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Terence Blanchard Gets Oscar Nod for BlacKkKlansman

The 56-year-old Grammy winner earns his first Academy Award nomination, for Best Original Score

Terence Blanchard performing at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo by Joel A. Siegel)

Terence Blanchard, the renowned New Orleans-based trumpeter and composer, was nominated earlier this week for an Academy Award in the Best Original Score category for his work on BlacKkKlansman, the Spike Lee movie about an African-American detective in 1970s Colorado Springs who infiltrates the KKK.

“Feeling grateful and blessed,” the 56-year-old Grammy Award winner wrote in a public Instagram message. “Thanks to everyone who had a hand in the project. Spike, Marvin, Howard, Greg, Brad, Robin, Oscar, DJ, Misha and of course Charles. If I left Someone out I’m truly sorry but I have to acknowledge those who lift you up and carry you across the finish line.”

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