Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020): FYC

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

See the plot, cast, facts, and script from the 2020 movie written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

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"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Plot Summary.

Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session.

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Notable Cast
Viola DavisViola Davis...Ma Rainey
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman...Levee
Colman DomingoColman Domingo...Cutler
Glynn TurmanGlynn Turman...Toledo
Michael PottsMichael Potts...Slow Drag
Jeremy ShamosJeremy Shamos...Irvin
Jonny CoyneJonny Coyne...Sturdyvant
Taylour PaigeTaylour Paige...Dussie Mae
Dusan BrownDusan Brown...Sylvester
Joshua HartoJoshua Harto...Policeman
Quinn VanAntwerpQuinn VanAntwerp...Band Singer

Writing Team

Ruben Santiago-HudsonRuben Santiago-Hudson...Writer (screenplay)
August WilsonAugust Wilson...Writer (stage play)


Notable Wins
Oscar AwardSergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson...Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Oscar AwardAnn Roth...Best Achievement in Costume Design
BAFTA AwardSergio Lopez-Rivera, Larry M. Cherry, Mia Neal, Matiki Anoff...Best Make Up & Hair
BAFTA AwardAnn Roth...Best Costume Design
Black Reel AwardChadwick Boseman...Outstanding Actor


The Ma Rainey's Black Bottom movie poster


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Awards...The 93rd Academy Awards
Awards...2021 EE British Academy Film Awards
Awards...21st Annual Black Reel Awards

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