The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920’s and ’30s. Bessie was nominated a Primetime Emmy and the winner for Outstanding television movie, Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score). Queen Latifah was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries and the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.