Get Out Dominates In 18th Annual Black Reel Award Nominations

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Get Out Dominates In 18th Annual Black Reel Award Nominations
Posted by Wilson Morales

December 15, 2017

The 18th Annual Black Reel Award nominees were announced earlier this morning. Writer/director Jordan Peele’s funny, scary and thought-provoking look at interracial politics, Get Out, garnered 12 nominations from the 18th Annual Black Reel Awards, making it the third-most recognized film in the award’s history.

Premiering to both critical and popular acclaim, Get Out was nominated for Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male for Daniel Kaluuya, as well as Outstanding Director, Outstanding Screenplay, and Oustanding Emerging Director nods for Jordan Peele. In addition, the film scored multiple nominations for Lil Rel Howery (Oustanding Supporting Actor and Oustanding Breakthrough Performance, Male), Betty Gabriel (Oustanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female), Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Score.

Dee Ree’s winning-adaptation depicting the story of two World War II veterans, Mudbound, scored eight nominations including Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Director for Dee Rees, Outstanding Screenplay for Virgil Williams and Rees, as well as Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female and Oustanding Song for Mary J. Blige. The film also recognized Jason Mitchell for Oustanding Supporting Actor and also scored an Outstanding Ensemble nomination.

Both Marshall and Girls Trip each scored seven nominations each and will compete for Oustanding Picture honors. The story of the reunion of the “Flossy Posse” continues the momentum for Tiffany Haddish, who scored Oustanding Supporting Actress and Oustanding Breakthrough Performance, Female nods, Oustanding Screenplay for Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver), Outstanding Director for Malcolm Lee. Director Reginald Hudlin’s story of famed future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall scored nods for Chadwick Boseman (Oustanding Actor), Sterling K. Brown (Oustanding Breakthrough Performance, Male), Outstanding Song, Outstanding Score, and Ensemble.

Other highlights include both Universal and Netflix pacing studio nominations each scoring 19 nominations, directors Maggie Betts and Peele receiving four nominations apiece and Denzel Washington receiving his 21st nomination for his performance in Roman J. Israel, Esq.

NOTE: Second-round voting will being next Tuesday, December 19th and will conclude on Wednesday, December 20th.

Check out the nominations, below:

18th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Outstanding Motion Picture

Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)
Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, Colin Wilson, producers

Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. & Jordan Peele, producers

Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
Malcolm D. Lee & Will Packer, producers

Marshall (Open Road Films)
Reginald Hudlin, Jonathan Sanger & Paula Wagner, producers

Mudbound (Netflix)
Carl Effenson, Sally Jo Effenson, Cassian Elwes, Charles King, Christopher Lemole, Kim Roth & Tim Zajaros, producers

Outstanding Actor

CHADWICK BOSEMAN
Marshall

DANIEL KALUUYA
Get Out

ALGEE SMITH
Detroit

LAKEITH STANFIELD
Crown Heights

DENZEL WASHINGTON
Roman J. Israel Esq.

Outstanding Actress

SIMONE BAKER
Gook

CARMEN EJOGO
It Comes at Night

NATALIE PAUL
Crown Heights

AMANDLA STENBERG
Everything, Everything

JESSICA WILLIAMS
The Incredible Jessica James

Outstanding Director

MARGARET BETTS
Novitiate

REGINALD HUDLIN
Marshall

MALCOLM D. LEE
Girls Trip

JORDAN PEELE
Get Out

DEE REES
Mudbound

Outstanding Supporting Actor

IDRIS ELBA
Molly’s Game

LAURENCE FISHBURNE
Last Flag Flying

JAMIE FOXX
Baby Driver

LIL REL HOWERY
Get Out

JASON MITCHELL
Mudbound

Outstanding Supporting Actress

MARY J. BLIGE
Mudbound

BETTY GABRIEL
Get Out

TIFFANY HADDISH
Girls Trip

OCTAVIA SPENCER
The Shape of Water

TESSA THOMPSON
Thor: Ragnarok

Outstanding Screenplay

BURNING SANDS
Gerald McMurray & Christine T. Berg

GET OUT
Jordan Peele

GIRLS TRIP
Kenya Barris & Tracey Oliver

MUDBOUND
Dee Rees & Virgil Williams

NOVITIATE
Margaret Betts

Outstanding Ensemble

DETROIT
Victoria Thomas, casting director

GET OUT
Terri Taylor, casting director

GIRLS TRIP
Mary Vernieu & Michelle Wade Byrd, casting directors

MARSHALL
Victoria Thomas, casting director

MUDBOUND
Billy Hopkins & Ashley Ingram, casting directors

Outstanding Documentary Feature

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY
John Scheinfeld, director

LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992
John Ridley, director

STEP
Amanda Lipitz, director

STRONG ISLAND
Yance Ford, director

WHOSE STREETS?
Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, directors

Outstanding Foreign-Language Film

FELICITE (FRANCE)
Alain Gomis, director

KATI KATI (KENYA)
Mbithi Masya, director

THE WOUND (SOUTH AFRICA)
John Trengove, director

Outstanding Voice Performance

VIN DIESEL
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

KEVIN HART
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

JENIFER LEWIS
Cars 3

MAYA RUDOLPH
The Emoji Movie

MAYA RUDOLPH
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Outstanding Score

DETROIT
James Newton Howard, composer

GET OUT
Michael Abels, composer

GIRLS TRIP
David Newman, composer

GOOK
Roger Suen, composer

MARSHALL
Marcus Miller, composer

Outstanding Original Song

“BEST OF ME” (LA VIE MAGNIFIQUE DE CHARLIE)
Kortnee Price, performer; Jeff Paige, Jypsy Nichols, Bobby Huntley and Nikki Wade, writers

“JUMP” (STEP)
Cynthia Enrivo, performer; Taura Stinson, Raphael Saadiq and Laura Karpman, writers

“MIGHTY RIVER” (MUDBOUND)
Mary J. Blige, performer; Raphael Saadiq, Mary J. Blige & Taura Stinson, writers

“STAND UP FOR SOMETHING” (MARSHALL)
Andra Day & Common, performers; Common & Dianne Warren, writers

“STARLIGHT” (ZO! MAKING OF SKYBREAK)
Zo! & Phonte, performers; L. Ferguson, P. Coleman, writers

Outstanding Independent Feature

BURNING SANDS (Netflix)
Gerald McMurray, director

CROWN HEIGHTS (Amazon Studios/IFC)
Matt Ruskin, director

GOOK (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Justin Chon, director

IMPERIAL DREAMS (Netflix)
Malik Vitthal, director

THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES (Netflix)
Jim Strouse, director

Outstanding Independent Short

90 DAYS
Jennia Fredrique & Nathan Hale Williams, directors

AMELIA’S CLOSET
Halima Lucas, director

GEMA
Kenrick Prince, director

OSCAR MICHEAUX
JD Walker, director

SEE YOU YESTERDAY
Stefon Bristol, director

Outstanding Independent Documentary

BACK TO NATURAL: A DOCUMENTARY FILM
Gillian Scott-Ward, director

QUEST
Jonathan Olshefski, director

TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Stanley Nelson, director

YEMANJA: WISDOM FROM THE AFRICAN HEART OF BRAZIL
Donna Roberts & Donna Reed, directors

ZO! MAKING SKYBREAK!
Donnie Seales Jr., director

Outstanding World Cinema Motion Picture

BROWN GIRL BEGINS (CANADA)
Sharon Lewis, director

CARGO (BAHAMAS)
Kareem Mortimer, director

A UNITED KINGDOM (UK)
Amma Asante, director

Outstanding Emerging Director

MARGARET BETTS
Novitiate

DAMON DAVIS & SABAAH FOLAYAN
Whose Streets?

JD DILLARD
Sleight

JORDAN PEELE
Get Out

MALIK VITTHAL
Imperial Dreams

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male

NNAMDI ASOMUGHA
Crown Heights

STERLING K. BROWN
Marshall

J. QUINTON JOHNSON
Last Flag Flying

DANIEL KALUUYA
Get Out

LIL REL HOWERY
Get Out

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female

MARY J. BLIGE
Mudbound

BETTY GABRIEL
Get Out

TIFFANY HADDISH
Girls Trip

NATALIE PAUL
Crown Heights

JESSICA WILLIAMS
The Incredible Jessica James

Outstanding First Screenplay

BURNING SANDS
Gerald McMurray & Christine T. Berg

IMPERIAL DREAMS
Malik Vitthal & Ismet Prcic

NOVITIATE
Margaret Betts

SLEIGHT
J.D. Dillard & Alex Theurer

TOURMENT d’AMOUR
Caroline Jules


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