The Miles Davis Family is honored to be recognized by the NAACP for our film Miles Ahead and for Everthing’s Beautiful, the reimagined recordings of Miles Davis. We congratulate and thank Don Cheadle and Robert Glasper for the sincere dedication and passion that they brought to their respective projects. We also thank the NAACP for their ongoing support and we extend our best wishes to all of our fellow nominees.

Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn, Jr.

Outstanding Duo, Group Or Collaboration
“Blended Family” – Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky (RCA Records)
“Everything’s Beautiful” – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Mad” – Solange feat. Lil Wayne (Columbia Records)
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album
“Everything’s Beautiful” – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
“Latin America Songbook” – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
“Leslie Odom Jr.” – Leslie Odom (S-Curve)
“Ready Take One” – Erroll Garner (Legacy Recordings / Octave Music Licensing LLC)
“Upward Spiral” – Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling (Okeh)

Outstanding Actor In A Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Don Cheadle – “Miles Ahead” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Nate Parker – “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Stephan James – “Race” (Focus Features/The Luminary Group A Solofilms/Trinidad/Trinity/Trinity Race Production)
Will Smith – “Collateral Beauty” (Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Lion” (See-Saw Films)
“Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
“Miles Ahead” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Moonlight” (A24)
“The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)