Friday, September 17, 2021

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Earns Six Academy Award Nominations Including Best Picture

The nominees for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards have finally arrived! Arguably one of the biggest nights during award season, the Academy Awards honor the best feats in filmmaking. Among the nominees this year is Warner Bros.’ film Judas and the Black Messiah. The film earned six nominations total:

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya for his role as Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield for his role as Bill O’Neal

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Best Original Screenplay: Screenplay by Will Berson and Shaka King; Story by Berson, King, Kenny Lucas, and Keith Lucas

Best Original Song: “Fight for You” by H.E.R.; Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt

Judas and the Black Messiah focuses on Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, the party chairman for the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers. As he continues to lead a revolution for social justice, he must soon face a betrayal within the party after Bill O’Neal is tasked by the FBI to infiltrate and get close to Hampton.

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So far this award season, Daniel Kaluuya has been nominated for several awards for his portrayal of Hampton, including the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, both of which he won, and earned nominations for the BAFTAs and the SAG awards both occurring in April.

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and creative talent behind the making of this wonderful film!

The 93rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony will broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET. Find the full list of Academy Award nominees here.

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