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The 2023 Black Reel Awards (BRA) Winners

The Black Reel Awards (BRA) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2023. Here are this year’s winners…

Outstanding Film
American Fiction
The Color Purple
Origin
Rustin
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Outstanding Lead Performance
Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple
John Boyega – They Cloned Tyrone
Colman Domingo – Rustin
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor – Origin
Jamie Foxx – The Burial
Kelvin Harrison Jr. – Chevalier
Michael B. Jordan – Creed III
Teyana Taylor – A Thousand and One
Sophie Wilde – Talk To Me
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Outstanding Director
Blitz Bazawule – The Color Purple
Ava DuVerney – Origin
Cord Jefferson – American Fiction
Michael B. Jordan – Creed III
A.V. Rockwell – A Thousand and One

Outstanding Supporting Performance
Erika Alexander – American Fiction
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
Viola Davis – Air
Colman Domingo – The Color Purple
Jamie Foxx – They Cloned Tyrone
Taraji P. Henson – The Color Purple
Jonathan Majors – Creed III
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers
Jurnee Smollett – The Burial

Outstanding Screenplay
A Thousand and One
American Fiction
Origin
Rustin
They Cloned Tyrone

Outstanding Documentary
American Symphony
Kokomo City
Little Richard: I Am Everything
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
Stamped From The Beginning

Outstanding International Film
Brother (Canada)
Our Father, the Devil (Cameroon)
Rye Lane (UK)

Outstanding Ensemble
American Fiction
The Blackening
The Color Purple
Rustin
They Cloned Tyrone

Outstanding Voice Performance
Ariana DeBose – Wish
Ayo Edebiri – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Brian Tyree Henry – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Daniel Kaluuya – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Shameik Moore – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Outstanding Independent Film
A Thousand and One
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
Earth Mama
How I Learned To Fly
Rye Lane

Outstanding Short Film
ALIVE IN BRONZE: Huey P. Newton
Birthing A Nation: The Resistance of Mary Gaffney
Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games
The Dads
The Last Repair Shop

Outstanding Emerging Director
Blitz Bazawule – The Color Purple
Raven Jackson – All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
Cord Jefferson – American Fiction
A.V. Rockwell – A Thousand and One
Juel Taylor – They Cloned Tyrone

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance
Halle Bailey – The Little Mermaid
Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
Jerrod Carmichael – Poor Things
Archie Madekwe – Gran Turismo
Phylicia Pearl Mpasi – The Color Purple
Tia Nomore – Earth Mama
Vivian Oparah – Rye Lane
Dewayne Perkins – The Blackening
Teyana Taylor – A Thousand and One

Outstanding First Screenplay
A Thousand and One
American Fiction
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
The Color Purple
Earth Mama

Outstanding Score
Jon Batiste – American Symphony
Kris Bowers – Chevalier
Kris Bowers – The Color Purple
Brandford Marsalias – Rustin
Desmond Murray & Pierre Charles – They Cloned Tyrone

Outstanding Original Song
“Am I Dreaming” – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
“It Never Went Away” – American Symphony
“Keep It Moving” – The Color Purple
“My House” – Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
“Road to Freedom” – Rustin

Outstanding Soundtrack
The Color Purple
Creed III
The Little Mermaid
Rustin
Spider-Man: Across the SThe Color Purplepider-Verse

Outstanding Cinematography
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
Earth Mama
Kokomo City
Rye Lane
Silver Dollar Road

Outstanding Costume Design
Air
The Color Purple
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
Rustin
They Cloned Tyrone

Outstanding Editing
The Color Purple
Kokomo City
Origin
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
They Cloned Tyrone

Outstanding Hairstyling & Makeup
A Thousand and One
Air
Bottoms
The Color Purple
Rustin

Outstanding Production Design
Chevalier
The Color Purple
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
Rustin
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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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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