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'No award win can define Chadwick Boseman's legacy': Michael B Jordan reacts to Black Panther co-star's Oscars snub
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'No award win can define Chadwick Boseman's legacy': Michael B Jordan reacts to Black Panther co-star's Oscars snub

"In hindsight, that performance he gave realising it’s one of the last things we’re going to see him in is truly special. When it comes to that, he won," Michael B Jordan said about Chadwick Boseman, who was bested by Anthony Hopkins for the Best Actor trophy at the Oscars.

Oscars 2021: Film critics chip in on ceremony's 'desperate' need for approval in a post-pandemic atmosphere
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Oscars 2021: Film critics chip in on ceremony's 'desperate' need for approval in a post-pandemic atmosphere

"It was impossible to tell if the 2021 Oscars was meant to signal an acknowledgement of pandemic circumstances or a guarded return to normal," say NYT critics

Oscars 2021: Netflix leads the tally with seven trophies; Disney claims five awards
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Oscars 2021: Netflix leads the tally with seven trophies; Disney claims five awards

Mank, which was the most nominated film at the 93rd Academy Awards, took home the Best Cinematography and Best Production Design Awards for Netflix.

Oscars 2021: Hollywood may earn brownie points for diversity, but still lags behind in celebrating Black women's musicality
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Oscars 2021: Hollywood may earn brownie points for diversity, but still lags behind in celebrating Black women's musicality

Both Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The United States vs. Billie Holiday represent the singers more as victims of their social circumstances than virtuosos, obscuring contributions of two of the most influential American performers.

BAFTA 2021: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis-starrer Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom scores two wins on opening night
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BAFTA 2021: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis-starrer Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom scores two wins on opening night

While Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was awarded for best costume design and best makeup and hair, Sound of Metal won for best sound at the BAFTA's opening night.

As Screen Actors Guild Awards go virtual, a look at participating actors, nominations
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As Screen Actors Guild Awards go virtual, a look at participating actors, nominations

The SAG Awards, to be held virtually on 4 April, has been condensed to an hour-long affair that aims to honour this year's best film and television actors through pre-taped segments.

Academy Awards 2021 nominations: Chadwick Boseman gets posthumous nod for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
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Academy Awards 2021 nominations: Chadwick Boseman gets posthumous nod for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Chadwick Boseman is the first Black performer ever nominated posthumously for an Oscar

From streaming dominance to diversity volume, what to expect from Academy Awards 2021 nominations
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From streaming dominance to diversity volume, what to expect from Academy Awards 2021 nominations

It might be the most diverse Oscar lineup in years, but we are also looking at a historic set of nominees for the director category this year, where there could be two — or possibly three women filmmakers.

Borat 2, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom among nominees for Producers Guild Awards 2021
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Borat 2, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom among nominees for Producers Guild Awards 2021

Streaming services dominated the Producers Guild Awards, nominations, led by Netflix with three: Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Netflix releases data showing streaming giant is outpacing Hollywood in inclusivity of content
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Netflix releases data showing streaming giant is outpacing Hollywood in inclusivity of content

The study revealed that Netflix films were more likely to have women directing (23.1%), writing (25.2%) or producing (29%) than the top-grossing movies of 2018 and 2019

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Prom, Hamilton — what makes a good film adaptation of a stage classic
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Prom, Hamilton — what makes a good film adaptation of a stage classic

Unlike the theatres, where the audience is their own editor and cameras, choosing the frames they like, film adaptations puts viewers onstage without much of a choice.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman’s swan song hits all the right notes
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman’s swan song hits all the right notes

Chadwick Boseman shows just why the world will miss his talent. His death unquestionably haunts the film like a shadow.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom director, cast discuss how Netflix film encapsulates the Black experience
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom director, cast discuss how Netflix film encapsulates the Black experience

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director George C Wolfe, and actors Viola Davis and others, open up on reclaiming their spaces as Black artistes, and how the film provides narrative autonomy by freeing it from the white gaze.

The Friday List: From a concert marking Beethoven's 250th anniversary to Netflix's film on Ma Rainey, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a concert marking Beethoven's 250th anniversary to Netflix's film on Ma Rainey, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom starring Chadwick Boseman, Mum Bhai, Fireball, Uncle Frank: Trailers this week
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom starring Chadwick Boseman, Mum Bhai, Fireball, Uncle Frank: Trailers this week

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Chadwick Boseman's final screen appearance, starring Viola Davis in the lead, will stream on Netflix from 18 December.

Oscars 2021 will be unlike any edition in The Academy's 93-year old history, thanks to the coronavirus
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Oscars 2021 will be unlike any edition in The Academy's 93-year old history, thanks to the coronavirus

Besides the possibility of an Emmys-like virtual award ceremony, Oscars 2021 could be a game-changer in terms of nominations, where streaming giants, smaller production houses, and Black contenders may find more space.

Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who acted in numerous Spike Lee films, shot and killed in Atlanta
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Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who acted in numerous Spike Lee films, shot and killed in Atlanta

Director Spike Lee paid tribute to Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who had worked with him in Clockers, Chi-Raq, Bamboozled, He Got Game and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.

Netflix reveals first look of Chadwick Boseman's last film Black Bottom
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Netflix reveals first look of Chadwick Boseman's last film Black Bottom

Based on August Wilson’s award-winning drama of the same name, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom sees Chadwick Boseman play the boyfriend to Viola Davis' titular character.

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Michael Potts to star in Netflix adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
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Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Michael Potts to star in Netflix adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Netflix's feature Ma Rainey's Black Bottom deals with issues of race, art, religion and the exploitation of black recording artistes at the hands of white producers.