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Judas and the Black Messiah

Critics’ Conversation: Maher, ‘Messiah,’ ‘Mank’ and Other Oscar Odds and Ends

Two THR critics weigh in on what the Oscars mean after a year of despair, offer differing takes on the polarizing 'Promising Young Woman,' and assess the progress and frustrations of an Academy in…

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — H.E.R. (‘Judas and the Black Messiah’)

The four-time Grammy winner reflects on adopting a moniker that stands for “Having Everything Revealed,” helping to repopularize R&B and landing an Oscar nom for her new tune “Fight for You…

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    Jennifer Konerman

Directors Steve McQueen and James Mangold Celebrate Their Oscar-Nominated Collaborators

Sean Bobbitt and Phedon Papamichael earned Oscar noms this year for best cinematography. 

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Screenwriters Detail How They Told Fred Hampton’s Story

 'Spotlight' writer Josh  Singer sits down (virtually) with the 'Judas  and  the  Black  Messiah' scribes Shaka  King, the Lucas  Brothers and Will  Berson to examine the life of the late…

Oscars: Producers on Best Picture Nominees Reveal Approaches to Portraying Specific Groups Authentically

Producers on 'Nomadland,' 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and 'Sound of Metal' open up about how they did endless research, brought on experts and often went straight to the people who had lived those…

Oscars: How 3 Best Picture Nominees Portrayed Specific Communities in an Authentic Way

'Nomadland,' 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and 'Sound of Metal' spotlight specific groups, requiring the filmmakers to bring in those who'd walked those paths to make their films feel genuine and…

Despite History-Making Noms, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’s’ All-Black Producing Team Find Oscar Success to Be “Bittersweet”

Charles King, Shaka King and Ryan Coogler acknowledge the importance of their Academy Award nominations but still wrestle with the meaning of an honor that has excluded so many: "Why did it take 93…

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Star Dominique  Fishback on Playing Black Panther Chairman’s Fiancee: “I Carry Her With Me Forever”

 The actress details the life-changing experience of her role as Deborah Johnson in the political drama.

From ‘The Trial of Chicago 7’ to ‘Judas & the Black Messiah’: The Overlapping Themes of This Year’s Award Contenders

Whether due to coincidence or deeper cultural shifts, there's a genuine dialogue among a number of awards hopefuls as they debate the politics of the '60s, the role of…

How ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Cinematographer Plunged Into the Turbulent Politics of the ’60s

Working with director Shaka King on the film, Sean Bobbitt schooled himself in the politics of the decade to create a "realistic representation," full of color, movement and youthful…

WGA Awards: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Among Film Screenplay Nominees

The guild announced nominations in the original, adapted and documentary script categories.