A24 Films

For Your Consideration

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“Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.”

Thus began the odyssey of one A’Ziah King, aka ZOLA. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola's stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.

Zola (Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.


Best Picture

Best Director

Janicza Bravo

Best Adapted Screenplay

Janicza Bravo & Jeremy O. Harris

Best Actress

Taylour Paige

Best Supporting Actress

Riley Keough

Best Supporting Actor

Nicholas Braun

Colman Domingo

Best Film Editing

Joi McMillon, ACE

Best Cinematography

Ari Wegner

Best Original Score

Mica Levi

Best Production Design

Production Designer
Katie Byron

Set Decorator
Ruston Head

Best Costume Design

Derica Cole Washington

Best Sound

Sound Designer / Re-recording Mixer
Leslie Shatz

Production Sound Mixer
Diana Sagrista

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Makeup Department Head
Kristen Alimena

Hair Department Head
Charles Gregory Ross

Best Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisors
Tim Ledoux
Brandon Nelson
Alex Noble