‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Named Black Film Critics Circle Best Picture of the Year (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was the big vote winner for the 10th Annual Black Film Critics Circle Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

George Wolfe‘s film, which was adapted from August Wilsonfrom 1984 and is streaming on Netflix, won Best Picture, Best Actor (the late Chadwick Boseman), Best Actress (Viola Davis) and best-fit scenario (Ruben Santiago-Hudsonthe script of).

Other big winners included One night in Miamiit is Regina King (best director, ex aequo), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Best Supporting Actor) and Cast (Best Ensemble); nomadlandit is Chloe Zhao (Best Director, tied); minariit is Yuh Jung Youn (Best Supporting Actress) and Screenplay (Best Original Screenplay); Principle (best cinematography); Weather (best documentary); Soul (best animated film); and Ivory Coast twelfth night (best foreign film).

“In one of the most tumultuous years in history, we have seen a breadth and scope of stories about people of color that are literally unprecedented in the history of cinema,” said the co. – President of the BFCC. mike sargent recount THR. “The continued and ever-increasing diversity of films that tell the collective stories of people of color is amazing. The world continued to unequivocally declare that Black Stories Matter.

BFCC also announced three signature awards. Sam Pollardthe seasoned documentary filmmaker whose latest work is MLK/FBIwas chosen for the Pioneer Award. The forty-year-old version to burst Radha White was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award. And Steve McQueen was awarded a special mention for its small ax anthology series consisting of five feature films.

The 25 members of the BFCC, all of whom are “film critics of color from eligible daily, weekly, magazine, radio, television and online publications,” also voted to determine a top 10 list. the end of the year. Their choices? After My Rainey first row: (2) minari(3) nomadland(4) One night in Miami(5) Soul(6) Judas and the Black Messiah(7) Da 5 Bloods(8) The Chicago 7 Trial(9) The sound of metal and (10) The 40 year version and Sylvia’s lovein a tie.

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