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Black Reel Award Nominees

posted by Nell Minow

One of the most profound professional honors I have received is the opportunity to vote for the Black Reel Awards. I am especially proud of this year’s nominees:
Outstanding Film
The Book of Eli
Warner Bros. Pictures
Brooklyn’s Finest
Overture Films
For Colored Girls
Lionsgate
Night Catches Us
Magnolia
Just Wright
Fox Searchlight
Outstanding Actress
Thandie Newton – For Colored Girls
Queen Latifah – Just Wright
Kerry Washington – Night Catches Us
Anika Noni Rose – For Colored Girls
Kimberly Elise – For Colored Girls
Outstanding Actor
Don Cheadle – Brooklyn’s Finest
Denzel Washington – The Book of Eli
Jaden Smith – The Karate Kid
Anthony Mackie – Night Catches Us
Denzel Washington – Unstoppable
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Phylicia Rashad – For Colored Girls
Kerry Washington – For Colored Girls
Viola Davis – Eat Pray Love
Janet Jackson – For Colored Girls
Shareeka Epps – Mother and Child
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Wesley Snipes – Brooklyn’s Finest
Sean Combs – Get Him to the Greek
Samuel L. Jackson – Mother and Child
Brandon T. Jackson – Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Laurence Fishburne – Predators
Outstanding Director
Antoine Fuqua – Brooklyn’s Finest
Sanaa Hamri – Just Wright
Tanya Hamilton – Night Catches
Allen and Albert Hughes – The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry – For Colored Girls
Outstanding Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Tanya Hamilton – Night Catches Us
Michael C. Martin – Brooklyn’s Finest
Michael Elliott – Just Wright
Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus, John Lussenhop and Avery Duff – Takers
Tyler Perry – For Colored Girls
Outstanding Original Score
The Karate Kid
Brooklyn’s Finest
Night Catches Us
The Book of Eli
For Colored Girls
Outstanding Original Song
Shine (John Legend) | Waiting for Superman
Champion (Queen Latifah) | Just Wright
Run This Town (Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kayne West) | Brooklyn’s Finest
Never Say Never (Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith) | The Karate Kid
I Know Who I Am (Leona Lewis) | For Colored Girls
Outstanding Ensemble
For Colored Girls
Brooklyn’s Finest
Unstoppable
Night Catches Us
Takers
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance
Omari Hardwick – For Colored Girls
Tessa Thompson – For Colored Girls
Amari Cheatom – Night Catches Us
Zoe Kravitz – It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Yaya DaCosta – The Kids Are All Right
Outstanding Feature Documentary
The Lottery
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
Waiting on Superman
My Mic Sounds Nice
Outstanding Indie Feature Film
Preacher’s Kid
Warner’s Bros.
Kings of the Evening
Picture Palace Films / Indican Pictures
Toe to Toe
Strand Releasing
Black Venus
MK2 Productions/France 2 Cinéma/CinéCinéma
Finding God in the City of Angels
Flying Limbs Productions
Outstanding Indie Short Film
Cred
Stag and Dow
Katrina’s Son
Outstanding Indie Documentary Film
For the Best and For the Onion
One of These Mornings
Gefilte Fish
Outstanding Television Documentary
If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise
The Black List, Vol. 3
A Small Act

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