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With the Oscar Nominations finally announced, the 2023 award season is wholly upon us. The Emmys and Golden Globes Awards have proven to be celebratory for its numerous Black nominees that emerged as subsequent winners. Fortunately for us, the show is still going on, and now the pinnacle of music and film award ceremonies are next on the queue.

With Angela Bassett aiming to score a home-run for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Beyonce’s long-overdue Album of the Year win, or Rihanna’s first Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, MADAMENOIRE’s got you with a list of Black nominees to cheer on as awards season comes to a head.

However, MN also believes that Black and LGBTQIA+ award shows matter too, so we’re also featuring (s)kinfolk nominees you can celebrate during those events as well. As Emmy nominated actress and writer Issa Rae once famously said, we’re rooting for everybody Black!


Angela Bassett 

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The legendary actress may win her first ever Oscar for her supporting role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 



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The three-time Grammy winner is up for five more awards, including Album of the Year, for her second LP Special


Steve Lacy 

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The R&B crooner is up for two Grammy nominations, and a GLAAD Media Award, for his  breakthrough album Gemini Rights


Brian Tyree Henry

28th Annual Critics Choice Awards – Red Carpet

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The Causeway star made headlines for his performance in the Apple TV+ film, garnering an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. 




2022 American Music Awards - Arrivals

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From Memphis to the main stage, GloRilla secured her first Grammy nomination for breakout rap hit “FNF.” 


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Let’s give the Queen what’s rightfully hers. The icon is up for AOTY and eight other nominations for her Renaissance album. 



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The “Big Energy” rapper is up for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammy Awards. 


Rihanna & Tems 

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Rihanna at the biggest red carpet should secure an award in itself. She and fellow “Lift Me Up” collaborator Tems are up for Best Original Song at the Oscars. 


Quinta Brunson 

28th Annual Critics Choice Awards - Arrivals

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It’s Quinta’s world, and we’re just living in it. For her acclaimed show Abbott Elementary, the star is up for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. 


Sterling K. Brown 

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For sleeper hit Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul., the Emmy winner is up for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards.


Danielle Deadwyler

The BAFTA Tea Party - Arrivals

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For her unforgettable performance in Till, the acclaimed actress is up for a Screen Actors Guild and NAACP Image Award. 


Lashana Lynch 

Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards - Arrivals

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The supporting actress and formidable force in The Woman King is receiving recognition for the role at the NAACP Image Awards. 


Muni Long 

2022 American Music Awards - Arrivals

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The “Hrs & Hrs” singer and accomplished songwriter is up for her first Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, for her breakout hit. 


Samara Joy

2022 Jazz At Lincoln Center Gala: Body and Soul: America Rises Through the Arts

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The jazz vocalist is up for her first Grammy nominations for LP Linger Awhile. 


Mary J. Blige 

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In her first Grammy nominations since 2015, the R&B legend is up for Album of the Year for Good Morning Gorgeous


Lucky Daye

2022 American Music Awards - Red Carpet

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The Candydrip singer is up for five Grammy nominations as a song writer on Renaissance and Good Morning Gorgeous as well as for his hit “Over.”



Terius Nash

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A songwriting extraordinaire, the Renaissance cowriter is up for Songwriter of The Year. 


Amber Ruffin 

28th Annual Critics Choice Awards - Arrivals

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The Black comedian’s news talk show secured a nomination at the GLAAD Media Awards for its “Don’t Say Gay” episode. 


Kendrick Lamar

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The rap icon is the most nominated male artist at the 2023 Grammys, with eight nominations for his fifth studio album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers


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The limited series is garnering well-deserved acclaim with nominations at the NAACP Image and GLAAD Media Awards. 

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