BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee, is one of the eight movies nominated for the Best Picture at 91st Academy Awards. It will be competing with the likes of Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, Black Panther, The Favourite, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice. Released in the USA. BlacKkKlansman is also competing in the categories of Best Director (Spike Lee), Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Adapted Screenplay (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee), Best Original Score (Terence Blanchard), and Best Film Editing (Barry Alexander Brown). In short, the movie will be competing for six categories. Spike Lee Nominated For Oscars 2019 Best Director Category for BlacKkKlansman: All about Lee and His Chances of Winning at 91st Academy Awards.
BlacKkKlansman is based on a book by Black Klansman by former cop Ron Stallworth, who is known for infiltrating into the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs in the late 1970s. The movie is based on how he managed to do so with the help of a fellow Jewish cop Philip "Flip" Zimmerman (the real cop is still unidentified).
John David Washington, the son of actor Denzel Washington, plays Stallworth in the film. Adam Driver plays Zimmerman. The rest of the cast includes Laura Harrier, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Alec Baldwin and Topher Grace.
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BlacKkKlansman had won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for four Golden Globes. Recently the movie had won the Best Adapted Screenplay at BAFTAs. But, if you have noticed, most of the times the movie has gone empty-handed.
As for its Oscars 2019 chances, BlacKkKlansman is most likely to repeat its BAFTA win for Best Adapted Screenplay. It will go mostly empty-handed for the rest of the categories, unless the Academy Award jury liked to spring a surprise on us.