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The 17th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

By Matt Neglia The Foundation for the Augmentation for African-Americans in Film (FAAF) has announced the 17th annual Black Reel Awards nominations have been announced with the winners to be revelaed on February 17th.

​Click below to see the nominees.
Reviews are highlighted in yellow. Outstanding Motion Picture
Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture
Don Cheadle – Miles Ahead
Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
Parker Sawyers – Southside With You
Denzel Washington – Fences
Denzel Washington – The Magnificent Seven

Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures
Royalty Hightower – The Fits 
Sasha Lane – American Honey
Ruth Negga – Loving
Madina Nwalanga – Queen of Katwe

Outstanding Director, Motion Picture
Don Cheadle – Miles Ahead
Antoine Fuqua – The Magnificent Seven
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation
Denzel Washington – Fences

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Jovan Adepo – Fences
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Stephen McKinley Henderson – Fences
Andre Holland – Moonlight
Ashton Sanders – Moonlight

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Janelle Monae – Hidden Figures
Janelle Monae – Moonlight
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe

Outstanding Screenplay, Motion Picture
The Birth of a Nation – Nate Parker
Fences – August Wilson
Keanu – Jordan Peele & Alex Rubens
Miles Ahead – Don Cheadle & Steven Baigelman
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Outstanding Documentary Feature
13th – Ava Duvernay
I Am Not Your Negro – Raoul Peck
Life, Animated – Roger Ross Williams
Miss Sharon Jones! – Barbara Kopple
O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edelman

Outstanding Foreign Language Film
Aisha (Tanzania) – Chande Omar
Divines (France) – Uda Benyamina
Eye of the Storm (Burkina Faso) – Sekou Traore
Lamb (Ethiopia) – Yared Zeleke
Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It (Niger) – Christopher Kirley

Outstanding Ensemble
The Birth of a Nation
Hidden Figures 

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male
Jovan Adepo – Fences
Markees Christmas – Morris From America 
Alex Hibbert – Moonlight
Trevante Rhodes – Moonlight
Ashton Sanders – Moonlight

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female
Royalty Hightower – The Fits
Leslie Jones – Ghostbusters
Aja Naomi King – The Birth of a Nation
Sasha Lane – American Honey
Janelle Monae – Hidden Figures

Outstanding Voice Performance
Idris Elba – Finding Dory
Idris Elba – The Jungle Book
Idris Elba – Zootopia
Dwayne Johnson – Moana
Lupita Nyong’o – The Jungle Book

Outstanding Score
The Birth of a Nation – Henry Jackman
Fences – Marcelo Zarvos
Hidden Figures – Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer
Miles Ahead – Robert Glasper
Moonlight – Nicholas Britell

Outstanding Original Song
“A Letter to the Free” from 13th – Performed by: Common & Bilal; Written by: Common
“Back to Life” from Queen of Katwe – Performed by: Alicia Keys; Written by: Alicia Keys, Illangelo & Billy Walsh 
“I’m Still Here” from Miss Sharon Jones! – Written & Performed by: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
“Start” from Southside With You – Written & Performed by: John Legend
“Surrender” from Hidden Figures – Performed by: Lalah Hathaway & Pharrell Williams; Written by: Pharrell Williams You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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