Looks like another Netflix original is in the running for this years Oscar Awards! Last year Virunga was nominated, a documentary which follows park rangers in the Virunga National Park in Congo. This year What Happened Miss Simone? Has the chance to take home the gold!
The documentary follows one of the most iconic entertainers in history and the struggle she had when trying pertain true to her art while also remaining faithful to her activism, outside of her music. The documentary mixes tons of footage of Nina Simone, including performances and interviews, and recent interviews with friends, family members, and former colleagues of the late singer who passed away in 2003.
In a sea of white movies or black movies written by white folks… it’s nice to see that this story shined through and has a true shot at winning!
Check out the film now streaming on Netflix or watch the trailer here: