Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is now an Oscar nominee!

Hair Love was nominated alongside Dcera (Daughter), Kitbull, Memorable and Sister.

Sony Pictures Animation acquired the film in 2019. The film was shown in theaters earlier last year ahead of The Angry Birds Movie 2. The official description of the film notes that it “tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.”

“It was important to get this story out there and we are so grateful to Sony Pictures Animation for their generous support in helping us make that happen,” said Cherry in an earlier statement. “They have championed it from its early stages and we cannot wait to share the project with the world.”

Cherry is one of the few creatives of color that nabbed a nomination Monday morning, including Cynthia Erivo for Harriet, Ladj Ly’s Les Miserables and St. Louis Superman. 


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Photo: Sony Pictures Animation

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