Episode 4: Black Excellence - 2021 Oscar Nomination Recap

Season 1  /  Episode 4  /  07.07.2021  /  54 min

Episode Details

Part one of this special two-part episode features DeDe & Jon celebrating all of the amazing black nominees at this year’s Academy Awards. This past year was truly an exceptionally stellar year of Black films where the Academy honored a variety of actors, producers, directors and more with nominations in a variety of categories. This year's group of nominations was definitely one for the books and DeDe and Jon dive in to celebrate all of their Black excellence. Enjoy!

Complete list of BLACK nominees at the 93rd Academy Awards:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Chadwick Boseman in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Daniel Kaluuya in “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Leslie Odom, Jr. in “One Night in Miami…”

Lakeith Stanfield in “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Andra Day in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Best animated feature film of the year

“Soul” Pete Docter and Dana Murray

Achievement in cinematography

“Judas and the Black Messiah” Sean Bobbitt

Achievement in costume design

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Ann Roth

Best documentary feature

“Crip Camp” Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder

“Time” Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn

Best documentary short subject

“A Concerto Is a Conversation” Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

“A Love Song for Latasha” Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Da 5 Bloods” Terence Blanchard

“Soul” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami…”

Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Best motion picture of the year

“Judas and the Black Messiah” Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers

Achievement in production design

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton

Best Live Action Short

“Two Distant Strangers” Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

Adapted screenplay

“One Night in Miami…” Screenplay by Kemp Powers

Original Screenplay

“Judas and the Black Messiah” Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas

Latest Episodes

Episode 45: Blk on the Scene with Steve Jones

07.04.2023  /  45 min
On the final episode of season 4 of BLK ON THE SCENE we are ending on a very high note - with the multi-talented, multi-hyphenate Steve Jones! Steve is a former marketing executive turned producer and ...

Episode 44: Blk on the Scene with Jonathan Kirkland

06.28.2023  /  49 min
This week’s episode features one of our hosts' favorite people, Jonathan Kirkland. Kirkland as we like to call him is one of the most creative individuals, his brain works in such a unique way and as ...

Episode 43: Blk on the Scene with John Gibson

06.21.2023  /  67 min
From a little boy growing up in Chocolate City to a distinguished and influential change agent in Hollywood, John Gibson the first Vice President of the Motion Picture Association’s (MPA) Diversity, E ...

Episode 42: Blk on the Scene with Imani Ellis

06.14.2023  /  66 min
Right in time for CultureCon LA, we are thrilled to welcome the CEO and Founder of CultureCon and The Creative Collective, Imani Ellis on this week’s episode.  If you’ve been under a rock for the past ...

Episode 41: Blk on the Scene with Joi Brown

06.07.2023  /  61 min
We are over-the-moon to welcome the founder of Culture Creators - Joi Brown! Cuzzin Joi as DeDe likes to call her, is a music and entertainment industry OG. Throughout her career she has been an execu ...

Episode 40: Blk on the Scene with Melissa Potter

05.29.2023  /  60 min
We are delighted to welcome Melissa C. Potter to the Blk on the Scene fam this week! Melissa is a New York native and an expert at the issues of Race, Identity, Culture, Equity, and Social Justice, wh ...

Episode 39: Blk on the Scene with KJ Rose

05.24.2023  /  53 min
She sings! She dances! She acts! She coaches! This week’s guest Keanna “KJ Rose” Henson seems to do it all!  The always effervescent and energetic KJ graced us with her presence to share her passion f ...

Episode 38: Blk on the Scene with DJ Suss One

05.17.2023  /  58 min
What a thrill to welcome one of the hardest working men in entertainment - theeeeee infatigable Steven “Suss One” Sussman! Suss One is a multi-talented DJ who produces music, rocks the mic on syndicat ...

Episode 37: Blk on the Scene with Cori Murray

05.10.2023  /  41 min
BLK ON THE SCENE is back for season four! We can barely believe it but we did it, and can’t wait to share it with you. So to kick off this season, DeDe and Jon finally got one of their favorite people ...

Episode 36: Blk on the Scene with James Bland

09.21.2022  /  43 min
On our final Season 3 episode of BLK ON THE SCENE, we are thrilled to welcome the insanely talented multi-hyphenate James Bland. James is a proud graduate of FAMU who is a sought after writer, directo ...