Dreamgirls in 35mm

Dreamgirls in 35mm

This fictionalization of the career of Motown group The Supremes is studded with incredible milestones in the history of Black cinema. Receiving eight nominations across six categories, the most of any film that year, and the first live-action film to find three tunes nominated for Original Song, Dreamgirls was also the first film to boast Black nominees for both Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy) and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson). The debut performance by Hudson as Effie White, opposite Beyoncé’s Deena Jones, won her an Oscar, making her, at age 25, the youngest African American to win an Academy Award for acting.

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Bill Condon. WITH: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover. 2006. 130 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG-13. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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