19th Annual Black Reel Awards Announces Nominations – ‘Black Panther’ Breaks Records

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“Black Panther” continues to draw support from various groups across the industry. Hot off its nomination for the SAG Ensemble award yesterday, the Black Reel Awards weighed in with their nominations. “Black Panther” leads the group with 17 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and many acting nominations. Not far behind is “BlacKkKlansman,” which scored eleven nominations as well. The Spike Lee drama about a black officer infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan has begun to build real Oscar momentum. The full list of the 19th Black Reel Award nominations can be found below!

19th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominees 

Outstanding Motion Picture

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkkKlansman”
“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 – “The 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”

What do you think of the Black Reel Award nominations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

The 19th Annual Black Reel Awards winners will be announced on Feb. 7, 2019.

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