Slave Harriet Tubman escapes from a Maryland plantation and transforms into one of America’s most renowned freedom fighters, using her courage and tenacity to lead hundreds of slaves north on the Underground Railroad.
Nothing against the film, but I’m surprised “Harriet” got as much attention as it did. The fact that Cynthia Erivo showed up in during a stacked year for performances is quite the achievement. It reeks of voting for a person of color to get a nomination, but I don’t want to undermine Erivo’s accomplishments. Renée Zellweger is the clear front-runner with Scarlett Johansson right behind her. The experts place Erivo at the back of the pack.
Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo
Despite the popularity of Walt Disney and “Frozen II,” the song from “Harriet” is actually being placed ahead of it by the experts. It’s still behind “Rocketman,” which has been the clear front-runner all season, but in a world where upsets need to be expected, never say never.
Joshuah Brian Campbell | Cynthia Erivo
November 1, 2019
Gregory Allen Howard
(for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets)
Viewed on February 2, 2020
Streamed on MacBook Pro