Showing posts with label King Richard movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label King Richard movie. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Will Smith receives two Oscar nominations for King Richard

Will Smith received his third and fourth Oscar nominations this morning. He received nominations for Best Actor list for his role in King Richard, and shared the film’s Best Picture nomination with Tim White and Trevor White.

This is Smith's third Best Actor nomination and his first one in 15 years.

His previous Academy Award nominations both came for playing real-life figures. His performance as Muhammad Ali in Michael Mann’s Ali was recognized in 2002, and in 2007 he was nominated for playing Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness alongside his son Jaden Smith.

King Richard recieved six Oscar nominations overall. The film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Aunjanue Ellis) Best Film Editing, andt Original Song (Be Alive by Beyonce).

King Richard "follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons."

Sunday, January 09, 2022

King Richard recieves 4 Golden Globe nominations

King Richard starring Will Smith as Richard Williams and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association .

The movie follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams who also served as executive producers on the film. King Richard also stars Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal.

King Richard was nominated in the following categories:

Movies Drama: "King Richard"

Actor in a drama: Will Smith, "King Richard"

Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture.

Supporting actress: Aunjanue Ellis, "King Richard"

Original song: "Be Alive" (from "King Richard")

This is Will Smith's 6th Golden Globes nomination overall and 4th for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture. The other two nominations were for his work on The Fresh Prince of Bel-aire.