Black Oscars: the nominees

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Award season is in full force right now and the 90th Academy Awards is this Sunday, so I thought it'd be appropriate for us to participate in the awards this year. You know, lend the academy the voice of a real one for a change. What we have here is the official, Black Oscars. It's lit!

"Well hell, what even are the Black Oscars?" Glad you asked colonizer! Essentially these are nominations for us and by us (us being black people). This doesn't necessarily mean the nominations will be limited to just black movies (which I'll explain exactly what that is, one day) or black actors; what it means is that these are the movies and actors that impacted us in the past year. These are OUR nominees and winners chosen by OUR academy because we lit. In a world where #OscarsSoWhite exists and Get Out is being overlooked by the old academy members, this is a much needed escape. The rules: The movie must have been for the culture or had cultural impact and been released between January 2017 to February 2018. So, let's get to it folks. Here are your nominees for the Black Oscars.

Aye Buddy Ass Went Crazy (Best Leading Actor)

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Chadwick Boseman, Marshall
Idris Elba, Molly's Game
James McAvoy, Split
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Go Crazy Shorty (Best Leading Actress)

Regina Hall, Girls Trip
Amandla Steinberg, Everything Everything
Mandy Moore, 47 Meters Down (this movie was lowkey lit af, check it out on Netflix)
Amy Adams, Arrival (yikes, we need more female-led movies)

 Marvel

Marvel

Bro Decent As Hell (Best Supporting Actor)

Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Lil Rel, Get Out
Finn Wolfhard, It (the lil homie from It and Stranger Things had us weak)
Chris Pine, Wonder Woman
Joel Edgerton, Bright

Aight Lil Mama, I See You (Best Supporting Actress)

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Letitia Wright, Black Panther (Colonizer!)
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Zendaya, The Greatest Showman

Aye What's Buddy Name From Marvel? (Best Comic Book Actor)

Hugh Jackman, Logan
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Michael Keaton, Spider-Man: Homecoming
Michael Fassbender, X-Men: Apocalypse
Forest Whitaker, Black Panther (Te powah of te Blak Pantha will now be scripped, eweh)

Shorty From Justice League Decent As Hell (Best Comic Book Actress)

Tessa Thompson, Thor: Ragnarok
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Dafne Keen, Logan (I-Con-Ic)
Danai Gurira, Black Panther
Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Aye G Wholetime, That Shit Looked Beautiful (Best Cinematography)

Baby Driver
Black Panther
47 Meters Down
Blade Runner 2049
Mudbound

Yeah They Ass Snapped (Best Director)

Jordan Peele, Get Out (#StayWoke)
Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Andy Muschietti, It
Edgar Wright, Baby Driver
Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman

They Ass Was Flee As Hell (Best Costume Design)

It
Wonder Woman
Marshall
Detroit

We Love An Anthem (Best Original Soundtrack)

Black Panther: The Album
Baby Driver: Music From The Motion Picture
The Hitman's Bodyguard (Original Soundtrack Album)
Get Out (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Mudbound (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Whoever Wrote This Raw As Hell (Best Screenplay)

Get Out, Jordan Peele
Detroit, Mark Boal
Baby Driver, Edgar Wright
Black Panther, Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole
It, Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga & Gary Dauberman

 Universal

Universal

G This Damn Near The Best Thing I've Ever Seen (Best Picture)

Detroit
Baby Driver
It
Logan
One For The Culture (Best *Black* Picture)
Black Panther
Get Out
Girls Trip

No Lie, This Shit Ain't Just For Kids G (Outstanding Animated Movie)

Boss Baby
Coco
Captain Underpants
Despicable Me 3

You Tryna See Black Panther For The 3rd Time? (Best Comic Book Movie)

Wonder Woman
Thor: Ragnarok
Logan
Black Panther
Power Rangers

 Universal

Universal

That Shit Was Scary As Hell (Best Horror Movie)

Split
It
Get Out
47 Meters Down
Insidious: The Last Key

 

That Shit Was Lit Af! (Most Entertaining Film)

John Wick: Chapter 2
The Fate of the Furious
Girls Trip
Jumanji
Power Rangers

Bruh, I'm Weak! (Best Comedy)

Girls Trip
Jumanji
Fist Fight
Boo 2: A Madea Halloween

 Screen Gems

Screen Gems

Aye, That Shit Was Trash Fam (Worst Movie Of The Year)

All Eyez On Me
Boo 2: A Madea Halloween
Proud Mary :(
Insidious: The Last Key
Kidnapped (Damn what they on with Halle?)
The Belko Experiement
Bright

And that’s all folks! Your official Black Oscar nominees are here. We got some deep thought to put into this so catch the winners this Sunday! Comment/Tweet/Share your thoughts on the actual nominees! A special shout out to my brain trust panel for helping narrow down the nominees. Y'all the real MVP's.