Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

8/24 of my 2021 pre-oscars nominees binge!

this film is just stunning. it has some of the most unique costumes and makeup i’ve ever seen for a film, and it delivers career topping performances from viola davis and the late chadwick boseman, who is especially the highlight of this dude. i’m so excited for him to become an academy award winner. i only wish he could’ve seen it himself.

nominations: 5
do i think it’ll win any?: best actor for chadwick boseman, best costume design, and best makeup & hairstyling
did it win any?: best costume design, and best makeup & hairstyling, i told ya’ll.

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