The hit film scored nods for Best Film, Best Actress (Beyonce Knowles), Best Actor (Jamie Foxx), Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy) and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson), among its impressive haul.
Hudson earned a total of four nominations--the most in one year for any single artist in the Black Reel Awards' history.
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor also made history, becoming the first artist to compete against himself in the Best Supporting Actor category, earning nominations for his performances in Kinky Boots and Children of Men.
The winners will be announced on Feb. 7.
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