Clarissa Dickson Wright reveals the origins and development of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Soul Food (film) - Netflix
Soul Food is a 1997 American comedy-drama film produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds and Robert Teitel and released by Fox 2000 Pictures. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film stars Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey D. Sams, Irma P. Hall, Gina Ravera and Brandon Hammond. Written and directed by George Tillman, Jr.-- in his major studio debut-- the film centers on the trials of an extended African-American family, held together by longstanding family traditions which begin to fade as serious problems take center stage. Tillman based the family in the film on his own and Soul Food was widely acclaimed for presenting a more positive image of African-Americans than is typically seen in Hollywood films. In 2000, Showtime premiered a one-hour television series based upon the film. In 2015, it was announced that 20th Century Fox is planning a sequel for film called More Soul Food, written by Tillman, Jr.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Awards and nominations - Netflix
Satellite Awards (1998) Best Song (“A Song for Mama”, music & lyrics by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds) - Nomination
Grammy Awards (1998) Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for a Television Series (“A Song for Mama”, music & lyrics by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds) - Nomination
NAACP Image Awards (1998) Outstanding Motion Picture - Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture (Vivica. A Fox) - Nomination Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture (Vanessa Williams) - Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Irma P. Hall) - Winner Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress (Brandon Hammond) - Winner
MTV Movie Awards (1998) Best Female Performance (Vivica A. Fox) - Nomination Best Song (“A Song for Mama”, music & lyrics by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds) - Nomination
Acapulco Black Film Festival (1998) Best Film - Winner Best Actor (Michael Beach) - Nomination Best Actress (Vivica A. Fox) - Winner Best Actress (Vanessa Williams) - Nomination Best Soundtrack (Various Artists) - Nomination Best Director (George Tillman, Jr.) - Nomination
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - References - Netflix