Movie Mom

Movie Mom


Black Reel Award Nominees 2102

posted by Nell Minow

I am honored to be a vote for the Black Reel Awards and very proud of this year’s nominees.

Outstanding Motion Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild | Michael Gottwald, John Penn & Dan Javey (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Django Unchained | Reginald Huldin, Pilar Savone & Stacey Sher (Columbia Pictures)/(The Weinstein Company)
Flight | Laurie McDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey & Robert Zemeckis (Paramount)
The Intouchables | Laurent Zeitoun, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky & Yann Zenou (The Weinstein Company)
Middle of Nowhere | Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes & Howard Barish (AFFRM)


Outstanding Actor

Jamie Foxx | Django Unchained (Columbia Pictures)/(The Weinstein Company)
Nate Parker | Red Tails (20th Century Fox)/(LucasFilm)
Chris Rock | 2 Days in New York (Magnolia Pictures)
Omar Sy | The Intouchables (The Weinstein Company)
Denzel Washington | Flight (Paramount)


Outstanding Actress

Halle Berry | Cloud Atlas (Warner Brothers)
Emayatzy Corinealdi | Middle of Nowhere (AFFRM)
Viola Davis | Won’t Back Down (20th Century Fox)
Rashida Jones | Celeste and Jesse Forever (Sony Pictures Classics)
Quvenzhane Wallis | Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)


Outstanding Supporting Actor

Mike Epps | Sparkle (Tristar Pictures)
Dwight Henry | Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)
Samuel L. Jackson | Django Unchained (Columbia Pictures)/(The Weinstein Company)
David Oyelowo | Middle of Nowhere (AFFRM)
Nate Parker | Arbitrage (Lionsgate)


Outstanding Supporting Actress

Naomie Harris | Skyfall (MGM)/ (Columbia)
Octavia Spencer | Smashed (Sony Pictures Classics)
Lorraine Toussaint | Middle of Nowhere (AFFRM)
Tamara Tunie | Flight (Paramount)
Kerry Washington | Django Unchained (Columbia)/(The Weinstein Company)


Outstanding Director

Salim Akil | Sparkle (Tristar Pictures)
Ava DuVernay | Middle of Nowhere (AFFRM)
Spike Lee | Red Hook Summer (Variance Films)
Peter Ramsey | Rise of the Guardians (Paramount
Tim Story | Think Like A Man (Screen Gems)


Outstanding Screenplay (Adapted or Original)

Mara Brock Akil | Sparkle (Tristar Pictures)
Ava DuVernay | Middle of Nowhere (AFFRM)
Rashida Jones & Will McCormack | Celeste and Jesse Forever (Sony Pictures Classics)
Spike Lee & James McBride | Red Hook Summer (Variance Films)
Aaron McGruder & John Ridley | Red Tails (20th Century Fox)/(LucasFilm)


Outstanding Feature Documentary

Bad 25 | Spike Lee
Brooklyn Castle | Katie Dallamaggiore (Producers Distribution Agency)
The Central Park Five | SarahBurns, Ken Burns & David McMahon (Sundance Select)
Marley | Kevin McDonald (Magnolia Pictures)
Searching for Sugar Man | Malik Bendjelloul (Sony Pictures Classics)


Outstanding Ensemble

Django Unchained | Casting Director: Victoria Thomas (Columbia)/(The Weinstein Company)
Flight | Casting Director: Victoria Burrows (Paramount)
Middle of Nowhere | Casting Director: Aisha Coley (AFFRM)
Sparkle | Casting Director: Twinkie Byrd (Tristar Pictures)
Think  Like A Man | Casting Director: Kim Hardin (Screen Gems)


Outstanding Foreign Film

Elza | Guadeloupe (Autonomous Entertainment)
The Intouchables | France (The Weinstein Company)
Ties That Bind | South Africa (Image Entertainment)
Toussaint Louverture| France
Wuthering Heights | United Kingdom (Laboratories)


Outstanding Score

Terence Blanchard | Red Tails (20th Century Fox)/(LucasFilm)
Kathryn Bostic | Middle of Nowhere (AFFRM)
Bruce Hornsby | Red Hook Summer (Variance Films)
Salaam Remi | Sparkle (Tristar Pictures)
Dan Romer & Behn Zeitilin | Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Studios)


Outstanding Original or Adapted Song

Carry It”  from The Man With the Iron Fists | Performed and Written by: Travis Barker, RZA, Tom Morrello & Raekwon (Universal)
Celebrate” from Sparkle | Performed by: Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston; Written by: R. Kelly (Tristar Pictures)
No Church in the Wild” from Safe House | Performed by: Jay-Z, Kanye West & Frank Ocean; Written by: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Chales Nipa, Joseph Roach, Gary Wright, James Brown, Michael Dean & Phil Manzanera (Universal)
Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” from Think Like a Man | Performed by: John Legend & Ludacris; Written: Allen Arthur, Keith Justice, Clayton Reilly, Miguel Pimental, John Legend & Ludacris (Screen Gems)
Who Did That to You” from Django Unchained | Performed by: John Legend; Written by: John Legend & Paul Epworth (Columbia Pictures)/(The Weinstein Company)


Outstanding Breakthrough Performance

Emayatzy Corinealdi | Middle of Nowhere (AFFRM)
Dwight Henry | Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Studios)
Amandla Stenberg | The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
Omar Sy | The Intouchables (The Weinstein Company)
Quvenzhane Wallis | Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight Studios)


Outstanding Voice Performance

Tempestt Bledsoe | ParaNorman (Focus Features)
Dennis Haysbert | Wreck-it Ralph (Walt Disney)
Queen Latifah | Ice Age: Continental Drift (20th Century Fox)
Chris Rock | Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Paramount)
Wanda Sykes | Ice Age: Continental Drift (20th Century Fox)


Outstanding Independent Film

Elza | Mariette Monpierre (Autonomous Entertainment)
Four | Joshua Sanchez
The Last Fall | Matthew A. Cherry (Image Entertainment)
LUV | Sheldon Candis (Indomina Releasing)
Yelling to the Sky | Victoria Mahoney (MPI Media Group)


Outstanding Independent Documentary

BMF: The Rise and Fall of Hip-Hop Drug Empire | D. Skiorski
Contradictions of Fair Hope | S. Epatha Merkerson & Rockell Metcalf
From Fatherless to Fatherhood | Kobie Brown
Justice for Sale | Femke & Isla van Velzen
Soul Food Junkies | Bryon Hurt


Outstanding Independent Short

The Bluest Note | Marques Green
Crossover | Tina Mabry
The Last/First Kiss | Andrea Ashton
Record/Play | Jesse Atlas
White Space | Maya Washington


Outstanding Television Documentary

The Announcement | Nelson George (ESPN)
Brooklyn Boheme | Nelson George and Diane Paragas (Showtime)
On the Shoulders of Giants | Deborah Morales (Showtime)
Slavery by Another Name | Samuel D. Pollard (PBS)
Uprising: Hip-Hop and the LA Riots | Mark Ford (VH1)


Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series

A Beautiful Soul | Noel Jones, Holly Davis Carter, Danny Green, Kimberly Ogletree & Dominique Telson (TVOne)
Let It Shine | Amy Gibbons & David Nelson (Disney Channel)
Raising Izzie | Angelique Bones & Valencia Y. Hawkins (The Gospel Music Channel)
Somebody’s Child | Keith Neal, David Eubanks & Eric Tomosunas (The Gospel Music Channel)
Steel Magnolias | David A. Rosemont (Lifetime)


Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series

Rockmond Dunbar | Raising Izzie (The Gospel Music Channel)
Cuba Gooding Jr. | Firelight (ABC)
Trevor Jackson | Let It Shine (Disney Channel)
Sean Patrick Thomas | Murder on the 13th Floor (Lifetime)
Michael Jai White | Somebody’s Child (The Gospel Music Channel)
Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-Series

Aunjanue Ellis | Abducted: The Carlina White Story (Lifetime)
Queen Latifah | Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Keke Palmer | Abducted: The Carlina White Story (Lifetime)
Vanessa A. Williams | Raising Izzie (The Gospel Music Channel)
Lynn Whitfield | Somebody’s Child (Gospel Music Channel)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series

Danny Glover | Hannah’s Law (Hallmark Channel)
Louis Gossett Jr. | Smitty (The Gospel Music Channel)
Boris Kodjoe | Killer Amongst Us (Lifetime)
Harry J. Lennix | A Beautiful Soul (TVOne)
Courtney B. Vance | Let It Shine (Disney Channel)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-Series

Adepero Oduye | Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Phylicia Rashad | Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Gloria Reuben | Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (CBS)
Jill Scott | Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Alfre Woodard | Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)


Outstanding Director in a TV Movie or Mini-Series

Roger M. Bobb | Raising Izzie (The Gospel Music Channel)
Vondie Curtis-Hall | Abducted: The Carlina White Story (Lifetime)
Kenny Leon | Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Darnell Martin | Firelight (ABC)
Bille Woodruff | Rags (Nickelodeon)


Outstanding Writing in a TV Movie or Mini-Series

David Martyn Conley | Raising Izzie (The Gospel Music Channel)
Eric Daniel | Let It Shine (Disney Channel)
Elizabeth Hunter | Abducted: The Carlina White Story (Lifetime)
Siddeeqah Powell | Somebody’s Child (The Gospel Music Channel)
Cas Sigers | A Cross to Bear (The Gospel Music Channel)



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Aldo B.

    Thanks for voting Nell. If it weren’t for this article, I may never have heard of some of these projects that involve some of my favorite artist!

    • Nell Minow

      Much appreciated, Aldo — that’s exactly why we have the awards, to bring attention to deserving films that do not have enough studio support or advertising budget. Hope you get a chance to see some of these!

Previous Posts

Guest Post: Tara Sonenshine on "Calvary"
My deepest thanks to Tara Sonenshine for allowing me to publish her thoughtful comments on "Calvary," starring Brendan Gleeson as a troubled priest in a small Irish t

posted 11:19:17pm Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Trailer: Effie Gray, Starring Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson won an Oscar for her "Sense and Sensibility" screenplay. She wrote and stars in "Effie Gray," with Dakota Fanning, the real-life story of the Victorian art critic, John Ruskin (David Suchet), and his much-younger bride, Effie Gray. Tom Sturridge plays John Millais, the artist she mar

posted 3:30:30pm Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

New MacArthur Genius Award Winners Include Alison Bechdel and Joshua Oppenheimer
It is always a treat to see the worthy awardees of the MacArthur Foundation's "genius grants." The foundations awards are unique because you cannot apply for them and there are no restrictions on the use of the money given to the recipients. The awards committee reviews the work of people making ex

posted 9:53:29am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Happy Birthday US Constitution!
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzAJyK0ovo8[/youtube] It was on September 17, 1789 that the US Constitution was approved. The Bill of Rights was not added until later, but let's celebrate that, too. How many can you name? This will help you remember them. [youtube]https://www.youtu

posted 8:00:21am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Trailer: Days and Nights With Katie Holmes and Allison Janney
Inspired by Chekhov's "The Seagull," this is the story of a weekend at a country house that includes a famous actress, her discontented son, and people who love the wrong people and are angry at each other -- sometimes at the same time. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEs6vXztmBM[/youtub

posted 8:00:41am Sep. 16, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.