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59 Ratings


Directed by Dee Rees
United States, 2015
Biography, Drama, Music


The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and ’30s.

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Bessie Directed by Dee Rees

Awards & Festivals

Directors Guild of America

2016 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2016 | Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Golden Globes (USA)

2016 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie by or About Women

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