The Black Reel Awards
Nominations
December 18, 2006

Theatrical

Best Actor
Jamie Foxx – Dreamgirls
Derek Luke – Catch a Fire
Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness
Denzel Washington – Inside Man
Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland

Best Actress
Beyonce Knowles – Dreamgirls
Sanaa Lathan – Something New
Keke Palmer – Akeelah and the Bee

Best Supporting Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Kinky Boots
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Children of Men
Laurence Fishburne – Akeelah and the Bee
Djimon Hounsou – Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls

Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett – Akeelah and the Bee
Shareeka Epps – Half Nelson
Claire-Hope Ashitey – Children of Men
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls
Kerry Washington – The Last King of Scotland

Best Director
Bryan Barber – Idlewild
Sanaa Hamri – Something New
Clark Johnson – The Sentinel
Spike Lee – Inside Man
Chris Robinson – ATL

Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Bryan Barber – Idlewild
Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois – Glory Road
Tina Gordon Chism – ATL
Tyler Perry – Madea’s Family Reunion
Kriss Turner – Something New

Best Film
Akeelah and the Bee/Lions Gae (Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn & Michael Romersa)
Dreamgirls/DreamWorks (Laurence Mark & David Geffen)
Inside Man/Universal (Brian Grazer & Jonathan Filley)
The Pursuit of Happyness/Columbia (Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Will Smith, James Lassiter, Steve Tisch & Teddy Zee)
Something New/Focus Features (Stephanie Allain)

Best Breakthrough Performance
Shareeka Epps – Half Nelson
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls
Keke Palmer – Akeelah and the Bee
Paula Patton – Déjà Vu
Jaden Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness

Best Original Score
Akeelah and the Bee/Aaron Zigman
Dreamgirls/Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas
Idlewild/Antwan Andre Patton
Inside Man/Terrence Blanchard
Something New/Lisa Coleman & Wendy Melvoin

Best Original Soundtrack
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party/Geffen Records
Dreamgirls/DreamWorks SKG
Idlewild/LaFace Records
Something New/Lakeshore Records
Take the Lead/Universal Records

Best Song, Original or Adapted|
And I’m Telling You – Dreamgirls (Jennifer Hudson)
Idlewild Blues – Idlewild (Outkast)
Listen – Dreamgirls (Beyonce Knowles)
One Night Only – Dreamgirls (Jennifer Hudson)
People Get Ready – Glory Road (Alicia Keys & Lyfe Jennings)

Best Documentary
The Heart of the Game/Miramax
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party/Rogue
Jonestown: The Life and Death of People Temple/Seventh Arts Releasing