAW
    Fast Color (Lionsgate/Codeblack)
  • LUPITA NYONG’O
    Us (Universal Pictures)
  • JODIE TURNER-SMITH
    Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)
  • ALFRE WOODARD
    Clemency (Neon)

Outstanding Director

  • MATI DIOP
    Atlantics (Netflix)
  • KASI LEMMONS
    Harriet (Focus Features)
  • MELINA MATSOUKAS
    Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures)
  • JULIUS ONAH
    Luce (Neon)
  • JORDAN PEELE
    Us (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor

  • STERLING K. BROWN
    Waves (A24)
  • ALDIS HODGE
    Clemency (Neon)
  • JAMIE FOXX
    Just Mercy (Warner Bros.)
  • JONATHAN MAJORS
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)
  • WESLEY SNIPES
    Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress

  • SHAHADI WRIGHT JOSEPH
    Us (Universal Pictures)
  • JANELLE MONAE
    Harriet (Focus Features)
  • DA’VINE JOY RANDOLPH
    Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)
  • TAYLOR RUSSELL
    Waves (A24)
  • OCTAVIA SPENCER
    Luce (Neon)

Outstanding Screenplay

  • CLEMENCY (Neon)
    Chinonye Chukwu
  • LES MISERABLES (Amazon Studios)
    Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti
  • LUCE (Neon)
    J.C. Lee & Julius Onah
  • QUEEN & SLIM (Universal Pictures)
    Lena Waithe
  • US (Universal Pictures)
    Jordan Peele

Outstanding Documentary Feature

  • THE APOLLO (HBO Documentary)
    Roger Ross Williams, director
  • THE BLACK GODFATHER (Netflix)
    Reginald Hudlin, director
  • KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE (Netflix)
    Rachel Lears, director
  • MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (Abramorama)
    Stanley Nelson, director
  • TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (Magnolia Pictures)
    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, director

Outstanding International Film

  • ATLANTICS (Netflix)
    Senegal
  • THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND (Netflix)
    United Kingdom
  • FARMING (Momentum Pictures)
    United Kingdom
  • IN FABRIC (A24)
    United Kingdom
  • LES MISERABLES (Amazon Studios)
    France

Outstanding Ensemble

  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (Netflix)
    Lindsay Graham & Mary Vernieu, casting directors
  • THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (A24)
    Julia Kim, casting director
  • JUST MERCY (Warner Bros.)
    Carmen Cuba, casting director
  • US (Universal Pictures)
    Terri Taylor, casting director
  • WAVES (A24)
    Avy Kaufman, casting director

Outstanding Voice Performance

  • CHIWETEL EJIOFOR (Scar)
    The Lion King (Disney)
  • DONALD GLOVER (Simba)
    The Lion King (Disney)
  • JAMES EARL JONES (Mufasa)
    The Lion King (Disney)
  • KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY (Ducky)
    Toy Story 4 (Disney)
  • JORDAN PEELE (Bunny)
    Toy Story 4 (Disney)

Outstanding Score

  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (Netflix)
    Scott Bomar
  • THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (A24)
    Emile Mosseri
  • QUEEN & SLIM (Universal Pictures)
    Devonte Hynes
  • US (Universal Pictures)
    Michael Abels
  • WAVES (A24)
    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Outstanding Original Song

  • “COLLIDE” (QUEEN & SLIM)
    Tiana Major9 & EARTH GANG, performers
  • “DON’T TURN BACK” (THE APOLLO)
    Robert Glasper & Ledisi, performers
  • “GUARDING THE GATES” (QUEEN & SLIM)
    Lauryn Hill, performer
  • “IT’S NOT OVER” (BRIAN BANKS)
    Gizzle & Sam Fisher, performers
  • “SPIRIT” (THE LION KING)
    Beyonce Knowles-Carter, performer

Outstanding Independent Feature – Awarded to the Director & Producers

  • BURNING CANE (ARRAY)
    Phillip Youmans, director
    Ojo Akinlana, Wendell Pierce, Mose Mayer, Isaac Webb, Cassandra Youmans Jakob Johnson & Karen Kaia Livers, producers
  • CLEMENCY (Neon)
    Chinonye Chukwu, director
    Timur Bekbosunov, Julian Cautherley, Bronwyn Cornelius & Peter Wong, producers
  • GUAVA ISLAND (Amazon Studios)
    Hiro Murai, director
    Donald Glover, Carmen Cuba, Jennifer Roth & Fam Udeorji, producers
  • THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (A24)
    Joe Talbot, director/producer
    Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Christina Oh & Khaliah Neal, producers
  • LUCE (Neon)
    Julius Onah, director/producer
    John Baker & Andrew Yang, producers

Outstanding Short Film

  • AMERICA
    Garrett Bradley, director
  • HAIR LOVE (Sony Pictures Releasing)
    Matthew A. Cherry, director
  • IT’S NOT ABOUT JIMMY KEENE
    Caleb Jaffe, director
  • SUICIDE BY SUNLIGHT
    Nikyatu Jusu, director
  • ZAHRA AND THE OIL MAN
    Yucef Mayes, director

Outstanding Independent Documentary

  • 16 BARS
    Sam Bathrick, director
  • NO LYE: AN AMERICAN BEAUTY STORY
    Bayer Mack, director
  • THE REMIX: HIP HOP X FASHION
    Lisa Cortes & Farah Khalid, director

Outstanding Emerging Director 

  • CHINONYE CHUKWU
    Clemency (Neon)
  • NIA DACOSTA
    Little Woods (Neon)
  • MATI DIOP
    Atlantics (Netflix)
  • MELINA MATSOUKAS
    Queen & Slim (Universal)
  • JULIUS ONAH
    Luce (Neon)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male

  • TITUSS BURGESS
    Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)
  • JIMMIE FAILS
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)
  • KELVIN HARRISON JR.
    Waves (A24)
  • ALDIS HODGE
    Clemency (Neon)
  • JONATHAN MAJORS
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female

  • ABDOU BALDE
    Atlantics (Netflix)
  • SHAHADI WRIGHT JOSEPH
    Us (Universal Pictures)
  • DA’VINE JOY RANDOLPH
    Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)
  • TAYLOR RUSSELL
    Waves (A24)
  • JODIE TURNER-SMITH
    Queen & Slim (Universal)

Outstanding First Screenplay

  • ATLANTICS (Netflix)
    Mati Diop & Olivier Demangel
  • THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND (Netflix)
    Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • BURNING CANE (ARRAY)
    Phillip Youmans
  • CLEMENCY (Neon)
    Chinoye Chukwu
  • QUEEN & SLIM (Universal Pictures)
    Lena Waithe

Outstanding Cinematography

  • HARRIET (Focus Features)
    John Toll
  • THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (A24)
    Adam Newport-Berra
  • QUEEN & SLIM (Universal Pictures)
    Tad Radcliffe
  • US (Universal Pictures)
    Mike Gioulakis
  • WAVES (A24)
    Drew Daniels

Outstanding Costume Design

  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (Netflix)
    Ruth E. Carter
  • HARRIET (Focus Features)
    Paul Tazewell
  • HUSTLERS (STX Entertainment)
    Mitchell Travers
  • QUEEN & SLIM (Universal Pictures)
    Shiona Turini
  • US (Universal Pictures)
    Kym Barrett

Outstanding Production Design

  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (Netflix)
    Clay A. Griffith
  • HARRIET (Focus Features)
    Warren Alan Young
  • THE LION KING (Disney)
    James Chinlund
  • QUEEN & SLIM (Universal Pictures)
    Karen Murphy
  • US (Universal Pictures)
    Ruth De Jong

Black Panther Dominates The Black Reel Nominations


The Black Reel Nominations were announced today, with Black Panther picking up a record 17 nominations!  Coming in second was If Beale Street Could Talk, which received 14 nominations while Spike Lee’s BlackKklansman received 11 nominations.

Here’s a full list of the nominees:

Outstanding Motion Picture
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Widows

Outstanding Actor
Chadwick Boseman | Black Panther
Stephan James | If Beale Street Could Talk
Michael B. Jordan | Creed II
LaKeith Stanfield | ​Sorry to Bother You
John David Washington | BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Actress
Viola Davis | Widows
Regina Hall | Support the Girls
Kiki Layne | If Beale Street Could Talk
Zoe Renee | Jinn
Amandla Stenberg | ​The Hate U Give

Outstanding Director
Ryan Coogler | Black Panther
Barry Jenkins | If Beale Street Could Talk
Spike Lee | BlacKkKlansman
Steve McQueen | Widows
Boots Riley | ​Sorry to Bother You

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali | Green Book
Brian Tyree Henry | If Beale Street Could Talk
Russell Hornsby | The Hate U Give
Michael B. Jordan | Black Panther
Daniel Kaluuya | Widows

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Danai Gurira | Black Panther
Regina King | If Beale Street Could Talk
Simone Missick | Jinn
Lupita Nyong’o | Black Panther
Letitia Wright | Black Panther

Outstanding Screenplay
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
​Sorry to Bother You
Widows

Outstanding Ensemble
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
​Sorry to Bother You
Widows

Outstanding Documentary
Amazing Grace
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Quincy
Whitney

Outstanding Foreign Language/ World Cinema Motion Picture
Green Days by the River (Trinidad & Tobago)
Lionheart (Nigeria)
Rafiki (Kenya)
Vaya (South Africa)
Where Hands Touch (UK)

Outstanding Voice Performance
Mahershala Ali | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Taraji P. Henson | Ralph Breaks the Internet
Brian Tyree Henry | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Samuel L. Jackson | Incredibles 2
Shamiek Moore | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Outstanding Score
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Creed II
The Hate U Give
If Beale Street Could Talk

Outstanding Original Song
“All the Stars” (Black Panther) | Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“I’ll Fight” (RBG) | Jennifer Hudson
“Love Lies” (Love, Simon) | Khalid & Normani
“Pray For Me” (Black Panther) | The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
“We Won’t Move” (The Hate U Give) | Arlissa

Outstanding Independent Feature
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
Jinn
Monsters and Men
Roxanne Roxanne
Yardie

Outstanding Independent Documentary
Basquiat: Rage to Riches
Lorainne Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/ Feeling
Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Outstanding Short
Funk Force | Desmond Levi Jackson
Hair Wolf | Mariama Diallo
Jump | Kofi Siriboe, director
The Tale of Four | Gabourey Sidibe, director
WTFIMH: What the F*ck Is Mental Health | Kofi Siriboe, director

Outstanding Emerging Director
Idris Elba | Yardie
Reinald Marcus Green | Monsters and Men
Rashida Jones | Quincy
Nijla Mu’min | Jinn
Boots Riley | ​Sorry to Bother You

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male
Daveed Diggs | Blindspotting
Winston Duke | Black Panther
Donald Glover | Solo: A Star Wars Story
Brian Tyree Henry | If Beale Street Could Talk
John David Washington | BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female
Cynthia Erivo | Bad Times at the El Royale
Laura Harrier | BlacKkKlansman
Kiki Layne | If Beale Street Could Talk
Zoe Renee | Jinn
Letitia Wright | Black Panther

Outstanding First Screenplay
Blindspotting
Jinn
Monsters and Men
Roxanne Roxanne
Sorry to Bother You

Outstanding Cinematography
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Widows
A Wrinkle In Time

Outstanding Costume Design
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Sorry to Bother You
A Wrinkle In Time

Outstanding Production Design
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Wrinkle In Time