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    “The Lady King” Leads Women On Movie Awards Nominations

    Dissatisfied by the absence of “The Lady King” at this 12 months’s Academy Awards? Us too. We’re happy to see Gina Prince-Bythewood’s newest main in nominations on the second annual Women on Movie Awards, which is slated to happen February 23. The awards “replicate the ethos of the Women On Movie podcast” and “reward excellence in female-focused movies,” per a press launch saying the noms.

    Directed by Prince-Bythewood and written by Dana Stevens, “The Lady King” stars Viola Davis and is predicated on a real story of an all-female military that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey.

    The movie is up for honors akin to Greatest Characteristic, Greatest Feminine Friendship On Display screen, and Greatest Ensemble Appearing.

    Different titles up for a number of awards embrace “Aftersun,” Charlotte Wells’ portrait of a pre-teen woman’s trip together with her single father, and “She Stated,” Maria Schrader’s tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Instances journalists who helped break the Harvey Weinstein story.

    Try all the nominees right here.

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