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Chance the Rapper will be honored with the BET Humanitarian Award

Muhammad Ali, Alicia Keys, and Dwayne Wade are just a few of the celebrities who have received the BET Humanitarian Award. Now, 24 year old Chicago artist, Chance the Rapper will be added to this list of artist who have used their platform to bring change within the black community.

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Chance has been very adamant about helping out the city he was raised in. In March, he donated a million dollars to Chicago public schools and then raised 2 million dollars for the schools in the following months. Back in November, Chance led thousands of people to the polls to cast their vote, he frequently helps with solutions for violence in Chicago and he even started his own non-profit for the youth entitled SocialWorks. He’s shown that he’s more than a photo-op and is very deserving of this prestigious award.

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BET also announced that New Edition will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards are set to air on Sunday, 25 June.

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Will Nicki Minaj’s 7 Year Winning Streak Break at this Year’s BET Awards?

In the past, the BET Awards have had predictable winners in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Best Female Hip Hop Artist categories. This year’s nominations include some tough competition for past champions Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, and Drake. Beyoncé is nominated for 7 awards including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Video, and Best Album. She’ll be competing against sister Solange who garnered 4 nominations for her unique and potent album, A Seat at the Table with accompany visuals to Cranes in the Sky. This year brings some stiff competition in the Male R&B/Pop category with both the Weeknd and Bruno Mars’ stellar year of chart topping singles. With a combination of viral memes and shout-outs, Rae Sremmurd’s, Black Beetles and Migos, Bad and Bougie are tough choices in the Best Collaboration category. The Best Male Hip Hop category has always included the biggest and best mainstream male rappers like J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake so it should be up in the air on who takes the award.

The most interesting category will be the Best Female Hip Hop Artist winner. Nicki Minaj has been the reigning champ for the past 7 years with last year being the first time she was not present at the awards. At one point, I felt the category should have been replaced with Best Hip Hop Artist and just include female and male rappers until a bigger pool of female M.C.s charted. This year, Minaj will be up against some talented rappers for the first time in years including Remy Ma, who most deemed the winner in their very public beef, newcomer Young M.A., legendary M.C. Missy Elliott and popular reality star, Cardi B. I’m thinking it’s between Minaj, Remy and Young M.A. Both Remy and Young M.A. had at least a couple of hits last year over Minaj but Nicki dropped at least 3 singles in March of 2017. Missy’s awaited comeback was a little underwhelming while Cardi B gained some surprising support for her music compared to other members of the Love & Hip Hop cast. With Remy Ma and Fat Joe’s hit, All the Way Up mixed in with her diss record, shETHER, I think Remy will finally break Nicki’s winning streak this year.

Below are the rest of the nominees including the Film, International and the Gospel/Inspirational categories. The awards will take place on 25 June at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
BEYONCÉ
KEHLANI
MARY J. BLIGE
RIHANNA
SOLANGE

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
BRUNO MARS
CHRIS BROWN
THE WEEKND
TREY SONGZ
USHER

Best Group
2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
FAT JOE & REMY MA
MIGOS
RAE SREMMURD

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE – NO PROBLEM
CHRIS BROWN FT. GUCCI MANE & USHER – PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z – SHINING
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
BIG SEAN
CHANCE THE RAPPER
DRAKE
FUTURE
J. COLE
KENDRICK LAMAR

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
CARDI B
MISSY ELLIOTT
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA
YOUNG M.A.

Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
BIG SEAN – BOUNCE BACK
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

Video Director of the Year
BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI “CRZY”
BRUNO MARS & JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”
DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK “LIKE I WOULD”
HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA “GUCCI SNAKES FT. DESIIGNER”
KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY”

Best New Artist
21 SAVAGE
CARDI B
CHANCE THE RAPPER
KHALID
YOUNG M.A.

Album of the Year
24K MAGIC – BRUNO MARS
4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – J. COLE
A SEAT AT THE TABLE – SOLANGE
COLORING BOOK – CHANCE THE RAPPER
LEMONADE – BEYONCÉ

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE
FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT
KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU
LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)
TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

Best Actress
GABRIELLE UNION
ISSA RAE
JANELLE MONÁE
TARAJI P. HENSON
VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor
BRYSHERE Y. GRAY
DENZEL WASHINGTON
DONALD GLOVER
MAHERSHALA ALI
OMARI HARDWICK

YoungStars Award
ACE HUNTER
CALEB MCLAUGHLIN
JADEN SMITH
MARSAI MARTIN
YARA SHAHIDI

Best Movie
FENCES
GET OUT
HIDDEN FIGURES
MOONLIGHT
THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Sportswoman of the Year Award
GABBY DOUGLAS
SERENA WILLIAMS
SIMONE BILES
SKYLAR DIGGINS
VENUS WILLIAMS

Sportsman of the Year Award
CAM NEWTON
LEBRON JAMES
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK
STEPHEN CURRY

Centric Award
FANTASIA – SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE
KEHLANI – DISTRACTION
MARY J. BLIGE – THICK OF IT
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY
SYD – ALL ABOUT ME
YUNA – CRUSH FT. USHER

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
DRAKE – FAKE LOVE
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES
THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY

Best International Act: Europe
BOOBA (France)
MHD (France)
CRAIG DAVID (UK)
EMELI SANDÉ (UK)
GIGGS (UK)
SKEPTA (UK)
STORMZY (UK)
WILEY (UK)

Best International Act: Africa
AKA (South Africa)
BABES WODUMO (South Africa)
DAVIDO (Nigeria)
NASTY C (South Africa)
STONEBWOY (Ghana)
TEKNO (Nigeria)
WIZKID (Nigeria)
MR EAZI (Nigeria)

Don’t Let the Drama Dim Moonlight’s Shine!

I was very reluctant to watch Sunday’s 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony. I didn’t watch the last two years because of the #oscarssowhite situation and I told myself not to get sucked in if they happened to nominate some black creatives this year. I didn’t follow through because 1. I knew Moonlight and Viola Davis were going to win some deserving awards and 2. I actually enjoy award shows in general, especially film, so I tuned in. As we all know by now, the Oscars mistakenly presented La La Land with the Best Picture nod instead of Moonlight. It completely embarrassed the La La Land cast and crew and stole the shine from Moonlight.

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Initially when they called La La Land, I switched the channel because I was disappointed. I felt the same way I felt when Kendrick Lamar lost to Taylor Swift and Beyonce lost to Adele at the Grammys; I thought the industry yet again overlooked a great and important representation of black art. Then, I started to scroll through Instagram where I saw a photo of Mahershala Ali’s character Juan holding the Oscar followed by a picture proclaiming Moonlight won Best Picture. I turned back to the channel and the news anchor stated there was a mistake and Moonlight actually won Best Picture. My jaw hit the floor. I was excited but mostly infuriated that they had made such a huge mistake for a historic moment. As I imagined, entertainment news the past couple of days have been about nothing but the blunder.

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I really would like Moonlight to be remember for its great writing, acting, and cinematography. This project represented so much. It gave depth to black characters that are usually 2 dimensional, it represented the struggle of people who are largely ignored by white and black creatives alike, and it represented how our stories can be presented in a masterful and thought provoking way. This night will never be forgotten hopefully it brings more intrigue to the wonderful film that is Moonlight.

Highlights of the night

Mahershala Ali won for Best Supporting Actor. He thanked his teachers from the past, cast and crew, and his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, who just gave birth to their baby daughter. Along with Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Picture, Moonlight also won Best Adapted Screenplay. Director, Barry Jenkins had a powerful message, stating, “All you people who feel like there’s no mirror for you, the academy has your back, the ACLU has your back, we have your back, and for the next four years, we will not forget you”. Writer, Tarell Alvin Mccraney followed with, “This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender conforming who don’t see themselves, we’re trying to show you you, and us.” Viola Davis, who won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, gave a moving speech about bringing the narratives about everyday people to life. She showed much gratitude to her fellow cast mates, Denzel Washington, and her family.

Many actors had choice words for the climate following the presidents racist and xenophobic policies. Asghar Farhadi, Iranian director of, “The Salesman” and winner of Best Foreign Picture, opted to not attend the awards as a protest against the presidents travel ban while actor Gael Garcia Bernal spoke against the construction of a “wall” on the borders of America, stating that as a Mexican, “I am against any kind of wall that wants to separate us”. Winners of the Best Animated Picture, Zootopia, spoke about how the film encouraged tolerance over, “fear of the other”.

Congratulations to the cast and crew from Moonlight and all the winners (except for Casey Affleck!)

Below is the full list of winners.

BEST PICTURE
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight” (WINNER)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER) Boo!
Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington in “Fences”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel in “Lion”
Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
Ruth Negga in “Loving”
Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)
Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
Viola Davis in “Fences” (WINNER)
Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia” (WINNER)
CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Arrival”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”
COSTUME DESIGN
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (WINNER)
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“La La Land”
“Fantastic
DIRECTING
“Arrival” – Denis Villeneuve
“Hacksaw Ridge” – Mel Gibson
“La La Land” – Damien Chazelle (WINNER)
“Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan
“Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America” (WINNER)
“13th”
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Extremis”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“The White Helmets” (WINNER)
FILM EDITING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Land of Mine”
“A Man Called Ove”
“The Salesman” (WINNER)
“Tanna”
“Toni Erdmann”
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad” (WINNER)
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Jackie”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Passengers”
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
“City Of Stars” from “La La Land” (WINNER)
“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Arrival”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Passengers”
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Pearl”
“Piper” (WINNER)
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Ennemis Intérieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing” (WINNER)
“Timecode”
SOUND EDITING
“Arrival” (WINNER)
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Sully”
SOUND MIXING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“La La Land”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”
VISUAL EFFECTS
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“The Jungle Book” (WINNER)
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“Arrival”
“Fences
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion”
“Moonlight” (WINNER)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
“20th Century Women”

The Full List of Winners at The 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards honored the best in film, television, music, and literature. There were little to no surprises for this years winners including Anthony Anderson for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and his co-star wife, Tracee Ellis Ross for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Taraji P Henson won for the second time in a row for Outstanding Actress in a Drama series, Denzel Washington won Outstanding Actor for his role in Fences, and Queen Sugar won for Outstanding Drama Series which was a nice surprise. Some amazing actors and actresses were not in attendance including Mahershala Ali who won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and Viola Davis who won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

The honorable Chairman’s Award was given to professor, author, and founder of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Charles J. Oletree Jr. and the NAACP President’s Award was given to educator, historian, and founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History, Lonnie Bunch. Outstanding Motion Picture went to Hidden Figures and Entertainer of the year went to Dwayne Johnson, who is rarely in attendance to this award show. Everyone knows this should have went to Beyoncé, who was also snub last night at the Grammy’s but that’s another article. Check out the full list of the winners below.

 

The Chairman’s Award: Charles J. Ogletree Jr.

NAACP President’s Award:  Lonnie Bunch

Entertainer of the Year: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Outstanding Motion PictureHidden Figures

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures

Outstanding Drama SeriesQueen Sugar

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy SeriesBlack-ish

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington, Fences

Outstanding New Artist: Chance the Rapper

Outstanding Male Artist: Maxwell

Outstanding Female Artist: Beyoncé

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Freedom,” Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar

Outstanding Jazz Album: Latin American Songbook, Edward Simon

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): One Way, Tamela Mann

Outstanding Music Video: “Formation,”  Beyoncé

Outstanding Song (Traditional): “I See A Victory,” Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams

Outstanding Album: Lemonade, Beyoncé

Outstanding Song (Contemporary): “Freedom,” Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Tichina Arnold, Survivor’s Remorse 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jussie Smollett, Empire 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Naturi Naughton, Power 

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series, or Dramatic Special: Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special): BET Love and Happiness White House Special 

Outstanding Talk Series: Steve Harvey

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: Iyanla: Fix My Life

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): 2016 Black Girls Rock

Outstanding Children’s Program: An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win 

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series): Marsai Martin, Black-ish

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Roland S. Martin – NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin 

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis, Fences

Outstanding Independent Motion PictureMoonlight

Outstanding Documentary (Film)13TH

Outstanding Documentary (Television)Roots: A New Vision

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Kenya Barris, Black-ish

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Charles Murray, Roots–Night 3

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta–Value

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story–The Race Card

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Rick Famuyiwa, Confirmation

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Idris Elba, The Jungle Book

 
Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction): The Book of Harlan, Bernice L. McFadden

Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction): Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly

Outstanding Literary Work, (Debut Author): Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah

Outstanding Literary Work (Biography/Autobiography): Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah

Outstanding Literary Work (Instructional)The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage, Daymond John, Daniel Paisner

Outstanding Literary Work (Poetry): Collected Poems: 1974-2004, Rita Dove

Outstanding Literary Work (Children): Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, Gwendolyn Hooks, Colin Bootman

Outstanding Literary Work (Youth/Teens): As Brave As You, Jason Reynolds

The Jackie Robinson Sports Award: LeBron James

 

Viola Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Moonlight and more win at the 74th Annual Golden Globes

This year brought some fierce competition between those nominated at the 74th annual Golden Globes. Moonlight, La La Land, Fences, The Crown, and The People vs OJ Simpson were some of the critics favorite projects last year. La La Land swept the event with seven wins including the Best Actor and Actress award and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Tracee Ellis Ross won Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical – TV Series; the first black woman to win since Debbie Allen in 1983! Viola Davis rightfully won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences. Both women received their first win at the ceremony as well.

Donald Glover and the Atlanta crew won for Best Comedy TV Series and Glover won for Best Actor in a Comedy TV Series; he went on in true black millennial fashion to thank the black folks of Atlanta and the Migos for their current hit, Bad and Bougie, “just because it’s the best song ever”. Moonlight did not win most of the awards it was nominated for but it did win the biggest award it was nominated for which was Best Picture – Drama. It seems like La La Land will be it’s biggest competition in the coming award season.

The night also saw Meryl Streep receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her incredible acting career. She took obvious jabs at the President elect by stating that many people in the room were born or from countries outside of the US so if they were to be kicked out, America would not have the many great contributions that it has. That sentiment is great but most of the actors she named were still of European descent and these groups of people are not targeted like non european communities. She also went on to say how the attitude and values of the new President elect influences the society to bully those who are different from them and she is right.

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Below is the full list of Golden Globe Winners

Best Motion Picture, Drama: Moonlight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: La La Land

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Motion Picture, Animated: Zootopia

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: Elle (France)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Motion Picture: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Director, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Best Original Song, Motion Picture: “City of Stars,” La La Land

Best Television Series, Drama: The Crown

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Claire Foy, The Crown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Atlanta

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Donald Glover, Atlanta

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television: Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television: Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

Beyoncé, Moonlight, Black-ish, & Nate Parker lead in nominations for the 2017 NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image awards has released the nominations for the best in film, music, television, and literature. Beyoncé leads with seven nominations including Entertainer of the Year, baby sis, Solange is nominated for 5 awards including Outstanding Female Artist and Chance, the Rapper received 4 nominations including Best New Artist. Moonlight continues to shine in this award season nabbing 6 nominations while Loving followed with 5 nominations. The firestorm surrounding The Birth of a Nation didn’t deter the organization; it tied with Moonlight for 6 nominations including Best Picture and Best DirectorBlack-ish garnered 12 nominations amongst the cast and writers. See below for the full list of nominees and tune into TV One on February 11th to watch the awards.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé
Viola Davis
Regina King
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Chance the Rapper

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta (FX)
black-ish (ABC)
Insecure (HBO)
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
The Carmichael Show (NBC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – black-ish (ABC)
Don Cheadle – House of Lies (Showtime)
Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)
Dwayne Johnson – Ballers (HBO)
Kevin Hart – Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
Keesha Sharp – Lethal Weapon (FOX)
Niecy Nash – The Soul Man (TV Land)
Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish (ABC)
Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
David Alan Grier – The Carmichael Show (NBC)
Deon Cole – black-ish (ABC)
Laurence Fishburne – black-ish (ABC)
Miles Brown – black-ish (ABC)
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Erica Ash – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
Laverne Cox – Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)
Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC)
Tichina Arnold – Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
vonne Orji – Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series
Empire
(FOX)
Power (Starz)
Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
This Is Us (NBC)
Underground (WGN America)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Kofi Siriboe – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Mike Colter – Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)
Omari Hardwick – Power (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)
Terrence Howard – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Jurnee Smollett-Bell – Underground (WGN America)
Kerry Washington – Scandal (ABC)
Rutina Wesley – Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Taraji P. Henson – Empire (FOX)
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alfred Enoch – How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Jesse Williams – Greys Anatomy (ABC)
Joe Morton – Scandal (ABC)
Jussie Smollett – Empire (FOX)
Trai Byers – Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Amirah Vann – Underground (WGN America)
CCH Pounder – NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
Cicely Tyson – How To Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Lynn Whitfield – Greenleaf (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Naturi Naughton – Power (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special
American Crime
(ABC)
Confirmation (HBO)
Roots (History)
The Night Of (HBO)
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special
Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Cuba Gooding Jr. – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Jeffrey Wright – Confirmation (HBO)
Malachi Kirby – Roots (History)
Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special
Anika Noni Rose – Roots (History)
Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (HBO)
Emayatzy Corinealdi – Roots (History)
Kerry Washington – Confirmation (HBO)
Regina King – American Crime (ABC)

Outstanding News / Information – (Series or Special)
AM Joy with Joy Rei
(MSNBC/NBC News)
BET Love and Happiness White House Special (BET)
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (National Geographic Channel)
Unsung: Sugarhill Gang (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
Steve Harvey
(Syndicated)
SuperSoul Sunday (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
The Real (Syndicated)
The Talk (CBS)
The View (ABC)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
Iyanla: Fix My Life
(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Little Big Shots (NBC)
Mary Mary (WE tv)
The Voice (NBC)
United Shades of America (CNN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
2016 Black Girls Rock
(BET)
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)
Lemonade (HBO)
Lip Sync Battle (Spike TV)
The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards 2016 (OWN: Oprah Winfrey
Network)

Outstanding Children’s Program
All In With Cam Newton (Nickelodeon)
An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win (Amazon)
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
K.C. Undercover (Disney Channel)
The Lion Guard (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited series)
Emyyri Crutchfield – Roots (History)
Hudson Yang – Fresh Off The Boat (ABC)
Lonnie Chavis – This Is Us (NBC)
Marsai Martin – black-ish (ABC)
Miles Brown – black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross – 2016 BET Awards (BET)
Joy Reid – AM Joy with Joy Reid (MSNBC)
Roland S. Martin – NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin (TV One)
Steve Harvey – The Steve Harvey Show (Syndicated)
W. Kamau Bell – United Shades of America (CNN)

RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Chloe X Halle (Columbia Records)
MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
Ro James (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)
Serayah (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/ Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Maxwell (Columbia)

Outstanding Female Artist
Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
Fantasia (RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited)
K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
Solange (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Blended Family” – Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky (RCA Records)
“Everything’s Beautiful” – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Mad” – Solange feat. Lil Wayne (Columbia Records)
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album
Everything’s Beautiful – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
Latin America Songbook – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
Leslie Odom Jr. – Leslie Odom (S-Curve)
Ready Take One – Erroll Garner (Legacy Recordings / Octave Music Licensing LLC)
Upward Spiral – Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling (Okeh)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
Jericho: Tribe of Joshua 
– Livre’ (Glory 2 Glory Entertainment/RAL)
Myron Butler & Levi On Purpose – Myron Butler (Motown Gospel)
One Way – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
The Journey (Live) – Donnie McClurkin (RCA Inspiration)
Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding Music Video
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“This One’s for Me and You” – Johnny Gill feat. New Edition (Jskillz)
“In Common” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional
“Amen” – Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“God Provides” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
“I See Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia)
“Lake By The Ocean” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary
”24K Magic” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Letter to the Free” – Common featuring Bilal (ARTium Records/ Def Jam Recordings)
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records) Outstanding Album
“A Seat At The Table” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“Coloring Book” – Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
“Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“untitled unmastered.” – Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
“What I’m Feelin” – Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)

LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
Another Brooklyn – Jacqueline Woodson (HarperCollins /Amistad)
The Book of Harlan – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)
The Illegal – Lawrence Hill (W. W. Norton & Company)
The Mother – Yvvette Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)
The Underground Railroad: A Novel – Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul – Eddie S.Glaude Jr. (Crown / The Crown Publishing Group)
Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Angela Y. Davis (Author), Cornel West (Foreword), (Haymarket Books)
Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins Publishers / William Morrow)
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – Ibram X. Kendi (Nation Books)
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author), (Time Inc. Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
– Trevor Noah (Random House)
Carry On – Lisa Fenn (HarperCollins Publishers / Harper Wave)
Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court – Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (Stanford University Press )
Grace: A Novel – Natashia Deón (Counterpoint Press)
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good – Cory Booker (Ballantine Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America
– Nathaniel Jones (The New Press)
Around the Way Girl: A Memoir – Taraji P. Henson (37 Ink/Atria Books)
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah (Random House)
Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, A Young Black Man’s Education – Mychal Denzel Smith (Nation Books)
My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire – Herb Powell (Author), Maurice White (Author), Steve Harvey (Foreword), David Foster (Foreword), (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
Green Smoothies for Life
– JJ Smith (Atria Books)
LA Reid Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next – LA Reid (Harper Collins)
Running the Long Race in Gifted Education: Narratives and Interviews from Culturally Diverse Gifted Adults – Joy M. Scott-Carrol (Author), Anthony Sparks (Author), Diana Slaughter Kotzin (Foreword), (IGET-Network Press/Book Publisher’s Network)
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World – The Dalai Lama (Author), Desmond Tutu (Author), Douglas Abrams (With), (Avery)
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business / The Crown Publishing Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
Collected Poems: 1974 – 2004
– Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)
Counting Descent – Clint Smith (Write Bloody Publishing)
The Big Book of Exit Strategies – Jamaal May (Alice James Books)
The Sobbing School – Joshua Bennett (Penguin Books)
Thief in the Interior – Phillip B. Williams (Alice James Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
– Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Lou Fancher (Illustrator), Steve Johnson (Illustrator), (Viking Children’s Books)
Daddy’s Little Girl – Karissa Culbreath (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat – Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Golden Girls Of Rio – Nikkolas Smith (Skyhorse Publishing / Sky Pony Press)
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman (Illustrator), (Lee & Low Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
As Brave As You
– Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))
Riding Chance – Christine Kendall (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express – Holly Robinson Peete (Author), Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Author), RJ Peete (Author), (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend – Sharon Robinson (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
Two Naomis – Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Author), Audrey Vernick (Author), (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture
Fences (Paramount Pictures)
Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Moonlight (A24)
The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – Fences (Paramount Pictures)
Don Cheadle – Miles Ahead (Sony Pictures Classics)
Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Stephan James – Race (Focus Features/The Luminary Group A Solofilms/
Will Smith – Collateral Beauty (Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Angela Bassett – London Has Fallen (Focus Features/Millennium Films/G-Base Production)
Madina Nalwanga – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios)
Ruth Negga – Loving (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Tika Sumpter – Southside With You (Roadside Attractions)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Alano Miller – Loving (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Chadwick Boseman – Captain America: Civil War (Marvel Studios)
David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios)
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight (A24)
Trevante Rhodes – Moonlight (A24)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Aja Naomi King – The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios)
Mo’ Nique – Almost Christmas (Universal Pictures)
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Viola Davis – Fences (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Lion (See-Saw Films)
Loving (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Miles Ahead (Sony Pictures Classics)
Moonlight (A24)
The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

DOCUMENTARY

Outstanding Documentary – (Film)
13th
(Netflix)
I Am Not Your Negro
(Velvet Film)
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (The People’s Poet LLC)
Miss Sharon Jones! (Cabin Creek Films)
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (Coffee Bluff Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary – (Television)
Major League Legends: Hank Aaron (Smithsonian Channel)
Policing the Police (PBS)
Roots: A History Revealed (History)
Roots: A New Vision (History)
Streets of Compton (A&E)

WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – Atlanta – “B.A.N.” (FX)
Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore – Insecure – “Insecure as F**k” (HBO)
Kenya Barris – black-ish – “Hope” (ABC)
Our Lady J – Transparent – “If I Were A Bell” (Amazon)
Prentice Penny – Insecure – “Real as F**k” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Akela Cooper – Marvel’s Luke Cage – “Manifest” (Netflix)
Anthony Sparks – Queen Sugar – “By Any Chance” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Ava DuVernay – Queen Sugar – “First Things First” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Joe Robert Cole – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “The Race Card” – (FX)
LaToya Morgan – TURN: Washingtons Spies – “Benediction” (AMC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Television)
Alison McDonald – An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win (Amazon)
Alison McDonald – Roots (Night 2) (History)
Charles Murray – Roots (Night 3) (History)
Rashida Jones and Mike Schur – Black Mirror: Nosedive (Netflix)
Rhonda Freeman-Baraka – Merry Christmas, Baby! (UP TV)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Adam Mansbach Barry (Black Bear Pictures and Cinetic Media)
Barry Jenkins Moonlight (A24)
Jeff Nichols Loving (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Nate Parker The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Richard Tanne Southside With You (Roadside Attractions)

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anton Cropper – black-ish – “God” (ABC)
Anton Cropper – black-ish – “Good-ish Times” (ABC)
Donald Glover – Atlanta – “Value” (FX)
Marta Cunningham – Transparent – “Exciting and New” (Amazon)
Melina Matsoukas – Insecure – “Insecure as F**k” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Anthony Hemingway – Underground – “The Macon 7” (WGN America)
John Singleton – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: The Race Card – (FX)
Millicent Shelton – Empire – “The Lyon Who Cried Wolf” (FOX)
Paris Barclay – Pitch – “Pilot” (FOX)
Sam Esmail – Mr. Robot – “eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme” (USA Network)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Carl Seaton – Bad Dad Rehab – (TV One)
Mario Van Peebles – Roots (Night 2) – (History)
Rick Famuyiwa – Confirmation – (HBO)
Thomas Carter – Roots (Night 3) – (History)
Vondie Curtis-Hall – Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart – (Lifetime)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo – Captain America: Civil War (Marvel Studios)
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight (A24)
Garth Davis – Lion (See-Saw Films)
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios)
Nate Parker – The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

ANIMATED/CGI

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – (Television or Film)

Kevin Hart – The Secret Life of Pets (Universal Pictures)
Dwayne Johnson – Moana (Walt Disney Studios)
Idris Elba – Finding Dory (Walt Disney Studios)
Idris Elba – The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)

Loretta Devine – Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

 

Moonlight and American Honey lead in nominations in the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards

The nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards have been released and Moonlight is getting some shine. Directed by Barry Jenkins and written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight leads with 6 nominations including Best Feature and Best Director. American Honey directed by Andrea Arnold, starring Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf also leads with 6 nominations. The documentary 13th, directed by Ava Duvernay is nominated as well as the James Baldwin doc, I Am Not Your Negro directed by Raoul Peck, and O.J.: Made in America directed by Ezra Edelman.

The Spirit Awards have been the forerunner for future film nominations and winners in other ceremonies including 2014’s Dallas Buyers Club (Best Actor and Supporting Actor), Spotlight (Best Feature), and breakout actress, Lupita Nyong’o, in 12 Years a Slave. Fruitvale Station, Beast of No Nation, and Tangerine have also won big at the Spirit Awards but fell short in the top ceremonies. The organization has supported diversity at least compared to other awards. Whether the awards are diverse or not, it is more important to support the films directed, written, and featuring actors of color while they are in theaters so there is an array of diverse talent and narratives.

Below is the full list of nominations; the awards are set to air Feburary 25th.

BEST FEATURE
Moonlight
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
American Honey
Chronic

BEST DIRECTOR
Andrea Arnold – American Honey
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Pablo Larrain – Jackie
Jeff Nichols – Loving
Kelly Reichardt – Certain Women

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Sasha Lane – American Honey
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie

BEST MALE LEAD
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood – Free In Deed
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons – Other People
Tim Roth – Chronic

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Edwina Findley – Free In Deed
Paulina Garcia – Little Men
Lily Gladstone – Certain Women
Riley Keough – American Honey
Molly Shannon – Other People

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Ralph Fiennes – A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf – American Honey
Craig Robinson – Morris from America

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Swiss Army Man
The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
The Witch

BEST SCREENPLAY
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills – 20th Century Women
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias – Little Men
Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Robert Eggers – The Witch
Chris Kelly – Other People
Adam Mansbach – Barry
Stella Meghie – Jean of the Joneses
Craig Shilowich – Christine

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ava Berkofsky – Free In Deed
Lol Crawley – The Childhood of a Leader
Zach Kuperstein – The Eyes of My Mother
James Laxton – Moonlight
Robbie Ryan – American Honey

BEST EDITING
Matthew Hannam – Swiss Army Man
Jennifer Lame – Manchester by the Sea
Joi McMillon & Nat Sanders – Moonlight
Jake Roberts – Hell or High Water
Sebastián Sepúlveda – Jackie

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The 13th
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Sonita
Under the Sun

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Aquarius (Brazil)
Chevalier (Greece)
My Golden Days (France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany and Romania)
Under the Shadow (Iran and U.K.)

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Best Ensemble)
Moonlight

JOHN CASSAVETTES AWARD (Best Feature Made For Under $5,000)
Free In Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Lovesong
Nakom
Spa Night

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Andrew Ahn – Spa Night
Claire Carré – Embers
Anna Rose Holmer – The Fits
Ingrid Jungermann – Women Who Kill

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