Kenny and Keith Lucas, aka The Lucas Brothers, both philosophy majors at The College of New Jersey (prior to both attending law school, both dropping out just before graduation, and then pursuing a joint career in comedy), have been nominated for the 2021 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with Will Berson and Shaka King, for Judas and the Black Messiah.
The movie is a drama chronicling the betryal of Fred Hampton, head of the Black Panther Party in Chicago in the late 1960’s, by an FBI informant, William O’Neal.
[still from Judas and the Black Messiah]
You can read an interview with the Lucas Brothers about their writing of Judas and the Black Messiah here.
The Academy Awards take place on April 25th.