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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Running time: 94 min. | Genre: Drama, Biography, Music, Racism, 1920s, Netflix
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Synopsis

Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary "Mother of the Blues," Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio's claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) - who has an eye for Ma's girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry - spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives. Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society's prejudices dictate their worth. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben ...

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Makeup
WINNER
Best Costume Design
WINNER
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Viola Davis)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actor - Drama (Chadwick Boseman)
WINNER
Best Leading Actress - Drama (Viola Davis)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Costume Design
WINNER
Best Makeup and Hair Stylist
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Viola Davis)
WINNER
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NOMINATED

Independent Spirit

Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Viola Davis)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman)
NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

Best Makeup
WINNER
Best Costume
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
WINNER
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Art Direction
NOMINATED
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Viola Davis)
NOMINATED
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
NOMINATED

Gotham

Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
NOMINATED

Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Ensemble Performance
WINNER

Chicago Film Critics Association

Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Viola Davis)
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Costume
NOMINATED

American Film Institute Awards (AFI Awards)

Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Leading Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Glynn Turman)
WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Viola Davis)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Director

George C. Wolfe

Available on

Available on Netflix

Producer

Netflix (Productor: Denzel Washington) (Distribuidora: Netflix)

Running time

94 min.

Screenwriter

Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Obra: August Wilson )

Music

Branford Marsalis

Cinematography

Tobias A. Schliessler

Year

2020

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
7.2
Metacritic
8.7

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