Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 Black Reel Awards Nominations List

The Black Reel Awards are scheduled to be handed out tonight.  What are the Black Reel Awards?  These awards annually honor African-Americans in feature, independent and television film. The awards were launched in 2000, and this is the 11th year of the awards.

From what I understand, 60 film critics from television, radio, print and the Internet comprise the voting members of the Black Reel Awards. Voting was conducted from December 10 – 13, 2010. Winners will be announced on Friday, February 11, 2011.

2011 Nominations:

Outstanding Film
The Book of Eli
Brooklyn’s Finest
For Colored Girls
Night Catches Us
Just Wright

Outstanding Actress
Thandie Newton – For Colored Girls
Queen Latifah – Just Wright
Kerry Washington – Night Catches Us
Anika Noni Rose – For Colored Girls
Kimberly Elise – For Colored Girls

Outstanding Actor
Don Cheadle – Brooklyn’s Finest
Denzel Washington – The Book of Eli
Jaden Smith – The Karate Kid
Anthony Mackie – Night Catches Us
Denzel Washington – Unstoppable

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Phylicia Rashad – For Colored Girls
Kerry Washington – For Colored Girls
Viola Davis – Eat Pray Love
Janet Jackson – For Colored Girls
Shareeka Epps – Mother and Child

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Wesley Snipes – Brooklyn’s Finest
Sean Combs – Get Him to the Greek
Samuel L. Jackson – Mother and Child
Brandon T. Jackson – Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Laurence Fishburne – Predators

Outstanding Director
Antoine Fuqua – Brooklyn’s Finest
Sanaa Hamri – Just Wright
Tanya Hamilton – Night Catches
Allen and Albert Hughes – The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry – For Colored Girls

Outstanding Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Tanya Hamilton – Night Catches Us
Michael C. Martin – Brooklyn’s Finest
Michael Elliott – Just Wright
Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus, John Lussenhop and Avery Duff – Takers
Tyler Perry – For Colored Girls

Outstanding Original Score
The Karate Kid
Brooklyn’s Finest
Night Catches Us
The Book of Eli
For Colored Girls

Outstanding Original Song
Shine (John Legend) - Waiting for Superman
Champion (Queen Latifah) - Just Wright
Run This Town (Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kayne West) - Brooklyn’s Finest
Never Say Never (Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith) - The Karate Kid
I Know Who I Am (Leona Lewis) - For Colored Girls

Outstanding Ensemble
For Colored Girls
Brooklyn’s Finest
Night Catches Us

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance
Omari Hardwick – For Colored Girls
Tessa Thompson – For Colored Girls
Amari Cheatom – Night Catches Us
Zoe Kravitz – It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Yaya DaCosta – The Kids Are All Right

Outstanding Feature Documentary
The Lottery
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
Waiting on Superman
My Mic Sounds Nice

Outstanding Indie Feature Film
Preacher’s Kid
Kings of the Evening
Toe to Toe
Black Venus
Finding God in the City of Angels

Outstanding Indie Short Film
Stag and Dow
Katrina’s Son

Outstanding Indie Documentary Film
For the Best and For the Onion
One of These Mornings
Gefilte Fish

Outstanding Television Documentary
If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise
The Black List, Vol. 3
A Small Act

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