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

Women Talk About Making Movies
The New York Times talked to women in Hollywood about making movies. Some of the highlights: “What’s wrong with bossy? It’s O.K. for a man.” Barbra Streisand, Director (“The Prince of Tid

posted 3:55:17pm Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

When The Movie Plays With the Studio Logo
I got a big kick out of the post by Matt Singer from Screen Crush about movies that begin before the beginning by amending the studio's opening logo.   Most recently, of course "The LEGO Movie" did the logo in Legos.  But before that, movies like "Scott Pilgrim," "Cat Ballou," "Alien 3," and "Wate

posted 8:00:10am Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

From Hermione to Belle: Emma Watson to Star in Live-Action "Beauty and the Beast"
Disney is working on a new live-action "Beauty and the Beast," a follow to the upcoming "Cinderella," and they have announced that "Harry Potter's" Emma Watson will star as Belle. It will be directed by Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls," "Kinsey"). Watson made the announcement on her Facebook page: “I

posted 12:18:20pm Jan. 26, 2015 | read full post »

SAG Awards 2015
The Screen Actors Guild awards for television and movies in 2014 are in and it looks like Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, and J.K. Simmons are in line to bring home Oscars on February 22. The tough one to call right now is Best Actor, down to the wire between Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton.

posted 9:00:38am Jan. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Paddington Music Video: Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani Sing "Shine"
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E924t_5SGkE?rel=0" frameborder="0"]

posted 8:00:22am Jan. 26, 2015 | 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.