- Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
- Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Direction
- Joshua Pearson nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Editing
- Emily Strong, Paul Hsu, Rob Fernandez, and Paul Massey nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
- Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Debut Feature Film
- Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson nominated for Audience Choice Prize
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was rarely seen and largely forgotten–until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised),” is the first official project under the recently announced Onyx Collective brand. The winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.