“A Night in Miami …” has won over viewers and critics around the world and with the start of awards season, it has a good chance of making history.
In the announcement of the Critics’ Choice Awards nominees, the feature won no less than six nominations. Regina King, who is making her directorial debut, is competing for the Best Director award, while Leslie Odom Jr. competes for the Best Supporting Actor statuette. The work was also selected in the categories of Best Picture, Best Cast, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song.
The ceremony takes place on March 7, 2021.
The film is based on the homonymous play by Kemp Powers, which signs the screenplay for the adaptation.
Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the tale revolves around a young Cassius Clay – before being known as Muhammad Ali – shortly after his victory in the weight-title fight against Sonny Liston heavy, shocking the boxing world. However, Jim Crow-era segregation laws in the United States forced Clay to celebrate at the Hampton House Motel in Overtown, Miami, joining three friends to discuss their lives and the responsibility of sustaining a victory. black man during the movement for social rights.
Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr. star in the feature film.
Terence Blanchard (“Blood Detachment”) composed the soundtrack for the reinterpretation. Jody Kelin, Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder enter as producers.
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