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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Allow It: The 2012 Black Reel Awards Nominations

The 2012 Black Reel Awards looks to be the answer to the mainstream awards snubbing many of the wonderful black movies and performances from 2011. And, from the looks of the new nominations list, it looks like they did good. With the exception of a few duds (The Help, Jumping the Broom, and even I Will Follow were lackluster), the addition of Pariah and Attack the Block (including John Boyega's gripping performance in the movie) really prove that this award is a cut above most. Check out the full list after the jump.


OUTSTANDING ACTOR

John Boyega – Attack the Block
Demián Bichir– A Better Life
Laz Alonso – Jumping the Broom
Oliver Litondo – The First Grader
Evan Ross – Mooz-Lum

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS

Viola Davis – The Help
Adepero Oduye – Pariah
Zoe Saldana – Columbiana
Nia Long – Mooz-Lum
Naomie Harris – The First Grader

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

Anthony Mackie – The Adjustment Bureau
Don Cheadle – The Guard
Isiah Whitlock Jr. – Cedar Rapids
Laurence Fishburne – Contagion
Mike Epps – Jumping the Broom

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Octavia Spencer – The Help
Maya Rudolph – Bridesmaids
Kim Wayans – Pariah
Pernell Walker – Pariah
Angela Bassett – Jumping the Broom

OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED

Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan – Shame
Qasim Bashir – Mooz-Lum
Dee Rees – Pariah
Ava DuVernay – I Will Follow
Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs – Jumping the Broom

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR

Steve McQueen – Shame
Dee Rees – Pariah
Qasim Bashir – Mooz-Lum
Ava DuVernay – I Will Follow
Salim Akil – Jumping the Broom

OUTSTANDING FILM

Pariah
Shame
The Help
Attack the Block
Jumping the Broom


OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Octavia Spencer – The Help
Adepero Oduye – Pariah
John Boyega – Attack the Block
Kim Wayans – Pariah
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Larry Crowne

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE

Pariah
Attack the Block
The Help
Mooz-Lum
Fast Five
Jumping the Broom


OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

The Living Proof – Mary J. Blige (The Help)
Walkin’ Blues – Cee-Lo Green featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Footloose)
Furiously Dangerous – Ludacris (Fast Five)
Fly Love – Jamie Foxx (Rio)
My Last Day Without You – Nicole Beharie (My Last Day Without You)

OUTSTANDING SCORE

Harry Escott – Shame
Steven Price – Attack the Block
Misha Segal – Mooz-Lum
Thomas Newman – The Help
Alex Heffes – The First Grader

OUTSTANDING FOREIGN FILM

Attack the Block
The First Grader
Kinyarwanda
Life, Above All
Viva Riva!


OUTSTANDING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey – Constance Marks
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest – Michael Rapaport
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 – Goran Olsson
The Undefeated – Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin
The Interrupters – Steve James

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM

My Last Day Without You – Stefan C. Schaefer
The Tested – Russell Constanzo
Mamitas – Nicholas Ozeki
Besouro – João Daniel Tikhomiroff
Billy – Winston Washington Moxam

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM

Fig – Ryan Coogler
Wolf Call – Rob Underhill
Wake – Bree Newsome
The Abyss Boys – Jan-Hendrik Beetge
The Tombs – Jerry Lamonthe

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY

Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat By the Door –Christine Acham and Clifford Ward
Gang Girl: A Mother’s Journey to Save Her Daughter – Valerie Goodloe
Brown Babies – Regina Griffin
Zero Percent – Tim Skousen
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu – Zola Maseko
Burn: The Evolution of An American City – Harold Jackson III

3 comments:

NeverTooEarlyMP said...

Thank you for posting these. I saw Mooz-lum and agree that Evan Ross, Nia Long and Qasim Basir deserve some recognition. And I can't wait to see Pariah, which I hear is just amazing!

Candice Frederick said...

@NeverTooEarlyMP Pariah is sooo good! And I didn't love Mooz-lum, but Nia Long was good in it.

Dankwa Brooks said...

I saw a lot of films on this list so I might have to share my votes.

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