Judas and the Black Messiah has made history as the first Oscar-nominated film with an all-Black producing cast. The film is nominated for Best Picture, with its leads Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya nominated in the supporting actor category.
The film’s director-producer Shaka King, as well as Ryan Coogler and MACRO’s Charles D. King, helped make the film about Black Panther leader Fred Hampton (Kaluuya) and FBI informant William O’Neal (Stanfield). Judas quickly became one of 2021’s must-see films, and is currently streaming on HBO Max.
Judas and the Black Messiah wasn’t the only film to make Oscars history. The Best Picture category is one of the most diverse yet, with films such as The Trial of the Chicago 7, Sound of Metal and Minari showcasing racial diversity and amplifying marginalized stories. You can view the full list of nominees here.