Categories
Recap

‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ earn Oscar Nods for ‘Best Picture’ & more!

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight” and “Fences” were all nominated in the Best Picture category. I believe this is the first time we’ve ever had three African-American films nominated at the same time in this category.

Other nominations include Denzel Washington for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Ruth Negga for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Mahershala Ali for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Octavia Spencer, Naomie Harris and Viola Davis for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

“Moonlight” also picked up nods for Cinematography, Directing for Barry Jenkins, Film Editing, Music (Original Score) and Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney. “Fences” also picked up for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) while James Baldwin‘s “I Am Not Your Negro” (which I saw last night) and Ava DuVernay‘s “13th” were nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

I must say that I am shocked that Taraji P. Henson was not nominated for her role in “Hidden Figures” nor was Pharrell Williams nominated for the film’s soundtrack. #SMH

Click here to see the full list of nominees and don’t forget to watch the Oscars when they air live on Sunday, February 26 on ABC! This year’s show is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Photo Credit: RayCornelius.com

By admin

Ray Cornelius is an entertainment news blogger and media personality. He is also the host of Jazz 91.9 WCLK's arts and entertainment show "UPFRONT." He lives in Atlanta.

9 replies on “‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ earn Oscar Nods for ‘Best Picture’ & more!”

Im now not certain where you’re getting your information, however great topic. I must spend a while finding out much more or figuring out more. Thanks for excellent info I was on the lookout for this info for my mission.

I’ll immediately grab your rss feed as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please permit me realize in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

Thanks for all of your hard work on this website. My mother takes pleasure in conducting research and it’s really obvious why. We all hear all of the powerful ways you convey effective things via this blog and in addition increase participation from other ones on the area of interest plus our princess has been learning a great deal. Take pleasure in the rest of the new year. You have been doing a really good job.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *