Archive for the ‘Spike Lee’ Category


Film’s EIGHT awards breaks the record set by “Precious” in 2010

Washington, DC — This evening in the Nation’s Capital, the 14th Annual Black Reel Awards handed out their prizes for the finest accomplishments and achievements of African-Americans and people of the African Diaspora in feature and independent films and television in 2013. (more…)

Class of 91

Throwback Classic from the Class of 1991 – The Hudlin Brothers, Warrington and Oscar-nominated producer Reginald, Ernest Dickerson, Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles, Matty Rich, John Singleton and Charles Lane were the subject of the Black Film Renaissance on the New York Times cover story!!! #BlackDirectors #Classof91 #Throwback

After featuring a year with few major studio releases and tons of great documentaries and independent films, the nominations for the 2012 Black Reel Awards will take place Wednesday morning, December 14, 2011 at 8pm exclusively on BlogTalkRadio. (more…)

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of largest class of African-American directors in Hollywood history. During 1991, there were 17 films directed by people of color and throughout the year we’ll spotlight their films and their cultural significance.


The dark and disturbing story of a teenage girl dealing with multiple forms of abuse, “Precious” officially became the darling of this year’s Black Reel Awards receiving ten nominations to lead one of the most competitive fields in the organization’s history. (more…)

This Spike Lee joint tells the semi-autobiographical story of a young black man who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in mid-1970s Los Angeles to travel to Europe in search of his artistic and personality and identity, or what he calls “the real.” Picaresque misadventures with sex, drugs, politics, and art await him in far-out Amsterdam and hyper-militant Berlin. His eyes are opened ever wider, even revealing what he left behind.

In one of the most highly contested votes in Black Reel Awards history, the story of a group of blues musicians in 1950’s Chicago edged out a cast of real-life singers to win Best Picture in the 2008 Black Reel Awards. (more…)

While the automotive industry is searching for a bailout, the critics have given their stamp of approval to a cinematic “Caddy.” The story of the rise and fall of a pioneering Blues studio,  “Cadillac Records” secured nine nominations to lead the pack for the 2008 Black Reel Awards. (more…)