LifestyleDiverse mix of talent and topics at Academy Awards

Diverse mix of talent and topics at Academy Awards

The Academy Awards take place on March 10, and will be the culmination of a very busy awards season. This year’s crop of honored films represents a diverse mix of talent and topics. “American Fiction,” the movie that is a commentary about how Black subject matter in films is stereotyped, has already received several noteworthy honors.

**FILE** During the 2022 March on Washington Film Festival at Union Market, D.C. native and actor Jeffrey Wright presented the March on Award to George C. Wolfe, playwright and director of film and theater. Wright was recently honored with the Best Lead Performance award at the 2024 Film Independent Awards for his role in the film “American Fiction.” (Jacques Benovil/The Washington Informer)
On Feb. 25, Jeffrey Wright, a D.C. native, was recently honored with the Best Lead Performance award for his role in “American Fiction” at the Film Independent Awards. In his acceptance remarks, Wright thanked “American Fiction” screenwriter Cord Jefferson.

“It’s a beautiful story of a family and a man facing personal and cultural challenges, some of which are as old as our country,” said Wright, also nominated for the Best Actor Oscar this year.

Jefferson also received Best Adapted Screenplay awards from Film Independent, the Critics Choice, and the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). For the Academy Awards, Jefferson is nominated in the Best Screenplay and Best Movie categories. Also, Sterling K. Brown has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor Category for his role in “American Fiction.”

Da’Vine Joy Randolph has received eight awards for her supporting role in “The Holdovers.” In addition to Film Independent, she has received seven other awards, including the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice, Satellite Award, New York Film Critics, BAFTA, and the National Society of Film Critics in eight awards programs. She is the front-runner to receive this year’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

“The Holdovers is a testament for what can happen when a small group of passionate people are given a chance to come together and tell a story,” said Randolph when accepting her Film Independent award. “Independent films are the beating heart of this industry, and they are worth fighting for.”Further, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) recently announced its award recipients. “Origin” received the award for Best Drama, “American Fiction” was named Best Comedy, and “Color Purple” was Best Musical. A complete list of awards given by AAFCA is on their website. https://aafca.com/aafca-awards.

Source: Washington Informer

“The Morning Roast” With Cast of Professional Black Men Launches Season 2 in Major TV Markets

Nationwide — Live from the Cave: The Morning Roast is back for its highly anticipated second season, premiering on WGN TV Chicago on April...

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Streaming Service Launches Platform to Fund Stories Told by Black Creators

Nationwide — kweliTV, the premier streaming service celebrating Black culture from around the globe, announces the launch of kweliFUND, a groundbreaking crowdfunding platform designed...

Hip-hop and jazz festival at Kennedy center features hip-hop royalty

A standing-room-only, sold-out throng of hip-hop and jazz enthusiasts filled the seats of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Northwest...

Imani Jean: Freshman standout achieves early success at Howard

From the late Althea Gibson to retired legendary players such as Serena and Venus Williams and Zina Garrison to Naomi Osaki, Sloane Stephens, Ora Washington...

Davey Yarborough honored at Duke Ellington’s 125th birthday concert

As a celebrated musician and arts educator, still making strides in teaching jazz to young musicians, Davey Yarborough, will be honored during “Ellington at...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

“The Morning Roast” With Cast of Professional Black Men Launches Season 2 in Major TV Markets

Nationwide — Live from the Cave: The Morning Roast...

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Streaming Service Launches Platform to Fund Stories Told by Black Creators

Nationwide — kweliTV, the premier streaming service celebrating Black...

Hip-hop and jazz festival at Kennedy center features hip-hop royalty

A standing-room-only, sold-out throng of hip-hop and jazz enthusiasts...

Imani Jean: Freshman standout achieves early success at Howard

From the late Althea Gibson to retired legendary players...

Newsletter

Don't miss

“The Morning Roast” With Cast of Professional Black Men Launches Season 2 in Major TV Markets

Nationwide — Live from the Cave: The Morning Roast...

Founder of Black Woman-Owned Streaming Service Launches Platform to Fund Stories Told by Black Creators

Nationwide — kweliTV, the premier streaming service celebrating Black...

Hip-hop and jazz festival at Kennedy center features hip-hop royalty

A standing-room-only, sold-out throng of hip-hop and jazz enthusiasts...

Imani Jean: Freshman standout achieves early success at Howard

From the late Althea Gibson to retired legendary players...