The first trailer for Kasi Lemmons’ Black Nativity dropped Sunday night at the BET Awards. Fox Searchlight plans to release the holiday musical November 27. The film follows a teen-aged boy (Jacob Latimore) who is on his way to New York City to reunite with estranged grandparents (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett) for Christmas, before returning home to his single mother (Jennifer Hudson).
I’m not sure what we can expect awards-wise from Black Nativity, but if there is an original song or two in the mix, then how can you not like the odds (even in that screwy category)? What else do you see getting awards attention from the film?