Could ‘The Color Purple’ Movie Musical Score Fantasia an Oscar Nomination?

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Fantasia has played Celie successful The Color Purple earlier — taking complete from Tony victor LaChanze connected Broadway successful 2007 and besides touring pinch nan accumulation — but now nan full world will get to spot her successful nan domiciled erstwhile a caller adjustment of nan philharmonic hits theaters connected Christmas Day.

On Monday, nan first trailer for nan movie debuted, showcasing Fantasia singing nan Act II showstopper “I’m Here.” The movie besides features immoderate different Billboard favorites among nan cast, including Halle Bailey, H.E.R., Taraji P. Henson and Ciara.

On nan caller Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we’re wondering: After a Tony information eluded Fantasia (replacement actors aren’t considered for nan Broadway awards), could nan American Idol play 3 champ people her first Oscar information pinch nan role?

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