‘Da 5 Bloods’ Lands Six Critics Choice Nominations Including Best Picture

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The film nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced today, and among the films earning several nominations is Spike Lee’s war drama Da 5 Bloods. The ceremony will air Sunday, March 7 at 7 p.m. ET on The CW, with host Taye Diggs.

The film earned six nominations total:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor — Delroy Lindo
  • Best Supporting Actor — Chadwick Boseman
  • Best Acting Ensemble
  • Best Director — Spike Lee
  • Best Cinematography — Newton Thomas Sigel

Da 5 Bloods follows four friends (who refer to themselves as Bloods) and Vietnam vets — Paul (Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Melvin (Isiah Whitlock Jr.), and Eddie (Norm Lewis) — who return to Vietnam years later to find and recover the remains of their squad leader Norman, along with a chest of gold they buried during the war. Paul’s son David (Jonathan Majors) joins the Bloods on their quest, worried about his father’s well-being.

Da 5 Bloods is available to stream on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.

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