EMMY and Academy Award winner Regina King – one of the most decorated actresses of color in history – is no stranger to nabbing trophies for her stunning acting performances on the big and small screen. As such, it should come as no surprise much of that critical fanfare followed her when she transitioned behind the camera to direct small screen ventures.
However, with her feature film directorial debut – Amazon Prime’s ‘One Night in Miami’ – King worked the Hollywood campaign trail aggressively in the project’s support.
That promotion may have led her to land a Best Director nod at the 2021 Golden Globes – usually a precursor for who will duke it out for the same title at the year’s Academy Awards – but apparently it didn’t go far with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
As we reported here, Monday (March 15) brought with it the highly anticipated 2021 Academy Award nominations.
While ‘One Night In Miami’ was among many of the year’s most critically acclaimed productions, the film itself did not get nominated in any major category. Its mentions were found in the Best Original Song and Best Adapted Screenplay categories as well as star Leslie Odom Jr. landing for Best Supporting Actor). It’s of note that Odom is a previous GRAMMY and TONY-award winner.
And while King has amassed many-a-director nod across the award season (including the previously mentioned Golden Globe as well as Directors Guild of America, Critics Choice Movie, and NAACP Image Awards to name a few), she was not listed in the Oscar list.
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