Monday, January 30, 2023

The 2022 Black Reel Awards (BRAs) Nominations

The Black Reel Awards (BRAs) have announced their nominations representing the best in film for 2022. The winners will be announced on February 6th, 2023. Here are this year’s nominees…

OUTSTANDING FILM
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – Kevin Feige & Nate Moore, producers
DEVOTION – Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill & Trent Luckinbill, producers
NOPE – Jordan Peele & Ian Cooper, producers
TILL – Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Reilly & Thomas Levine, producers
THE WOMAN KING – Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman & Julius Tennon, producers

OUTSTANDING ACTOR
JOHN BOYEGA – BREAKING
STERLING K. BROWN – HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL.
DANIEL KALUUYA – NOPE
JONATHAN MAJORS – DEVOTION
JEREMY POPE – THE INSPECTION

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS
VIOLA DAVIS – THE WOMAN KING
DANIELLE DEADWYLER – TILL
ANNA DIOP – NANNY
REGINA HALL – HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL.
LETITIA WRIGHT – BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR
ELEGANCE BRATTON – THE INSPECTION
GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD – THE WOMAN KING
CHINONYE CHUKWU – TILL
RYAN COOGLER – BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
JORDAN PEELE – NOPE

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
BRIAN TYREE HENRY – CAUSEWAY
MICHEAL WARD – EMPIRE OF LIGHT
MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS – BREAKING
BOKEEM WOODBINE – THE INSPECTION
JEFFREY WRIGHT – THE BATMAN

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ANGELA BASSETT – BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
THUSO MBEDU – THE WOMAN KING
JANELLE MONAE – GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
KEKE PALMER – NOPE
GABRIELLE UNION – THE INSPECTION

OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – RYAN COOGLER & JOE ROBERT COLE, WRITERS
THE INSPECTION – ELEGANCE BRATTON, WRITER
NANNY – NIKYATU JUSU, WRITER
NOPE– JORDAN PEELE
TILL – KEITH BEAUCHAMP, MICHAEL REILLY & CHINONYE CHUKWU, WRITERS

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL FILM
NEPTUNE FROST (RWANDA) – SAUL WILLIAMS & ANISIA UZEYMAN, DIRECTORS
OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL (FRANCE) – ELLIE FOUMBI, DIRECTOR
SAINT OMER (FRANCE) – ALICE DIOP, DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
AFTERSHOCK – PAULA EISLET & TONYA LEWIS LEE, DIRECTORS
DESCENDANT – MARGARET BROWN, DIRECTOR
IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU? – ELVIS MITCHELL, DIRECTOR
LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S BLACK & BLUES – SACHA JENKINS, DIRECTOR
SIDNEY – REGINALD HUDLIN, DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – SARAH FINN, CASTING DIRECTOR
HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL. – SHANNON REIS, CASTING DIRECTOR
THE INSPECTION – KIM COLEMAN, CASTING DIRECTOR
TILL – KIM COLEMAN, CASTING DIRECTOR
THE WOMAN KING – AISHA COLEY, CASTING DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING VOICE PERFORMANCE
ZAZIE BEETZ – THE BAD GUYS
IDRIS ELBA – SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2
KEKE PALMER – LIGHTYEAR
ZOE SALDANA – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
GABRIELLE UNION – STRANGE WORLD

OUTSTANDING SCORE
ALICE – COMMON, COMPOSER
END OF THE ROAD – CRAIG DELEON, COMPOSER
NANNY – TANERÉLLE & BARTEK GLINIAK, composers
NOPE – MICHAEL ABELS, COMPOSER
THE WOMAN KING – TERENCE BLANCHARD, COMPOSER

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG
“BORN AGAIN” – BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
“KEEP RISING” – THE WOMAN KING
“LIFT ME UP” – BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
“PAPER AIRPLANES” – A JAZZMAN’S BLUES
“STAND UP” – TILL

OUTSTANDING SOUNDTRACK
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
A JAZZMAN’S BLUES
REMEMBER ME: THE MAHALIA JACKSON STORY
TILL
THE WOMAN KING

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT FILM
EMERGENCY – CAREY WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR
HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL. – ADAMMA EBO, DIRECTOR
THE INSPECTION – ELEGANCE BRATTON, DIRECTOR
MASTER – MARIAMA DIALLO, DIRECTOR
NANNY – NIKYATU JUSU, DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM
ANGOLA DO YOU HEAR US? VOICES FROM A PLANTATION PRISON – CINQUE NORTHERN, DIRECTOR
ELEGY: MY TWO MONTHS IN HARLEM – ANDRE LAMBERTSON, DIRECTOR
FANNIE – CHRISTINE SWANSON, DIRECTOR
NEW MOON – JEREMIE BALAIS, RAUL DOMINGO & JEFFIG LE BARS, DIRECTORS
NORTH STAR – P.J. PALMER, DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING EMERGING DIRECTOR
ELEGANCE BRATTON – THE INSPECTION
ADAMMA EBO – HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL.
NIKYATU JUSU – NANNY
ELVIS MITCHELL – IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?
CAREY WILLIAMS – EMERGENCY

OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
JALYN HALL – TILL
DARYL MCCORMACK – GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE
JEREMY POPE – THE INSPECTION
QUINTESSA SWINDELL – BLACK ADAM
MICHEAL WARD – EMPIRE OF LIGHT

OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH ACTRESS
SHEILA ATIM – THE WOMAN KING
CHARMAINE BINGWA – EMANCIPATION
ANNA DIOP – NANNY
THUSO MBEDU – THE WOMAN KING
DOMINIQUE THORNE – BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

OUTSTANDING FIRST SCREENPLAY
HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL. – ADAMMA EBO, WRITER
THE INSPECTION – ELEGANCE BRATTON, WRITER
MASTER – MARIAMA DIALLO, WRITER
NANNY – NIKYATU JUSU, WRITER
ON THE COME UP – KAY OYEGUN, WRITER

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – AUTMUN DURALD ARKAPWA, CINEMATOGRAPHER
EMANCIPATION – ROBERT RICHARDSON, CINEMATOGRAPHER
NOPE – HOYTE VAN HOYTEMA, CINEMATOGRAPHER
TILL – BOBBY BUKOWSKI, CINEMATOGRAPHER
THE WOMAN KING – POLLY MORGAN, CINMETOGRAPHER

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – RUTH E. CARTER, COSTUME DESIGNER
HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL. – LORRAINE COPPIN, COSTUME DESIGNER
NANNY – CHARLESE ANTOINETTE JONES, COSTUME DESIGNER
TILL – MARCI RODGERS, COSTUME DESIGNER
THE WOMAN KING – GERSHA PHILLIPS, COSTUME DESIGNER

OUTSTANDING EDITING
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – MICHAEL P. SHAWVER, KELLEY DIXON & JENNIFER LAME, EDITORS
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY – DAYSHA BROADWAY, EDITOR
LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S BLACK & BLUES – JASON POLLARD & ALMA HERRERA-PAZMINO, EDITORS
THIRTEEN LIVES – JAMES D. WILCOX, EDITOR
THE WOMAN KING – TERILYN A. SHROPSHIRE, EDITOR

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – HANNAH BEACHLER, PRODUCTION DESIGNER
DEVOTION – WYNN THOMAS, PRODUCTION DESIGNER
NOPE – RUTH DE JONG, PRODUCTION DESIGNER
TILL – CURTIS BEECH, PRODUCTION DESIGNER
THE WOMAN KING – AKIN MCKENZIE, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

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

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