Saturday, March 3, 2018

Busy Black Women at the Oscars, Take 2

In the first part of this miniseries, we honored the nine African American women who won Oscars, so now just a few hours ahead of the ceremony, we wanted to highlight a few of the nominees (and yes, we are #rootingforeveryoneblack along with a few others):

Mudbound received several nominations, including:
Dee Rees for Best Adapted Screenplay; Mary J. Blige for Best Supporting Actress; and "Mighty River" for Best Original Song, written by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, and Taura Stinson

Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress, The Shape of Water

This year 40 women were nominated for awards outside of acting, so we're rooting for all of them as well, namely:
Rachel Morrison for Best Cinematography (the first woman nominated in that category)

"Stand for Something" for Best Original Song, written by Diane Warren and Common from Marshall

Lady Bird for Best Picture, and its director Greta Gerwig, for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay

And our Honorable Mentions:
Get Out for Best Picture; its director Jordan Peele for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay; and Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor

Denzel Washington for Best Actor, Roman J. Israel, Esq.