Dee Rees has made Oscars history as the first black woman to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Mudbound,” which scooped a total of four nominations.
Breaking another barrier today with Rachel Morrison becoming the first woman to receive a Best Cinematographer nomination, the Netflix feature and Sundance 2017 alum had a total of four nominations for the 90th Academy Awards.
Mary J. Blige is also in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category and the Blige performed and Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson co-written “Mighty River” is up for Best Original Song.
Collaborating with Virgil Williams on the script for the big screen version of Hilary Jordan’s novel, Rees was surprisingly not nominated for Best Director for what is her fourth feature. In total, Netflix had its best Oscar contenders results ever with eight nominations.
Congratulations to Dee on an honor well-deserved!