'One Night in Miami' Splits Quartet Between Lead and Supporting Categories in Awards Race

From left: Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge in 'One Night in Miami'
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From left: Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge in 'One Night in Miami'

The four actors at the center of Regina King's acclaimed feature directorial debut One Night in MiamiKingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr. — are hoping to divide and conquer this awards season.

Amazon has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Ben-Adir, who plays activist Malcolm X, and Goree, who plays boxer Muhammad Ali, will be promoted as leading actors, while Odom, who plays singer Sam Cooke, and Hodge, who plays football star Jim Brown, will be campaigned as supporting actors.

The quartet have all received rave reviews for their performances, and will seriously contend collectively for the best ensemble Screen Actors Guild Award.