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2021 Oscars Challenge: [37] “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” — Best Actress in a Leading Role

THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY BEST Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role In the 1940s, the U.S. government targeted beloved jazz icon Billie Holiday as part of their war on drugs, to prevent her from performing her heart-wrenching ballad “Strange Fruit,” a blatant cry against lynching. Andra Day Harassed by the police for performing her song “Strange Fruit,” a ballad about … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [37] “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” — Best Actress in a Leading Role

2018 Oscars Challenge: [16] “Marshall” – Best Original Song

“STAND UP FOR SOMETHING” FROM “MARSHALL” Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn (aka Common) and Diane Warren Performed By Andra Day featuring Common Director: Reginald Hudlin Producer: Paula Wagner, Reginald Hudlin, and Jonathan Sanger Writers: Michael Koskoff and Jacob Koskoff Editor: Tom McArdle Composer: Marcus Miller Distributor: Open Road Films Release Date: October 13, 2017 Run-time: 118 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1940, … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [16] “Marshall” – Best Original Song